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A snowy week

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Hopkins County residents spent some time in the snow this week during the the record-breaking winter weather. See more photos on pages 4 and 5.

NETLA show approaching next week

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After a very long week, Hopkins County agricultural students have something to look forward to next week: the Northeast Texas Livestock Association ag mechanics and livestock show at the Hopkins Co

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. Friday to 7 a.m.

Hall authors bills shielding gun rights

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As this year’s state legislative session rolls on, senator Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) has filed two bills relating to Second Amendment rights and a senate joint resolution calling for constitutional carry, and he also joined in on a bipartisan effort to expand the tax exemptions of surviving military spouses.

Texas Capital Highlights

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Snow, ice, single-digit temps blanket the state Texans from Lubbock to Longview shivered under single-digit temperatures as their week began, with snow and ice creating dangerous road conditions throughout the state. Gov.

Cold winter weather can test person's preparedness skills

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Blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain, ice, and freezing temperatures occasionally hit hard in parts of Texas. According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, even if you think you are safe and warm at home, a winter storm can become dangerous if the power goes off. With a little planning, you can protect yourself and your family and keep your property losses to a minimum. Learn what the National Weather Service winter weather advisories mean:

SNOWED IN

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A federal emergency declaration was made after bitter cold and blowing snow swept across the Lone Star State Sunday night into Monday, a weather event that set new power usage records and forced rolling outages to control demand.