SSHS Back To School Device Prep Slated Aug. 24-28
Aug07

SSHS Back To School Device Prep Slated Aug. 24-28

Sulphur Springs High School students should plan to visit the campus on their designated day Aug. 24-28 to have their device updated. SSHS device prep applies to all students, both those opting for the virtual academy and those attending face-to-face classes on campus. All virtual academy students are asked to report to the school to return their devices to school sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. either Aug. 24 or Aug. 25. Students...

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6 New COVID-19 Cases, 61 Active Cases Reported In Hopkins County Aug. 7
Aug07

6 New COVID-19 Cases, 61 Active Cases Reported In Hopkins County Aug. 7

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, reported 6 new positive COVID-19 cases for Hopkins County. That’s the sixth consecutive day in which new cases have been reported and the third day in a row in which 6 new cases were reported for Hopkins County. No recoveries have been reported in two days. positive COVID-19 result That’s 44 new cases and 37 recoveries reported so far this week. That brings the overall...

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Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Choking Female Household Member
Aug07

Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Choking Female Household Member

Woman Allegedly Threatened 63-Year-Old Man A 43-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused of choking a female household member. A 40-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was accused August 6, 2020 of making a terroristic threat. Jackson Street Assault Sulphur Springs Police Officer Tyler Francis responded at 1:42 p.m. August 6, 2020 to a disturbance in the 1000 block of North Jackson Street. Cris Glenn Brown (HCSO jail photo) Upon...

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Holiday Drive Closing At Creek Crossing Due to Erosion
Aug07

Holiday Drive Closing At Creek Crossing Due to Erosion

The City of Sulphur Springs is closing Holiday Drive behind Lowe’s at the creek crossing, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. “We have discovered significant erosion underneath the road. it may be 30 days before the road is repaired. It should not cause much inconvenience for the few residents on Holiday Drive, since they will still have access,” Maxwell reported on Friday, August 7, 2020. A...

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2 Jailed On Child Sex Charges
Aug07

2 Jailed On Child Sex Charges

Two Sulphur Springs men were jailed on child sex charges, according to Aug. 4-6 arrest reports Indecency Charge Jordan Matthew Williams (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Investigators Wade Sheets and Michael Russell at 10 p.m. Aug. 6 contacted Jordan Matthew Williams at a Sulphur Springs residence and served him with a warrant for an indecency with a child by exposure charge, according to arrest reports. The...

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*Updated* Limited Visitation Allowed At Nursing Facilities And Long-Term Care Facilities
Aug06

*Updated* Limited Visitation Allowed At Nursing Facilities And Long-Term Care Facilities

Local facilities have not been given the go-ahead yet to proceed with visitations even though the state released the press release below allowing visitations. The regional liasons and their staff will still need to provide the visitation criteria and testing criteria for our local facilities before visitations will be allowed. Although family members will still have to wait, the first step has been taken toward resuming visitations....

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Aug. 6 COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 55 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County
Aug06

Aug. 6 COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 55 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County

For the fifth consecutive day, Hopkins County Emergency Management officials reports new COVID-19 cases. Thursday, Aug. 6 marked the second day in a row in which 6 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported for Hopkins County. That’s 38 new cases and 37 recoveries reported so far this week, including 1 new case on Sunday, 12 on Monday, 13 Tuesday, and 6 each on Wednesday and Thursday, Hopkins County Emergency Management officials...

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Hopkins County Testing Update: 1,799 Tested – 1,583 Negative, 185 Positive, 32 Pending
Aug06

Hopkins County Testing Update: 1,799 Tested – 1,583 Negative, 185 Positive, 32 Pending

Nearly 1,800 COVID-19 tests have been conducted on Hopkins County residents over the last 144 days, with 184 test results coming back positive and 1,583 negative for novel coronavirus 2019, according to Aug. 6 testing update provided by Hopkins County Hospital District COO/Hopkins County EMS Director Brent Smith. Hopkins County COVID-19 screenings and positive cases Overall, that’s 49 additional Hopkins County residents testing...

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Membership News of Hopkins County Genealogical Society
Aug06

Membership News of Hopkins County Genealogical Society

Dear Members, The Texas State Genealogical Society has a virtual conference this coming Friday and Saturday, August 7-8,  with outstanding speakers. And if you cannot attend those dates, access to the recordings & handouts will be available until November 15, 2020 to watch on any device at any time or place. There are 8 speakers (one of these is Ari Wilkins who is an HCGS favorite & spoke to our society last year) with 8 great...

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Carter BloodCare Blood Drives Scheduled In Sulphur Springs
Aug06

Carter BloodCare Blood Drives Scheduled In Sulphur Springs

Two blood drives have been announced this week for Carter BloodCare, and at least three additional blood drives are scheduled later this month in Hopkins County to help bolster supplies during “the most prolonged period of a critical shortage in recent history.” Summer, according to CBC, is typically a challenging time for blood supplies. Social distancing, canceled company and school blood drives, and other rapidly...

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