Recycling Old Concrete Helps Sulphur Springs Reduce Road Repair Costs
Jun01

Recycling Old Concrete Helps Sulphur Springs Reduce Road Repair Costs

Some of the slab from an old nursing home and most of the old Thermo mine silo have been earmarked for future use — in city streets. By recycling old concrete from other construction projects, the City of Sulphur Springs anticipates saving thousands of dollars in materials and other costs for street repairs, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. Concrete from the Thermo mine silo, felled in April, is being...

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Inmate Reportedly Died While In Custody At Hopkins County Jail
Jun01

Inmate Reportedly Died While In Custody At Hopkins County Jail

An 53-year-old inmate reportedly died while in custody at Hopkins County jail Monday afternoon. The inmate reportedly had an existing medical issue prior to his arrest May 19 and had been on medical watch, which requires jail staff to check on him in his cell every 20 minutes. Jail staff reported the inmate did not appear to be breathing when the jailer went to the inmate’s cell at 12:10 p.m. June 1, according to Hopkins County...

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Section Of Whitworth Street Closed Monday Afternoon
Jun01

Section Of Whitworth Street Closed Monday Afternoon

The section of Whitworth Street, from Carter Street to Lamar Street, is currently closed. Portions of Carter and Lamar streets will also be closed, according to Sulphur Springs Fire Chief David James. Whitworth Street from Lamar to Carter Street is closed to traffic, along with sections of Lamar and Carter Streets An 18-wheeler traveling through the area took down some power lines and poles around 1:30 p.m. June 1. The area will...

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Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Firing Gun During Road Rage Incident
Jun01

Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Firing Gun During Road Rage Incident

A 45-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused of firing a gun during a road rage incident on Parkins Street Sunday evening, according to police reports. Jason Keith Pennington (HCSO jail photo) Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cameron Robinson responded at 4:40 p.m. May 31, 2020 to Parkins Street, where shots were allegedly fired from a gun into the air during a road rage incident. Upon arrival, Robinson contacted a man in a red...

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‘The Progressive City: History of Downtown Sulphur Springs 1914’ Now Available at HCGS Library
Jun01

‘The Progressive City: History of Downtown Sulphur Springs 1914’ Now Available at HCGS Library

The officers and members of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society are thrilled to announce the much-anticipated book, “The Progressive City – History of Downtown Sulphur Springs 1914” has now been published and is ready to get into the hands of readers and collectors. The book is the culmination of five years of research, compiled by Shirley Lunceford Patchen. This book contains incredible history about the town of...

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Senior Citizens Center’s 6th Annual Summer Fan Drive Kicks Off June 19
May31

Senior Citizens Center’s 6th Annual Summer Fan Drive Kicks Off June 19

The Senior Citizens Center and Corvette Club are once again partnering to host the 6th Annual Summer Fan Drive, which kick off Monday, June 1. The purpose of the drive is to help senior citizens keep cool this summer. This year, the center is asking for donations of new box fans or oscillating fans until Friday, June 19. Fans may be brought to the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center, located at 150 Martin Luther King Drive. box fan...

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SSISD Day Camp Offered For School-Aged Children
May30

SSISD Day Camp Offered For School-Aged Children

Sulphur Springs ISD will offer a day camp this summer for school-aged children. Registration for the SSISD Day Camp is currently open, but enrollment will be limited to a maximum of 50 campers. This could be an option for parents who are heading back to work following the COVID-19 shutdowns and need childcare for kids ages 5-11. This will provide kiddos not only a safe place to be but is designed to keep kids active through engagement...

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4 Jailed On Felony Warrants
May30

4 Jailed On Felony Warrants

At least 4 individuals were jailed on felony warrants between May 27 and May 29, 2020. Francis Ray Bradshaw(HCSO jail photo) Deputies stopped a 53-year-old Red Oak man shortly before 9 p.m. May 27 on Interstate 30 west at the U.S. Highway 67 east off ramp, after noting he failed to signal a lane made with a white Pontiac with Oklahoma license plates, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Colt Patterson and Deputy Zack Horne...

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Walmart Theft Complaint Results In Felony Arrest
May30

Walmart Theft Complaint Results In Felony Arrest

A Walmart theft complaint resulted in a 48-year-old Barry, Texas man’s arrest Friday afternoon on a felony theft charge, according to arrest reports. Kristofferson Alexa McKinney (HCSO jail photo) Sulphur Springs Police officers responded just before 3 p.m. May 29 at Walmart, where a theft was reported. Upon arrival, the officers learned the man had passed all points of sale and was leaving the store without paying for an item...

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Traffic Stops Result In 3 Controlled Substance Arrests
May30

Traffic Stops Result In 3 Controlled Substance Arrests

Three separate traffic stops Friday resulted in 3 controlled substance arrests, according to sheriff’s and police reports. CR 3502 Traffic Stop Jose Armando Gonzales-Acevedo (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies reported stopping a Honda Odyssey at 12:18 p.m. May 29 after seeing the vehicle swerve toward a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on County Road 3502. The driver, identified as 34-year-old...

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