Staying safe during at-home fireworks

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With public firework displays for Independence Day canceled this year, more people may plan to celebrate with their own display at home, and owner Todd McCoy of 154 South Fireworks warned people to be cautious.

Animals healing people

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“If you’d asked me two years ago about having a dog in the station, I’d have told you that you were crazy,” Jeff Sanderson, crew chief at Hopkins County EMS said. But the opportunity to have a therapy dog on the team fell into his lap—almost literally—and it’s already proving to be a benefit. “I was always kind of leery about the whole therapy dog thing, but when you do the research about what they do for people, it’s really pretty cool.”

Game warden: Practice water safety this 4th

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With summer in full swing and Independence Day on the horizon, Hopkins County residents may enjoy relaxing on the shores or participating in water sports at Lake Sulphur Springs, Cooper Lake, Lake Fork or even Lake Tawakoni. However, water safety is more crucial than ever to have a fun and secure summer, according to the National Safety Council.

Fall semester to begin with requirements

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COMMERCE—Texas A&M University-Commerce detailed in a plan released this week what the upcoming fall semester will entail, including face covering requirements, social distancing guidelines and class formats.
Sulphur Springs city council and municipal workers/ Screen shot

‘Extra boost’ for small businesses available from CARES fund, Mayor says

The city of Sulphur Springs will be establishing a program to assist small businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, per a resolution by the city council at their regular July meeting on Tuesday, July 7. 

AUSTIN—Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PARIS — The Texas Department of Transportation, Paris District, of which Hopkins County is a part, announced road work and repairs for this week in the county.
This week's community partner is CHRISTUS Mother Frances for Dinner Bell.
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