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Gov. Abbott Slams Proposal to Give Federal Government More Control Over National Guard
May08

Gov. Abbott Slams Proposal to Give Federal Government More Control Over National Guard

May 7, 2024 – Gov. Greg Abbott is lambasting the Biden administration over a new proposal that would allow the United States Air Force to transfer Air National Guard units without gubernatorial approval. The proposal would allow the Air Force to transfer Air National Guard units without the approval of governors.In a letter to President Joe Biden, Abbott expressed his opposition to the U.S. Department of the Air Force’s...

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Genealogy Library to be Open May 11, 2024
May07

Genealogy Library to be Open May 11, 2024

The Hopkins County Genealogy Library would like to wish all the Mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day! They would also like to announce that they will be open Saturday, May 11, 2024. The library plans to be open from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm on May 11th. They would love for you to come in. Mothers Day 2024 Genealogy Library

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Public Comment Sought for Proposed Mountain Lion Regulations
May07

Public Comment Sought for Proposed Mountain Lion Regulations

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public comment until May 22 on proposals to prohibit canned hunting and implement trapping standards for mountain lions. Mountain lions are relatively uncommon, secretive animals and have the widest distribution of any wildcat from Canada to South America. In Texas, mountain lions are found throughout the Trans-Pecos, the brushlands of south Texas and the western Hill...

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Small Acreage Farming by Mario Villarino
May07

Small Acreage Farming by Mario Villarino

Small acreage farming, a cornerstone of modern agriculture, encompasses a diverse array of operations, ranging from backyard gardens to small family farms. Unlike large commercial farms, which cover expansive tracts of land, small acreage farms operate on parcels ranging from a few acres to tens of acres. Despite their smaller scale, these farms play a significant role in meeting the demand for locally grown food and promoting...

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School Bonds Pass in Hopkins County
May06

School Bonds Pass in Hopkins County

May 6, 2024 – Although the totals remain “unofficial” until approved by their respective boards, both Sulphur Bluff and Sulphur Springs saw their bonds pass with overwhelming success during last Saturday’s election. Both districts achieved exactly 72% “for” and 28% “against” as the final totals came in. Most of the votes for SSISD came in during early voting with 1,671 early votes cast...

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Hopkins County Records – April 2024
May05

Hopkins County Records – April 2024

Daily Instrument Register For 4/1/24 Thru 4/3/24 Ernesto S Romero to Julia Sage Tamsma; Tract in the Sunset St Survey Tony Gonzales to Edgar Gonzales and Dulce Vanessa Gutierrez; Tract in the AC W Gregg Survey Aaron Michael Gill, Jordan Elizabeth Gill, and Merline M Ross to Ovega Marketing Inc; Tract in the M A Bowlin Survey Bruce C Owen and Lory A Owen to Douglas Younts and Kimberly Younts; Tract in the AC H CurliM An Survey...

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Bone Meal in The Garden From Master Gardener David Wall
May05

Bone Meal in The Garden From Master Gardener David Wall

May 5, 2024 – We’ve discussed the advantages of using crushed/powdered egg shells in the garden particularly for tomato plants. It works great but does involve effort and time. Tomatoes need calcium to help prevent blossom end rot. What many fail to recognize is that the bigger the fruit, the more calcium they need as well as phosphorus and potassium. So, how do we get the calcium without the extra effort? Bone meal is a made...

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Pine Forest Disturbance Call Leads to Murder Charges
May03

Pine Forest Disturbance Call Leads to Murder Charges

May 3, 2024 – A disturbance call in Pine Forest at 1:06am early Friday morning brought Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies to a Pine Forest address on FM 269. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a decease white male identified as Jimmy Holmes, a 69-year-old white male. Witnesses on the scene identified Brandon Murray, a 49-year-old white male as the perpetrator. Murray was still on the scene of the homicide, and...

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Fire Ant Control Without Dangerous Chemicals From Master Gardener David Wall
May02

Fire Ant Control Without Dangerous Chemicals From Master Gardener David Wall

May 2, 2024 – My feeble mind says I wrote this article 10+ years ago, but I can’t find it anywhere! So, let’s talk about fire ant control. Fire ants are a great nuisance in our yards and gardens, and there are several ways to control them with numerous dangerous chemicals. There are, fortunately, two control methods that don’t involve such chemicals. The first is dried molasses – molasses in granular form. This natural...

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Hopkins County Spring Cleanup May 3rd & 4th
May02

Hopkins County Spring Cleanup May 3rd & 4th

May 2, 2024 – Hopkins County Spring Cleanup is May 3rd from 7 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. and on May 4th from 7A.M. until noon. Hopkins County residents may bring larger household items (not commercial) to their county precinct barn to dispose of them properly. All county precinct barns will be open for the clean up, all trash will be accepted, however no toxic or hazardous materials will be accepted. That means no shingles, no chemicals,...

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