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Cumby Junior High OAP Finishes Second, 6 Students Earn Recognition At District Contest
Dec02

Cumby Junior High OAP Finishes Second, 6 Students Earn Recognition At District Contest

The Cumby Junior High OAP cast and crew came home from the UIL District 15-AA Junior High One-Act Play competition held Thursday, Dec. 2 in Van ISD, with 7 awards. Cumby Junior High OAP students receiving All Star Cast, Honorable Mention and Outstanding Technician recognition The Cumby Junior High OAP students did an “amazing job” during their 1:30 p.m. performance, and received a 2nd Place plaque for their efforts. Six...

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HCSO Seeks Information Regarding Vehicle Burglaries
Dec02

HCSO Seeks Information Regarding Vehicle Burglaries

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding a string of vehicle burglaries overnight Wednesday to report it to Lake Country Crime Stoppers. Several vehicle break-ins were committed Wednesday night December 1, through the early morning hours of Thursday, December 2, 2021, south of Sulphur Springs and in the city of Sulphur Springs. Tips to Crime Stoppers are handled in such a way the caller’s...

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Man Allegedly Threatened Stepson With Gun During County Road 2326 Disturbance
Dec02

Man Allegedly Threatened Stepson With Gun During County Road 2326 Disturbance

A firearm was reportedly displayed during a County Road 2326 disturbance involving a man and stepson Wednesday night, according to arrest reports. Carroll Wayne Clark (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Communications operators dispatched Deputy Isaac Foley and Sgt. Tanner Steward to a rural Sulphur Springs address, where a disturbance was reported around 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 2021. Upon arrival at the County Road 2326...

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Tis The Season … Be Sure To Lock Vehicles To Guard Against Burglary
Dec02

Tis The Season … Be Sure To Lock Vehicles To Guard Against Burglary

Tis the season, for love, peace and good will. Unfortunately, it’s also a season in which some “shop” others’ unlocked vehicles for personal gain – taking Christmas presents and valuable items left in other’s vehicles. Thus, Sulphur Springs Police Department Chief Jason Ricketson reminds everyone to secure their belongings and lock their vehicle doors when exiting them. “Don’t be an easy...

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2 Women Caught Tuesday With Methamphetamine
Dec01

2 Women Caught Tuesday With Methamphetamine

Two women were caught Tuesday with methamphetamine at local businesses, officers allege in arrest reports. East Shannon Road Arrest While in the 1500 block of East Shannon Road, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Justin Wilkerson and Zack Steward saw a person slumped over the steering wheel on a white Dodge pickup parked at a gas pump at 12:47 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021. The deputies approached the truck, Wilkerson on the...

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Chili Cooks Needed Dec. 10 For A Cook-Off
Dec01

Chili Cooks Needed Dec. 10 For A Cook-Off

Chili cooks are needed Dec. 10 for a Chili Cook-Off at the Senior Citizens Center. Chili Cook-Off trophy The contest is open to anyone who wishes to dust off their apron and whip up a crock pot full of their best chili recipe to be judged and shared with senior citizens. At the beginning of the week, Senior Citizens Center Director Karon Weatherman sent out a request for additional cooks. At that point, only 5 had signed up to...

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Troutt Sentenced On Injury To A Child Charge
Dec01

Troutt Sentenced On Injury To A Child Charge

Rollerson To Continue On Probation, With Additional Conditions Edward Faris Troutt Jr., a man accused of abusing a child and keeping her restrained in a closet, received a prison sentence Tuesday on an injury to a child charge, while Zavier Rollerson will remain on probation on an aggravated robbery charge, the judge ruled Monday in the 8th Judicial District Court. Injury To A Child Sentencing Edward Faris Troutt Jr. (HCSO jail photo)...

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Volleyball Awards For District 18-2A Released
Dec01

Volleyball Awards For District 18-2A Released

Earlier this week, Danna Lewis, head volleyball coach and school counselor at North Hopkins HS released the District 18-2A volleyball honors. Bailee Miller of Boles was named the district’s MVP. Another Lady Hornet, Madelynn Gosnell was selected as the District’s MVP setter. Offensive Player of the Year was awarded to Miller Grove’s Lainy Burrnett and Defensive Player of the Year went to Cumby’s Ashlyn Husdon....

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Texas HHS Seeks Entries For Mental Health Creative Arts Contest
Dec01

Texas HHS Seeks Entries For Mental Health Creative Arts Contest

NEWS RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2021 AUSTIN – To raise awareness of mental health issues, the annual Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest is announcing its call for submissions from Dec. 1, 2021 until March 15, 2022. The annual contest is hosted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission along with the Texas System of Care and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin....

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SSPD Phone And 911 Systems Restored
Dec01

SSPD Phone And 911 Systems Restored

Sulphur Springs Police Department’s phone and 911 systems had been fully restored at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the police chief and communications supervisor. The police department’s communications systems were among many across the region impacted for several hours Tuesday. A large portion of the area was without 911 service, and some without any phone and internet service most of Tuesday afternoon. Sulphur Springs...

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