Arbala VFD welcomes first junior fire academy

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“We practice here so when they get in the real world, they know how to act and they don’t get afraid.” This is the guiding principle with which Captain Brian

Shadow Ranch: Changing the lives of people and horses

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Shadow Ranch, founded by Marion Cox and Pam Richardson, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of kids and adults with disabilities and/or debilitating situations in their lives and

Living a faery’s tale

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Amanda Johnson of Dike says she visited her first Renaissance festival about 20 years ago and has been a fan ever since. She and her son James Hasten are new

The Royal Treatment

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With an expected 7,000-10,000 visitors this year, the second annual Shadow Renaissance Festival will again benefit Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center in Sulphur Springs. Volunteers from around the state and

Camp Pursuit: Where passion becomes talent

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Camp Pursuit Yantis wrapped up Friday, concluding a fun-filled week of education and exploration. Activities included 3-D art, rocketry, everyday chemistry, a Godzilla-themed engineering challenge, mathematics arts, optical illusions, ancient

Sword and shield at the ready

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Broadswords, axes and shields will clash as fighters from all around the United States duel during the 2019 Shadow Renaissance Festival July 26-28 in the Hopkins County Civic Center arena.

3 picked for Lake Fork Water Board

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The Hopkins County Commissioner’s Court has revived the Lake Fork Creek Water Control Improvement District #1 and appointed three new directors to its board. Cody Koon, John Holland and Dale

Man on Main Street charged on drugs

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An 18-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested at 8:21 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Main Street on charges of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana in
Zach Mansfield turns the hose on himself at Arbala Junior Firefighter Academy this past weekend which 45 kids attended. See more photos on page 12A. Staff Photo by Taylor Nye

Arbala VFD welcomes first junior fire academy

“We practice here so when they get in the real world, they know how to act and they don’t get afraid.” This is the guiding principle with which Captain Brian

Blotter Briefs for July 23, 2019

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Sulphur Springs woman arrested on DWI charge A 55-year-old Sulphur Springs woman was arrested at 10:10 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Magnolia Street on a charge of driving

For the Record - July 23, 2019

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Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County law enforcement and fire department activity from 5:30 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday included: POLICE Sunday 1:06 a.m.: A 43-year-old Como woman was arrested

Bill Allan to run for re-election

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Precinct 2 Constable Bill Allan has announced his intention to seek re-election as the Republican Party candidate in the upcoming primary election next year. Allan has lived in Hopkins County

Sports Briefs

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The Edge athletic training camp is currently underway, with sessions taking place Monday-Friday. The camp comes at no charge to Sulphur Springs athletes. Athletic camps are from 8-10 a.m. for

6 inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall

In a pickle about my pickles

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Given that it’s mid-July, I’ve gotten a bumper crop of cucumbers, and that means I’ve had to switch my mason jars from drinking glasses to what they’re supposed to be

Nipping bullying in the bud

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Dear Annie: My son is 7 years old and is attending a soccer camp this summer. He is an average player and loves the game, and he has made friends

How to clean and care for a smooth glass cooktop

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When it comes to kitchen appliances, nothing says modern and sleek like a beautiful new electric smooth-top ceramic or glass cooktop. While a smooth-top beats a coil element-type cooktop in

Peggy Lou Grubbs Gamblin

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Peggy Lou Grubbs Gamblin, 85, born July 30, 1933 in Hopkins County, Texas, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Cedar Hill, Texas. Funeral service will be held Saturday,

Ima Mae Northcutt

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Graveside services for Ima Mae Northcutt, 77, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham with Steve Bohannon

Kim Wayne Ogles

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Graveside service for Kim Wayne Ogles, 48, of Sulphur Springs, will be held 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Seymore Cemetery with Bro. Al Davis officiating. Pallbearers will be