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Candidate Profiles: Como-Pickton CISD Board Of Trustees
Apr18

Candidate Profiles: Como-Pickton CISD Board Of Trustees

Early voting by personal appearance begins Monday morning, for the May 1 school and municipal elections. Voters within Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District will be asked to vote for up to three of the five candidates vying for a full term seat on the school board; seats are at large, so they will go to the three candidates receiving the most votes in this election. Also on the ballot is on unopposed candidate for a...

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2 Jailed Friday On Probation Warrants
Apr17

2 Jailed Friday On Probation Warrants

Two people were jailed Friday on Hopkins County probation warrants, according to arrest and jail reports. Heather Branch Carey (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a 32-year-old woman was arrested April 8, 2021, and was being held in Angelina County jail on a Hopkins County warrant. Deputy Amanda Weatherford took custody of Heather Branch Carey and transported her to Hopkins County Law Enforcement...

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34 Indictments Signed During April 2021 Grand Jury Session
Apr16

34 Indictments Signed During April 2021 Grand Jury Session

At least 34 indictments were signed during the April 2021 Grand Jury session, pushing those cases forward for prosecution, according to records released this week by the District Clerk’s Office. More than 25 individuals were named in the indictments, including four people accused of two or more offenses. Charges ranged from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle to fraudulent use...

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Weapon And THC Oil Found During Traffic Stop
Apr16

Weapon And THC Oil Found During Traffic Stop

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Aaron Chaney reported finding a weapon and THC oil in an orange Dodge Journey he stopped just after 1 a.m. Friday, April 16, on Jefferson Street for a defective license plate light. While talking to the driver, Chaney said the 21-year-old man advised him a firearm could be found in the back floorboard. He also admitted to having a vaporizer cartridge with THC inside the vehicle as well....

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Catch Trevor Dreher, World Champ Trick Roper, at UPRA Rodeo April 16, 17 in the Regional Civic Center!
Apr16

Catch Trevor Dreher, World Champ Trick Roper, at UPRA Rodeo April 16, 17 in the Regional Civic Center!

Trevor Dreher, World Champion Trick Roper, will perform an All-LED Light Show during Rodeo I literally ‘ran into’ Trevor Dreher on the square in downtown Sulphur Springs as he was doing pre-show promotion for this weekend’s UPRA Spring Rodeo. Trevor had arrived in town and was looking for people to perform his roping tricks for. I first took him to Lezley’s “Farewell Fiesta” inside the Chamber of...

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April 15 Tira News: Dodd Family Celebrates Newest Addition
Apr15

April 15 Tira News: Dodd Family Celebrates Newest Addition

By Jan Vaughn, Tira News correspondent William and Joyce Dodd had five generations of their family at their home on April 1. Joyce shared, “We met our new great-great-granddaughter, Brookelynn Rayne Foster for the first time. She is 4 months old. Her great-grandma, Tonja Lucas, was here also to meet her for the first time. Brookelynn was here with her grandparents, Maegan and Matt Childress, her mother and dad, Ray and Alyssa Foster,...

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Drug Take Back Day Planned April 24 In Sulphur Springs
Apr15

Drug Take Back Day Planned April 24 In Sulphur Springs

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and Posse will be hosing a Drug Take Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24, 2021 in the parking lot of Atwoods, 817 Gilmer St. Anyone can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications. The DEA and its partners will be collecting tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. However, liquids – including intravenous solutions, syringes and other...

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At Least Six People Booked Into Hopkins County Jail On Felony Warrants
Apr15

At Least Six People Booked Into Hopkins County Jail On Felony Warrants

At least six people were booked into Hopkins County jail on felony warrants over the couple of days, according to arrest and jail reports. Justin Alexander Carty (HCSO jail photo) Justin Alexander Carty was served at 11:15 a.m. April 13 by Sgt. Todd Evans and Communications officer Caitlyn Wilson with an indictment for burglary of a vehicle with two or more prior convictions. The 25-year-old Commerce man has been in custody since his...

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Has Open Spots April 28 For First Dose Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
Apr15

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Has Open Spots April 28 For First Dose Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has open spots April 28 for the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The first shot will be administered Wednesday, April 28 and the second on Wednesday, May 19, at the hospital. “We do ask that you are able to attend both dates, so that we are able to be good stewards of our supply. These dates are unable to be changed due to the short-stability of the vaccine once...

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Alabama Man Caught With A Drug Test Falsification Device
Apr15

Alabama Man Caught With A Drug Test Falsification Device

A 23-year-old Demopolis, Alabama man was caught with a drug test falsification device as well as marijuana Wednesday night, according to arrest reports. A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper reported stopping a white TTST Freightliner at 8 p.m. April 17, 2020, on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 137 for a defective head light. A probable cause search revealed a usable quantity of marijuana and a drug test falsification kit in...

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