5 SSMS Teams Advancing To State Destination Imagination Contest
Feb25

5 SSMS Teams Advancing To State Destination Imagination Contest

Sulphur Springs Middle School will be well represented at the State Destination Imagination Contest April 3-4. Overall, SSMS came home from the regional DI contest in Mesquite Feb. 22 with six teams earning first and second place honors, five of which qualify to compete at state, and four earned special recognition as well. “SSMS had a great weekend at the East Region Tournament in Mesquite.  The Technical, Scientific, Fine...

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1,061 Ballots Cast During First Week Of Early Voting
Feb25

1,061 Ballots Cast During First Week Of Early Voting

After one full week of early voting, 1,061 ballots had been cast in the March 3, 20202 Republican and Democratic Party Primary Elections, according to the official totals posted by the early voting judges. Of those, 924 had been cast in the Republican Primary and 137 in the Democratic Primary at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24. In the Democratic Primary, 23 voters had cast ballots by 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 19, the second day of voting. That number had...

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Yantis Woman Jailed On Felony Hopkins County Child Endangerment Warrant
Feb25

Yantis Woman Jailed On Felony Hopkins County Child Endangerment Warrant

A 35-year-old Yantis woman was booked into Hopkins County jail Monday afternoon on a felony warrant. Brandi Christine Potts Brandi Christine Potts was taken into custody at 1:28 p.m. Feb. 24. She was escorted into the jail by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Marney and booked at 1:41 p.m. on a warrant alleging abandoning or endangering of a child-criminal negligence, according to arrest reports. Potts, who is also known...

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AG Paxton Announces Framework Agreement For $1.6 Billion Global Settlement With Opioid Manufacturer
Feb25

AG Paxton Announces Framework Agreement For $1.6 Billion Global Settlement With Opioid Manufacturer

AG Press Release: AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States. In the agreement, MNK agrees to pay $1.6 billion in cash to a trust that will cover the costs of opioid addiction treatment...

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Artwork Of 3 SSHS Students To Be Featured March 3-21 In TVAA Showcase At UTD
Feb25

Artwork Of 3 SSHS Students To Be Featured March 3-21 In TVAA Showcase At UTD

The artwork of three Sulphur Springs students will be featured at The University of Texas-Dallas next month. The art will be among approximately 150 pieces selected from those entered in the Texas Visual Arts Association 2020 High School Competition. Colored pencil and acrylic artwork of SSHS student Callie Harvey “The Texas Visual Arts Association holds one of the most competitive art shows in the state each year at UTD,”...

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High Point Re-plat Request Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court
Feb25

High Point Re-plat Request Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court

Lakes Regional Community Center Board Appointment Tabled Hopkins County Commissioners Court had a full agenda Monday. They approved two items regarding solar panels, a resolution regarding related to a proposed solar farm, a re-plat request, line item transfer and received the annual audit. Decision on a proposed board appointment was tabled, however. Replat Request Steve Hudson addresses the Commissioners Court A request was made for...

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Wildcats Basketball Team Cranks Up the Offense In 78-55 Win Over Lufkin In Bi-District Monday
Feb24

Wildcats Basketball Team Cranks Up the Offense In 78-55 Win Over Lufkin In Bi-District Monday

The Lufkin Panthers had no answer for the offense of Wildcats senior Sadaidriene Day Day Hall who scored 34 points in the Wildcats 78-55 bi-district win at Tyler Junior College Monday night, February 24. As a sign of things to come, Hall opened the game with a long three-point basket. Hall had 6 first quarter points, 9 points in the second quarter, 8 points in the third quarter and then capped things off with an 11 point fourth...

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Lady Cats and Wildcats Powerlifters Competed at Commerce Friday and Saturday
Feb24

Lady Cats and Wildcats Powerlifters Competed at Commerce Friday and Saturday

Three Lady Cats’ powerlifters competed at a Commerce Meet Friday (February 21) and the Wildcats Powerlifting Team grabbed fourth place at a Commerce Meet on Saturday (February 22). Coach Casey Jeter said two of his Lady Cats appear to be bound for the regional meet, Sable Erdmier and Addy Lamb. Coach Jeter said both lifters had a hard week of lifting. Erdmier, currently ranked #3 in the region, at Commerce matched her weight...

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Wildcats Tennis Team Has Doubles and Singles Success at John Tyler Tournament in Tyler Friday
Feb24

Wildcats Tennis Team Has Doubles and Singles Success at John Tyler Tournament in Tyler Friday

Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez said his team had some good results at a John Tyler sponsored tournament in Tyler last Friday (February 21). He said the girls doubles team of Savannah Lilley and Katie Beth Herd took first place. The boys doubles team of Aaron Lucas and Logan Schumacher took fifth place. Only a loss to Whitehouse kept them from having a perfect day. The Wildcats mixed doubles team of Jeauxleigh Cantu and Jonah...

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Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears Basketball Team Earns First Regional Quarterfinal Berth in 16 Years Friday
Feb24

Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears Basketball Team Earns First Regional Quarterfinal Berth in 16 Years Friday

The Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears defeated Bryson, 49-44 in an Area contest at Tioga Friday night (February 21). The Lady Bears trailed at the half 28-23 but outscored Bryson 26-16 in the last two quarters to get the big win. This will be the Lady Bears first visit to the regional quarterfinals since 2004. Tim Lane was the coach then and current Coach Zandra Peyton was a senior. Coach Peyton said the girls played a great game. She said...

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