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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Sophia Mae Courtney
Feb25

Sophia Mae Courtney

Mrs. Sophia Mae Courtney, age 89 of Tyler, went to be with her Lord, on Monday, February 24th, 2020 at her home in Tyler. She was born on March 23rd, 1930 in Nemo, Texas to the late Thomas Vaughn and Bertha Prescher Vaughn. Sophia Mae Courtney Mrs. Courtney was a longtime member of Sand Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John L. Courtney; brothers, Floyd, Alvin, Richard and Leroy Vaughn; sisters,...

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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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Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Starts February 28, 2020
Feb25

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Starts February 28, 2020

St. James Catholic Church in Sulphur Springs, TX will be serving up fish on Fridays. Battered cod or boiled shrimp will be available Fridays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm from February 28 till April 3, 2020. Prices range from $5 – 15 depending on you choices.

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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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Ibra Mills
Feb25

Ibra Mills

Funeral service for Ibra Mills, age 80, of Saltillo, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Weaver Baptist Church with Tom Friday officiating. Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery with serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Weaver Baptist Church. Mr. Mills passed away February 23, 2020 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs, TX. Ibra Mills was born on...

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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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