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‘Grace Under Pressure’ Award to Meal a Day Volunteers!

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‘Grace Under Pressure’ Award to Meal a Day Volunteers!

The volunteers who power the Meal-a-Day service for local shut-in senior citizens were recognized earlier this month by RSVP, or the Retired Senior Volunteer Program which is a multi-county service organization. Please read the letter posted below which nominated the volunteers for the honor.

Meal A Day was honored with the “2020 Grace Under Pressure Award” at the Retired Senior Volunteer Banquet on Thursday, June 3rd at the New Beginnings Church.  
The Award was given for all of the wonderful work and services that the Senior Citizens Center and the Meal A Day Program provided to the County during the COVID 19 Pandemic. 

Karon and her crowd of volunteers

As Director of the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center, which houses the Meal-a-Day program, Karon and her volunteers were aware of the unique needs of already house-bound senior citizens throughout the dangerous COVID-19 months. While being careful for their own safety, the Meal-a-Day volunteers did not let their community down, but continued to work diligently through the pandemic. Below is a recommendation written by Karon to the RSVP Board for it’s consideration.

Local members of the RSVP Board of Directors


WRITTEN BY KARON WEATHERMAN 

Meal A Day has been a vital part of taking care of our County during COVID this last year.  
We  haven’t missed any days of Serving the Seniors of Hopkins County.  Our Volunteers have gone way above and beyond to make sure that the Seniors have a Hot Nutritious Lunch Everyday. 
We lost one of Our Wonderful Volunteers to COVID but the rest of the volunteers just kept working like energizer bunnies. 
They did everything that was necessary to keep themselves and our Seniors Safe.    We Love all of our Seniors so much.  It was so hard on them to be isolated from their friends and families.  Our Volunteers even went to the Store and Picked up Food and Prescriptions when someone needed them to.  
We kept them in Water, Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizers, Masks and Paper Towels.  
We had people in the Community donating items and our Seniors would deliver to the Other Seniors that are home bound.  
It has been really something to see.  
I am proud of all of them for persevering this past year.    
They are always an amazing bunch of Volunteers but this past year they have really shined. 
Karon

Dinner Bell Menu For June 23, 2021

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Dinner Bell Menu For June 23, 2021

First Presbyterian Church is this week’s Community Partner. Their participation is greatly appreciated

Grab and Go with a meal from our distribution location under the covered driveway (porte cochere) on the Northeast corner of The First United Methodist Church campus  at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

MENU

Baked Chicken Salad

Marinated Tomato Salad

Jiffy Corn Casserole

Buttered French Bread Slices

Caramel Apple Sheet Cake

Be CAREFUL!  KEEP DISTANCES!  WEAR MASKS WHERE REQUIRED!  WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN!

DINNER BELL CARES ABOUT YOUR HEALTH!!!

Meal A Day Menu For June 21-25, 2021

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Meal A Day Menu For June 21-25, 2021

Volunteers prepare meals at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center and deliver them five days a week to Meal A Day program recipients in Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County.

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Meal-A-Day

The Meal A Day Menu for June 21-25, 2021, includes:

  • Monday – Sweet and Sour Chicken, On a Bed of Rice, Oriental Vegetables and an Egg Roll
  • Tuesday – Beef Spaghetti, Italian Vegetables and Garlic Bread
  • Wednesday – Ham and Potato Casserole, Broccoli and Pinto Beans
  • Thursday – Beef Enchilada Pie, Corn, Refried Beans, Chips and Salsa
  • Friday – Salad Plate: Chicken Salad, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad and Fruit Salad, Tossed Salad and Crackers  

The Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center is a place where Senior Citizens age 50 and over can have a good time with old friends and make some new ones. Meal-A-Day is just one service the center provides. The coffee pot is always on and a smile is on each face. The SCC has a full library with all different kinds of reading books that can be taken, read and returned. Take as many as you like and bring some of your books in to share with others. Click here to find more information for seniors citizens.

Meal A Day

Paris District Road Report for the Week of June 21, 2021

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Paris District Road Report for the Week of June 21, 2021

Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the week of June 21, 2021. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.

Sherman Area (Fannin, Grayson Counties)

Contacts: Sherman Area Office (903) 892-6529; Grayson Co. Maintenance (903) 893-8831; Fannin Co. Maintenance (903) 583-7566.

