Franklin: State Parks To Remain Open Next Week
Mar14

Franklin: State Parks To Remain Open Next Week

Texas State Parks are open, and park staff are ready to welcome visitors for the day or for overnight stays, according to Texas State Parks Director Rodney Franklin. Outdoor spaces at state parks, Franklin said, are well suited to increased social distance, and park staff remain diligent in taking steps to make visits as safe and enjoyable as possible. Below is what Franklin said park visitors can expect from staff and how they can...

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AG Paxton Establishes Resource Webpage For Volunteer Security in Houses Of Worship
Mar12

AG Paxton Establishes Resource Webpage For Volunteer Security in Houses Of Worship

Press Release AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today launched a webpage containing educational materials and resources for volunteer security teams to legally and effectively protect houses of worship. The webpage at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/houses-worship details Texans’ constitutional rights, necessary laws and licenses related to carrying firearms, and training resources for security volunteers in houses of...

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Texas Joins Electronic Registration Information Center
Mar10

Texas Joins Electronic Registration Information Center

AUSTIN – The Office of the Secretary of State today announced that Texas will become the 30th state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), a non-profit consortium of member states. ERIC’s mission is to assist states in increasing voter participation and improving the accuracy of America’s voter rolls. ERIC is governed and managed by the member states, and was formed in 2012 with assistance from The...

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Burger Cook-off/Fundraiser To Benefit Local Schools: Tonight!
Aug03

Burger Cook-off/Fundraiser To Benefit Local Schools: Tonight!

By Savannah Owens Tableleaf and SS Dodge invite the public to gather tonight at 5pm at Backstreet Brewery to enjoy the cooking competition and taste some appetizers and sliders. All proceeds benefit SSISD schools. There are also numerous giveaways, and prizes free with the price of admission. Admission is a donation of $20 but if you get there early and test drive a Dodge truck, SS Dodge will cover the entry fee. There will also be...

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If You Can’t Stand the Heat—Neither Can Your Dog
Aug03

If You Can’t Stand the Heat—Neither Can Your Dog

By Savannah Owens Many people consider July to be the hottest time of summer, but a recent study from Forbes stated that August is the hottest month in East Texas. As those temperatures reach triple digits its important for you and your dog to practice ways to not overheat. source: Forbes.com Here are 10 tips to help your pets stay cool in the heat of the summer: 1.       Ice Water-One of the easiest...

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Hopkins County Has Gone Hog Wild
May26

Hopkins County Has Gone Hog Wild

By Savannah Owens What is going on with all these wild hogs? KSST set out to find out the best ways to manage the hog problem. We spoke with Extension Agent Mario Villarino, TAMUC’s Dr. Johanna Delado-Acevedo, and Wild Boar Outfitters Owner, Marcus Keith to get to the root of this major problem. Don’t be confused by the names! Wild hogs, Wild pigs, Feral pigs, etc. all are the same animal.  However: wild hogs are not Javelinas. “Wild...

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Memorial Day: The Price of Freedom
May26

Memorial Day: The Price of Freedom

By Savannah Owens Flags decorated downtown businesses and multi-generational families were out enjoying the nice weather this Memorial day weekend. Many Sulphur Springs residents also celebrated Memorial day with the annual Red, White and Brews festival on the square on Saturday night. But Memorial day is more than a day off or a fun event on the square. Memorial day is for honoring the soldiers who have died serving their country,...

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Pigweed By Pam Jorgenson
Oct21

Pigweed By Pam Jorgenson

by Pam Jorgenson a Hopkins County Master Gardener  When you step outside your driveway, sidewalk or even your flower bed, you will probably see pigweed, also known as portulaca or purslane.  What is that?  Well, it’s usually considered a weed in NE Texas, to be pulled up and tossed.  But it isn’t.  It is a highly nutritious vegetable.   It is scientifically...

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Fall Armyworms By Mario Villarino
Aug24

Fall Armyworms By Mario Villarino

The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, is a common pest of bermudagrass, sorghum, corn, wheat and rye grass and many other crops in north and central Texas. According to Dr. Allen Knutson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologist, the larvae of fall armyworms are green, brown or black with white to yellowish lines running from head to tail. A distinct white line between the eyes forms an inverted “Y” pattern on the face. Four...

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More Sno Predicted for Sulphur Springs: Summer 2018
May13

More Sno Predicted for Sulphur Springs: Summer 2018

Tropical Sno is opening up a second location on 237 Wildcat Way, located behind Lowes. The hours for the new  location will be the same as the current location: from March to October and will offer the same menu items.  KSST sat down with Brandon Hodges, owner of the two locations, to talk about the new location, his history, and what else is in store for the fun snow cone stands. Tim Kelty first approached Brandon when his stand was...

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