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Feb. 23 COVID-19 Update: 100th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed For Hopkins County
Feb23

Feb. 23 COVID-19 Update: 100th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed For Hopkins County

Hopkins County reached a new milestone Tuesday, the 100th COVID-19 fatality confirmed on Feb. 23, a day in which only two new probable cases and one recovery were reported. That’s 100 Hopkins County residents whose cause of death during the 11 months of the pandemic has been listed as COVID-19 or novel coronavirus 2019, according to Texas Department of State Health Services Feb. 23 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard. While that...

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Carter BloodCare Drive Slated March 6 To Help Boost Local Blood Supply
Feb23

Carter BloodCare Drive Slated March 6 To Help Boost Local Blood Supply

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Business News By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Sulphur Springs, Texas, February 23, 2021 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. In honor of American Heart Month – the month of February – we encourage you...

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Feb. 13 to Feb. 22 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality,  67 New Cases, 80 Recoveries
Feb22

Feb. 13 to Feb. 22 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 67 New Cases, 80 Recoveries

While most area residents were busy dealing with the extreme frigid weather since Valentine’s weekend, 67 Hopkins County residents also battled COVID-19 and 80 others were reported to have recovered from the novel coronavirus 2019 from Feb. 13-22, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services Feb. 22 COVID-19 updates. A total of 1,823 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Hopkins County...

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CTE Month Feature 3: SSHS Exercise Science And Wellness, And Health Science Programs
Feb21

CTE Month Feature 3: SSHS Exercise Science And Wellness, And Health Science Programs

February is Career and Technical Education Month, a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. To help Sulphur Springs High School celebrate CTE Month, KSST’s high school interns have compiled short videos featuring a few of the CTE programs offered at SSHS. One will be featured each week...

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2 Hopkins County Providers Scheduled To Receive First-Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines
Feb20

2 Hopkins County Providers Scheduled To Receive First-Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines

After 2 weeks with no first-dose allocations at all designated to Hopkins County, two Sulphur Springs providers are among to 563 providers in 230 counties across Texas the federal government allocated to receive a portion of the 591,920 first-doses of COVID-19 vaccines scheduled to be shipped during the week of Feb. 22. Texas Department of State Health Services has allocated the Centers for Disease Control to ship 100 first-doses of...

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Friday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes, Postponements
Feb18

Friday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes, Postponements

With several inches of snow already covering the ground, another wintry storm on Wednesday night brought more snow and ice making travel difficult and dangerous until temperatures rise to allow thaw. Schools and organizations have reported weather-related closures and schedule changes as a safety precaution. Those weather-related schedule changes reported to KSST include: Schools Sulphur Springs ISD will remain closed and remote...

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Cumby ISD Nurse, Employees Receive Stipend For Extra Duties During COVID-19 Pandemic
Feb13

Cumby ISD Nurse, Employees Receive Stipend For Extra Duties During COVID-19 Pandemic

Cumby ISD nurse and school employees will be receiving a stipend for their extra duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. District trustees approved the extra pay and administrative contracts, recognized the school nurse for going above and beyond the normal call of duty this year, discussed Lone Star Guidance Quarterly Tracker actuals for February and April target gals, and heard updates regarding graduation, prom and an internet safety...

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Delays, Cancellations, Closings Schedule Changes Feb. 11-12 Due To Weather
Feb11

Delays, Cancellations, Closings Schedule Changes Feb. 11-12 Due To Weather

With the weather still frigid and conditions in places still slick with ice schools and organizations have begun reporting delayed starts, cancellations and closings. At present, Yantis ISD is planning to hold school Friday with a normal start time, but will be out early checking road conditions as a precaution. Officials have asked those who are able to remain home until conditions improve. Below are organizations and schools that...

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Feb. 10 COVID-19 Update: 16 Additional Cases, 21 Recoveries
Feb10

Feb. 10 COVID-19 Update: 16 Additional Cases, 21 Recoveries

Texas Department of State Health Services’ Feb. 10 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard showed 16 additional COVID-19 cases and 21 additional recoveries for Hopkins County. The Vaccine Data dashboard also showed the county has had 356 fewer cases than were reported on Tuesday. While DSHS added four confirmed COVID-19 cases to the overall case count, one of the cases was reported to be an older case just reported to DSHS by a lab. So...

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SSISD To Offer Telemedicine Services For Students
Feb10

SSISD To Offer Telemedicine Services For Students

Sulphur Springs Independent School District will soon be offering telemedicine services for students. District trustees this week gave approval to the proposal to utilize Hazel Health telemedicine services at no cost to the district and, at least initially, no out-of- pocket cost to students. SSISD logo SSISD Assistant Superintendent Kristin Monk explained that Hazel Health is currently working with funding sources to cover copays and...

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