US 75, Grayson County: from FM 1417 to SH 91 (Texoma Parkway). Watch for shoulder closures and lane shifts on the northbound and southbound US 75 main lanes between SH 91 and FM 1417 as crews work on building new main lanes, bridges, and retaining walls. Watch for lane closures on the frontage roads between FM 1417 and SH 91 as crews work on building detours and installing drainage structures. The northbound North Travis Street exit ramp (FM 131) is currently closed and exiting traffic is requested to use the Washington Street exit ramp. The southbound exit ramp for Park Avenue is currently closed and exiting traffic is requested to use the Washington Street exit. The southbound Houston Street / Lamar Street exit ramp is currently closed and exiting traffic is requested to use the Washington Street exit. A reduced speed limit of 60 mph on the US 75 mainlanes has been set for this construction project. 

Northbound and Southbound US 75 mainlane traffic has been shifted onto the existing frontage road near West Staples Street and transitions back to the existing mainlanes near West Cherry Street. This operation will allow for reconstruction of the proposed US 75 mainlanes and the bridge over Center Street. Within this area, the US 75 frontage road traffic has been reduced to a single travel lane, while US 75 mainlane traffic still maintains two travel lanes. Both mainlane and frontage road traffic are separated by concrete barriers. This traffic configuration will remain in place for approximatively 14 months.  

All eastbound and westbound lanes of Center Street under US 75 are closed to traffic. To detour, eastbound Center Street traffic will turn right on the southbound US 75 frontage road, turn left on Park Avenue, and turn left on the northbound US 75 frontage road to return to Center Street. Westbound traffic will turn right on the northbound US 75 frontage road, turn left on Houston Street, and turn left on the southbound US 75 frontage road to return to Center Street.

Video animations of the northbound US 75 mainlane traffic switch and Center Street detour can be viewed online at:

  • Southbound US 75 mainlane traffic switch:

Northbound and Southbound US 75 mainlane traffic has been shifted onto the existing frontage road from just north of Houston Street and transitions back to the existing mainlanes south of North Travis Street. This operation will allow for reconstruction of the proposed US 75 mainlanes and the bridge over Washington Street. Within this area, the US 75 frontage road traffic has been reduced to a single travel lane, while US 75 mainlane traffic still maintains two travel lanes. Both mainlane and frontage road traffic are separated by concrete barriers. This traffic configuration will remain in place for approximatively 14 months. 

All eastbound and westbound lanes of Washington Street under US 75 are closed to traffic. This closure is necessary to complete work in preparation of the mainlane detour. To detour, eastbound Washington Street traffic will turn right on the southbound US 75 frontage road, turn left on Lamar Street, and turn left on the northbound US 75 frontage road to return to Washington Street. Westbound traffic will turn right on the northbound US 75 frontage road, turn left on North Travis Street, and turn left on the southbound US 75 frontage road to return to Washington Street.

Video animations of the northbound US 75 mainlane traffic switch and Washington Street detour can be viewed online at:

  • Northbound US 75 mainlane traffic switch:
  • Southbound US 75 mainlane traffic switch:
  • Detour for the Washington Street closure at US 75:

US 75, Grayson County: at the US 82 intersection. Watch for shoulder closures on the northbound and southbound US 75 main lanes between North Loy Lake Road and Lamberth Street as crews work on building new exit ramps. Watch for shoulder closures and lanes shifts on the eastbound and westbound US 82 main lanes between FM 131 and Loy Lake Road while crews perform bridge construction. Watch for lane closures and lane shifts for the frontage roads at the US 75 and US 82 intersection as crews work on bridge construction and construction of new frontage road lanes.

The westbound US 82 exit ramp for Loy Lake road is currently closed for crews to work on widening the US 82 frontage road. This exit ramp is expected to be closed through July 2021. Traffic wishing to access Loy Lake Road is requested to take the SH 91 exit ramp (#643), or the US 75 exit ramp.

The US 75 pedestrian bridge near Pecan Street in Sherman is closed to pedestrian traffic. The east side over the frontage road has been removed. The remaining pedestrian bridge will be removed the week of June 28. Pedestrians wishing to cross US 75 are advised to cross at the Houston Street signalized intersection. 

FM 1417, Grayson County: from US 82 to SH 56. Watch for lane shifts and shoulder closures between US 82 and SH 56 while crews are working to construct the second portion of the new Sand Creek bridge and the approaches to the bridge. Watch for occasional daytime lane closures as crews perform utility work. A reduced speed limit of 45 mph has been set for this construction project.

SH 289, Grayson County: at the FM 121 intersection. Watch for occasional lane closures as construction crews work on installing a traffic signal at the intersection.

