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SSHS Switching Up Senior Activities A Little Bit This Year
May17

SSHS Switching Up Senior Activities A Little Bit This Year

Sulphur Springs High School will be switching up senior activities a little bit this year, according to one school counselor. The 12th graders ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class will still be honored this year with a special breakfast starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 20, with interior design and culinary arts students reported to be collaborating to ready the facility for the event. So, this could look a bit...

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5th Annual OVET BBQ Cookoff Brings 25 Best Cooks to Town!
May17

5th Annual OVET BBQ Cookoff Brings 25 Best Cooks to Town!

Just as the delicious aromas of BBQ cooking draw people, so did the idea of all the best BBQ cooks coming together in one place! That place was Sulphur Springs, Texas over the weekend of May 14 and 15. And the VFW Post Home 8560 along the Interstate was the perfect place to hold it, on the north side of the property which was once a rodeo grounds. The only thing there wasn’t quite a-plenty of was parking, however the OVET...

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Registration For SSISD Summer Day Camp Now Open
May17

Registration For SSISD Summer Day Camp Now Open

Sulphur Springs ISD is offering Summer Day Camp to assist families who need summer child care for students ages 5-11 years? Summer Day Camp is available for any school-aged child, from 5 to 11 years old. The program is offered in place of the YMCA program, since they will not be able to offer a program this summer.  The camp will begin Tuesday, June 1, and continue Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through July 23, at Barbara...

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Hicks: Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn Hefty Scholarships
May17

Hicks: Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn Hefty Scholarships

Tucked away at the end of my column las week was mention of two Hopkins County 4-H members who earned sizable scholarships from the Texas 4-H Foundation.  I wanted to give them the recognition they deserve for their accomplishments.  If you keep up with my column, you have read about these two young ladies, but previously, the amounts of their scholarships were unknown.  As it turns out, they each received the highest amount awarded...

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Zoom Meeting for May HC Genealogical Society ‘Social History Can Enhance Family Stories’ is Thursday May 20
May17

Zoom Meeting for May HC Genealogical Society ‘Social History Can Enhance Family Stories’ is Thursday May 20

The May 2021 meeting of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society will be presented by Zoom meeting on Thursday May 20 at 7pm. The address to register for the Zoom meeting is listed below. Presenter is Susan Kaufman, currently Director of Education in the Texas State Genealogical Society. Her theme will be ‘Using Social History to Enhance Family Stories’. Susan Kaufman “Using Social History to Enhance Family...

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Lady Cats Softball Regional Semifinal Schedule Firmed Up
May16

Lady Cats Softball Regional Semifinal Schedule Firmed Up

Lady Cats softball head coach David Carrillo announced Sunday, May 16, that the Regional Semifinal playoff series dates and times have been set, weather permitting. Sulphur Springs is set to take on the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards in the fourth round of playoffs held this week. Game 1 is set to tee off at 7 P.M. on Wednesday, May 19 in Rockwall. Game 2 will also be in Rockwall two days later on Friday, May 21 at 7 P.M. as well. Game 3, if...

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1 Jailed On An Indictment And 6 Others On Felony Warrants
May15

1 Jailed On An Indictment And 6 Others On Felony Warrants

One man was jailed on an indictment and at least five others were jailed on felony warrants over the last three days in Hopkins County, according to arrest and jail reports. Thomas Russell David Barnes (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was notified a 28-year-old New York man was being held at Plaquemines Parish jail in Davant, Louisiana, at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, on a Hopkins County charge. HCSO...

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Great Start to Operation VET Event, BBQ Cookoff, Games and Benefit at VFW
May15

Great Start to Operation VET Event, BBQ Cookoff, Games and Benefit at VFW

Friday evening was the opener for the annual Operation Victor Echo Tango, or OVET event in Sulphur Springs. Largely put on by a local family and sponsors, the grounds were full and the atmosphere lively in the ‘old rodeo arena’ section on the north side of the VFW grounds at 1 Veterans Drive along I-30. I arrived at sundown to discover that it looked like a tent city, with music playing, all available parking spaces filled...

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Ranger Serves Inmate With Retaliation Warrant
May15

Ranger Serves Inmate With Retaliation Warrant

A Texas Ranger served an inmate with a retaliation warrant at the county jail Friday afternoon. Tyler Gerard Maloney(HCSO jail photo) Tyler Gerard Maloney has been in custody since his arrest on April 21 on a location warrant for violation of probation, which the 23-year-old was on for a May 2020 theft of firearm charge. The Sulphur Springs man also had a Rockwall warrant for possessing 2 ounces or more but less than 4 ounces of...

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Brookshire’s in Sulphur Springs To Host Ribbon-Cutting, Free Drive-Thru Breakfast Line May 19
May15

Brookshire’s in Sulphur Springs To Host Ribbon-Cutting, Free Drive-Thru Breakfast Line May 19

News Release Representatives from Brookshire Grocery Co. and city officials of Sulphur Springs will gather from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday morning for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Brookshire’s Food Store in Sulphur Springs. To give back to the community, BGC’s Community Kitchen and team of employee-partners will serve free, breakfasts from 9 to 11 a.m. May 19 with a drive-thru service line. BGC invites the to...

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