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.”

Mariam, Tatum Tran medal twice

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Over three East Texas Junior Golf Tournament events, local young golfers earned eight medals, including four golds, at courses in Daingerfield, Mount Pleasant and Sulphur Springs with Mariam Tran taking home two gold medals.

Honoring Dads

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Two women from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints participate in a Father’s Day parade held at the Hopkins Place Senior Living in Sulphur Springs. The local Corvette Club helped to organize the drive-by event Friday. Community members, along with local law enforcement, also participated.

Benefit for Summer

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Folks gathered Saturday afternoon at BackStory Brewery for their second annual BBQ Cook-off to benefit the Sam Kopal Memorial Scholarship Fund. Attendees enjoyed barbecue tasting, craft beer, live music and a raffle.
Dixie, a 7-month-old labradoodle, became the youngest member of the Hopkins County EMS team in late January and is already making a difference around the station. Dixie recently passed her therapy dog certification test and will be fully certified when she reaches 1 year old. Staff photo by Tammy Vinson

Animals healing people

“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.”
Saturday night fatality on FM 1537
The following reports are based on logs documenting calls received by Hopkins County emergency communications staff from 5:30 a.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
During the year 2020, The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is highlighting a business each week. Congratulate the Business of the Week for July 2, North East…
Translocation is nothing new to the toolbox of strategies used in wildlife management. Experts have relied on the technique for years to help restore native…
The East Texas Junior Golf Tour had a wonderful day to play golf with a light wind, cool breeze and overcast skies. Returning to Mount Pleasant Country Club…
The Sulphur Springs Soccer Association has given the children of this and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and play the sport of soccer for 40-plus…
Dear Annie: I was reading “Don’t Call Me ‘Dear’” and wanted to give you my two cents’ worth. I am a woman, 72 years old. If someone calls you “dear,” “sweetie…
For years, I tried to grow a decent vegetable garden. It was the high cost of fresh produce — $3.50 for a few measly, wilted basil leaves; ditto for a pound of…
The fireworks for 4th of July have been cancelled; however, please remember that the Symphony League is holding their concert and fireworks celebration on…
Funeral service for Gwen Parker, 86, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Shane…
Memorial service for James H. “Jimmy” Helterbrand Sr., 69, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, formerly of Garland, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020…
Don Homer Coble, son of the late Alfred James and Faye (Smith) Coble, was born June 18, 1941, in Mountain Grove, Mo., and passed away June 23, 2020, at Willow…
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…
The Edge summer conditioning program began this week at Sulphur Springs High School. Some student athletes met at the multipurpose building to run drills and…