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Superintendent: Saltillo ISD Will Be Closed Through April 30, Per Governor’s Decree Due to COVID-19
Mar31

Superintendent: Saltillo ISD Will Be Closed Through April 30, Per Governor’s Decree Due to COVID-19

Superintendent David Stickels announced Tuesday afternoon that Saltillo ISD will be closed through April 30, per Governor due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in Texas. School meals will continue to be offered and work will continue online or by paper packets. Below is Stickels official announcement: In accordance with The Governors executive order concerning COVID-19, Saltillo ISD will be closed through April 30th. Saltillo ISD...

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PJC Opens Remote Registration For Summer Classes
Mar31

PJC Opens Remote Registration For Summer Classes

By PJC-Sulphur Springs Center, Public Information Services Registration is now open at Paris Junior College for the May mini-term and other summer semesters. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the college continues to operate in a remote environment but those wishing to register may contact the college by email or phone. PJC is also offering a scholarship covering tuition for one Summer I or Summer II class to all graduatinghigh school...

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WiFi, Other Options Available For SSISD Students Who Do Not Have Internet
Mar30

WiFi, Other Options Available For SSISD Students Who Do Not Have Internet

As Sulphur Springs ISD continues its online school programing during the COVID-19 school closure, district administrators report the availability of four options for SSISD students who do not have internet at home SSISD reports at Suddenlink/Altice, Sprint Mobile, T-Mobile, Verizon and SatPro Wireless Entertainment all offer reduced rates, special plans or free or additional options to help families during COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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Como-Pickton CISD Closure Extended Through May 1
Mar30

Como-Pickton CISD Closure Extended Through May 1

Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Greg Bower announced Monday afternoon, in a letter addressed to parents and students, that school will likely remain closed through May 1, due to COVID-19. The decision for the Como-Pickton CISD Extended closure was made following the President’s extension of social distancing guidelines through the end of April. Como-Pickton CISD Eagle Bower announced May...

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PJC Regents Extend Spring Semester To May 14 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Mar27

PJC Regents Extend Spring Semester To May 14 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Room And Board Rates For Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Approved The Paris Junior College Board of Regents approved an extension of the spring semester to May 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic at a special meeting held Thursday, March 26.  PJC Paris Junior College “We are having to do that because we extended Spring Break for our students one week,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin.  The regents met a week earlier than planned in order...

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Chamber Connection – March 26, 2020
Mar26

Chamber Connection – March 26, 2020

By Lezley Brown, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO I have found myself at a complete loss for words lately.  I wasn’t even sure what to include in the Chamber Connection this week … what is relevant, what is important, what is changing so fast that we can’t even keep up?  Then I remembered a poem I read at the Chamber banquet in February. I dug it out, reread it, and found some comfort … so I’m passing it along to you....

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TAMUC To Finish Out Semester Classes Online
Mar25

TAMUC To Finish Out Semester Classes Online

Graduation, Who’s Eligible For Room And Board Rebates, Free Health Services Addressed Several COVID19 related announcements were made this week at Texas A&M University-Commerce regarding the remainder of the semester. TAMUC graduation, class format, availability of free mental and medical health resources, spring 2020 commencement exercises, and which students are eligible for room and board rebates and the process to...

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2 Wildcat Powerlifters Sit And Wait, Hoping For State Meet After UIL Coronavirus Suspension Is Lifted
Mar25

2 Wildcat Powerlifters Sit And Wait, Hoping For State Meet After UIL Coronavirus Suspension Is Lifted

In the second in a series, the sports topic today is Wildcats Powerlifting. Originally the Boys State Powerlifting Meet was scheduled for this Saturday, March 28 at Abilene. When the meet was postponed by the UIL due to the threat of coronavirus, two Wildcats powerlifters were impacted. Powerlifters George Greenway, Jesse Carrillo and Ryan Carrillo (Courtesy SSISD) Jesse Carrillo, in the 148 pound weight class, and George Greenway,...

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Primary Runoff Elections, Including For District 2 State Representative, Reset For July Due To COVID-19
Mar25

Primary Runoff Elections, Including For District 2 State Representative, Reset For July Due To COVID-19

Dates Of City, School Elections Could Change As Well As is the case with nearly all things at the present time, primary runoff and local elections are also being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Hopkins County, one runoff election has already been rescheduled and could potentially change the dates of other local elections as well. Party Primary Runoffs All primary runoffs elections scheduled for May 26 in Texas have been...

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Elementary Study Packets Ready For Pick Up March 21 At Sulphur Bluff ISD
Mar21

Elementary Study Packets Ready For Pick Up March 21 At Sulphur Bluff ISD

Online Class Materials For Sulphur Bluff ISD Students Now Available Sulphur Bluff ISD announced information regarding distance learning instructional plans for elementary and secondary levels while school remains closed as required by the state due to COVID-19 concerns. Online classes were made available starting Friday, March 10. Elementary study packets are ready and may be picked up curbside between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, March...

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