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.
Cumby ISD had a confirmed case of COVID-19 prior to school's first day and has already deployed their containment procedures, according to a release from the school.  Cumby ISD learned that one of…
The city of Cumby will purchase a lawnmower, according to a unanimous decision by the city council at their regular August meeting.  In May, Mayor Doug Simmerman presented to the council that the…
COMO—Como city council members emerged from an executive session at Tuesday evening’s regular meeting to immediately take a vote on the indefinite suspension of Como’s police department. The vote was…

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. 
Hopkins continues to experience a heat streak, according to the National Weather Service. 
Selected Benefits, Inc. has notified client and potential clients of a potential breach of privacy and the company’s response to the incident.
Heat index values between 105 and 110 are expected for most of northeast Texas, according to the National Weather Service, and Hopkins County is under a heat…
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…
Irene Buster passed away July 18, 2020 at the age of 68 years old.   Irene was born in Rhode Island and moved to Texas in her 20s.  Shortly after she moved to…
Joe Dan Van Wey passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.  He was born on May 26, 1940, the son of William Edward and Florence…
Oran Lonnie Sinclair passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family July 22, 2020. Lonnie Sinclair was born to Adell Rudd Sinclair and Oran Bryan…
“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…