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An Honor Nobody Wants: Meet Two Gold Star Families
Jan05

An Honor Nobody Wants: Meet Two Gold Star Families

The Gold Star Lapel Button, or Pin, is distributed to members of the immediate family of a fallen servicemember by the Department of Defense. Our nation’s military veterans hold a solid place in the hearts of Hopkins County residents. We stand proud of our Veterans Memorial in downtown Sulphur Springs and faithfully observe opportunities to honor veterans each year. While most local families have at least one military veteran of...

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A Draw for Downtown, the 20th Annual Quilt Show
Sep17

A Draw for Downtown, the 20th Annual Quilt Show

Deanna Haston and Billie Ruth Standbridge preparing for Quilt Show interview on KSST/Channel 18 Amidst a busy week of final preparations for the annual Quilt Show, Billie Ruth Standbridge, a charter member of the Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild, shared some interesting details on it’s growth and development. “It’s nothing short of amazing that we went from a small group of ladies who simply liked to sew to a club that...

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North Hopkins FFA CHapter Participating in the Hopkins County Jr. Market Show
Feb18

North Hopkins FFA CHapter Participating in the Hopkins County Jr. Market Show

FFA Officers Sydnee Bell (left) and Breeanna Hicks (right) with North Hopkins Ag Instructor Brittany Bettes Seniors Breeanna Hicks and Sydnee Bell have been schoolmates in the North Hopkins ISD since Pre-K and they will graduate in Spring 2019. Both have a love for animals and are among the 80-member North Hopkins FFA Chapter. Both girls are Vice-Presidents of the chapter, and both are showing livestock in the Feb 21-23 county show....

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“Updated” Community Calendar February 2017
Feb14

“Updated” Community Calendar February 2017

  The AARP-sponsored Tax Aide Program provides free income tax preparation to persons who qualify. You do not have to be a senior citizen to qualify. Certified volunteer tax preparers can give assistance for individual returns and for simple, small-business tax returns. They are open Tuesdays and Saturdays during tax season, from 9am until 1pm, in the gym at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs. Bring last...

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Texas Senator Bob Hall Hears Local Concerns During Thursday’s Town Hall
Dec16

Texas Senator Bob Hall Hears Local Concerns During Thursday’s Town Hall

Texas State Senator Robert “Bob” Hall addressed approximately 25 people Thursday afternoon at a Town Hall in the Council Chambers of Sulphur Springs City Hall. Hall told the small gathering that he and his staff will promote conservative principles during the 85th Legislative Session of the Texas Senate. Hall addressed specific pieces of legislation and answered questions from those present. Those who spoke seemed to have come with...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offers On-line Classes

Many of you are aware of the excellent programs, workshops, camps, seminars, and special events that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers in Hopkins County, but did you know that we offer so much more?  The Family and Consumer Sciences distance learning website offers online courses that are convenient, flexible, affordable, and based on the latest research.  Courses are available for professionals seeking to fulfill...

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