Duck, Duck, Goose

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Black-bellied whistling ducks (above) and a Canadian goose (right) share a watering hole Wednesday at a residence near Greenpond Missionary Baptist Church off FM 1567 just southwest of Como. The whistling ducks live up to 8 years old in the wild and mate for life. Canadian geese are migratory and tend the make the same stops in their annual journeys throughout their lifetimes, so the property owners will likely be seeing them again.

Getting Inked

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Daniel Garza, a tattoo artist from Paris, gives Jonathan Van Holten of Sulphur Springs an inked depiction of a clock at Sulphur Springs Ink Masters Tattoo Expo that was held Saturday at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Garza was awarded first place for a black and gray tattoo for the depiction. It was Van Holten’s first tattoo. Staff photo by Taylor Nye

164-year congregation proud of pioneer past

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COMO—The black oak tree has special properties. It grows in cool, moist soils and can show the layman where land is elevated and well-drained. Perhaps this is why the early Nadaco tribe of the Caddo Indians made their seasonal home here, in a grove of black oaks in what today is on Farm Road 69, 6 miles south of Como.
SULPHUR BLUFF—With the Dike solar farm’s high tax value first hitting the books in 2021, more revenue will be available to Sulphur Bluff ISD, and its board heard Thursday night a breakdown of what a…
Cumby citizens and council members expressed concerns with Cumby PD policing methods at the regular August city council on Tuesday.  SOCIAL MEDIA During the old business portion of the council…
The county will not extend a tax reduction to company JB Weld, per a Monday decision by the commissioner’s court.  As a part of the regular August 10 agenda, the Hopkins County commissioner’s court…

Fallon takes congressional district 4 nomination in landslide vote

Pat Fallon (R-Frisco) celebrates his GOP nomination/ Staff photo by Taylor Nye Members of Texas congressional district four have chosen Pat Fallon as the candidate who will appear on their November ballot, per an executive committee meeting in Sulphur Springs on Saturday which selected Fallon among 19 other hopefuls for the slot. 
CeCe is a 4-year-old Shepherd/Pyrenees mix. He was born at Hearts of Life Animal Rescue and is one of three from his litter that still haven’t found a home.…
Hopkins County will not extend a tax reduction to company JB Weld, per a Monday decision by the commissioner’s court. As a part of the regular Aug.
There is no magical formula or exact rule for watering. Watering is based on the site condition, time of year, type of tree and, most importantly, soil type.
ARLINGTON—The Texas Rangers got their first series win this weekend with a three-game sweep over the Los Angeles Angels. Texas entered the series losers in…
The 6U Sulphur Springs All-Stars T-ball team won the regional tournament Aug. 3 and will be advancing to the state tournament. The state tournament will be…
• Tuesday, Sept. 15, Sulphur Springs @ Greeville, Ninth, JV, V at 4:30 p.m. • Friday, Sept. 18, Sulphur Springs @ Frisco-Heritage, Ninth, JV, V at 5:30 p.m…
It’s time for the fifth annual Chamber of Commerce Photography Contest! Let me review the basics. Anyone of any age can enter as we have a children’s category…
Are you going through the checklist of things to take care of before returning your students to school? Perhaps they need their annual vaccines or sports…
Dear Annie: My father did everything he could to make my life miserable, and to deprive me of anything and everything. He treated my brother and sisters far…
Funeral services for Truman Wilkerson, 87, of Denton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Glen…
Graveside service for Robert Mitchell Alsobrook, 71, of Como will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at North Hopkins Cemetery with Bro. Mike Coker…
On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Norma J. (Volcik) Worley, 82, passed from this life at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas…
“I felt really good about the energy and enthusiasm we have,” Boles said about the way his team looked on the first day of practice. “The players showed up in…
A Juneteenth celebration and concert was held this week at Pacific Park. The three-day event was sponsored by Charles and Kenya Chaffer and featured free hot…
Dads don't get near the recognition they deserve, so the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram asked readers to send in photos of their dads, telling us why their dads…