County To Purchase 10 Acres Of Property in Precinct 3
Nov15

County To Purchase 10 Acres Of Property in Precinct 3

Election Results Canvassed, Victims Services Agreement Approved Hopkins County Commissioners Court, during a special called meeting Friday morning, gave approval for Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley to begin the process to purchase 10 acres of land. Commissioners also canvassed the election results and approved an agreement to provide victim services. Property Proposal Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley proposed purchasing 10...

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Nationally Recognized With ‘A’ For Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Nov15

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Nationally Recognized With ‘A’ For Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Friday was awarded an ‘A’ in Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs’ achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and...

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Winnsboro Woman Arrested On Hopkins County Warrant
Nov15

Winnsboro Woman Arrested On Hopkins County Warrant

Heather Rochelle Drew A 31-year-old Winnsboro woman was arrested in her hometown on a felony Hopkins County warrant. Deputy Dan Turrentine took Heather Rochelle Drew into custody in Winnsboro at 3:05 p.m. Nov. 14 and transported her to Hopkins County jail, where she was held on a warrant for manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, according to arrest reports. Drew...

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Miller Grove Volleyball Team Earns Another Trip to Regional Tournament
Nov14

Miller Grove Volleyball Team Earns Another Trip to Regional Tournament

Miller Grove Volleyball 2019 2020 team The Miller Grove Volleyball Team is headed to the Regional Tournament for the third year in a row. The Lady Hornets earned the trip with 3-0 win over Sulphur Bluff in a Regional Quarterfinal match in the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School Tuesday night (November 12). The score was 25-13, 25-19 and 25-14. Miller Grove went through district play with a perfect 14-0 record and improved their...

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Commissioners Court To Canvass Nov. 5 Votes At Special Friday Meeting
Nov14

Commissioners Court To Canvass Nov. 5 Votes At Special Friday Meeting

Miller Grove VFD Recognized, Houston-Rosemont Street Building Bid Selected At Previous Court Session Hopkins County Commissioners Court and Fire Chief Andy Endsley present a framed proclamation recognizing Miller Grove VFD to Ray Sparks, MGVFD captain/treasurer. Hopkins County Commissioners Court have scheduled a special session Friday morning primarily to canvass the votes from the Nov. 5, Constitutional Amendment Election. The...

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Cattle Losses Because of Blood Borne Disease by Mario Villarino
Nov14

Cattle Losses Because of Blood Borne Disease by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Recently I have visited several cattle producers with cases of anaplasmosis in their herd. Anaplasmosis is an infectious disease of cattle that causes destruction of red blood cells. The disease is caused by a minute parasite, Anaplasma...

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Fund Established To Help Alberts Family
Nov14

Fund Established To Help Alberts Family

Fundraisers have been announced to help Patti Alberts. A GoFundMe account has been set up to benefit the Alberts family of Sulphur Bluff. The Alberts family suffered a devastating loss. Not only was the family home destroyed by fire on Tuesday, Nov. 12, but Rick Alberts perished in the blaze as well, according to local officials. According to a press release issued Wednesday evening by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, “The...

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Chamber Connection – Nov. 14, 2019
Nov14

Chamber Connection – Nov. 14, 2019

By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce I’m excited to let you know that we have begun work on the 2020 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory. We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls, and even hometown heroes who are interested in learning more about our local businesses. They include historical information as well all things to the see and do in...

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SSISD Receives Superior Financial Rating
Nov13

SSISD Receives Superior Financial Rating

Proposal Selected For 8 HVAC Replacement Units Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees heard a number of reports from school personnel and students and were asked to consider a few items, including bids for half a dozen HVAC systems. SSISD Business Manager Sherry McGraw at the Nov. 11 meeting cnoducted a public meeting regarding the district’s 2019 Financial Accountability Rating. McGraw explained that the...

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Tira News For The Week Of Nov. 12, 2019
Nov13

Tira News For The Week Of Nov. 12, 2019

Yvonne Weir and Joyce Dodd, Tira City Council members, pictured with the Cross Spur Cowboy Church Youth Group. By Jan Vaughn The Cross Spur Cowboy Church youth group collected canned goods for the Tira Food Pantry. Sherry Smiddy reported that Ruth Ann Crowson donated canned goods, also. Joyce Dodd shared, “We got a food donation from our angels and a money donation from Martha Payton and her brother Von Honzel.” She adds, “I, also,...

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