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911 Down Due To Service Disruption In Area, Numbers Given To Call For Emergencies
Jan20

911 Down Due To Service Disruption In Area, Numbers Given To Call For Emergencies

Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County are currently having an issue with the 911 systems; 911 systems are down. According to Sulphur Springs Police Department, there is a disruption in the area, resulting in the local 911 system not receiving calls for all carriers. Until 911 is restored, those seeking assistance should: Call 903-439-3719 for emergencies in Sulphur Springs, andCall 903-885-2768 for Hopkins County...

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Gale Roberts Honored For Service With Retirement Reception
Jan20

Gale Roberts Honored For Service With Retirement Reception

Gale Roberts was honored Wednesday for her service to the City of Sulphur Springs with a retirement reception held in her honor at city hall. Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers said it was appropriate the reception drew a great gathering to wish her well in retirement. The service she provided to the city, staff, officials and residents has been invaluable, he noted. Her love for the city of Sulphur Springs has shown daily in her work...

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Donating To Veterans Memorial
Jan19

Donating To Veterans Memorial

Pictured, right to left, are Danny Davis, Hopkins County Treasurer/Veterans Services Officer; Brad Johnson, Beau Bankston and Kevin Perez, Ag Mechanic students; and JT Luper, SSHS Ag Mechanics Instructor This “Wall That Heals” bench was donated to the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial by Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op Wednesday afternoon. This bench was made by the SSHS Ag Mechanics class for the SSHS FFA Auction held last fall and...

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Candidate Filing Now Open For May 7 Sulphur Springs City Council, Sulphur Springs ISD & Yantis ISD School Board Elections
Jan19

Candidate Filing Now Open For May 7 Sulphur Springs City Council, Sulphur Springs ISD & Yantis ISD School Board Elections

All 3 Incumbents Seeking Reelection To Sulphur Springs ISD Board Of Trustees Candidate filing for the May 7 school and municipal elections opened Wednesday morning and will continue during business hours through Feb. 18, 2022. Sulphur Springs ISD School Board All three incumbents — Craig Roberts, Leesa Toliver, John Prickette — filed candidate applications first thing Wednesday morning seeking reelection to their three...

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Hopkins County 4-H Clubs Collecting Food Donations As Part Of Souper Bowl of Caring
Jan19

Hopkins County 4-H Clubs Collecting Food Donations As Part Of Souper Bowl of Caring

For over 30 years, the Souper Bowl of Caring movement has been inspiring people across the nation to tackle hunger in their local communities. This initiative uses the timeframe around one of the nation’s largest sporting events – the NFL Super Bowl – as a tool to feed families throughout the state. Hopkins County 4-H clubs encourage all households to help tackle hunger in Hopkins County by donating one food items for just one NFL...

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Cumby ISD Will Remain Closed Rest Of Week Due Staffing Shortages In Essential Areas Due To Illness
Jan19

Cumby ISD Will Remain Closed Rest Of Week Due Staffing Shortages In Essential Areas Due To Illness

Cumby ISD will remain closed the rest of the week due to continued staffing shortages in essential areas due to COVID and illnesses. Currently, classes are scheduled to resume at the usual time on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. All extracurricular activities except varsity games have been canceled. Varsity will be played because they are district games and must be made up. The Wednesday and Friday games will be away. Saturday’s varsity...

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Chamber Connection – Jan. 19: Lunch & Learn, Sip & Shop, Business Before Hours Coming Up
Jan19

Chamber Connection – Jan. 19: Lunch & Learn, Sip & Shop, Business Before Hours Coming Up

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas By Butch Burney It’s not too late to sign up for the Chamber’s Lunch and Learn next week. April Bliss, founder of Bliss Digital Innovations, will present the Chamber’s quarterly Lunch and Learn, providing small businesses with useful, timely information about digital advertising options that fit your small business. The seminar will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday,...

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Making Mindfulness a Priority in 2022
Jan19

Making Mindfulness a Priority in 2022

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] At the start of a new year, many people re-examine their lives and make resolutions intended to improve health and wellness.  Basics such as eating right, exercising and getting adequate sleep are often included.  Those are important, but are often not achieved. Most people know the basics of maintaining their...

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4 Free At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Tests Can Be Ordered Online
Jan18

4 Free At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Tests Can Be Ordered Online

Several local residents have reported difficulties finding free COVID tests or scheduling free COVID tests. In the US, residents can now order online four tests to be shipped free at the end of January to residential addresses through the post office for those who request them. One type of COVID-19 test kit that can purchased This is not for individuals who immediately need COVID-19 tests, but those who wish to order them online to...

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How, When To Protect Water Pipes From Cold Weather Damages
Jan18

How, When To Protect Water Pipes From Cold Weather Damages

Homeowners in Hopkins County should give special attention to exposed water pipes during the winter months. Freezing pipes are a problem in warmer climates where they often run through uninsulated or under-insulated attics or crawl spaces. Although we only have a few cold snaps per season, it’s still necessary to protect exposed water pipes. Leaving pipes unprotected can cause them to burst, which can result in a tremendous amount of...

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