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SBDC Offering April 9 Webinar On Disaster Injury Loans, Payroll Protection
Apr09

SBDC Offering April 9 Webinar On Disaster Injury Loans, Payroll Protection

A Question & Answer webinar will be held Thursday, April 9, at 4 p.m. by the North Texas Small Business Development Center. Small business owners can log into the webinar to listen to overviews of the Small Business Administration Disaster Injury Loans and the Payroll Protection Program offered through local financial institutions for COVID-19 relief. Payroll Protection, Disaster Injury Loans The SBA Disaster Injury Loan has the...

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Two Arrested Following Disturbance Complaints
Apr09

Two Arrested Following Disturbance Complaints

Two people were arrested following disturbance complaints at Sulphur Springs residences Wednesday, according to police and sheriff’s reports. Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle The first disturbance was reported at a Wildcat Way apartment complex just before 8 a.m. April 8. Upon arrival, Sulphur Springs Police officers contacted the parties alleged to have been involved in the disturbance, according to arrest...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 7, 2020
Apr08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 7, 2020

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to Sulphur Springs City Council during the April 7, 2020 meeting conducted via Zoom and online: COVID-19 RESPONSE All City offices are closed to the public except by appointment. Much of City staff are alternating workdays. Police and Fire have instituted new procedures for dealing with persons suspected of COVID-19. Police and Fire have their temperature taken...

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Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze
Apr08

Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze

Donations Accepted Thursday At Community Chest For Residents A Tira residence was destroyed by a blaze Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Emergency dispatchers were first contacted at 3:35 p.m. April 7; the caller reported the FM 1536 home was reported to be fully engulfed flames. Hopkins County, Tira, North Hopkins, Dike and Sulphur Bluff firefighters were dispatched. Hopkins County EMS and Hopkins...

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Bob Evans Foods Offering Free Food For Families On Good Friday
Apr08

Bob Evans Foods Offering Free Food For Families On Good Friday

Bob Evans Foods is will be offering free food for families on Good Friday. The company will be bringing two 18-wheeler trucks loaded with egg and potato products to be given away in bundles to the first 2,400 families who arrive, completely free of charge, on April 10. Families will be able to get a bundle of groceries April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Civic Center Arena. This is a drive-through process; people are not to leave...

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COVID-19 Update: CHRISTUS Officials Report Hospital, Clinic Are Open and Safe
Apr08

COVID-19 Update: CHRISTUS Officials Report Hospital, Clinic Are Open and Safe

Hospital Officials: COVID-19 Test Results Are Coming Back Quicker During a meeting with Hopkins County Emergency Management Team Wednesday, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs officials gave an COVID-19 update which included information on hospital preparedness, COVID-19 testing and wait times, and reporting. Hospital Preparedness CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Sulphur Springs “It is a safe place to come and get...

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Step Pay Increase Approved For Sulphur Springs Police Department Officers
Apr08

Step Pay Increase Approved For Sulphur Springs Police Department Officers

Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night approved a step pay raise for police officers. All certified officers will be getting a $4,000 increase per step of the officer step plan, which is equivalent to a 7 percent increase on average. New Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson reported the department lost six officers in the last three years, and currently has two officers who...

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Chamber Connection- April 9
Apr08

Chamber Connection- April 9

By Lezley Brown, CEO/President, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Here are a few things I wanted to share with you today… I’m seeing some of the most beautiful and heartwarming things happening in our community. We have such good people doing such good things. Keep it up, my friends… I think we are in for a long haul. But don’t think about the long haul, just think about today. How can I make today awesome for someone? My youngest...

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Hicks: Navigating Tough Financial Times During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr08

Hicks: Navigating Tough Financial Times During The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Johanna Hicks Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, P.O. Box 518, 1200-B West Houston, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443; [email protected] In addition to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and families are also having to deal with unexpected financial concerns.  For many people, the situation has been just as...

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What To Know Before Taking On A Backyard Poultry Flock
Apr07

What To Know Before Taking On A Backyard Poultry Flock

By Dr. Mario Villarino Mario Villarino DVM, Ph.D. Hopkins County Extension Agent for Ag and NR 1200B Houston Street Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 903-885-3443 Backyard chicken flocks for meat or egg production are a growing trend among rural, suburban and even urban dwellers, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Craig Coufal, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension poultry specialist and associate professor in the College of...

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