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District & Campus Improvement Plans, Policy Update, Personnel Recommendations Considered During Sulphur Springs SSISD Board Meeting
Oct20

District & Campus Improvement Plans, Policy Update, Personnel Recommendations Considered During Sulphur Springs SSISD Board Meeting

Fine Arts Letter Jacket Policy, Head Start Policies Discussed As Well Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees worked their way through their regular October agenda this week rather quickly. Approved were campus and district improvement plans, several Head Start documents, a policy update, and 10 personnel recommendations. During public forum, a parent and grandmother asked the school board to review policy requirements for students to...

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Week 3: Hopkins County United Way At 40 Percent Of Goal
Oct20

Week 3: Hopkins County United Way At 40 Percent Of Goal

Hopkins County United Way marked the half-way point in the United Way campaign, after three full weeks of the campaign approximately 40 percent of the $150,000 campaign goal had been collected. Over the last week alone, HCUW campaign workers collected $27,786. When added to the 22 collected during the first two weeks of the campaign, that brings the total amount raised as of Oct. 19 to $60,554.15. That leaves three weeks to go in the...

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Teen Jailed For Terroristic Threat Made At North Hopkins ISD
Oct20

Teen Jailed For Terroristic Threat Made At North Hopkins ISD

A teen was jailed for a terroristic threat allegedly made at North Hopkins ISD on Tuesday, according to Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum. Troy Michael Stockton (HCSO jail photo) The North Hopkins ISD police chief contacted Sheriff Tatum at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2021, in reference to a threat that occurred at the school earlier in the day. Tatum said he immediately had an investigator contact school personnel to start a criminal...

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Chamber Connection: 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest To Be Held Saturday, Oct. 23
Oct20

Chamber Connection: 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest To Be Held Saturday, Oct. 23

By Butch Burney It’s stew time in Sulphur Springs! Saturday is the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, sponsored by Alliance Bank, Alliance Bank Financial Services and Galyean Insurance, at Buford Park. Get there on Friday to check out more than two dozen market vendors, who will be set up on the south side of the square, stay for the appetizer contest and get ready for Dubb and the Luv Machines in concert from...

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County Commissioners Approve Dump Truck, Tractor/Loader, Work Truck Purchases
Oct19

County Commissioners Approve Dump Truck, Tractor/Loader, Work Truck Purchases

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved dump truck, tractor/loader and work truck purchases as well as company from which to purchase, road, bridge and culvert materials; and to hire for asphalt paving. A new employee was introduced and a user license agreement was approved for the County Clerk’s Office. Truck and Equipment Purchases Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley got the go ahead to purchase two 2022 model Mac dump...

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2 Subdivision Variances, Partial Closure Of A County Road Granted By Commissioners Court
Oct19

2 Subdivision Variances, Partial Closure Of A County Road Granted By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court grant subdivision variances for two properties as well as a request to close a portion of County Road 3507, during their most recent regular court session. County Road 4743 Variance Larry Kerns Larry Kerns asked the court to consider approving a variance which would allow a County Road 4743 property owner a 20-inch variance from the subdivision rules. The property is 20-inches short of meeting the...

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The Access Physicians MultiSpecialty Clinic of Sulphur Springs Will Be Closing
Oct19

The Access Physicians MultiSpecialty Clinic of Sulphur Springs Will Be Closing

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Access Physicians MultiSpecialty Clinic – CLOSING Access Physicians Multispecialty Clinic of Sulphur Springs will be closing, and ending Neurology and Pulmonology services effective November...

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Pesticide CEU Session Offered Nov. 3 For Private Applicators
Oct19

Pesticide CEU Session Offered Nov. 3 For Private Applicators

By Dr. Mario Villarino, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Hopkins County Agent, Natural Resource/Agriculture Pesticide private applicator licenses and certificates are valid for five years, and the applicator must obtain 15 continuing education units (CEUs) during that time to renew, including two credits in laws and regulations and two credits in integrated pest management (IPM).  To provide CEU opportunities in Hopkins County, The...

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Grilling Like A Texan
Oct19

Grilling Like A Texan

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Texans love to grill. Hamburgers, rib-eyes, pork loin steaks, chicken breasts – these are only a sampling of what Texas are grilling this fall for football tailgates and other get-togethers. But are they grilling correctly? Proper techniques can lead to better grilling experiences. outdoor grill Dr. Davey Griffin,...

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Early Voting Slow In 2021 Constitutional Amendment, North Hopkins ISD Trustees and Cumby City Council Elections
Oct19

Early Voting Slow In 2021 Constitutional Amendment, North Hopkins ISD Trustees and Cumby City Council Elections

Early voting got off to a slow start Monday, with a total of 20 ballots cast during the first day of early voting in the Constitutional Amendment, North Hopkins ISD trustees and Cumby City Council Elections. Early Voting All early voting by personal appearance in Hopkins County will be conducted in the Justice of the Peace 2 Courtroom inside Hopkins County Courthouse Annex All early voting by personal appearance is being conducted...

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