County Road 2337 Traffic Stop Results In Arrest
Jul03

County Road 2337 Traffic Stop Results In Arrest

A County Road 2337 traffic stop Thursday night resulted in a felony arrest, according to arrest reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Baumann reported seeing a red 2015 Chevrolet Camaro traveling north on FM 69 south at 85 miles per hour in the 65 mph speed zone. He initiated a traffic stop. The car stopped between the intersection of County Road 2337 and County Road 2336, according to arrest reports. Miguel Angel...

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Michael Allen Coker Sentenced For Vehicle Theft
Jul03

Michael Allen Coker Sentenced For Vehicle Theft

Michael Allen Coker was sentenced this week in the 8th Judicial District Court to 10 years in prison for unauthorized use of a vehicle. The 52-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested May 28 in a stolen car with another man’s debit/credit card. He was stopped by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper William Gillentine for speeding. Michael Allen Coker (HCSO jail photo) When Gillentine asked Coker why the vehicle would be reported...

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DCTF Has Winnsboro Football As A District Runner Up
Jul03

DCTF Has Winnsboro Football As A District Runner Up

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football found a lot to like about this year’s Winnsboro Red Raiders’ football team. The magazine predicts Winnsboro will finish in 2nd place in their District 5-3A, Division I, behind only Pottsboro, preseason ranked #3 in Class 3A. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine After the Red Raiders, DCTF predicts Mineola 3rd, Mount Vernon 4th, Emory Rains 5th, Commerce 6th, Howe 7th and Bonham 8th....

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Temporary Waiver Of Vehicle Title, Registration Requirements Still In Effect
Jul03

Temporary Waiver Of Vehicle Title, Registration Requirements Still In Effect

TxDMV logo Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reported July 3. The temporary waiver, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect. The waiver covers the following services: Initial vehicle registration.Vehicle registration renewal.Vehicle titling.Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.30-day...

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Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens Says DCTF Prediction For Wildcats Is No Big Deal
Jul03

Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens Says DCTF Prediction For Wildcats Is No Big Deal

Being a veteran football coach, Wildcats Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens says he does not get riled up by preseason predictions by so called experts. However, he is likely to use any less than flattering picks for motivational purposes. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football predicts the Wildcats will finished in 7th place in their 8 team district this fall. In response, Coach Owens remembers what he told...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 991 Negative, 67 Positive, 73 Pending
Jul03

Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 991 Negative, 67 Positive, 73 Pending

Hopkins County saw a surge in COVID-19 cases over the last 8 days with 17 additional COVID-19 cases recorded since June 24, according to data compiled by Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS COO Brent Smith at 5:30 p.m. July 2 and posted around 11 p.m. July 2 on the Hopkins County Emergency Management Facebook page. Of the 67 confirmed cases, 15 were reported week, 8 on June 30 and 7 July 2, and one each of June 25 and 26....

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Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face  Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings
Jul02

Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings

Hopkins County Judge Has Filed For An Exemption To Opt Out Of Requirements Governor Greg Abbott July 2 issued another Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with a few exceptions. Local authorities say Hopkins County meets the terms for the exemption. Governor Greg Abbott discusses GA-29 and the proclamation filed at...

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Drunk Driving Victims Share Heartbreaking Stories in Effort to Stop Drinking and Driving
Jul02

Drunk Driving Victims Share Heartbreaking Stories in Effort to Stop Drinking and Driving

NEWS RELEASE   [email protected] (512) 463-8700     DRUNK DRIVING VICTIMS SHARE HEARTBREAKING STORIES IN EFFORT TO STOP DRINKING AND DRIVING TxDOT’s ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign features personal stories urging drivers to plan for a sober ride         July 2, 2020AUSTIN – Sean Carter’s ability to speak was taken from him more than 15 years ago, when he was a college junior and went out drinking with friends. He knew...

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The Edge Has a Break Coming Up
Jul02

The Edge Has a Break Coming Up

Since SSISD’s The Edge started conditioning and skills work on June 8, it has been a Monday through Friday program. With an UIL mandated off day Friday (July 3), The Edge was a four-day program this week. The time off will be extended next week, Monday through Wednesday (July 6-8). The Edge resumes Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10. The UIL has also mandated days off Monday and Tuesday, July 20-21. The program wraps up on...

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DCTF Has Mount Vernon Football as 4th Place Team in Their District
Jul02

DCTF Has Mount Vernon Football as 4th Place Team in Their District

Mount Vernon Football Coach Art Briles is back for his second season and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine picks the Tigers to finish 4th in their 8 team District 5-3A in Division I. The magazine believes Pottsboro, preseason ranked #3 in Class 3A, will win district followed by Mount Vernon rival Winnsboro, then Mineola, and the Tigers. Next they have Emory Rains in 5th, Coach John McSheffery’s Commerce in 6th, Howe...

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