Mum’s the word

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Clear eyes. Full hearts. Gigantic mums? The Northeast Texas tradition of football mums has taken on a life of its own from its humble beginnings as a gesture between sweethearts

SSHS Homecoming nominees ready to vie for queen’s crown

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Thirteen ladies have been named to the Sulphur Springs High School 2019 Homecoming Court. Assistant Principal Vanessa Abron says it’s anybody’s race right now. “Normally, I can look at the

A Hero’s Welcome

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Marine Corporal Dakota Miller surprised his 8-year-old sister, Isabella Corwell, when he walked into her second grade classroom at Barbara Bush Primary School Friday afternoon.

Students honor Shyan Harris in all-yellow tribute

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An empty rocking chair in the corner of the reading room with a quilt neatly folded over its back. Beautiful paper flowers on classroom door and bulletin board. A handwritten

NETEX passes reduced budget

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After a nearly four-hour long session, the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) unanimously approved a budget that will leave them with a negative balance of $93,875 for fiscal

ZBA grants variance for outdoor kitchen

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The Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) met Tuesday to discuss one item. After opening the meeting at 5:30 p.m., the board approved their Aug. 20 meeting minutes unanimously. The board
Sporting mums for this year’s Sulphur Springs Homecoming are Zoe Reed, seventh grade; Kyleigh Tadlock sixth grade; and Mally Keaton, sixth grade. Courtesy

Mum’s the word

Clear eyes. Full hearts. Gigantic mums? The Northeast Texas tradition of football mums has taken on a life of its own from its humble beginnings as a gesture between sweethearts

County Records

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LAND TRANSACTIONS Billie Katherine Melton Dougan to Joel Dougan; tract in the Thomas Norris survey Billie Katherine Melton Dougan to Joel Dougan; tract in the Thomas Norris survey Billie Katherine

For the Record - Sept. 21, 2019

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Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County law enforcement and fire department activity from 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Friday included: POLICE Wednesday 9 p.m.: James Brandon Cockrell, 41, of Sulphur

Blotter Briefs for Sept. 21, 2019

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Cumby traffic stop leads to arrest A 61-year-old Nashville, Arkansas man was arrested during a traffic stop at 12:43 a.m. Friday on Interstate 30 west at mile marker 112 on

Wildcats defeated by Texas High team

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TEXARKANA — The Sulphur Springs tennis team lost 18-1 in Tuesday district action at Texas High School. The lone win for the Wildcats was an 8-6 mixed doubles decision by

Sports Briefs

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North Hopkins splits with Miller Grove The Lady Panthers fell to Miller Grove in varsity play but won the junior varsity contest. Miller Grove took the varsity match, 25-13, 26-24

Sub-varsity teams drop grid games

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Sulphur Springs dropped two sub-varsity football games Thursday night at two different locations. ROYSE CITY 9TH, 40 SULPHUR SPRINGS 9TH, 20 The crowd at Gerald Prim Stadium saw an entertaining

Welcome to the 3rd smallest Texas town

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Entertainment | Main Street Theatre

Community Players presents “Greater Tuna” by Ed Howard, Jason Williams and Joe Sears, a comedy play set in the third smallest town in Texas.

Students ready for the new year

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Hopkins County students began a new year over the past week at their respective schools. The News-Telegram asked readers to submit their first day back at school photos with the

The great Texas flood of 1921

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The Houston Chronicle reported on Sept. 12, 1921 that the number of confirmed fatalities in the worst flood in the history of the Lone Star State had risen to 45

Rising above mom’s boyfriend’s bulling, mocking

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Dear Annie: My 81-year-old mother lives in Florida with her same-age boyfriend of 10 years in a 55-plus community, which requires residents to maintain the interior and exterior of their

Medicare Annual Enrollment: Know what you need to do

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Editor’s note: It is five weeks until Medicare’s annual enrollment, Tuesday, Oct. 15. Dear Toni: This is my first Medicare Annual Enrollment, and I don’t know anything about this process.

Jack Wayne Lawson

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Funeral services for Jack Wayne Lawson, 86, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Smedley

Donna Jean Cope

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Funeral services for Donna Jean Cope, 57, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Tony McCoy officiating.

Juanita Lois Robinson Williams

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Funeral service for Juanita Lois Robinson Williams, 77, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at League Street Church of Christ with Mike Eason officiating.