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.

AgriLife Extension donates to Community Chest Food Bank

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The Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Office donated 945 pounds of food to the Community Chest Food Bank. The food was gathered in five days by local Master Gardeners and 4-H families, according to Extension Agent Johanna Hicks (pictured). Pantry Executive Director Judy Moore thanked AgriLife for their donation. “It’s been hard,” she said. “The food bank has stayed open during the entire pandemic because of dedicated staff and a few dedicated volunteers.” Staff photo by Todd Kleiboer

CPCISD approves solar farm tax agreement

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The Como-Pickton CISD board approved a 10-year value limitation agreement for Telios Corporation’s proposed $285 million Pine Forest solar farm project Monday night, a major step toward bringing it

Game warden: Practice water safety this 4th

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With summer in full swing and Independence Day on the horizon, Hopkins County residents may enjoy relaxing on the shores or participating in water sports at Lake Sulphur Springs, Cooper Lake, Lake Fork or even Lake Tawakoni. However, water safety is more crucial than ever to have a fun and secure summer, according to the National Safety Council.

Fall semester to begin with requirements

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COMMERCE—Texas A&M University-Commerce detailed in a plan released this week what the upcoming fall semester will entail, including face covering requirements, social distancing guidelines and class formats.
Ruston Pennington checks the stock Wednesday afternoon at the 154 South Fireworks stand. Owner Todd McCoy (not pictured) stressed people should take precautions with their fireworks during the Independence Day holiday. Staff photo by Todd Kleiboer

Staying safe during at-home fireworks

With public firework displays for Independence Day canceled this year, more people may plan to celebrate with their own display at home, and owner Todd McCoy of 154 South Fireworks warned people to be cautious.
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Sulphur Springs residents and those who travel into town eastbound on State Highway 11 have now seen the rerouting of the road to a gentler curve. The project…
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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…
A much anticipated report reached the governor’s desk June 27, 1859. It really was true. A special commission confirmed as fact the rumor that white outlaws…
Dear Editor: I want to say thank you to the protesters march and our great law enforcement officers for their peaceful demonstration. It could have been quite…
Dear Annie: My husband has a long history of being unfaithful to me. He says that it isn’t cheating because he can’t help himself. I’ve forgiven him five times…
Jeanette Car mack Doss of Indianapolis, Ind. passed away June 26, 2020. Jeanette is survived by her son, Sam, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and by numerous nieces…
Taylor Hutchings, born Nov. 24, 1992 in Fort Worth, passed away June 27, 2020 in a tragic accident in Hopkins County. A private memorial service will be held…
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…
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…