Annual Photography Contest  For All Ages During August
Aug05

Annual Photography Contest For All Ages During August

The 5th Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Photography Contest is going on during August 2020! Here’s a brief recap of the rules. Anyone of any age can enter (the contest includes a children’s category) The contest is open from August 1 through August 31, 2020. Photos must be newer than January 1, 2018 and must have been taken in Hopkins County. There are seven categories you may enter: Natural World, Travel, People, The...

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It’s Time For The 5th Annual Chamber Of Commerce Photography Contest
Aug05

It’s Time For The 5th Annual Chamber Of Commerce Photography Contest

BY LEZLEY BROWN, CEO/President, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce I know that you are all wondering about the 2020 Stew Contest, and whether or not it will be cancelled.  The answer is … we don’t know yet, but the Chamber is doing everything in our power to plan this year’s stew in a way that will keep everyone safe. Cooks’ letters have been mailed out this week. Once we know how many cooks will be cooking in the contest, we will...

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CHRISTUS Welcomes A New Orthopedic Surgeon
Aug05

CHRISTUS Welcomes A New Orthopedic Surgeon

By Holly Ragan, MS, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Sulphur Springs, Texas, August 4, 2020 — CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. Anticipating the arrival of Chris Meltsakos, MD, Orthopedic Surgery | Sports Medicine Dr. Christopher Meltsakos CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-...

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Aug. 4 Update: 13 New COVID-19 Cases, 50 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County
Aug04

Aug. 4 Update: 13 New COVID-19 Cases, 50 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County continued to spike this week. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom announced 13 new positive COVID-19 cases for Hopkins County at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. That follows a day in which 12 new cases and 30 recoveries were reported. That’s 26 new cases and 30 recoveries reported so far this month. That brings the overall cumulative total to 178 COVID-19 cases since mid March. Of...

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Cocaine, Methamphetamine Allegedly Found During Interstate 30 Traffic Stop
Aug04

Cocaine, Methamphetamine Allegedly Found During Interstate 30 Traffic Stop

Suspected cocaine and methamphetamine were allegedly found during an Interstate 30 traffic stop early Tuesday morning, Aug. 4, resulting in a Dallas man’s arrest on controlled substance charges. No HCSO jail photo available for Ronald Kristopher Gulley Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Patterson reported stopping a Hummer H3 for traveling in the left lane of Interstate 30 east without passing other vehicles around...

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Arlington Murder Suspect In Hopkins County Jail
Aug04

Arlington Murder Suspect In Hopkins County Jail

A 22-year-old Arlington murder suspect was held in Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning, Aug. 4, according to arrest reports. Keshawn Sims (HCSO jail photo) Keshawn Sims reportedly turned himself in Monday, Aug. 3, on the Arlington murder and aggravated assault warrants, issued in connection with the July 27 death of a 17-year-old in Arlington, according to police and sheriff’s reports. Arlington Police Department, in partnership...

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Those Silky Strands On Trees & Shrubs Aren’t Decorations
Aug04

Those Silky Strands On Trees & Shrubs Aren’t Decorations

Tips For Controlling Bagworm Infestations By Mario Villarino, DVM, Ph.D. Hopkins County Extension Agent for Ag and NR The small, silk weaving that resembles a Christmas tree ornament on your favorite tree or shrub is not decoration. These bags protect the caterpillars, or larvae, pupae, female adults and eggs of bagworms (Order Lepidoptera Family Psychidae). According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, although bagworms are not...

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Hopkins County Football Notes For Monday
Aug03

Hopkins County Football Notes For Monday

Football practice gets underway Monday, Aug. 3, for all the teams below Class 5A and 6A. In Hopkins County, that mean’s Cumby and Como-Pickton. Cumby Trojans The Cumby Trojans are coached by Sulphur Springs’ native Charles Boles, who is in his first year as Trojans’ head coach. Cumby’s two-a-day practices are scheduled this week Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Trojans are coming off of an...

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12 New Positive Cases, 30 Additional Recoveries Reported Aug. 3 For Hopkins County
Aug03

12 New Positive Cases, 30 Additional Recoveries Reported Aug. 3 For Hopkins County

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom on Monday announced 12 new positive COVID-19 cases and 30 additional patient recoveries were reported for Hopkins County at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. In only one other day have more cases been reported for Hopkins County, 15 on July 16. Four patients were also reported to be in the COVID-19 unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs on Aug. 3, three fewer than on Sunday. Two patients had...

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3 Arrested For Violating Probation, Parole
Aug03

3 Arrested For Violating Probation, Parole

Two people were arrested July 31, 2020 for violating probation, including a man accused of having a bag of suspected methamphetamine concealed on his body. A man was also jailed August 1 on a parole warrant. Concealed Controlled Substance Douglas Paul Merrell (HCSO jail photo) Douglas Paul Merrell was taken into custody at 11:47 a.m. July 31 on a warrant for violation of probation on a misdemeanor deadly conduct charge. The...

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