Crime At 20-year Low In Sulphur Springs During First Six Months Of 2019
Jul18

Crime At 20-year Low In Sulphur Springs During First Six Months Of 2019

New record low set for burglaries Crime declined in Sulphur Springs during the first half of 2019, with 26 fewer crimes recorded overall in the seven major crime reporting categories in 2019 than the 93 crimes recorded from Jan. 1-June 30, 2018, by Sulphur Springs Police Department. That’s only the fifth time in 20 years that there have been fewer than 100 crimes recorded during the first half of the year, but marks the third...

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SCU Investigation Results In Search Warrant, 3 Arrests, Location of  Methamphetamine
Jul18

SCU Investigation Results In Search Warrant, 3 Arrests, Location of Methamphetamine

Dana Leeanne Goldsmith An investigation by Sulphur Springs Special Crimes Unit officers into suspected drug activity resulted in two women and one man being arrested Wednesday at their East Industrial Drive residence, where methamphetamine was found, according to police reports. SCU Lt. Mark Estes and Sgt. Joe Scott, in arrest reports, alleged 10 grams of methamphetamine was purchased from the occupants of the residence during four...

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County 2019-2020 Holiday Calendar Approved
Jul17

County 2019-2020 Holiday Calendar Approved

Hopkins County employees will enjoy 12 days off during the 2019-2020 year, thanks to the calendar approved this week by Hopkins County Commissioners Court. The county courthouse will be closed on the approved holiday dates. The calendar fairly mirrors the past year’s calendar, with one exception, according to Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom. Veterans Day will no longer be a county holiday. With so many events scheduled on...

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Truck-Train Crash Tuesday Evening Resulted In 1 Death
Jul17

Truck-Train Crash Tuesday Evening Resulted In 1 Death

A 39-year-old man died Tuesday evening in a truck-train collision just off State Highway 11 east near Cornersville, according to authorities. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, Winnsboro Police officers and Winnsboro, Hopkins county and Pickton Pine Forest firefighters were dispatched at 7 p .m. Tuesday, July 16 to crash involving a train and pickup truck just off State Highway...

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Pita Pal Foods LP Recalls Various Hummus And Dips Due to Possible Health Risk
Jul16

Pita Pal Foods LP Recalls Various Hummus And Dips Due to Possible Health Risk

If you like hummus, be sure to check the label, as numerous hummus products from Pita Pal Foods LP of Houston are being recalled due to potential Listeria monocytogenes identified at the manufacturing facility (not in finished product) during an FDA inspection. This affects several brands of hummus products made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019,  including Bucee’s, Fresh Thyme, Harris Teeter. The products were distributed...

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Road Repairs, Water District Board Members Discussed By Commissioners Court
Jul16

Road Repairs, Water District Board Members Discussed By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court County Commissioners this week took another step toward attaining federal funding to help with cost of repairs to certain roads damaged in past storms, heard comments from a resident regarding condition of her county road and queries regarding the repair process and appointed new water improvement district board members. Hazard Mitigation Grants On Monday, they approved submission of multiple hazard...

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Wismettac Asian Foods Recalls Fish Cakes Due to Undeclared Allergens
Jul16

Wismettac Asian Foods Recalls Fish Cakes Due to Undeclared Allergens

Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. in Santa Fe Springs, California has issued a voluntary recall for eight types of Shirakiku brand imported fish cake products because of the possible contamination of some allergens. People who have a sensitivity to milk, egg or shellfish run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the prepared fish product. The recall includes the following SKF Fish Cake products: Iwashi...

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Sulphur Springs Man Jailed For Second Time in 1 Week; Accused Of VFW Burglary
Jul16

Sulphur Springs Man Jailed For Second Time in 1 Week; Accused Of VFW Burglary

Derrick Dwayne Smith A 37-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested early Tuesday morning for allegedly breaking into the Veterans of Foreign War Post 8560. July 16 marks the second time in a week Derrick Dwayne Smith has arrested in the early morning hours, after police allegedly caught him with stolen items. Smith was first arrested in the wee hours of July 9 for the alleged theft of items from a South League Street gas station....

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Commissioners Court Renews Inmate Housing Agreement With Rockwall County, Internet Contract
Jul15

Commissioners Court Renews Inmate Housing Agreement With Rockwall County, Internet Contract

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning deeded their portion of an Oak Avenue property to the city, signed an agreement with Rockwall County to house inmates, and approved a new contract for internet and telephone service. Hopkins County Commissioner Court Monday morning signed over the county’s portion of ownership in the old Oak Avenue nursing home, so the property can be used by the city to construct a new senior...

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Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Leaving Two Crashes, Trying To Take Weapon From Deputy
Jul15

Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Leaving Two Crashes, Trying To Take Weapon From Deputy

A 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man was reportedly tried to take a taser away from one of the deputies who stopped him for investigation in two crashes he was alleged to have been involved in with a Jeep Wrangler. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies Thomas Patterson, Tanner Steward, Kevin Lester and Sgt. Shea Shaw were dispatched at 10:05 p.m. Sunday to the area of State Highway 154 south and County Road 2174, where a motorist...

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