Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Choking, Hitting Wife
May29

Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Choking, Hitting Wife

Sulphur Springs Police Thursday morning arrested a 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man accused of choking, and hitting his wife with his fists and a belt, according to police reports. Bryan Jermaine Bell Bryan Jermaine Bell and the wife are reported to be separated and reside at different residences. Bell allegedly around Monday, May 25, during an altercation at his spouse’s residence choked the 35-year-old Sulphur Springs woman. He...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Tax Office To Reopen Monday
May28

Sulphur Springs ISD Tax Office To Reopen Monday

The Sulphur Springs ISD Tax Office will be open to the public beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. SSISD Tax Office hours for the summer are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Taxpayers will need to enter through door #2 at the southwest corner of the front of the SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St. Sulphur Springs ISD logo

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HCSO: Van Man Arrested On Controlled Substance Charge
May28

HCSO: Van Man Arrested On Controlled Substance Charge

A41-year-old Van man was arrested on a controlled substance charge, after methamphetamine was found in his possession during a FM 71 traffic stop, according to arrest reports. Michael Thomas Ringgold Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Lavender reported the man first caught his attention when he failed to stop the GMC Sierra he was driving at the FM 71/State Highway 154 intersection May 27. So, Lavender initiated a...

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19 SSISD Personnel Changes Approved By School Board
May28

19 SSISD Personnel Changes Approved By School Board

During a special noon meeting Thursday, 19 SSISD personnel changes were approved by the school board. Overall, the Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees approved one retirement, four resignations, 12 new personnel and two inter-district job swaps. These changes will impact 8 different district campuses. Five of the personnel decisions will impact the faculty at Barbara Bush Primary. Kristin McKinney has...

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Three Sentenced In District Court This Week
May28

Three Sentenced In District Court This Week

Three people — Timmy Dean Scott, Veronica Diane Swinney and Jeffery Marcus Sackett — were sentenced in 8th Judicial District Court hearings May 26-27, 2020. Veronica Diane Swinney AKA Veronica Duvall and Veronica Diane Swinney-Duvall (HCSO jail photo) Veronica Diane Swinney, who is also known by Veronica Duvall and Veronica Diane Swinney-Duvall, pled guilty May 27 to fraudulent use or possession of 50 or more items of...

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2 Arkansas Men Arrested On I-30 In Hopkins County
May28

2 Arkansas Men Arrested On I-30 In Hopkins County

Two Arkansas men were arrested on warrants following a traffic stop on Interstate 30, according to sheriff’s and arrest reports. Richard Lynn Hicks (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Thomas Patterson reported stopping a Honda for not having a license plate light while traveling west on Interstate 30 near mile marker 127. During the course of the stop, Patterson reported a semi-automatic pistol was...

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Hopkins County Cleanup Days Are May 29 & 30
May28

Hopkins County Cleanup Days Are May 29 & 30

The annual Hopkins County Cleanup Days be held this weekend. Rain or shine, the clean up will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 29, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 30, at the four Hopkins County precinct barns. The clean up days were originally planned for April, but due to start of the COVID-19 pandemic The Hopkins County Commissioners Court in late March opted to postpone the date. On May 11, as the state plan to...

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Rockwall Man Jailed On Hopkins County Warrant
May27

Rockwall Man Jailed On Hopkins County Warrant

A 49-year-old Rockwall man was jailed on a Hopkins County warrant Tuesday, according to arrest reports. Brent Glen Self (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shea Shaw located Brent Glen Self at a County Road 3502 address. Shaw took Self into custody at 3:35 p.m. May 25 on outstanding engaging in organized criminal activity charge. Self also was wanted on a Lindale theft warrant, according to jail reports. Brent Glen...

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Newsom: Hopkins County Now Has 20 Active Cases Of COVID-19 and 6 recoveries
May27

Newsom: Hopkins County Now Has 20 Active Cases Of COVID-19 and 6 recoveries

3 New Cases Confirmed May 29 Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom at 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, announced three additional cases of COVID-19 for Hopkins County. That brings the total since midMarch to 26 total cases. Newsom noted that some state reports were showing Hopkins County to have 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, May 28. However, the county at that time had only been notified by Texas Department of Emergency Management of...

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Tira News — May 27, 2020
May27

Tira News — May 27, 2020

The Tira City Council’s Quarterly Meeting To Be Held Sunday, May 31 By Jan Vaughn Tira Cemetery Association President Mick Petty reports that the associationofficers have decided to cancel the 2020 Tira Homecoming due to the coronavirus risks. The annual event is normally held on the first Sunday in July. We look forward to gathering again in 2021. Although we are not having the homecoming this year, the upkeep of the cemetery...

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