Financial Incentives Program Aids Forestry Climate Solution Practices
Feb22

Financial Incentives Program Aids Forestry Climate Solution Practices

February 22, 2024 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Texas A&M Forest Service is awarding $8.25 million through the Texas Climate-Smart Initiative, a financial incentives program to fund non-industrial, private, small-acreage landowners. The five-year project, led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and funded by the USDA’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities grant, will provide financial incentives to agricultural commodities...

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A&M-Commerce Staff Member Receives Emmy Award for Musical Compositions
Feb22

A&M-Commerce Staff Member Receives Emmy Award for Musical Compositions

February 22, 2024 – COMMERCE, TX—A staff member at Texas A&M University-Commerce was honored with an Emmy Award from the Rocky Mountain Southwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Taylor Mefford, who works as manager of videography in the Office of Marketing and Communications at A&M-Commerce, received the award as part of the production team for “Unresolved,” a true-crime...

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Severe Weather Education Class Scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
Feb22

Severe Weather Education Class Scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

February 22, 2024 – The 2024 spring severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want you to be ready. The National Weather Service (NWS) Office located in Fort Worth will be conducting a free Severe Weather Education class in Hopkins County on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sulphur Springs City Hall. Officially known as the SKYWARN Storm...

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Chamber Connection – February 21st
Feb22

Chamber Connection – February 21st

By Butch Burney February 22, 2024 – Need glasses for the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse? Want a T-shirt and sticker? We know where you can get them. We have eclipse merchandise at the Chamber of Commerce, including T-shirts, stickers and glasses. With tens of thousands of visitors targeting Hopkins County for April 8, don’t wait until the last minute. The Chamber has an eclipse website, TotalEclipseSSTx.com, in which you can...

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Texas Rangers Spring Training Games Start Friday
Feb22

Texas Rangers Spring Training Games Start Friday

February 22, 2024 – KSST is excited to bring you Texas Ranger Baseball once again this year. Spring Training games will begin broadcasting Friday, February 23. The Friday game will be played in Surprise Stadium in Arizona in the early afternoon. The Texas Rangers Network require affiliates like KSST to broadcast some games in delay, starting at 8PM central. Upcoming Games: Friday February 23, 8PM (delayed) Saturday February 24,...

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IRS Warns of Email Scams During Tax Season
Feb22

IRS Warns of Email Scams During Tax Season

February 22, 2024 – As the official start of tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is issuing a crucial warning about scams that could potentially cost taxpayers hundreds of dollars.  The latest scam to be aware of involves an email that appears to be from the IRS and features the agency’s logo. This deceptive email talks about the “Third round of economic impact payments,” stating it...

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Sample Ballots For March 5th Primary
Feb20

Sample Ballots For March 5th Primary

February 20, 2024 – Democrats and Republicans can cast their votes to narrow down their choice of candidates to appear on an upcoming November general election during the March 5th Primary. Republicans will also get to answer some questions on immigration, border security, and property taxes, although the outcomes of those votes are not binding. You can see a copy of each of the March 5th Primary ballots by clicking on the links...

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It’s Time to Vote, AGAIN in Hopkins County
Feb20

It’s Time to Vote, AGAIN in Hopkins County

February 20, 2024 – Early voting for the March 5th primary is underway in Hopkins County, not only for local offices, but for state-wide and presidential as well. Registered Republicans will have the larger ballot as they will consider 22 offices and 13 non-binding ballot propostions. On the Democratic side, 13 offices will be considered with zero ballot propostions. Many of the Republican elections will decide who will hold...

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Republican Primary Ballot Propositions
Feb20

Republican Primary Ballot Propositions

February 20, 2024 – Republicans will have 13 ballot propostions to consider during the upcoming March 5th primary election. These ballot propostions are NOT legally binding, but just a way to gauge the consensus of Texas Republicans during this election on a range of topics. The following is a list of the 13 propositions that Republicans can answer on the ballot to give their opinion on topics ranging from taxes, border...

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A&M-Commerce Elevating Music Education with New School of Music Designation
Feb19

A&M-Commerce Elevating Music Education with New School of Music Designation

February 19, 2024 – COMMERCE, TX—The Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Music is elevating its status to become the School of Music, effective September 1, 2024. Approval to change the department’s designation was granted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in January 2024. While the music department was first accredited in 1969, A&M-Commerce has offered music courses dating back more than...

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