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911 Down Due To Service Disruption In Area, Numbers Given To Call For Emergencies
Jan20

911 Down Due To Service Disruption In Area, Numbers Given To Call For Emergencies

Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County are currently having an issue with the 911 systems; 911 systems are down. According to Sulphur Springs Police Department, there is a disruption in the area, resulting in the local 911 system not receiving calls for all carriers. Until 911 is restored, those seeking assistance should: Call 903-439-3719 for emergencies in Sulphur Springs, andCall 903-885-2768 for Hopkins County...

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Gale Roberts Honored For Service With Retirement Reception
Jan20

Gale Roberts Honored For Service With Retirement Reception

Gale Roberts was honored Wednesday for her service to the City of Sulphur Springs with a retirement reception held in her honor at city hall. Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers said it was appropriate the reception drew a great gathering to wish her well in retirement. The service she provided to the city, staff, officials and residents has been invaluable, he noted. Her love for the city of Sulphur Springs has shown daily in her work...

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2 Small Children Found Deceased In Burned South Moore Street Home
Jan20

2 Small Children Found Deceased In Burned South Moore Street Home

Investigation Into The Blaze Ongoing Two small children were found deceased in a South Moore Street home which burned early Thursday morning, according to Sulphur Springs Fire Chief/Marshal David James. Very few details have been released. Chief James, in a press release issued after 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, stated that Sulphur Springs Fire Department responded at 3:52 a.m. Thursday to a reported structure fire at a South Moore...

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Commissioners Review Tax Abatement Policy, Approve Agricultural License Agreement
Jan20

Commissioners Review Tax Abatement Policy, Approve Agricultural License Agreement

Hopkins County Commissioners Court renewed the county’s tax abatement policy. A resolution approving a 5-year updated mitigation action plan and an order authorizing the sale of fireworks for certain observances were also approved by the Commissioners Court during a special court session held Tuesday. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Tax Abatement Policy Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Executive Director...

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Donating To Veterans Memorial
Jan19

Donating To Veterans Memorial

Pictured, right to left, are Danny Davis, Hopkins County Treasurer/Veterans Services Officer; Brad Johnson, Beau Bankston and Kevin Perez, Ag Mechanic students; and JT Luper, SSHS Ag Mechanics Instructor This “Wall That Heals” bench was donated to the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial by Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op Wednesday afternoon. This bench was made by the SSHS Ag Mechanics class for the SSHS FFA Auction held last fall and...

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Pickton Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In FM 3019 Crash Tuesday
Jan19

Pickton Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In FM 3019 Crash Tuesday

A 35-year-old Pickton man has died from injuries sustained in a crash on FM 3019, 7 miles north of Winnsboro Tuesday morning, according to crash reports. David Rivers was reported to have been driving a 2005 Chevrolet C1500 north on FM 3019 at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 18, 2022, about seven miles north of Winnsboro, when the crash occurred, according to DPS accident reports. “The vehicle was attempting to pass another vehicle when it lost...

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Candidate Filing Now Open For May 7 Sulphur Springs City Council, Sulphur Springs ISD & Yantis ISD School Board Elections
Jan19

Candidate Filing Now Open For May 7 Sulphur Springs City Council, Sulphur Springs ISD & Yantis ISD School Board Elections

All 3 Incumbents Seeking Reelection To Sulphur Springs ISD Board Of Trustees Candidate filing for the May 7 school and municipal elections opened Wednesday morning and will continue during business hours through Feb. 18, 2022. Sulphur Springs ISD School Board All three incumbents — Craig Roberts, Leesa Toliver, John Prickette — filed candidate applications first thing Wednesday morning seeking reelection to their three...

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Cumby ISD Will Remain Closed Rest Of Week Due Staffing Shortages In Essential Areas Due To Illness
Jan19

Cumby ISD Will Remain Closed Rest Of Week Due Staffing Shortages In Essential Areas Due To Illness

Cumby ISD will remain closed the rest of the week due to continued staffing shortages in essential areas due to COVID and illnesses. Currently, classes are scheduled to resume at the usual time on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. All extracurricular activities except varsity games have been canceled. Varsity will be played because they are district games and must be made up. The Wednesday and Friday games will be away. Saturday’s varsity...

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4 Free At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Tests Can Be Ordered Online
Jan18

4 Free At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Tests Can Be Ordered Online

Several local residents have reported difficulties finding free COVID tests or scheduling free COVID tests. In the US, residents can now order online four tests to be shipped free at the end of January to residential addresses through the post office for those who request them. One type of COVID-19 test kit that can purchased This is not for individuals who immediately need COVID-19 tests, but those who wish to order them online to...

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Tuesday Game Day Has Both Basketball Teams, Lady Cats Soccer in Action
Jan18

Tuesday Game Day Has Both Basketball Teams, Lady Cats Soccer in Action

Tuesday, Jan. 18 has three teams on deck; both basketball squads and women’s soccer on the road. Men’s soccer was originally set to be on deck as well at home, hosting Terrell, but that game was cancelled due to staff and squad depletions from COVID-19. Lady Cats soccer are the first team up in Tyler taking on the Lady Lions. Coach Aguayo’s squad looks to get back in the win column when they take on Tyler at 6 P.M....

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