Greenwood Baptist welcomes new pastor

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SALTILLO—Greenwood Baptist Church near the Saltillo community is happy to welcome new pastor Dr. Bryan Crittendon. With nearly 40 years experience in both the ministerial and military fields, Crittendon is excited to share his life experiences with what he calls his “second home” in Hopkins County.

La Lucha del Lechero (The fight of the farmer)

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Hopkins County is nationally famous for its dairy. Texas is currently the No. 5 state in U.S. milk production, according to the Dairy Farmers of America, and Hopkins itself is home to approximately 40 dairy farms, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Mario Villarino.

SSHS names homecoming court

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The Sulphur Springs High School 2020 homecoming court gathered Thursday afternoon for portraits in the garden at Sulphur Springs High School. Nominees for the 2020 senior homecoming queen are: (from left, back row) Alexis Franks, Alondra Barcenas, Galilea Sosa, Lizbeth Alvarez, Lexi Colley, Rorie Young, (front row) McKayla McGregor, Kerie Wright, Ella Moore and Emma Eddins. Queen will be crowned during a pep rally at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at Gerald Prim Stadium instead of at the scheduled football game Friday evening due to COVID-19 precautions. Not pictured: Bailey Early. Courtesy/Isabel Reyna

Lake Fork hosts Trump boat parade

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A supporter celebrates a speech by Wood County Republican Chair Janna Castaloo at the Trump 2020 boat parade and rally Saturday at Lake Fork. Haigan and Brooklyn Hutson spray each other with silly string at the Saturday Trump 2020 Boat Parade on the banks of Lake Fork.
The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce announced the 2020 winners of the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest that was held this morning at Buford Park in Sulphur Springs. Campsite and costume…
Though Hopkins County voters set a fast pace in the first four days of early voting, it was slowed as the number of in-person ballots cast dipped this week, but the county is still nearing a record…
At the Sulphur Springs ISD board of trustees meeting Monday evening, Supt. Michael Lamb passed out a data chart that provided tracking of COVID-19 cases for each campus in the district. “Today […

Hopkins County Stew contest winners announced

Campsite and costume winner at this year's Hopkins County Stew contest was site Phillip Gabbert, sponsored by VFW Post 8560. Staff photo by Jillian Smith The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce announced the 2020 winners of the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest that was held this morning at Buford Park in Sulphur Springs.
John Deer is a 5-monthold pitty mix. He is fully vetted and microchipped. John Deer is blind in one eye, but that doesn’t slow him down one bit. He is great…
Lincoln Drive in Sulphur Springs Courtesy/Tim and Sharon Wright.
The varsity football team for the Cumby Trojans rides along in a trailer during the homecoming parade Wednesday. They faced the Clarksville Tigers Friday with…
The Sulphur Springs Wildcats and Lady Cats golf team participated in the Sulphur Springs High School Fall Invitational Monday at the Sulphur Springs Country…
NORTH HOPKINS— The North Hopkins Lady Panthers hosted Alba-Golden Tuesday for their senior night game. The Lady Panthers entered the game with a 10-11 record,…
SOUTHLAKE—The Miller Grove cross country team took home fourth place as a team in a meet at Southlake Carroll Saturday, Oct. 17. The Hornets finished behind…
One of the many articles that have kept alive the legend of hidden riches on a narrow strip of sand off the Texas Gulf Coast ran in the Harlingen-based Valley…
Dear Annie: My neighbor put up wind chimes a few months ago. They are three-foot-long pipes that make a terrible clanging noise with every sweet little breeze…
The time has come to get your stew in this year’s Stew Drive-thru! On Saturday, Oct. 24, you can drive through to choose chicken or beef stew. All quarts are $…
Graveside services for James “Jimmy” Arthur Hale, 86, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at Brashear Cemetery with Bro. David…
Funeral services for Barbara “Bobbie” Aline Browder Evans, 86, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at West Oaks Funeral Home…
Elizabeth Addiene Adams, a devoted mother and wife, known to everyone as Beth, passed away of a heart attack at the age of 72 surrounded by her loved ones in…
Cumby ISD held their Homecoming parade Wednesday with showings from first responders, varsity teams and the 2020 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming football…
The Hopkins County Fall Festival hay bale decorating contest announced a list of official entrants Wednesday morning. Entries are for both single and multi-…
Photos by Todd Kleiboer