Nabors takes milking contest

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Carol Nabors, Dairy Festival Queen contestant, took the top spot in the milking contest Saturday. Madison Martin earned second place, and Sadie Connor took third. The 2019 Dairy Festival Queen

City manager rolls out early plans for Pacific Park

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Citizens had a sneak peek Tuesday, June 4 at what Pacific Park might look like when the renovation project is completed. City manager Mark Maxwell presented sketches and a funding

2019 Media Glow

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Dairy Festival Board of Directors President Carolyn McKinney (left) waits as the crew inflates their hot air balloon for the 2019 Media Glow. Due to windy conditions, it was deemed

8 tornadoes hit Northeast Texas

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Three documented tornadoes touched down in Van Zandt, Denton and Rockwall counties, according to the National Weather Service, and severe weather caused storm damage in Wood and Franklin counties. “As

1 team, many dreams: SS Wildcat Football Camp

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The next generation of Hopkins County football completed their first bit of summer fun Thursday afternoon with the conclusion of the Sulphur Springs Wildcat Football Camp, held at the indoor

Petition calls JR Services a hazard

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More than 100 residents, calling themselves the Putnam and Jackson Street community, have signed a petition demanding JR Services, a plumbing company at 310 South Jackson St. and 313 Putman St.,

For one night only!

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Local music lovers will have an opportunity to attend a Reilly Springs Jamboree in Sulphur Springs, when organizers bring the show to Heritage Park Saturday, June 15. The recently opened
Hopkins County veterans and former U.S. Marines proudly saluted the American flag in front of the courthouse Thursday during a send-off ceremony for Honor Flight 41. Keith Klein and Ronnie Whitlock, brothers-in-law who both served in the military during the Vietnam War, were chosen to go on the flight to Washington D.C.

Honored for their service

Hopkins County paid tribute to its military veterans Thursday in an Honor Flight send-off ceremony at the courthouse. Two local veterans joined 40 fellow veterans from World War II to

MEAL A DAY

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The Meal A Day serves lunch for $2 a plate Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The menu

Southwest founder ‘democraticized the skies’

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After three years of courtroom battles, Southwest Airlines finally got off the ground June 18, 1971 with a trio of Boeing 737s flying passengers between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

Coker jailed 2nd time in 16 days

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Michael Allen Coker, 51, of Sulphur Springs was arrested for the second time in 16 days for allegedly abusing a credit or debit card, a state jail felony, according to

Dallas Wings re-sign Megan Gustafson

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Wings re-signed AP Player of the Year Megan Gustafson on Thursday. Gustafson was drafted 17th by the Wings, but was one of the final

Hometown teams created equal

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I have a sworn goal I want to make happen for as long as I’m the sports editor here. It was true when I was in Rusk, and it’s something

Ex-Texans security coordinator alleges firing discrimination

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HOUSTON (AP) — The former security coordinator for the Houston Texans has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging his firing by the team was racially

Letter to the Editor

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Last Saturday evening while eating dinner, I began to experience a tightening in my chest.

Joe Biden and Henry Hyde

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Of course he was for the Hyde Amendment, the federal law that blocks Medicaid funding from being used for abortion. He even fought against a rape and incest exception. He

Joseph Thomas Green

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Funeral services for Joseph Thomas Green, 77, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ed Lantz and Lew Riggsby officiating.

Melba June Mapes Diamond

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Melba June Mapes Diamond, 82, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was born March 24, 1937 in Yantis, Texas to Julius and Sallie (Byrd) Mapes. Melba and James B.

Georgia Nell Howard Williams

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Funeral services for Georgia Nell Howard Williams, 77, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will follow at