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Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms
Feb26

Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

In response to concerns expressed regarding the impact the extremely cold winter weather and storms experienced in Texas the week of Feb. 14, Atmos Energy issued the following news release this week: Atmos Energy understands customer concerns that the recent extreme weather may affect their natural gas bills, so we want to assure customers that bills in the near-term will not include any of the unusually high gas prices from the...

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NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Broiler Show Results
Feb26

NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Broiler Show Results

Northeast Texas Livestock Association’s annual Hopkins County Junior Livestock Show resumed Friday morning with the Broiler Show. The Swine, Heifer and Steer Shows continued into the evening Friday. Penelope Deterding exhibited the Grand Champion broilers at Friday’s show. Micah Flemens not only earned Senior Showmanship honors but also showed the Reserve Champion broiler Friday morning. The will be first and second during...

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NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Goat Show Results
Feb26

NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Goat Show Results

The Northeast Texas Livestock Association’s annual Hopkins County Junior Livestock Show started with an agriculture mechanics project show and contest on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. The NETLA junior market show then got into full swing Thursday with FFA and 4-H members from across Hopkins County showing their lamb and goat projects. The afternoon began with the lamb show and concluded with the goat show which featured eight classes,...

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NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Lamb Show Results
Feb26

NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Lamb Show Results

Northeast Texas Livestock Association’s annual Hopkins County Junior Livestock Show started with an agriculture mechanics project show and contest on Tuesday, then got into full swing Thursday with FFA and 4-H members from across Hopkins County showing their lamb and goat projects. The lamb show started the show, and featured five classes, three showmanship categories and concluded with the naming of grand and reserve champions....

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Paris Man Accused Of Tossing Pills, Marijuana Out Of SUV
Feb26

Paris Man Accused Of Tossing Pills, Marijuana Out Of SUV

A 26-year-old Paris man is accused of tossing pills and marijuana out when deputies attempted to stop him for speeding and failure to stay in his lane on State Highway 19 north Thursday night, according to arrest reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tanner Steward alleged that Devonta Qukashawn Brown did not immediately stop, but instead continued north on SH 19 north across the bridge into Delta County. Brown admitted...

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Residents, Businesses Can Help County Qualify Next Level Of FEMA Funding
Feb26

Residents, Businesses Can Help County Qualify Next Level Of FEMA Funding

Hopkins County residents and businesses can help Hopkins County qualify for the next level of FEMA funding for damages incurred during the winter weather event last week and in doing so potentially help themselves as well. The next category for FEMA Assistance is Category 1A, the category for individual assistance, and requires documentation of financial impact from the “winter weather event of 2021.” “If you have...

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Man Jailed In South Carolina On Hopkins County Warrant
Feb26

Man Jailed In South Carolina On Hopkins County Warrant

A 53-year-old was jailed in South Carolina on an outstanding Hopkins County warrant, according to arrest reports. No HCSO jail photo available for Matthew Roy Person Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was notified the Mount Pleasant, South Carolina resident was in custody in Charleston County, South Carolina. HCSO Deputy Amanda Weatherford traveled to South Carolina, took custody of Matthew Roy Person at 6:11 p.m. Feb. 24....

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Saltillo Basketball Cruises Past Midway to Advance to Quarterfinal Playoff
Feb26

Saltillo Basketball Cruises Past Midway to Advance to Quarterfinal Playoff

The Saltillo Lions Basketball team never faltered in the Area round of playoffs, cruising to a big win over Midway, 65-44 on Thursday, Feb. 25. The Lions led 15-6 over Midway, and continued their dominance into halftime, as they led the Panthers 32-23 going in to the second half. Saltillo out-scored Midway in every quarter except the second, as both teams scored 17. From there, though, it was all Lions, all the time, as Saltillo...

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Pickton Man Sentenced On 5 Indecency With A Child Cases
Feb26

Pickton Man Sentenced On 5 Indecency With A Child Cases

8 Others Also Sentenced in District Court This Week A 35-year-old Pickton man was sentenced on five indecency with a child cases during a hearing conducted in the 8th Judicial District Court. One man was sentenced on a fraud charge and another on a theft of firearm charge. Six others appeared in court for controlled substance offenses. Another man is scheduled for a future sentencing hearing on a theft charge. Noe Negrete Noe Negrete...

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Tira News: Winter Weather Was A Fun Time For Sledding, Building Snowmen, Bird-Watching
Feb26

Tira News: Winter Weather Was A Fun Time For Sledding, Building Snowmen, Bird-Watching

By Jan Vaughn What a change between last week and this! Tira was extra beautiful with a blanket of snow last week. Lots of fun was had with “sledding” on make-shift sleds, building snowmen, and throwing snowballs. For others of us, it was great bird-watching weather! Birds in the Vaughns’ driveway The quarterly Tira City Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021 at the Tira Community Center. We continue to...

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