Austin Academic Center Hosts Commencement For Class of 2022
May24

Austin Academic Center Hosts Commencement For Class of 2022

Austin Academic Center hosted a commencement service Monday afternoon for the Class of 2022. Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Mike Lamb welcomed the gathering of family and friends who filled the Board Room of the SSISD Administration Building May 23, 2022. Hopkins County Military Coalition presented the colors, and Danette Lovelady sang the National Anthem. Class member Stephanie Zuniga gave an invocation, a prayer of thanks and...

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HCMC Provides Landmark 1300th Honors
Jan11

HCMC Provides Landmark 1300th Honors

The Hopkins County Military Coalition (HCMC) recently had the privilege of providing final military honors for the 1300th veteran’s funeral. HCMC was established in 1998 with the primary purpose of providing this service for any honorably discharged military veteran in Hopkins County and the surrounding area. HCMC is a Volunteer organization, comprised of veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces. All veterans are invited...

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2021 Veterans Day Oberservance Downtown
Nov11

2021 Veterans Day Oberservance Downtown

Hopkins County Marine Corps League along with the Military Coaltion and veterans took part in a Veterans Day service Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, on the downtown plaza. Veterans Day observance in downtown Sulphur Springs Nov. 11, 2021 History of Veterans Day Veterans Day commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at 11 a.m., the...

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John Tommy Winstead
Sep09

John Tommy Winstead

John Tommy Winstead Memorial services for John Tommy Winstead, age 74, of Saltillo, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2021, at West Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Friday and Dr. Joel Tiemeyer officiating. Military honors will take place with the Hopkins County Military Coalition. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Moody, Dutch Vallaster, Gary Mobley, Gary Ross, Ron Mayberry, Gary Benson, Jerry Reynolds, and John...

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Jerald Edward Whitson
Jul08

Jerald Edward Whitson

Jerald Edward Whitson Jerald Edward Whitson (“Jerry”) passed away peacefully on July 7, 2021, at the age of 87 years, at his home in the Reilly Springs community, surrounded by his family. Jerry was born July 4, 1934, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paul and Elsie (Michaels) Whitson. He was of the Baptist faith. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. In the early 70’s, Jerry received a job transfer to...

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Independence Day Celebration A Big Hit
Jul05

Independence Day Celebration A Big Hit

Following more than a year sans regular observances and events, the 29th Annual Independence Day Celebration held appropriately on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs was a big hit. Many brought lawn chairs and blankets for family and friends to enjoy the military march, concert and fireworks. Others enjoyed their meals al fresco at downtown restaurants, soaking in the festive spirit and music performed by Northeast Texas Symphony...

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Tom Stewart
May24

Tom Stewart

Memorial service for Thomas “Tom” Michael Stewart, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Myra Wilson Chapel with Military Honors provided by the Hopkins County Military Coalition. Tom passed away on December 11, 2020. He is survived by wife, Carolyn; daughters, Elizabeth Jane Stewart (Joseph Pignatello) of Hamden, Connecticut, Alice Freeman Stewart (Kevin Swanson) of Thetford Center, Vermont,...

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Tom Stewart
May24

Tom Stewart

A memorial service for Thomas “Tom” Michael Stewart, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Myra Wilson Chapel with Military Honors provided by the Hopkins County Military Coalition. Tom passed away on December 11, 2020. He is survived by wife, Carolyn; daughters, Elizabeth Jane Stewart (Joseph Pignatello) of Hamden, Connecticut, Alice Freeman Stewart (Kevin Swanson) of Thetford Center, Vermont,...

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Swatsell, Johnson, Christian Receive RSVP Presidential Award
Jan20

Swatsell, Johnson, Christian Receive RSVP Presidential Award

Polly Swatsell, Pamela Johnson and Linda Christian received the Retired Senior Volunteer Program “Presidential Award.” To qualify for this prestigious award, individuals have to volunteer 4,000 hours of their time. Polly Swatsell volunteered for Meal A Day for many years driving the Como/Pickton Meal A Day meal delivery route. She can be found volunteering her time and talents all over Hopkins County, including with the Hopkins...

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Clifford Franklin “C.F.” Randall
Jan12

Clifford Franklin “C.F.” Randall

Military graveside honors, by the Hopkins County Military Coalition, for Clifford Franklin “C.F.” Randall,age 91, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Shooks ChapelCemetery with Bro. Wayne Sweely officiating. There will be no formal visitation. C.F. passed away onSunday, January 10, 2021 at his residence. He was born on June 3, 1929 in Fletcher, OK, the son of W.C. and Nola Smith Randall. He...

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