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Annual Genealogy Lock-In Set for July 17, Noon til 8 PM
Jun24

Annual Genealogy Lock-In Set for July 17, Noon til 8 PM

Here’s a heads-up for local Genealogists and persons interested in researching your family tree, or long-ago people and places in Hopkins County. Get ready to attend the annual Genealogy Lock-In, an 8-hour-long opportunity to dig deep into the records kept within the Hopkins County Genealogy Research Library. Cost is a $15 donation per person. Door prizes are planned, along with a complimentary light supper served between 5 and...

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3 Arrested Tuesday On Felony Warrants
Jun23

3 Arrested Tuesday On Felony Warrants

Three people were arrested Tuesday on felony warrants, according to arrest and jail reports. Roddie Witzartk Haley (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Steve Huffman transported Roddie Witzartk Haley from Bowie Unit in Texarkana at 10:42 a.m. June 22 and returned him to Hopkins County jail, according to arrest reports. The 56-year-old Nash man was booked for violation of probation on a possession of a gram or...

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Loretta Joyce Wells
Jun23

Loretta Joyce Wells

Loretta Joyce Wells passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at her residence. She was born November 6, 1940, in Lovington, New Mexico, the daughter of W.A. and Louise Hale Stout. She was married to Jim (James) Wells; they shared two children, Sherril Millsap Brokmeyer and belated Scott Wells. She served the community in several family businesses, i.e. Wells Grocery and The Furniture Barn. If you knew Loretta, you understood her love...

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Unemployment Rate In Hopkins County Declined Slightly In May 2021
Jun23

Unemployment Rate In Hopkins County Declined Slightly In May 2021

The unemployment rate in Hopkins County declined slightly in May 2021, as did the overall employment rate across Northeast Texas and the state, according to Texas Labor Market Index and Texas Workforce Commission. WorkforceDevelopmentAreaMay 2021RateApril 2021RateMay 2020RateTexas5.96.411.8North East Texas5.96.29.2Bowie6.06.310.6Cass7.17.69.6Delta5.35.07.4Franklin4.75.26.9Hopkins4.54.86.9Lamar5.86.18.9Morris10.511.411.9Red...

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Wildcats Tennis Continues to Build Strong Foundation Thanks to the Edge
Jun23

Wildcats Tennis Continues to Build Strong Foundation Thanks to the Edge

Wildcats tennis Coach Tony Martinez may be battling a stomach bug, but that has not stopped team tennis from continuing to get better. Coach Martinez said he has been extremely pleased with the Edge thus far. On the first day of Edge, June 1, the Wildcats tennis head coach said that 35 student-athletes attended the summer strength and conditioning program. It is not just attendance numbers that has impressed the head team tennis...

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Hunt Regional Annual Fundraiser Gala
Jun23

Hunt Regional Annual Fundraiser Gala

Savannah Everett at the Hunt County Gala Last Friday KRVA got to attend the 16th annual Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation’s Fundraiser Gala. The gala included a silent auction, live auction, giveaways, and a photo booth! Overall, attendees enjoyed their time listening to the DECADES band and chatting with friends. Photo from the Hunt Regional Gala The DECADES band played a variety of music including covering songs from Ed...

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Marjorie ‘Marge’ Johnson
Jun23

Marjorie ‘Marge’ Johnson

Graveside services for Marjorie “Marge” Johnson, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Brashear Cemetery with Bro. Steve Cook officiating. Pallbearers will be Todd Nance, Sam Johnson, Billy Bob Stewart, Randy Stewart, Chris Kelly, David Kelly, John Hammons, and Owen Kelly. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., prior to service, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Marge passed away on Monday, June...

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Fort Worth Man Arrested In Sulphur Springs On Felony Tobacco Tax Charge
Jun23

Fort Worth Man Arrested In Sulphur Springs On Felony Tobacco Tax Charge

A Fort Worth man was arrested in Sulphur Springs on a felony tobacco tax charge, according to arrest reports. James Ali Konieber (HCSO jail photo) J. Gray with Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Criminal Investigation Division took James Ali Konieber into custody at 11:48 a.m. June 22, 2021, at 1234 South Broadway Street on the third-degree felony TCPA CID warrant for possession of tobacco with tax due. This charge generally means...

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Laurice Stokes
Jun23

Laurice Stokes

Graveside service for Laurice Stokes, age 76, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Independence Cemetery with nephew Nelson Fitzgerald and Minister CJ Duffey officiating. Pallbearers will be Corey Hayes, Orlando Montgomery, Kenneth Lewis, Scotty Nelson, Lebaron Crook and Broderick Godbolt, with Glen Grant as honorary pallbearer. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 24,...

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Chamber Connection – June 23: Adult Leadership Class, Stew Logo Contest, Lunch & Learn, Showcase Announced
Jun23

Chamber Connection – June 23: Adult Leadership Class, Stew Logo Contest, Lunch & Learn, Showcase Announced

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce By Butch Burney Summer may be a time for vacations and holidays, but there is a lot going on at the Chamber. Adult Leadership, the stew logo contest, the upcoming Showcase and a political luncheon are just a few of the things we are working on. Here’s some information on each: Adult Leadership You may think you know all there is to know about Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County, but if you haven’t...

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