Oct. 28 COVID-19 Update: 37 New Cases, 2 Fatalities, 236 Active Cases
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Oct. 28 COVID-19 Update: 37 New Cases, 2 Fatalities, 236 Active Cases

Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials in the Oct. 28 COVID-19 update reported that 37 additional Hopkins County residents received positive lab-confirmed COVID-19 results in the last 24 hours and 2 additional COVID-19 fatalities were assigned to Hopkins County by Texas Department of State Health Services on Oct. 28 as well. October has officially surpassed September as the worst month this year in Hopkins...

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Wildcats Football Head Coach Discusses Upcoming North Forney
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Wildcats Football Head Coach Discusses Upcoming North Forney

Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens said his team felt really good after a week of practicing. The team was able to come in Friday and Saturday of last week and work on techniques and overall team improvement. The last time the Wildcats played a game was on Friday, Oct. 2, in a home loss to Lovejoy. The week before, the Wildcats lost to Frisco Wakeland at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, where FC Dallas plays, in the team’s season...

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Wildcats Team Tennis Coach Says Too Many Mistakes Hurt In Bi-District Match Loss
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Wildcats Team Tennis Coach Says Too Many Mistakes Hurt In Bi-District Match Loss

Wildcats Team Tennis Coach Tony Martinez says his team basically beat themselves with mistakes in a 19-0 loss to Whitehouse in a bi-district match at LeTourneau University in Longview Tuesday. He says his players needed to be more aggressive at the net and needed to angle there returns instead of hitting them right back at an opponent. He says the Wildcats served well. Coach Martinez says he tried several strategic moves in an attempt...

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Chamber Connection: Thanks To Stew Contest Sponsors
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Chamber Connection: Thanks To Stew Contest Sponsors

By Lezley Brown, CEO/President, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce This year’s Hopkins County Stew Contest certainly looked different than it ever has before; 88 cooks were spread out over 14 acres, most people got their stew via the drive-through, and the park looked a bit empty. But, there was something that was the same … people had fun! The spirit of the stew contest remained in this year marked with cancellations, and we are so...

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Ribbon Cutting, Blessing For New Ruth And Jack Gillis Women’s Center Held Oct. 27
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Ribbon Cutting, Blessing For New Ruth And Jack Gillis Women’s Center Held Oct. 27

A ribbon cutting and blessing for the new Ruth & Jack Gillis Women’s Center was held Tuesday evening, Oct. 27, 2020 at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs. Officially unveiled to the community was the new new living Donor wall. It recognizes those who have made contributions to Hopkins County Health Care Foundation over the years. Janet Jordan and Judy Gillis and special guests at ribbon cutting for the Ruth and...

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Friends of NRA Fundraiser Dinner Will Benefit Local 4H Archery, Boy Scouts, Law Enforcement Youth Program
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Friends of NRA Fundraiser Dinner Will Benefit Local 4H Archery, Boy Scouts, Law Enforcement Youth Program

A BBQ dinner is part of a fundraising event set for Saturday evening November 14, 2020 at The Savannah venue in the North Hopkins area of Hopkins County. Fire and Company will provide the meal. The event is being put on through the charitable side of the NRA organization, which also raises money to support shooting sports. Tickets are being offered at $35 per person or $350 for a table. Diners can take part in auctions through the...

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New Book On The Shelf, ‘Blind Tiger – My Time in Vietnam’ By Local Author
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New Book On The Shelf, ‘Blind Tiger – My Time in Vietnam’ By Local Author

This memoir is available for purchase at the Hopkins County Genealogical Society Research Library, inside the public library, at 611 North Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Blind Tiger-My Time in Vietnam By: Avery W Smith II  A “First Family” member of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Avery served in Vietnam as a Special Forces Advisor to the South Vietnamese Army, and finally at the U.S. Army Surveillance School at Ft...

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Oct. 27 COVID-19 Update: 18 New Cases, 199 Active Cases
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Oct. 27 COVID-19 Update: 18 New Cases, 199 Active Cases

Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials, in the Oct. 27 COVID-19 update, reported 18 new positive COVID-19 cases, more than double Monday’s new case count. That’s 626 Hopkins County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March, including 265 who received positive results this month. Of the 626 residents, 427 have recovered and 199 still had the virus at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27. HC/SSEM...

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Wildcats Team Tennis Season Ends With Bi-District Loss At End Of A Very Long Day
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Wildcats Team Tennis Season Ends With Bi-District Loss At End Of A Very Long Day

Wildcats Team Tennis had their season end with a bi-district loss to Whitehouse, 19-0 Tuesday. Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez said despite the score, his team played competitively. He added Whitehouse was just the better team. It was a long, long day for both teams. They were originally planning to play their match starting at 9 a.m. in Van. The courts were wet. After waiting for several hours, the teams made plans to relocate to...

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Lady Cats Win Seventh Straight, Dominating District Foe 3-0
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Lady Cats Win Seventh Straight, Dominating District Foe 3-0

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the Lady Cats volleyball team hosted district foe Texas High, sweeping the Lady Tigers 3-0. Lady Cats Volleyball vs Commerce, Sept 2020. Photo Credit: Sheri Looney All three sets started competitive, with teams tying at least 3 times in each set. But each and every time, the Lady Tigers (6-2 district, 7-5 overall) would take the lead or tie the score, only for the Lady Cats to pull away in ferocious fashion. Sets...

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