Senior Citizens Center hosts a variety of weekly events PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:03

The Senior Citizens Center offers a number of activities for anyone age 50 or older, some are regular weekly activities, others offered on certain days each month and a few are seasonal.

JD Souther coming to East Texas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:02

JD Souther will give a live performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Music City Texas Theater in Linden.

Another mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus in Commerce PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:32

Another mosquito has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Commerce, according to a spokesman for the city of Commerce.

Both Commerce and Texas A&M University-Commerce have been testing mosquitos for various diseases and, last week, were notified that a positive test was received.

Emergency Management officials said the areas that tested positive now appear to be free from the virus; one additional test has returned positive results.

Workers in Commerce have begun spraying for mosquitoes in the areas where the infected insects were found and will continue spraying for three days. At the same time, city staff will continue to test for infected mosquitoes in all areas of Commerce.

It is recommended that everyone take extra precautionary measures in protecting themselves from mosquitoes.  When outside, wear light colored clothing, use an insect repellent containing DEET, wear long sleeves and pants.  To aid in eliminating mosquito-breeding sites, it is encouraged to do away with any standing water from flowerpots, buckets, barrels, and other containers.  Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out and always, empty children's wading/swimming pools and store on their side after use.

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Sellers to be featured speaker at ET geneological seminar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:29

Hopkins County historian John A. Sellers will be the featured speaker at East Texas Genealogical Society's Annual Fall Seminar scheduled Sept. 11-12, at First Assembly of God Church, 5309 Rhones Quarter Road in Tyler.

SB Scholarship Foundation plans annual fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
Written by Faith Huffman   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:35

Sulphur Bluff Scholarship Foundation is gearing up for the group’s annual fundraiser next month. This year’s dinner will be a little bit different. Instead of the traditional dinner and auction, this year stew will be served. Bingo and other games will be played. There will also be a live and silent auction. Bingo play will be divided into three to four sections, according to SBSF President Emily Glass.

Bright Star receives nonprofit status; begins fundraising PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:01

Bright Star Baseball Board of Directors announced this week that, after 9 months, Bright Star Baseball has received its 501(c)3 designation. Now, they are kicking off a new initiative to raise money for a new special needs baseball field.

Horseshoe tourney and fish fry for cancer patient PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Lance   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:31

Hopkins County local Ty Funderburk, a family man, is struggling with a debilitating cancer and needs some financial help. To solve the situation, his best friends since childhood are coming to the rescue by hosting a horseshoe tournament, auction and fish fry Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Equine Pavilion. 

County tax rate to increase to meet jail expense PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:31

Although Hopkins County commissioners are still deep in budget workshop sessions, County Judge Robert Newsom said that county residents will be seeing an increase in the county tax rate.

Local businesses host SSHS Wildcat block party PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:32

Hear the roar! Businesses around the community are throwing a homecoming block party Sept. 5, for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats. The “Main Street Kicks off Homecoming” event will feature vendors, cash give-aways, entertainment and games throughout the evening. 

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