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Official Ceremony Marks Cooper Lake State Park 25th Anniversary
Oct15

Official Ceremony Marks Cooper Lake State Park 25th Anniversary

Enjoying outdoor weather during Autumn is special at Cooper Lake Park, and making this October more special than most is the Park’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. Officially opened to the public in 1996, Cooper Lake State Park is one of the newest parks in the vast Texas State Park system. The public is invited to enjoy the park for free during the festivities planned on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16. Cooper Lake State Park...

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10 SSHS Choir Students Qualify For Region Choir, Advance to Pre-Area
Oct15

10 SSHS Choir Students Qualify For Region Choir, Advance to Pre-Area

Ten of the Sulphur Springs High School Choir students not only auditioned, but qualified For the All Region Choir on Saturday, Oct. 10. These students now advance to the Pre-Area Choir auditions. Three students were selected to sing soprano in the All Region Choir. Mika Boren, a sophomore, was selected 10th chair Soprano 1. Freshman Karisma Stegient and junior Danielle Verlander were selected to sing Soprano 2, Stegient as 12th chair...

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Walmart Veterans Day Luncheon 2021 Changes
Oct15

Walmart Veterans Day Luncheon 2021 Changes

If you are a Veteran in Hopkins County you may wish to take advantage of this event. In observance of Veterans Day 2021, Walmart is announcing a change up for the Veterans Day luncheon due to COVID 19 concerns. Veterans will be able to go to the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center located at 150 Martin Luther King Blvd on Tuesday, November 9th at 10 a.m. and pick up a boxed BBQ lunch. Walmart needs a head count of how many lunches...

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Hopkins County Continues To Have Fewer New COVID Cases Reported Weekly
Oct14

Hopkins County Continues To Have Fewer New COVID Cases Reported Weekly

Five Additional County Residents Confirmed This Month To Have Died From Coronavirus COVID-19 seems to be declining across the state, and the county is not exception; Hopkins County continues to have fewer new cases as well as fewer active cases, but that doesn’t mean COVID-19 is as yet gone from Hopkins County. While it’s as yet unclear whether the reduction in cases is because more people have become vaccinated for the...

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Product Recalls: Infant Rice Cereal, Lidocaine, Dog Food, Trail Mix
Oct14

Product Recalls: Infant Rice Cereal, Lidocaine, Dog Food, Trail Mix

Time to check the fridge and cabinets to see if you have any of the products recalled over the last week due to possible cross contamination, undeclared potential allergens or high levels of some ingredients including infant rice cereal, lidocaine, dog food and trail mix. Baby Rice Cereal While no illnesses related to the product lots had been reported as of Oct. 8, 2021, Maple Island Inc. opted to issue a voluntary recall of three...

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HHS Observes Ombuds Day By Highlighting The Agencies 100 Patient Advocates
Oct14

HHS Observes Ombuds Day By Highlighting The Agencies 100 Patient Advocates

HHS News Release – Oct. 14, 2021 Agency Ombuds Handled More Than 90,000 Inquiries During Past Year AUSTIN – In commemoration of Ombuds Day on Oct. 14, Texas Health and Human Services is highlighting the dedicated work of the agency’s ombudsmen who serve as advocates for people using HHS services and licensed long-term care facilities, and their families. “HHSC works hard to provide critical life-saving and life sustaining...

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2 Sulphur Springs Men Jailed In Hopkins County Tuesday On Controlled Substance Charges
Oct13

2 Sulphur Springs Men Jailed In Hopkins County Tuesday On Controlled Substance Charges

Two Sulphur Springs men were jailed in Hopkins County Tuesday on controlled substance charges, according to arrest reports. Jail Transfer Kedaron Dion Franklin (HCSO jail photo) Deputy Steve Huffman traveled to Hunt County jail in Greenville, where Kedaron Dion Franklin was being held on four Hopkins County warrants. Huffman took custody of Franklin at 12:09 p.m. Oct. 12, 2021, and transported the 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man to...

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Distinguished SSHS Stringed Orchestra Students
Oct13

Distinguished SSHS Stringed Orchestra Students

Five Sulphur Springs High School Stringed Orchestra students distinguished themselves over the weekend at Region Audition. This list of accomplished strings musicians includes Jonathan Gloar, Daphne Valles, Daniel Elam, Khira Young, and Marco Rivera. Johnathan Gloar made 7th chair viola, Daniel Elam made viola alternate and Daphne Valles made 6th chair cello, according to SSMS & SSHSString Orchestra Director Hannah Kirby. Gloar...

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Commissioners Court Has Busy Weekend Planned – Court and Work Session, Attending Park Celebration And Saturday Benefit
Oct13

Commissioners Court Has Busy Weekend Planned – Court and Work Session, Attending Park Celebration And Saturday Benefit

Hopkins County Commissioners Court has a busy weekend planned, with two court sessions and plans to attend two community events. Park Celebration The Commissioners Court plans to help Coper Lake State Park celebrate its 25th anniversary Friday morning, with the big kickoff event at 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at the park. Opened to the public in 1996, Cooper Lake State Park is one of the newest parks in the vast Texas State Park System. The...

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SSHS Wildcat Band Has Great Week Of Competition
Oct13

SSHS Wildcat Band Has Great Week Of Competition

the Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Band have had a great week of competition, scoring well at both the Royse City competition Oct. 9 and UIL Contest on Oct. 11. The band started out on Saturday winning Best In Class 5A and finishing 2nd Overall in the finals at the Royse City Contest against a “stout lineup of great bands.” According to school staff, “these students have proven that hard work pays off.”...

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