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Chamber Connection – June 23: Adult Leadership Class, Stew Logo Contest, Lunch & Learn, Showcase Announced
Jun23

Chamber Connection – June 23: Adult Leadership Class, Stew Logo Contest, Lunch & Learn, Showcase Announced

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce By Butch Burney Summer may be a time for vacations and holidays, but there is a lot going on at the Chamber. Adult Leadership, the stew logo contest, the upcoming Showcase and a political luncheon are just a few of the things we are working on. Here’s some information on each: Adult Leadership You may think you know all there is to know about Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County, but if you haven’t...

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Chamber Connection – June 9: Stewstock 2021, Chorale Showcase, And Much More!
Jun09

Chamber Connection – June 9: Stewstock 2021, Chorale Showcase, And Much More!

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas By Butch Burney, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce The logo contest for the 52nd World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest on Oct. 23 is open until Friday, July 2, and we have already received our first entries. The official logo will go on posters, T-shirts and promotional materials for the stew contest. The theme for this year’s stew is Stewstock,...

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Chamber Connection – June 2: Are You Ready For Stewstock 2021?
Jun02

Chamber Connection – June 2: Are You Ready For Stewstock 2021?

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas By Butch Burney, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce It may be June, but plans are already being made for the 52nd World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest on Oct. 23. The plans include the contest to select the official logo that will go on posters, T-shirts and promotional materials for the contest. The logo contest is now open and will close July 2....

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Hopkins County 4-H Members in the News – Again!
Apr23

Hopkins County 4-H Members in the News – Again!

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Hopkins County is honored to have some outstanding youth in the 4-H program!  District 4-H Contests were held recently in Farmersville for 4-H members across the northeast Texas district – 22 counties to be exact. Three from Hopkins County walked away with awards. Here are the results: Senior division (grades 9-12):  Rylie...

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Hopkins County 4H Archery Shooters Compete in Houston
Mar23

Hopkins County 4H Archery Shooters Compete in Houston

Bella Vaculik In March, two Hopkins County 4H archery shooters traveled to the Houston Livestock Show to compete in an NASP meet. Taydon Horton and Bella Vaculik got a good measure of experience from the competition. According to County 4-H Archery coach Stephanie Stewart, “Taydon Horton is a 5th grader from SSES and Bella Vaculik is a 6th grader from Miller Grove ISD. This is the first time for both of them competing at this...

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Chamber Connection: Thanks To Stew Contest Sponsors
Oct28

Chamber Connection: Thanks To Stew Contest Sponsors

By Lezley Brown, CEO/President, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce This year’s Hopkins County Stew Contest certainly looked different than it ever has before; 88 cooks were spread out over 14 acres, most people got their stew via the drive-through, and the park looked a bit empty. But, there was something that was the same … people had fun! The spirit of the stew contest remained in this year marked with cancellations, and we are so...

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Hohenberger, Brantley, Juarez Receive Top Hopkins County Stew Contest Awards
Oct24

Hohenberger, Brantley, Juarez Receive Top Hopkins County Stew Contest Awards

Top honors at the 2020 Hopkins County Stew Contest went to super cooks LaWanna Hohenberger and Broc Hohenberger and Richard Brantley and Ashley Brantley. Wade Juarez captured the John Chester Campsite award. Despite COVID-19 restrictions on the gathering, cooks turned out for a fun time. Even the weather cooperated. Friday’s storm and weather front dropped temperatures to the perfect stew weather on Saturday. First place Beef...

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What You Need To Know Before Driving Through For Hopkins County Stew
Oct09

What You Need To Know Before Driving Through For Hopkins County Stew

The start of October typically means two things in Sulphur Springs: Homecoming and the annual Hopkins County Stew contest. Tonight’s Homecoming game has been canceled but this year’s queen and princesses were crowned Thursday night. The Hopkins County Stew is still planned for later this month, but due to COVID-19 will be a little different. Stew news from Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Lezley Brown This...

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13th Annual Help a Child Tractor Pull and Cook-Off, Stew 2020 Quickly Approaching
Oct07

13th Annual Help a Child Tractor Pull and Cook-Off, Stew 2020 Quickly Approaching

Chamber Connection — October 8, 2020 Lezley Brown By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Have you ever wanted to judge stew in the Hopkins County Stew Contest? Here is your chance! We are looking for individuals to serve as judges in this year’s Stew Contest. If you are interested, please call the Chamber at (903) 885-6515. The time has come to pre-order your stew for this year’s Stew Drive-thru! You can...

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Oct. 5 Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 17 Recoveries
Oct05

Oct. 5 Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 17 Recoveries

While the number of COVID-19 cases increased over the weekend, so did the number of recoveries, according to the Oct. Hopkins County COVID-19 update from Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials. While no new COVID-19 deaths were announced Oct. 5, one of the 13 deaths previously reported was identified as a nursing home resident, according to Texas Health and Human Services’ Oct. 5 nursing home report....

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