Tira News – April 9, 2020
Apr09

Tira News – April 9, 2020

By Jan Vaughn Tira resident Judy Moore, director of Hopkins County Community Chest, and her son, Gene, lost their house to fire on Tuesday, April 7. Their neighbor, Janie Lewis, reported that firefighters from Tira, North Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff, Dike, Klondike, Hopkins County, and Delta County fire departments came to fight the destructive fire. She adds that a lot of other people stopped by to help and shared that the Salvation Army...

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SBDC Offering April 9 Webinar On Disaster Injury Loans, Payroll Protection
Apr09

SBDC Offering April 9 Webinar On Disaster Injury Loans, Payroll Protection

A Question & Answer webinar will be held Thursday, April 9, at 4 p.m. by the North Texas Small Business Development Center. Small business owners can log into the webinar to listen to overviews of the Small Business Administration Disaster Injury Loans and the Payroll Protection Program offered through local financial institutions for COVID-19 relief. Payroll Protection, Disaster Injury Loans The SBA Disaster Injury Loan has the...

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Two Arrested Following Disturbance Complaints
Apr09

Two Arrested Following Disturbance Complaints

Two people were arrested following disturbance complaints at Sulphur Springs residences Wednesday, according to police and sheriff’s reports. Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle The first disturbance was reported at a Wildcat Way apartment complex just before 8 a.m. April 8. Upon arrival, Sulphur Springs Police officers contacted the parties alleged to have been involved in the disturbance, according to arrest...

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Como Teen Arrested For Allegedly Threatening His Neighbors
Apr09

Como Teen Arrested For Allegedly Threatening His Neighbors

A Como teen was arrested for allegedly threatening his neighbors Wednesday afternoon. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Communications Operators at 2:30 p.m. April 8 received a call about a suicidal person, possibly someone with a firearm at Westgate park in Como, deputies reported. While deputies and investigators were en route to the address, dispatchers further reported they’d been told the teen had “made statements...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 7, 2020
Apr08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 7, 2020

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to Sulphur Springs City Council during the April 7, 2020 meeting conducted via Zoom and online: COVID-19 RESPONSE All City offices are closed to the public except by appointment. Much of City staff are alternating workdays. Police and Fire have instituted new procedures for dealing with persons suspected of COVID-19. Police and Fire have their temperature taken...

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Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze
Apr08

Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze

Donations Accepted Thursday At Community Chest For Residents A Tira residence was destroyed by a blaze Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Emergency dispatchers were first contacted at 3:35 p.m. April 7; the caller reported the FM 1536 home was reported to be fully engulfed flames. Hopkins County, Tira, North Hopkins, Dike and Sulphur Bluff firefighters were dispatched. Hopkins County EMS and Hopkins...

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Plane Crash Reported In Pecan Gap
Apr08

Plane Crash Reported In Pecan Gap

A plane crash reported in Pecan Gap Tuesday evening resulted in serious injuries for the pilot, Delta County authorities reported. The crop dusting plane reported clipped a tree and crashed into a field off FM 64 in Pecan Gap at 7:07 p.m. April 7, 2020, catching on fire. The pilot reportedly dragged himself out of the plane and about 300 yards away to a back porch. The residents reported seeing the crash through a window, spotted the...

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Bob Evans Foods Offering Free Food For Families On Good Friday
Apr08

Bob Evans Foods Offering Free Food For Families On Good Friday

Bob Evans Foods is will be offering free food for families on Good Friday. The company will be bringing two 18-wheeler trucks loaded with egg and potato products to be given away in bundles to the first 2,400 families who arrive, completely free of charge, on April 10. Families will be able to get a bundle of groceries April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Civic Center Arena. This is a drive-through process; people are not to leave...

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COVID-19 Update: CHRISTUS Officials Report Hospital, Clinic Are Open and Safe
Apr08

COVID-19 Update: CHRISTUS Officials Report Hospital, Clinic Are Open and Safe

Hospital Officials: COVID-19 Test Results Are Coming Back Quicker During a meeting with Hopkins County Emergency Management Team Wednesday, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs officials gave an COVID-19 update which included information on hospital preparedness, COVID-19 testing and wait times, and reporting. Hospital Preparedness CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Sulphur Springs “It is a safe place to come and get...

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Martha White Penton
Apr08

Martha White Penton

A private graveside service for Martha White Penton, age 79, of Henderson, Nevada will be held and directed by Rev. CJ Duffey at Restlawn Memorial Park with Don White, J.C. White, John Coleman, Brandon White, Josh Goodman, Joey Goodman, Richard Abernethy serving as honorary pallbearers. Mrs. Penton passed away April 7, 2020 at Wesley Oaks Memory Care in Sulphur Springs, TX. Visitation is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday April 9,2020....

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