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115th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed, 203 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County
Aug12

115th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed, 203 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County

DSHS Resumes Filling Medical Staffing Requests It’s no secret that COVID-19 cases have continued to rising once again in Texas – including Hopkins County. The 7-day state average of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 10,332, contributing to the 10,463 in Texas hospitals on Aug. 10. That is nearly 3,000 new confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations reported in the last week, according to Texas Department of State Health...

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No 2021 Summer Shows for the Reilly Springs Jamboree
Jul15

No 2021 Summer Shows for the Reilly Springs Jamboree

There will be a brief suspension of country music shows by the Reilly Springs Jamboree during July and August 2021. According to producer Enola Gay Mathews, ‘some of the regular members of the Running Creek houseband had important personal things coming up, including family vacations and a planned surgery, so rather than seek replacement players, we elected to suspend our shows for the summer. We hope you enjoy your summer, and...

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Don Julian Retiring After 41 Years In Broadcasting
Jun25

Don Julian Retiring After 41 Years In Broadcasting

Community Invited To Join Julian’s KSST Family and Friends On Monday As They Celebrate The Sports Director Don Julian has turned in his microphone and press pass to enjoy life and games on his own schedule after more than 40 years in broadcasting, the last 15 of which have been as news and sports broadcaster for KSST/Channel 18. While he won’t be gracing the airwaves, retirement doesn’t mean Julian is giving up sports for good....

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Oldest Registered Paint Horse in America Resides in Hopkins County, and He’s a ‘Ten’!
May31

Oldest Registered Paint Horse in America Resides in Hopkins County, and He’s a ‘Ten’!

He’s a Ten! The Story of the Oldest Registered Paint Horse in America        by Enola Gay Mathews  Ten as a 12-year old 1994 American Paint Horse Association horses are truly ‘marked for greatness’, and this story is evidence of that. I had the pleasure of meeting the oldest registered Paint horse in the USA during the Spring of 2021. I didn’t have to travel far, as...

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ETA Josh Davis Presents a Variety Tribute Show at Reilly Springs Jamboree May 15
May14

ETA Josh Davis Presents a Variety Tribute Show at Reilly Springs Jamboree May 15

by Enola Gay Mathews Having grown up at Reilly Springs in Hopkins County, Texas, Josh began a lifelong love of the music of Elvis Presley at a very early age. He loved to watch Elvis movies, and throughout his childhood, he put on concerts for his parents, Gary and Debbie Davis, nightly before bedtime. He had memorized most lyrics to Elvis music and dialog to Elvis movies as an adolescent. I was first introduced to Josh, a 6-year-old...

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Wanted: Volunteers to Help Our Community
May13

Wanted: Volunteers to Help Our Community

You can make a difference. Stop by The Rock today to sign up for many volunteer opportunities around Hopkins County. Agencies will be there from 1 to 4pm. Senior Citizens Center – Karon WeathermanMeal A Day – Karon WeathermanCommunity Cupboard – Heather WhiteHeritage Home Health & Hospice – Jennifer HeitmanHeritage Park Historical Society – Carlie PensonShadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center –...

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Newly Released Song by Local Writers to Debut at Reilly Springs Jamboree April 17 at The Roc
Apr13

Newly Released Song by Local Writers to Debut at Reilly Springs Jamboree April 17 at The Roc

It has been 14 months since the Reilly Springs Jamboree was staged before an audience at The Roc near downtown Sulphur Springs, back in the unsuspecting days of early 2020 prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. In fact, only two shows were held during 2020 at the Jamboree’s home stage at the Reilly Springs Community Center before the shut down, musically, across the state. Now, thankfully, the Jamboree is returning starting with the...

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Hopkins County Records for Oct. 30, 2020
Oct30

Hopkins County Records for Oct. 30, 2020

Applications for Marriage Licenses Randy Dean Galloway Jr. and Takara Daeanne Miles John Carlo Velasco and Brandi Leeann Frady Tyler Ernest Crump and Rachel Cheyenne Reed Martin Russell McQueen and Rebecca L. Maiello Damion Scott Shields and Amberly Reagan Jennings Kevin Odell Harrison and Camryn Noel Slaughter Kasmir Artest Phillips and Daia Alexandria Wade Bryan Scott James Lane to Cami Mariah Williams Records books at a...

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Channel 18 Marks 30th Anniversary
Sep03

Channel 18 Marks 30th Anniversary

Channel 18 has been there for all of the community events, happenings and special occasions. Today, the station marks a milestone of its own — the station’s 30th anniversary of operation. The brainchild of Dwayne and Kelly Bradford Grimes, Channel 18’s official ribbon cutting was Sept. 3, 1990. The station was created with the purpose of keeping Sulphur Springs informed of everything that was going on, everything...

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Reilly Springs Jamboree Remains Postponed in June
Jun12

Reilly Springs Jamboree Remains Postponed in June

The Reilly Springs Jamboree continues to be postponed on a month-by-month basis due to COVOD-19 concerns. Thus. there will be no Reilly Springs Jamboree in June 2020. It is hoped that the shows can resume in the very near future, hopefully in July.  Enola Gay Mathews, Mike Shing and the Running Creek Band are anxious to safely see you in attendance. Til then, please stay safe and stay well. Jamboree fans, please check Facebook...

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