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Jan. 27 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 15 New Cases, 24 Recoveries
Jan27

Jan. 27 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 15 New Cases, 24 Recoveries

Texas Department of State Health Services Jan. 27 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboards showed one additional fatality, 15 new cases, 24 recoveries and 31 additional vaccine doses administered. COVID-19 Fatalities, Nursing Facility Updates The dashboard showed 92 COVID-19 fatalities at 5 p.m. Jan. 27, which means 1 additional Hopkins County resident has died from COVID-19. The latest death, according to the DSHS Fatalities over Time by...

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Saltillo Lions Basketball Team Hits Triple Digit Scoring In Latest Victory
Jan27

Saltillo Lions Basketball Team Hits Triple Digit Scoring In Latest Victory

The Saltillo Lions Basketball Team hit the century mark in scoring in a lopsided 100-35 win over CHESS Tuesday, January 26. The Lions had a 34 point first quarter and then added 25, 19 and 22 points over the last three quarters. The Lions had five players in double figures: Andrew Redburn had 28 points, Chris Boekhorst had 26 points, David Whitworth scored 21 points, Coy Collins had 12 points and Coltin McGill had 10 points. In...

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Wildcats Baseball Player Aiken Owens Signs Letter Of Intent To Play At East Texas Baptist University
Jan27

Wildcats Baseball Player Aiken Owens Signs Letter Of Intent To Play At East Texas Baptist University

Wildcats Baseball first and third baseman and pitcher Aiken Owens signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning, January 27, 2021, to attend East Texas Baptist University in Marshall and play baseball. Owens is the son of Brandon and Leslie Owens and Mark and Jennifer Hill. Aiken Owens signs a letter of intent to play baseball for East Texas Baptist University Aiken Owens said he was invited to visit the Marshall campus and he said he...

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Student Enrollment In SSISD Virtual Academy Down 11 Percent Beginning Of School
Jan27

Student Enrollment In SSISD Virtual Academy Down 11 Percent Beginning Of School

Student enrollment in the SSISD Virtual Academy is down about 11 percent after the first week of the third 9-weeks grading period compared to the start of school, according to Sulphur Springs Independent School District Superintendent Mike Lamb. As a whole enrollment at SSISD is down from 4,380 in September 2020 to 4,323 in January 2021. The 2020 counts are below the 4,420 students enrolled in SSISD in 2019, as well. SSISD logo...

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Mockingbird Lane Traffic Stop Yields Methamphetamine, Arrest
Jan27

Mockingbird Lane Traffic Stop Yields Methamphetamine, Arrest

A Mockingbird Lane traffic stop late Tuesday morning yielded methamphetamine and one arrest, according to arrest reports. Joe Dale Cohorst (HCSO jail photo) Sulphur Springs Police officers conducted a traffic stop on a red Dodge Ram pickup just before 10:50 a.m. Jan. 26 in the 1500 block of Mockingbird Lane. Upon contacting the driver, police noted the individual exhibited nervous indicators, Officer Sean Hoffman and Reserve Officer...

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Criminal Trespass Complaint Leads To Two Controlled Substance Arrests
Jan27

Criminal Trespass Complaint Leads To Two Controlled Substance Arrests

A criminal trespass complaint lead to two controlled substance arrests at an East Industrial Drive motel Tuesday night, according to arrest reports. Tranameth Delon Ford (HCSO jail photo) Sulphur Springs Police Officer Francisco Castro, assisted by Special Crimes Unit Lt. Mark Estes, responded around 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Ferrari Inn, where the manager requested police to issue a criminal trespass warning to a non-tenant. When police...

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Chamber Connection: Save The Date For The April 9 Chamber Golf Tournament
Jan27

Chamber Connection: Save The Date For The April 9 Chamber Golf Tournament

By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce We’ve been busy here at the Chamber to start the 2021 year! I have a Save the Date for you! Please save the date for our annual Chamber Golf Tournament on Friday, April 9. Let’s hope for beautiful weather and so much fun! Just a quick reminder … I wanted to let you all know that after five wonderful years here at the Chamber, I will be resigning my position in the...

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HCGS Library to Remain Closed Until March 1, 2021
Jan27

HCGS Library to Remain Closed Until March 1, 2021

Message from Jan Stovall, HCGS Librarian on January 25, 2021 Hello All, The HCGS board decided to keep the library closed until March 1st . But we will re-evaluate the end of February and determine if we can re-open safely or continue to remain closed. We will continue to monitor emails, phone calls, and answer queries while closed. If you have a question please email it or leave a message on the phone answering machine. We will get...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Gets District Victory At Home Over Hallsville, 60-46, Tuesday Night
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Wildcats Basketball Team Gets District Victory At Home Over Hallsville, 60-46, Tuesday Night

For most of the game Tuesday night, January 26, the Wildcats Basketball Team would jump out to a solid lead only to see Hallsville fight back and make it close. At one point in the third quarter, the pesky Bobcats trailed the Wildcats by only 3 points, 33-30. The Wildcats closed the quarter on a 7-0 run that made it 40-30. This time the Wildcats were able to extend the lead in the fourth quarter to take a 60-46 win. Eight different...

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Lady Cats Basketball Team Wins Defensive Struggle At Hallsville, 33-29, Tuesday Night
Jan26

Lady Cats Basketball Team Wins Defensive Struggle At Hallsville, 33-29, Tuesday Night

The Lady Cats Basketball Team got off to a good start and then held on in the second half to earn a district win at Hallsville, 33-29 Tuesday night, January 26. In the defensive struggle, the Lady Cats were able to jump out to a 12-4 lead after one quarter. Both teams could manage only 4 second quarter points and the Lady Cats were up 16-8 at the half. The Lady Bobcats trimmed a point off of the lead in the third quarter but the Lady...

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