Yellow Bridge Road (CR 876), Grayson County: Yellow Bridge Road (CR 876) is closed to through traffic at the branch of Pilot Grove Creek so that construction crews can remove and replace the bridge. Local traffic will need to use an alternate roadway such as Brewer Road or County Road 534.

FM 120, Grayson County: from SH 289 in Pottsboro west to the end of state maintenance. Watch for daytime lane closures as crews work to perform base repairs on the roadway.

US 75 full depth concrete repair, Grayson County: Crews will be working on US 75 each week from Sunday night through Thursday night. Lane closures will be present at night for crews to replace failed concrete. Lane closures will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night and should be reopened to traffic by 6 a.m. This work will extend from the Collin-Grayson County line to the Oklahoma State line.

US 69/US 75, Grayson County: at the Red River bridge. Watch for occasional daytime lane closures as crews work to upgrade and replace the existing bridge railing on the bridge and guardrail approaches on the northbound and southbound bridges at the Red River. Watch for lane shifts and narrow lanes throughout the project as crews have shifted traffic to provide room for construction.

FM 121, Grayson County: from Jim Jones Road to FM 3356. Watch for occasional daytime lane closures as crews work to build portions of the new bridges and roadway. Watch for lane shifts and narrow lanes throughout the project as crews have moved traffic to a portion of the new concrete pavement. The ultimate roadway will be a five-lane section consisting of concrete pavement when the project is completed.  

US 377, Grayson County: Willis Bridge at the Oklahoma State line. Watch for occasional lane closures on the existing bridge as workers pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

US 377, Grayson County: from US 82 to FM 901. Watch for temporary daytime lane closures and shoulder closures as workers install sloped end treatments on pipes and install guardrail.

US 75 debris pickup, Grayson County: from Collin County line to Oklahoma State line. Watch for mobile lane closures as workers pick up debris from the roadway every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the daytime.

US 82, Grayson County: at Deaver Creek. Watch for temporary daytime lane and shoulder closures for both the eastbound and westbound travel lanes as workers complete maintenance repairs to the bridge.

FM 121, Grayson County: between FM 3356 and SH 289. Watch for daytime lane closures as maintenance crews blade level the roadway.

FM 84, Grayson County: between US 75 and FM 406. Watch for daytime lane closures as maintenance crews blade level the roadway.

FM 1753, Grayson and Fannin County: from FM 1897 to SH 78. Watch for temporary one-lane closures as workers rehab and widen the roadway.

FM 898, Fannin County: from the Grayson County line to SH 121. Watch for temporary one-lane closures as workers rehab and widen the roadway.

FM 824, Fannin County: from SH 56 in Honey Grove to the Lamar County line. Watch for temporary one-lane closures as workers rehab and widen the roadway.

FM 1550, Fannin County: from County Road 3330 to SH 34. Watch for temporary one-lane closures as workers rehab and widen the roadway.

SH 121, Fannin County: from the Collin County line to SH 56. Watch for temporary daytime lane closures and shoulder closures as workers install sloped end treatments on pipes and install guardrail.

US 82, Fannin County: from SH 121 to the Lamar County Line. Watch for slow moving construction equipment as crews work on widening US 82 from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway. Westbound US 82 traffic has been shifted to the new pavement for the entirety of the project from the Lamar County line to SH 121. Eastbound traffic will remain in its current lane between SH 121 and FM 897, while crews work on the inside lane to build crossovers and turn lanes. Eastbound traffic between FM 897 and the Lamar County line has been opened to two lanes, however occasional daytime lane closures may be present. Drivers who frequent this roadway are advised that all driveways, county roads and farm-to-market roads approaching the new westbound main lanes on US 82 will have a full stop before crossing over to the median. The eastbound US 82 entrance ramp from SH 121 and the SH 78 exit ramp will be closed on June 22 for crews to pave these ramps.

FM 274, Fannin County: from FM 1753 to SH 78. Watch for daytime lane closures as maintenance crews apply a seal coat to the roadway.

FM 896, Fannin County: from US 69 in Leonard to Business SH 121 in Randolph. Watch for daytime lane closures as maintenance crews apply a seal coat to the roadway.

Sulphur Springs Area (Hopkins, Franklin Counties):

Contacts: Sulphur Springs Area Office (903) 885-9514; Franklin Co. Maintenance (903) 537-4976; Hopkins Co. Maintenance (903) 885-4031.

I-30, Hopkins & Franklin Counties: From Titus County Line to Hunt County Line. Watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews upgrade metal beam guard fence.

