11 Jailed in Hopkins County On Felony Warrants  May 19-28, 2022
May28

11 Jailed in Hopkins County On Felony Warrants May 19-28, 2022

At least 11 people were jailed in Hopkins County on felony warrants from May 19 to May 28, 2022. Jail Transfers Melissa Beth Scott AKA Rebecca Lea Wyatt and Rebecca Lea Shirley Melissa Beth Scott was transported at 9:45 a.m. May 26 by Sheriffs Deputy Terry Thompson from Hadin County jail to Hopkins County jail, where the 42-year-old Kountz, Texas woman was booked in at 2:38 p.m. May 26 on failure to identify by giving false...

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SSHS Class Of 2022 Celebrated At Gradation
May27

SSHS Class Of 2022 Celebrated At Gradation

The Sulphur Springs High School Senior Class of 2022 celebrated 13 years of hard work Friday evening with commencement exercises. The weather cooperated, almost too well, with plenty of sunshine and heat to ensure the ceremony cold be held on the football field in Gerald Prim Stadium. The program listed 254 senior candidates eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony, and they wasted no time filing in from two different...

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SSHS 2022 Seniors Receive Almost $5 Million In Scholarship Offers And Military Awards
May27

SSHS 2022 Seniors Receive Almost $5 Million In Scholarship Offers And Military Awards

Sulphur Springs High School 2022 Seniors received almost $5 million in scholarship offers and military awards during the annual Senior Awards Ceremony. Scholarship offers totaled $2,939,460 and military awards accounted for the rest of the $4,919,460 announced during the senior awards assembly. The SSHS Senior Class of 2022 honor graduates, valedictorian and salutatorian, UIL Scholars, National Merit Scholar, and senior state Academic...

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2021-22 UIL Academic Year In Review For SSISD Elementary, Middle & High School Teams
May26

2021-22 UIL Academic Year In Review For SSISD Elementary, Middle & High School Teams

Sulphur Springs ISD coordinators recently updated the school board on students’ strong showing at all three levels of academic UIL competition this year. SSISD UIL Elementary UIL SSISD Elementary Academic UIL Coordinator Sasha Posey reported a total of 120 students, 45 coaches and five campus coordinators traveled to Greggton UMC in Longview, where Pine Tree ISD hosted an elementary academic UIL competition for grades 2-5 on...

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75-Year-Old Man Jailed For Possessing Child Pornography
May26

75-Year-Old Man Jailed For Possessing Child Pornography

A 75-year-old man was jailed Wednesday for possessing child pornography, which was reportedly found during a search of his home, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports. James Frank Neel (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from someone who believed there to be child porn at the man’s address. An investigation was launched and evidence of child porn linked back to the North Davis...

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3 Residents, TREAD Official Speak Out Against Solar Projects During Commissioners Court
May25

3 Residents, TREAD Official Speak Out Against Solar Projects During Commissioners Court

Four people addressed Hopkins County Commissioners during the public forum portion of the regular court meeting this week regarding large solar complexes planned to go up in Hopkins County. Dike resident Michele Barnes addresses the Commissioners Court Two Dike residents who expressed disapproval of Commissioners’ decision to grant a tax incentive for Hopkins Energy, LLC, the solar facility planned in the Dike area and a third pointed...

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Results Of May 24 Party Primary Runoff Election Results
May25

Results Of May 24 Party Primary Runoff Election Results

Below are the results of the Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Democratic and Republican Party Primary Runoff Elections, which determine who will represent their party on ballots on Nov. 8, 2022. It should be noted that all results are unofficial until canvassed. Texas Lieutenant Governor In the Democratic Runoff for lieutenant governor, Mike Collier received 104 votes and Michelle Beckley 74 votes in Hopkins County. The total for the state was...

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Request For A New, Different Type Of Ambulance Considered by Hospital District Board
May25

Request For A New, Different Type Of Ambulance Considered by Hospital District Board

A new, different type of ambulance was considered by Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors Tuesday night. Typically, EMS submits for HCHD Board approval in the budget process a truck remount. Monday evening, the board was asked to consider purchasing a new truck at a higher rate but with many additional safety features and more in line with current industry standards, at the recommendation of the department’s...

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Summertime Fun For 4-H Youth
May25

Summertime Fun For 4-H Youth

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Fortunately, 4-H activities don’t stop with the end of the school year. There are several events during the months of June, July, and August for 4-H members and other youth. Pay close attention to dates and registration deadlines. We don’t want anyone to be left out because of a missed deadline! Multi-County 4-H Camp...

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Chamber Connection – May 25: Lots Of Activities Coming Up
May25

Chamber Connection – May 25: Lots Of Activities Coming Up

By Butch Burney Graphic artists are invited to submit a logo for the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse that will occur that afternoon. The deadline for submissions is May 31. Sulphur Springs is on the centerpoint of the Path of Totality, which means we will assuredly have thousands of visitors that weekend. What that means is that Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County needs to gear up for that event. People travel from literally all over...

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