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Planning & Zoning Commission Approves Final Subdivision Plat Request, 2 Three-Story Apartments Planned
Jan22

Planning & Zoning Commission Approves Final Subdivision Plat Request, 2 Three-Story Apartments Planned

The Sulphur Springs Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a request from BGE, Inc. of Fort Worth, to combine two lots in Z. Jewell Subdivision, located northwest of the League and Bell Street intersection into one plat 5.488 acres plat for pair of three-story apartments. The Zoning Board of Adjustments also gave approval this week to Sergio Mendez’s request for a variance to setback requirements to construct a...

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Hopkins County Records – Jan. 22, 2021
Jan22

Hopkins County Records – Jan. 22, 2021

Hopkins County records for the week ending Jan. 22, 2021 included: Land Deed Transactions Kelly Jack Broyles and Lynda Gale Broyles to Maricela B. Gutierrez and Juan Uribe; tract in the Wm Moore SurveyDeborah Ann Dicus and Owen Ellis Dicus Jr. to Hailee Marie Brown and James Wendell Brown; tract in the James R. McKee surveyDoug Ferguson to Wrenly Group LLC; tract in the Romack AdditionJohnny Carter and Kathy Carter to Charlotte E....

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Five Jailed In Two Days On Warrants For Violating Probation
Jan22

Five Jailed In Two Days On Warrants For Violating Probation

At least five people were jailed in the last two days in Hopkins County on warrants for violating probation, according to police and sheriff’s reports. Jacob Lee Ferrell (HCSO jail photo) Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cameron Robinson reported an investigatory stop was conducted by officers Jan. 21 on Jarbo Street at South Locust Street on a red Ford F-150 pickup a wanted man was known to drive. Upon contact, 39-year-old Jacob...

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Hopkins County Inmate Accused Of Assaulting Three Jailers
Jan22

Hopkins County Inmate Accused Of Assaulting Three Jailers

A Hopkins County inmate is accused of assaulting three jailers Thursday afternoon, according to arrest reports. Lamont Lankeen Mitchell (HCSO jail photo) Around 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, a Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified an inmate was actively assaulting jailers. Deputy Bobby Osornio responded to assist. Upon arrival, Osornio reported seeing Lamont Lankeen Mitchell actively resisting and fighting with...

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Membership Drive Now Open by HC Genealogical Society
Jan22

Membership Drive Now Open by HC Genealogical Society

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society is opening membership for 2021 with a special offer. The regular annual membership fee is $20 per individual, and right now every member of your household can become a member for just a $25 flat fee. Generous resources through the HCGS Research Library and website, the Hopkins County Heritage Quarterly publication of current research topics, plus informative Zoom meetings are just a few reasons...

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Como-Pickton FFA Sweeps Glenrose ‘No Name Ag Mech Show’ on January 19, 2021
Jan22

Como-Pickton FFA Sweeps Glenrose ‘No Name Ag Mech Show’ on January 19, 2021

Como-Pickton FFA Chapter members came away with wins in several categories when they traveled to Glen Rose for the annual No Name Ag Mechanics Show. They started and ended the day with wins, and all projects exhibited came away with blue ribbons! A great start to the day when 3 of our 8 projects have been judged and 3 Blue ribbons received. Utility Trailer – Blue Ribbon: Mario Lara, Caden Pere,z Klain Thomas, Cameron Ray Entry...

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Jan. 21 COVID-19 Update: 2 Fatalities, 9 New Cases, 50 Recoveries
Jan21

Jan. 21 COVID-19 Update: 2 Fatalities, 9 New Cases, 50 Recoveries

While Texas Department of State Health Services Jan. 21 COVID-19 dashboards show two additional Hopkins County COVID-19 fatalities and nine new COVID-19 cases, the state also reported 50 Hopkins County corona virus recoveries and a significant decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations across the region. Jan. 21 COVID-19 Case Counts DSHS’s Texas Case Counts dashboard shows a total of 1,314 Hopkins County residents have received...

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McGinnis Sentenced On Intoxication Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault Charges
Jan21

McGinnis Sentenced On Intoxication Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault Charges

A 38-year-old Hopkins County man has been sentenced on the intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges stemming from a vehicle crash which resulted in the death of one child and hospitalization of another child on Dec. 23, 2019, according to court reports. Brant Lee McGinnis (HCSO 2019 jail photo) Brant Lee McGinnis reportedly entered an open plea in court to both charges. On Jan. 20,...

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Tira News: Grace Vaughn’s 100th Birthday Celebrated With Cake, Lunch, More Than 80 Cards, Vehicle Parade
Jan21

Tira News: Grace Vaughn’s 100th Birthday Celebrated With Cake, Lunch, More Than 80 Cards, Vehicle Parade

By Jan Vaughn, Tira News Correspondent We want to express our sympathy to the family of Mary Beth (Robinson) Moore. A graveside funeral service will be held, under the direction of Delta Funeral Home, at the Tira Cemetery on Friday, January 22, at 2 p.m. Please remember the family in your prayers. Grace Vaughn, sporting her “100 Never Looked So Good” shirt, from her granddaughter Crystal and with cake, on her 100th...

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Crime In Sulphur Springs Rose In 5 Of 7 Major Offense Categories In 2020
Jan21

Crime In Sulphur Springs Rose In 5 Of 7 Major Offense Categories In 2020

City Burglaries At 22-Year Record Low Crime in Sulphur Springs in the seven major offense categories was higher in 2020 than in 2019, which was a year of record lows. The 188 offense reports, made by Sulphur Springs Police Department last year, places 2020 as the fourth lowest in 22 years. Only 171 offenses were reported in 2017, 168 offenses in 2018 and 162 offenses in 2019. The total number of crimes recorded by SSPD in 2020 was...

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