FM 71, Hopkins County: From FM 3236 to Sulphur Bluff. Watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews work on rehabilitating the roadway.

SH 19, Hopkins County: From Loop 301 to Delta County Line. Watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews upgrade metal beam guard fence.

FM 3389, Hopkins County: From IH 30 to FM 1567. Watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews work on rehabilitating the roadway.

Paris Area (Delta, Lamar, Red River Counties)

Contacts: Paris Area Office (903) 784-1357; Delta Co. Maintenance (903) 395-2139; Lamar Co. Maintenance (903) 785-4468; Red River Co. Maintenance (903) 427-3561.

FM 195, Red River County:  from Lamar County Line to SH 37. Watch for temporary lane and shoulder closures while crews improve drainage structures and replace bridge rail. The shoulder at Little Pine Creek will remain closed while the rail work is completed.

FM 1487, Red River County: from FM 909 to FM 910. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews widen and rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.

FM 911, Red River County: from BU 82K (Avery) to FM 44. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.

SH 37, Red River County: from US 271 (Bogata) to Franklin County Line. Watch for daytime lane closures as crews mill existing pavement, upgrade bridge rail, and place new hot mix.

BU 271D, Red River County: from US 271 to SP 38 (Bogata). Watch for daytime lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing roadway.

US 82, Red River County: from FM 1159 to Bowie County Line. Watch for daytime lane closures while crews place final hot mix surface.   

Greenville Area (Hunt, Rains Counties)

Contacts: Greenville Area Office (903) 455-2363; Hunt Co. Maintenance (903) 455-2303; Rains Co. Maintenance (903) 473-2682.

FM 36, Hunt County: from FM 36 to FM 751 at various locations: The contractor has placed project barricades. The contractor will begin drainage work on FM 1564 from SH 34 to US 69, weather permitting.

SH 276, Hunt County, from FM 36 to SH 34 (Quinlan Bypass): The contractor has placed project barricades and has prepared and cleared most of the right-of-way. Preliminary embankment, excavation, and bridge work has begun with all shafts being completed. This work should not affect existing traffic on SH 34 or SH 276. Roadway construction affecting closures on Spur 264 will begin soon, weather permitting. Please be aware of lane closures, and watch for work zones and workers when traveling in this area.

FM 1566, Hunt County: from FM 272 near Celeste to State Highway 34. The contractor has begun mile three of this seven-mile project and is currently reworking the flex base, placing geogrid and compacting areas for roadway rehabilitation and widening. The contractor will start rehab on the fourth mile soon, weather permitting. Please be aware of lane closures, and watch for work zones and workers when traveling in this area.

SH 66 at FM 1570, Hunt County: The contractor has begun road work and is currently placing seal coat material in the proposed turn lane widening section. The contractor will start placing  surface course soon, weather permitting. Please be aware of lane closures, and watch for work zones and workers when traveling in this area.

Maintenance crews in both Hunt and Rains County will be performing fog seal operations on FM 36, from FM 2194 to FM 1562. Crews will also be sweeping on US 69 between Lone Oak and Greenville as needed, and will continue doing safety spot-mowing operations as needed. Maintenance contract crews will be performing debris removal on I-30 and guard rail repair at various locations around Hunt County. Please be careful when traveling in these areas, watch out for workers and maintain a safe distance from work crews.

Maintenance crews in Rains County will be performing various sign installations, potholing and debris removal. Maintenance crews will be performing herbicide operation on various roadways.  Please watch for lane closures, work zones and workers along the roadway, and maintain a safe distance from work crews.

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Reception for Retiring Carolyn McKinney Held Friday at SW Dairy Museum

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Reception for Retiring Carolyn McKinney Held Friday at SW Dairy Museum

From an accounting position to the Directorship, the 20-plus year career of Carolyn McKinney officially came to an end on June 18, 2021. A steady stream of friends, co-workers and business associates came to say goodbyes and share memories of good times shared at community events. For many years, Carolyn’s duties have included making sure cheese and milk products were featured at major events locally and across the several states where Southwest Dairy Farmers live and work. Thank you, Carolyn for your dedicated and tireless service to the dairy industry and our community!

Ribbon-Cutting at the new Grays Building on June 18 in Observance of Juneteenth, a New National Holiday

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Ribbon-Cutting at the new Grays Building on June 18 in Observance of Juneteenth, a New National Holiday

The community was well-represented as a couple of milestone events came together on a single day for Hopkins County residents. At noon on Friday June 18, as the nation was observing the new Juneteenth national holiday, the local community celebrated the near-completion of the Grays Building Community Center.

