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Mold: An indoor air pollutant

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There are many substances that can pollute indoor air. One that has received much media coverage recently is mold. While some molds (such as the ones responsible for producing cheese and penicillin) are beneficial, others may be a serious health threat. Mold spores are present everywhere both outdoors and indoors and spread easily through the air. Our recent snow storm and freezing temperatures caused havoc with plumbing in many homes.

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 24

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Today is National Tortilla Chip Day. The News-Telegram encourages readers to verify any event listed and cautions everyone to follow the current guidelines set forth by the CDC and local government and health officials before attending any event.

NH superintendent: TEA ‘more willing to listen’ during pandemic

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As Winter Storm Uri swept through Texas, blasting arctic air and leaving millions without power or water, most school districts had to shut down, including all Hopkins County schools. While most returned to normal Monday, North Hopkins and Sulphur Bluff ISDs were left high and dry as water availability was inconsistent, forcing them to stay closed.

Blotter Briefs

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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.

Over 8,300 in county under boil notices

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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 Uri, that swept across the state last week.

NETLA livestock show set Friday

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After a very long week, Hopkins County agricultural students have something to look forward to Thursday and Friday: the Northeast Texas Livestock Association livestock show at the Hopkins County Civic Center.

Snovid 2021

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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 extended amount of time, in single digit weather conditions.

North Hopkins WSC searching for water main leak

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Water has been on and off for North Hopkins Water Supply Corporation’s customers as the city of Sulphur Springs cut off its supply Friday night, restoring it Saturday morning, cutting it off again Sunday night and then restoring it Monday morning again.

CANHelp establishes emergency relief fund

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In an effort to help those with ongoing expenses related to the winter storm, CANHelp has established the HELPING HANDS COMMUNITY FUND to provide emergency relief for members of the community experiencing hardship, and they are requesting support from businesses in Hopkins County.

Schools adjust calendars to winter storm

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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 waivers to avoid making up days if possible.