Texas A&M Forest Service Encourages Wildfire Preparedness ahead of Summer
May23

Texas A&M Forest Service Encourages Wildfire Preparedness ahead of Summer

May 23, 2024 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas — As Memorial Day unofficially kicks off summer this weekend, Texans should prepare for wildfires. The potential for wildfire activity will be limited to the Trans Pecos and western High Plains regions of the state this weekend. Hot and dry conditions will dry vegetation in these areas and elevated fire weather may support the ignition of small wildfires. “Though recent rains have helped...

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CHRISTUS to Expand Cardiology Services in Sulphur Springs
May23

CHRISTUS to Expand Cardiology Services in Sulphur Springs

May 23, 2024 – CHRISTUS to expand cardiology services in Sulphur Springs, creating Heart and Vascular Institute (SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas) – CHRISTUS Health is expanding its world-class cardiology program to the greater Hopkins County community with the creation of the CHRISTUS Heart & Vascular Institute – Sulphur Springs. On June 3, CHRISTUS Heart & Vascular Institute cardiologists will start seeing patients at the newly...

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Apex Clean Energy Wind Farm Map
May23

Apex Clean Energy Wind Farm Map

May 23, 2024 – Apex Clean Energy met this week with the Hopkins County Commissioners and County Judge Robert Newsom. During that meeting, APEX layed out their plan for a Wind Energy Plant in Hopkins County. A map of all the property APEX needs for their project was displayed at the meeting. KSST was unable to get a copy of the map, however a photo of the map was taken. From that photo an approximation of the land required has...

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Windmill Company Informs County of Intentions to Build Huge Wind Farm in Hopkins County
May23

Windmill Company Informs County of Intentions to Build Huge Wind Farm in Hopkins County

May 23, 2024 – Five employees of Apex Clean Energy met with county commissioners on this past Wednesday for a scheduled work session to inform the Hopkins County Court of their intentions to lease up to 14,000 acres in hopes to erect up to 100 giant windmills. Two major electricity transmission lines disect Hopkins County making the area appealing to wind farms to sell windmill-generated electicity onto the Texas power grid....

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Shirley Lou Anderson
May23

Shirley Lou Anderson

Funeral service for Shirley Lou Anderson age 88, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024 at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Lantz, Jason Dietze, and Brant Small officiating. Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Laine Anderson, Dustin Small, Brant Small, Landon Johnson, Troy Nunnery, Sean Dennis, and Chris Anderson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff...

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Going Batty for Bridges
May22

Going Batty for Bridges

By Julien Devereux AUSTIN—A new study looks into how and why bats make Texas bridges and roads their home, and how TxDOT can support our winged friends. Tri-colored bat If you’ve ever visited downtown Austin on a summer evening, you’ve probably noticed one of the city’s most popular live acts: the million or so Mexican free-tailed bats that emerge at sundown from their roosts under the Congress Avenue Bridge to begin their nightly...

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Make a Splash Safely During Water Safety Month
May22

Make a Splash Safely During Water Safety Month

May 16, 2024 AUSTIN – As temperatures across the state start to heat up, many Texans will begin taking refuge in the water. May is National Water Safety Month and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds boaters to follow some simple yet effective safety precautions to prevent accidents and save lives. In 2023, 175 boating accidents occurred in Texas waters, resulting in 28 fatalities. Cody Jones, Texas Game...

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SSISD SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
May22

SSISD SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

May 22, 2024 – Free Breakfast and Lunch will be served for children and teens ages 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. Desayuno y almuerzo gratis para niños y adolescentes de 18 años o menos, yestudiantes incritos con discapacidades de hasta 21 años. District enrollment Not required. /No se requiere inscripción al distrito. No application needed/ No se necesita aplicación Summer Feeding...

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Sulphur Springs First United Methodist Church to Hold Vacation Bible School June 3rd Through 6th
May21

Sulphur Springs First United Methodist Church to Hold Vacation Bible School June 3rd Through 6th

May 21, 2024 – Sulphur Springs First United Methodist Church has an exciting opportunity for parents to send their Pre-K through 3rd grade students to a totally free Vacation Bible School, June 3-6. It’s four days of developing skills in science, art and music while discovering who they are as children of God. FUMC Vacation Bible Class

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North Hopkins Cemetery Association Memorial Service to be Held May 26th
May21

North Hopkins Cemetery Association Memorial Service to be Held May 26th

May 21, 2024 – The North Hopkins Cemetery Association will hold Memorial Services Sunday, May 26, 2024, beginning at 11:00 am. The event will be held in the Cemetery Chapel in Birthright, Texas. Everyone is invited. If you can’t attend, donations for cemetery upkeep are appreciated. Mail donations to… North Hopkins Cemetery In care of Charlene Stewart 120 South Davis Street Sulphur Springs, Texas,...

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