City Councilman Reverend H. B. Nash

More than 100 persons were present to see the interior of the beautiful new facility, hear a reading of the Juneteenth proclamation and enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared by Bodacious BBQ.

City Councilman Freddy Taylor

John Sellers, by the virtue of the authority vested in him as Mayor and on behalf of the Sulphur Springs City Council, urged citizens to join in appropriate observances of the historic day. The proclamation documented the significance of the date of June 19, 1866 in Texas history when the news of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves finally reached the people of Texas. In 1979, Texas became the first state to recognize the emancipation celebration, and in 1980, Texas adopted Juneteenth as an official Texas state Holiday. Sellers concluded the reading with “Juneteenth is an important opportunity to honor the principles of the Declaration of Independence and to celebrate the achievements and contributions that African Americans have made, and continue to make in Sulphur Springs, Texas and across our nation.”

Community leader H W Grays

A portrait of Mr. HW Grays hangs in the entrance-way of the new facility dedicated to his memory. The final touches will include installation of roll-up bay doors. Outside in Pacific Park, the final phase of construction will include completion of the grounds and playgrounds to be enjoyed by the children and families of the community.

Ms. Hopkins County Senior 2019/2020 Vender Wright

JUNETEENTH PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Our country is composed of people from all races, who are declared
equal; and
WHEREAS, Our nation was declared on July 4th, 1776, with the statement: “We hold
these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and
the pursuit of Happiness”; and
WHEREAS, At 2:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day, January 1, 1863, using his war powers
as President, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, providing that
all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State “shall be then,
thenceforward, and forever free;” and
WHEREAS, Texans began the celebration of Juneteenth in 1866, with community
events and celebrations; some communities purchased land for Juneteenth
celebrations, such as Emancipation Park in Houston, TX; and as freed families
relocated from Texas to other parts of the United States, they carried the Juneteenth
celebration with them; and
WHEREAS, Al Edwards, a freshman state representative, put forward the House Bill
1016, in 1979 making Texas the first state to recognize this emancipation celebration;
and
WHEREAS, On January 1, 1980, Juneteenth became an official Texas state holiday;
and
WHEREAS, Juneteenth is an important opportunity to honor the principles of the
Declaration of Independence and to celebrate the achievements and contributions that
African Americans have made, and continue to make in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and
across our nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John A. Sellers, by the virtue of the authority vested in me
as Mayor, and on behalf of the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas,
urge citizens to join in appropriate observances of this historic day.

Signed and sealed the 18th day of June of the year of our Lord, two thousand twenty-
one.


John A. Sellers, Mayor
City of Sulphur Springs, Texas

Tumbleweed Unveils His New One Man Show in Fort Davis

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Tumbleweed Unveils His New One Man Show in Fort Davis

During the pandemic Tumbleweed Smith has been in his studio doing interviews by phone.  Since he wasn’t traveling, he used his time going through his collection of more than 13,000 interviews to prepare a new one-man show.  This time he is using only colorful women who love to laugh.  The new show is OUTRAGEOUS TEXAS WOMEN OF CHARACTER.  It will be presented for the first time at 2 PM Saturday, July 3 in the Limpia Hotel Ballroom in Fort Davis.  There is no admission charge.  He will be doing a different one-man show at 5 PM that same Saturday in the same location.  If you want to laugh in a cool place, come to Fort Davis over the July 4th weekend.  You’ll find plenty of things to do.

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Tyrik Rollison Joining Coach Owens’ Football Staff at SSHS

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Tyrik Rollison Joining Coach Owens’ Football Staff at SSHS

On Thursday, June 17, we met up with Wildcats football head coach Greg Owens at the Multi Purpose Building to discuss his recent athletic program update at the June 15 SSISD board meeting.

Coach Owens said the athletic update he gave was to answer any questions given to him by the school board that asked by the public and community in regards to things they may not understand.

The athletic program update is good because it allows people attending to ask the Wildcats football head coach and athletic director any questions regarding each program and where they stand.

Coach Owens gave KSST a paper which the Wildcats coach used at the board meeting to go through the numbers of students attending each program at each level (varsity, junior varsity and freshman) as well as season results from the 2020-2021 school year and MVPs from each team.

The athletic program update is a great way, Coach Owens says, to reflect on each team and how they performed in their most recent season.

One of the many things Coach Owens discussed was coaching changes, and one immediately stood out: Tyrik Rollison.

