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: County’s first settlement still ‘paradise’

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Sulphur Bluff was the first-settled community in our area, and to the pride of Hopkins, remains thriving to this day. Sulphur Bluff has a more than 200-year history which begins with the first white settlers to arrive in South Sulphur Basin and includes celebration, strife and triumph of the human spirit.

Tarrant: The first county seat

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In the early 1810s, Hopkins County was a grassy plain that stretched with plentiful soils on either side of the South Sulphur River. Wild grapes and wilder hogs abounded, and deer roamed the woods where cattle would one day graze. In 1815, a man named Hezekiah Hargrave, his wife, Suzanna, and their 10 children hitched their wagon load from Indiana and headed south to a new land called Texas.

'Never Forgotten'

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After being identified after 31 years missing, local girl Sue Ann Huskey will finally get her memorial stone this week, according to her family. After her remains were identified in January of this year, her final resting place is ready now at the end of July.
Parents and guardians should have received emails Tuesday evening if they registered their child for backpacks and school supplies from CANHelp's 2020 Hopkins County Back to School Fair. The pickup…
Going into the new school year, the future of UIL sports looked uncertain in mid-July, and when guidelines were finally announced July 21, fans could breathe a small sigh of relief. Sports would…
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…

Meet the Republican candidates for congressional district 4

Candidates (from left) Aaron Harris and Travis Ransom are two of the nineteen who are hoping for the republican nomination/ Staff photo by Taylor Nye Fourteen candidates for congressional district four appeared on Saturday in a town hall-style forum in Sulphur Springs to discuss the issues facing the community at large. Nineteen total  candidates will vye for the Republican nomination, to be decided Aug. 8.
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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.
Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks is beloved in our community and this year has been recognized by the state for her role in both education…
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—The Texas Rangers traveled to San Francisco Friday to face the Giants for a three-game set. The Rangers opened the season with five…
Cumby junior Jacob Demidio gets his arm warm on the first day of practice. Demidio was a catalyst in the Trojans offense last year, rushing for over 1,400…
• Tuesday, Aug. 11, Miller Grove @ Trinity Christian, JV, V at 5 p.m. • Thursday, Aug. 13, Miller Grove @ Leonard, JV, V at 5 p.m. • Friday, Aug. 14, Miller…
Dear Annie: My husband and I have been following the recommendations for protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19 in recent months. Although we’ve missed…
I know that you are all wondering about the 2020 Stew Contest, and whether or not it will be canceled. The answer is: we don’t know yet. But the Chamber is…
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs is excited to welcome Dr. Chris Meltsakos, our new orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports…
Herma Jo Tadlock Williams went to her heavenly home July 22, 2020. She was born Jan. 18, 1948 to J. D and Polly Hampton Tadlock in Fort Worth, Texas. Herma…
Graveside service for Robert Mitchell Alsobrook, 71, of Como will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at North Hopkins Cemetery. There will be a come-and-go…
Laura Ruth Melton was born Dec. 19, 1920 in rural Hopkins County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vander and Parlee Fisher, as well as two brothers,…
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…