National Qualifier with American Degree through Como-Pickton FFA, Breanna Bowen Heads to Tarleton State University
Aug21

National Qualifier with American Degree through Como-Pickton FFA, Breanna Bowen Heads to Tarleton State University

Heading off to school In Stephenville, Texas at Tarleton State University is just one of the exciting life events for Breanna Bowen, a Hopkins County student who graduated from Como-Pickton CISD in 2018. In fact, she is starting her second year at Tarleton pursuing a degree toward…what else?…an ag-related career! Breanna’s major is Ag Communication. Her chosen career would involve writing and educating through...

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North Hopkins ISD Trustees Election Draws 7 Candidates
Aug21

North Hopkins ISD Trustees Election Draws 7 Candidates

Seven candidates signed up for a place on the ballot in the North Hopkins Independent School District Board of Trustees Election. Candidates, including incumbents are D. Ellis Dicus, Vicki Hillis Ferrell, Justin Holland, Andy Kendall, Robert McPherson, Sherry Smiddy and Charlie Vaughn. Voters will be asked to select up to three candidates to fill three at-large full three-year term seats on the school board. Early voting by personal...

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City Tax Rate Will Remain The Same; Water, Sewer Fees Will Increase In Coming Year
Aug20

City Tax Rate Will Remain The Same; Water, Sewer Fees Will Increase In Coming Year

The city of Sulphur Springs is proposing a $30.5 million budget for fiscal year 2020. The city budget is projected to fund routine operations as well as a few projects without having to raise the city tax rate above the current 44-cents per $100 property valuation, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. City residents will, however, see a small increase in water, sewer and trash rates, to help support those services...

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Sulphur Springs Police Arrest 4 On Marijuana Possession Charges
Aug20

Sulphur Springs Police Arrest 4 On Marijuana Possession Charges

Sulphur Springs Police arrested four people, two each at two different locations Monday on marijuana possession charges. Special Crimes Unit investigators at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 19 stopped a Toyota Camry in the 100 block of South Moore Street for a traffic violation. On contact with the vehicle, the SCU officers alleged they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Both the driver and passenger were asked to step out...

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Sulphur Springs Man Jailed On Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon Warrant
Aug20

Sulphur Springs Man Jailed On Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon Warrant

Douglas Paul Merrell A 52-year-old Sulphur Springs was arrested Monday on an aggravated assault with deadly weapon warrant. Douglas Paul Merrell turned himself in at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office to Sgt. Richard Greer at 4:30 p.m., according to arrest reports. Greer escorted Merrell into the county jail, where Merrell was booked, then released for jail later Monday on $50,000 bond on the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon...

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Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra More Comfortable in Second Year on the Job
Aug20

Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra More Comfortable in Second Year on the Job

Wildcats Football Defensive Coordinator Alex Guerra is in his second year with the Wildcats. He admits he feels more comfortable in this his second year. Coach Guerra says he has an awesome defensive staff with every member returning this season. He says he also is more comfortable in his second year with the players. Coach Guerra says building the defense this year is not difficult with the players and coaches he has. He says a lot...

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Lady Cats Volleyball and Wildcats Team Tennis Play on Tuesday Game Day
Aug20

Lady Cats Volleyball and Wildcats Team Tennis Play on Tuesday Game Day

There is volleyball and team tennis on this Tuesday (August 20) game day. The Lady Cats Volleyball Team is on the road to play a match against always tough Forney. There will be freshmen and JV matches at 4:30 p.m. with the varsity match at 6 p.m. The Lady Cats got a win over the Lady Rabbits last season here at home. The Lady Cats come into the match with a 10-5 season record. Meanwhile Wildcats Team Tennis will play host to Pleasant...

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SSHS Students Start 2019-20 School Year With Games, Inspirational Messages
Aug20

SSHS Students Start 2019-20 School Year With Games, Inspirational Messages

Sulphur Springs High School students started their first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year with games and informational messages, and for a few gift card prizes. “Basically, the staff wanted to do something nontraditional for the kids. We feel relationships and building relationships is something we excel at here at Sulphur Springs High School. It’s important for us to connect with the kids here,” said SSHS Principal...

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Channel 18 News:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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NextLink Breaks Ground On Sulphur Springs Site
Aug20

NextLink Breaks Ground On Sulphur Springs Site

Groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 20, 2019, for NextLink Internet’s Sulphur Springs office Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County officials and community members welcomed NextLink to town Tuesday morning. The Texas-based high speed Internet and phone company kicked off construction of a Sulphur Springs location in Heritage Business Park beside Armorock and across from Load Trail. “We are glad to have NextLink here to contribute...

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