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Texas HHS Seeks Entries For Mental Health Creative Arts Contest
Dec01

Texas HHS Seeks Entries For Mental Health Creative Arts Contest

NEWS RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2021 AUSTIN – To raise awareness of mental health issues, the annual Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest is announcing its call for submissions from Dec. 1, 2021 until March 15, 2022. The annual contest is hosted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission along with the Texas System of Care and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin....

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SSPD Phone And 911 Systems Restored
Dec01

SSPD Phone And 911 Systems Restored

Sulphur Springs Police Department’s phone and 911 systems had been fully restored at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the police chief and communications supervisor. The police department’s communications systems were among many across the region impacted for several hours Tuesday. A large portion of the area was without 911 service, and some without any phone and internet service most of Tuesday afternoon. Sulphur Springs...

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Don’t Miss Local Christmas Market on Main Street 9-4 on Saturday Dec. 4!
Dec01

Don’t Miss Local Christmas Market on Main Street 9-4 on Saturday Dec. 4!

It’s coming again! Christmas Market on Main brings all the best of Christmas crafting, treats, attire and decor in one place in downtown Sulphur Springs! Brought to you by the same organizers of the annual Car Show and the Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa. The Downtown Business Alliance is confident that Christmas Market is a quality community event that will keep you shopping at home! You’ll have so much fun you will...

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SSPD Now Receiving Phone Calls Again, But Some Area 911 Systems Are Still Down
Nov30

SSPD Now Receiving Phone Calls Again, But Some Area 911 Systems Are Still Down

A large portion of the area was without 911 service, and some without any phone service at all, for a few hours Tuesday. Sulphur Springs Police Department’s phone system went down before lunch, but the regular lines were up and running, with 911 relaying to the regular phone system by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Some officials and residents said they were told multiple cell phone towers were down throughout Northeast Texas Tuesday...

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Many Area 911 Systems Down – Call 903-885-2768 For Emergency Assistance In Hopkins County, Outside Of Sulphur Springs
Nov30

Many Area 911 Systems Down – Call 903-885-2768 For Emergency Assistance In Hopkins County, Outside Of Sulphur Springs

** Updated at 5:05 p.m. Nov. 30, 2021 SSPD Landline Restored, Receiving 911 Calls At 11:20 a.m. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson reported the department’s phone system was down, including 911, and is referring anyone who has an emergency in the city of Sulphur Springs to call the Hopkins County Sheriffs Office at 903-885-2768 for assistance. At approximately 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, Hopkins County Emergency...

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SSHS Jazz Band Gearing Up For 2021 Christmas Tour
Nov30

SSHS Jazz Band Gearing Up For 2021 Christmas Tour

The Sulphur Springs Jazz Band is gearing up for a busy week, with seven performances – four public performances and three private performances – over a 10-day period as part of the 2021 Wildcat Jazz Christmas Tour. The Jazz Band will begin spreading holiday joy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, during Christmas in the Park at Hopkins County Historical Society’s Heritage Park. The band will travel downtown Dec. 7 for an 11 a.m....

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Both Basketball Teams in Action on Tuesday Game Day
Nov30

Both Basketball Teams in Action on Tuesday Game Day

Tuesday, Nov. 30 is a good day for Wildcats and Lady cats basketball. Both teams will be in action, with the men at home taking on Rockwall and the women making the trip south to Canton to take on the Lady Eagles. Coach Brandon Shaver’s varsity squad has been on a tear since their season began; the Wildcats come in to Tuesday’s home contest 5-0, looking to make it six straight wins if they can get the victory over Rockwall...

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If Approved, Grant Would Allow City To Include Wish List In New Senior Citizens Center Design
Nov30

If Approved, Grant Would Allow City To Include Wish List In New Senior Citizens Center Design

A Texas Community Resiliency Program grant from Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs would allow the City of Sulphur Springs to not only enlarge the new Senior Citizens Center building to be constructed on 301 Oak Ave., but if fully funded at the requested amount, would include all wish list items for the new facility, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. Sign for the current Senior Citizens Center,...

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Police Department Phone System Down
Nov30

Police Department Phone System Down

Currently, Sulphur Springs Police Department’s phone system is down, including 911. Anyone who has an emergency in the city of Sulphur Springs should call the Hopkins County Sheriffs Office at 903-885-2768 for assistance, SSPD Chief Jason Ricketson said at 11:20 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021. Sulphur Springs Police Department

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Mount Pleasant Man Accused Of DWI With Child Passenger
Nov29

Mount Pleasant Man Accused Of DWI With Child Passenger

A 38-year-old Mount Pleasant man was accused of DWI with a child passenger in the vehicle. Messages texted to 911 operators helped deputies located the alleged drunk driver on I-30 Saturday evening. Adam Joseph Hamblin AKA Adan Hamblin (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Communications operators reported someone had texted to 911 a report that the man was driving while intoxicated with other occupants in the...

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