Tyrik Rollison, #7, played QB for the 2008 4A State Champion Sulphur Springs

Rollison, former quarterback for Sulphur Springs, was on the 2008 4A state champion football team and holds every passing record in Wildcat football history.

Coach Owens said it’s great to have #7 back with the program and is an excellent opportunity. Owens said Rollison has been looking forward to the opportunity to return to Sulphur Springs for a long time.

The Wildcats football coach said he has been following Rollison since he was coaching peewee football, and is excited to have his state champion-winning QB back where he made his fame.

“I think he’ll be a great role-model for our kiddos,” Coach Owens said, and took it one step further by saying Rollison will “bring a lot to our program.”

Rollison is one of several younger coaches that have been hired by Coach Owens this off-season. The Wildcats head coach said that each of the new hires has brought energy to the Edge that he loves.

Speaking on how he believe Rollison will do upon his return to Sulphur Springs, Coach Owens said that he believes Rollison will do a fantastic job, and the program is excited to have him back.

Many fans will be happy to see Tyrik Rollison back on the home sidelines at Gerald Prim come this fall, but for now coach Owens’ squad will keep focusing on the Edge and how they can keep improving before football season begins this fall.

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Downtown Business Alliance is Accepting New Members and Planning 2021 Events

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Downtown Business Alliance is Accepting New Members and Planning 2021 Events

The Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance is a group of business people and individuals meeting monthly to develop ways to foster and support local business and community pride. DBA has been active in Sulphur Springs for more than two decades. During the recent in-person meeting held on June 15, 2021, discussions were held on the new Billboard located on I-30 near Greenville promoting shopping in Sulphur Springs, the recent History By Foot event conducted by John Sellers, and upcoming Summer and Autumn events in downtown. The Business Focus portion of the meeting brought the owners of ‘Baked and Brewed’ to the meeting to meet members and acquaint them with the new bakery and coffeeshop now open on Main Street in the former German Joe’s location. Plans to participate in the Independence Concert and Fireworks on July 3, a Market or Ladies Night Out in September, the visit of Vietnam Healing Wall November 2-6, the annual DBA Heritage Car Show downtown on November 6 and a Winter Market on December 4 were also discussed before the close of the hour-long meeting. The next DBA meeting is planned for Tuesday July 13, 2021 at 5:30pm in the Chamber of Commerce board room. To join as a member or to find out more about DBA, go to sulphurspringsdba.org

DBA Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Downtown Business Alliance is to develop and maintain a working partnership between local business leaders and local government as well as other advisory boards dedicated to the continued development of Downtown Sulphur Springs.

Secondly, to provide support for merchants and property owners and to encourage community pride in downtown, by recreating the charm and relaxed atmosphere of small town Texas through an enjoyable and safe place to shop, dine and conduct business.

From the DBA website, the Downtown Business Alliance hosts annual events such as the Classic Car Show every fall, and promotes family movie night every Friday in the Spring and Summer, a Saturday morning buy-local market, and many other events to draw visitors to Sulphur Springs.

“Many downtown squares in small town Texas have not fared well, and Sulphur Springs was no exception.  Over the past decade, we’ve seen small businesses return as we’ve bucked that trend.  Now Downtown Sulphur Springs is vibrant, with shops, restaurants, and other businesses returning.  We even have our own micro-brewery!”

  • SS Downtown Business Alliance Board of Directors
    Lara Colby – President
    Marlene DeYong – Vice President
    Linda Galligher – Treasurer
    Lynn Chianese – Secretary
    Lynda Hager – Director
    Hope Smith – Director
    Billie Ruth Standbridge – Director
    Joy Wilson – Director
  • Monthly Member Meetings
    Date: 2nd Tuesday of each Month
    Time: 5:30 pm
    Place: Hopkins Co Chamber of Commerce
              110 Main St, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 
The long-running Heritage Car Show sponsored by DBA is set for November 6, 2021

Jury Panel Summoned to Appear Monday Has Been Cancelled

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Jury Panel Summoned to Appear Monday Has Been Cancelled

On Friday, June 18, Hopkins County District Clerk Cheryl Fulcher announced that the jury panel that was summoned to appear on Monday, June 21, has been cancelled.

The 62nd District Court were scheduled to have a jury panel after the weekend on Monday, June 21, but that has again been cancelled.

District Clerk Fulcher thanks those that were scheduled to appear for the jury, but now advises readers and listeners, regardless of whether they were scheduled to appear at the 62nd District Court on Monday, to stay cool during the hot summer days of Texas.

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