Sulphur Bluff VFD receives award

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Hopkins County Commissioners met Monday morning for their regular meeting. Sulphur Bluff VFD received an award and Hopkins County Fire Department received a donation from Atmos Energy. Citizens also attended to discuss their concerns on the Dike solar farm.

Saltillo Homecoming

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Saltillo ISD held their homecoming coronation Saturday evening, and Anna Reeder, center holding the bouquet, was announced as this year's Homecoming Queen. Joining her on the court are, from left, seniors Josey Bench, Bianca Castro, Brittney Peeples, Alley Smith, Kristina Wade, Maddy Smith, Paisley Kastner, Ofelia Cabrera and Chandler Bain. Helping with the ceremony were some elementary students.

Board looking into solar farm proposal

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The first step toward a potential fifth solar farm inside Hopkins County was made by the Saltillo ISD board Thursday night as they accepted the application for a value limitation agreement from Stampede Solar LLC.

Saltillo Homecoming

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It’s Homecoming Week at Saltillo ISD, and that means new royalty will be crowned! Friday night is the Homecoming game against Yantis and also Senior Night for the basketball girls. The coronation will be held 6 p.m. Saturday to allow for more attendance. The class of 2001 will also be welcomed home.
The historic winter storm Uri that hit Texas last week left Northeast Texans dealing with new experiences. Some were positive, and some weren't. Many residents lost power and water, some for an…
Hopkins County residents spent some time in the snow this week during the the record-breaking winter weather. 
As power outages and icy road conditions caused by inclement weather forced schools to close, academic calendars had to be adjusted to account for those missed days, but some schools could submit…

North Hopkins WSC lifts boil water advisory

The North Hopkins WSC is located on Highway 19 just south of the FM 71 intersection. The last boil water advisory in Hopkins County was lifted Thursday as North Hopkins Water Supply Corporation announced the end of their advisory that had been in place for almost a week.
After a very long week, Hopkins County agricultural students have something to look forward to Thursday and Friday: the Northeast Texas Livestock Association…
As of press time Tuesday, over 8,300 Hopkins County water supply corporation customers are without drinkable water, the aftermath of the winter storm, named…
The following reports are based on arrests conducted with reports filed by Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County law enforcement from 5:30 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m.
CELINA- The Saltillo Lady Lions traveled to Celina Wednesday to face Slidell in the Regional Quarterfinals round of the playoffs. Saltillo entered the day…
HALLSVILLE- The Sulphur Springs Wildcats traveled to Hallsville Monday to face Jacksonville in the opening round of the playoffs. Sulphur Springs got off to a…
BELLS- The Saltillo Lady Lions traveled to Bells Saturday to face Henrietta Midway in the Area round of the playoffs. The Lady Lions earned a bye in the first…
This recent snowstorm really got me thinking about getting old. I’m sure you’re wondering how snow can make a 58-year-old man think about how old he’s getting…
Dear Annie: My husband has been insulin dependent for 56 years and must avoid COVID-19, so I have stayed at home during the past 10 months, away from people as…
On Feb. 22, 1878, Sam Bass and his gang pulled the first train robbery in Texas history hitting the Texas Central at Allen Station 24 miles north of Dallas.…
Graveside services for Jon Thomas “Johnny” Moss Jr., age 75, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Oaklawn Cemetery in…
Mary Kay Lemon Gibbs passed from this world Feb. 20, 2021, after a short but courageous battle with brain cancer. Daughter of Bob and Virginia Lemon, Mary was…
Earl Lee Downs, age 99, passed from this life on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Earl, and twin brother Arthur, were born on August 25, 1921 in Corley, TX in…
Staff photos by Todd Kleiboer
Bishop Nelson Gatlin of Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ has left his mark on the Sulphur Springs community who thanked him and his wife First Lady…