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.
The county will not extend a tax reduction to company JB Weld, per a Monday decision by the commissioner’s court.  As a part of the regular August 10 agenda, the Hopkins County commissioner’s court…
Hopkins County 4H appeared before the Commissioners Court on Monday to receive commendations and present members with awards for record keeping, scholarships and more.  “As y’all know… a lot of our…
Although Hopkins County previously explored declaring themselves a special taxing unit, the commissioners decided on Monday to take the conventional approach to taxing in the 2021 fiscal year,…

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. 
This week's community partner with Dinner Bell is Veterans of the Foreign Wars Post 8560.
In the story “19 throw in for Ratcliffe’s former slot” published in the Wednesday, Aug.
CUMBY—Cumby High School announced on social media Monday that, due to several student athletes showing symptoms of COVID-19, they will be suspend all football…
• Tuesday, Aug. 11, Sulphur Bluff @ Boles, JV, V at 5 p.m. • Friday, Aug. 14, Sulphur Bluff @ Como-Pickton, JV, V at 4:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Aug. 18, Yantis @…
• Tuesday, Aug. 11, Cumby @ Quitman, ninth, JV, V at 4 p.m. • Friday, Aug. 14, Terrell @ Cumby, Ninth, JV, V at 4:30 p.m. • Saturday, Aug. 15, Lone Oak @…
Three white men waited for the Comanche council to decide whether they lived or died on Aug. 10, 1843. Making amends with the western tribes was one of Sam…
Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We were separated for five years and, recently, have started spending time together again, with an…
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…
Funeral services for Truman Wilkerson, 87, of Denton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Glen…
Graveside service for Robert Mitchell Alsobrook, 71, of Como will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at North Hopkins Cemetery with Bro. Mike Coker…
On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Norma J. (Volcik) Worley, 82, passed from this life at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas…
“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…