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Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms
Feb26

Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

In response to concerns expressed regarding the impact the extremely cold winter weather and storms experienced in Texas the week of Feb. 14, Atmos Energy issued the following news release this week: Atmos Energy understands customer concerns that the recent extreme weather may affect their natural gas bills, so we want to assure customers that bills in the near-term will not include any of the unusually high gas prices from the...

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Residents, Businesses Can Help County Qualify Next Level Of FEMA Funding
Feb26

Residents, Businesses Can Help County Qualify Next Level Of FEMA Funding

Hopkins County residents and businesses can help Hopkins County qualify for the next level of FEMA funding for damages incurred during the winter weather event last week and in doing so potentially help themselves as well. The next category for FEMA Assistance is Category 1A, the category for individual assistance, and requires documentation of financial impact from the “winter weather event of 2021.” “If you have...

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Winnsboro Police Department Media Report – Feb. 15-21, 2021
Feb22

Winnsboro Police Department Media Report – Feb. 15-21, 2021

The Winnsboro Police Department media report for the week of Feb. 1-7, 2021, included the following activity:  Arrests No Arrests Calls for Service The Winnsboro Police Department responded to a total of 141 calls for service during this reporting period. Citations The Winnsboro Police Department issued 10 citations and 4 warnings during this reporting period.

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Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey
Feb20

Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster...

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TDI Offers Insurance tips following winter storms
Feb19

TDI Offers Insurance tips following winter storms

If your home was damaged due to a broken water pipe, downed tree limbs, or other winter damage, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These insurance tips should help make the process go smoother: Make a list of damaged property. Take pictures or video of the damage. Don’t throw anything away until your insurance company tells you to. Take steps to protect your home from further...

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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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Atmos Urges Residents To Curb Use To Help Keep Natural Gas Supply Available
Feb16

Atmos Urges Residents To Curb Use To Help Keep Natural Gas Supply Available

The situation for some residents could become even more uncomfortable if natural gas customers do not heed caution to conserve natural gas usage. Atmos just issued an “urgent alert” asking residents to reduce their energy use to help maintain natural gas supply for more critical human needs customers. ‘High demand of energy consumption due to historic cold weather could cause a loss of natural gas service...

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Winnsboro Police Department Media Report For Feb. 8-14
Feb16

Winnsboro Police Department Media Report For Feb. 8-14

The Winnsboro Police Department media report for the week of Feb. 1-7, 2021, included the following activity:  Arrests Preston Harris, 21 years of age, of Winnsboro, was arrested on 2/10/2021 on Upshur County warrants for bond forfeiture and motion to revoke – aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Anthony Stout, 37 years of age, of Quitman, was arrested on 2/13/2021 on an Upshur County warrant for theft of property and a Wood...

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Tuesday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes
Feb15

Tuesday: Weather-Related Closures, Schedule Changes

With several inches of snow covering the ground and another wintry storm predicted, 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 instruction is canceled Tuesday-Friday, February 16- 19, due to power outages and dangerous weatherNorth Hopkins ISD is...

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Warming Station Now Open At Civic Center For Those Without Power and Heat
Feb15

Warming Station Now Open At Civic Center For Those Without Power and Heat

Power Outages Could Continue Overnight and into Tuesday in Sulphur Springs Power continues to be out in some areas in town and around the Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County area, including downtown, leaving many without power. Encore has advised city officials that the power may continue to be out through the night and tomorrow; no estimate is available as to when the power will be restored. Thus, a warming station is now open at the...

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