Highway Patrol Sgt. Trent Price receives award for water rescue PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 December 2014 14:15

A former Sulphur Springs state trooper was among a select group of Department of Public Safety employees to receive awards of recogntion for outstanding service and significant contributions from the Texas Public Safety Commission and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw.

Commissioners authorize memorial plaque for Mike Tribble PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Monday, 22 December 2014 14:03

Hopkins County Commissioners Court gave unanimous approval Monday morning to a request from Civic Center Manager Adam Teer and the Civic Center Board of Directors for the placement of a plaque memorializing Mike Tribble at the entrance of the center's Equine Pavilion. Teer said the Civic Center board has been working on the memorial for the past few months. “We have the opportunity to memorialize somebody who has been an instrumental part not only of our community, but part of something that makes the Civic Center so important and that is the rodeos that come into town,” Teer said. “That's Mike Tribble, who is not with us any more, but his family is still with us and they have been so instrumental in bringing that environment to our community that's brought so much economic growth to us. It would be appropriate to put up a memorial plaque in about the same place where his rodeo arena was, where our current Equine Pavilion is.” Tribble's daughter, Cathy Williams, and granddaughter, Meredith Caddell, were on hand for the presentation. Caddell read the wording that will be inscribed on the memorial plaque. “Mike Tribble, rodeo producer and director, trick rider and fancy trick roper, local goodwill ambassador from 1911 to 1972. On this site in 1938, Mike Tribble constructed a rodeo arena that hosted an annual Fourth of July Rodeo for 43 years with over 20,000 fans attending annually. in 1954, Mr. Tribble upgraded his facility to be Texas' largest and finest all-steel, 6,000-seat arena. “Mike Tribble performed trick and fancy roping nationwide for four decades. This included standing on his head while roping eight galloping horses, performing a Texas skit for 200 yards up and down the arena, vaulting stunts off the back and side of his horse, suicide drags and many different standing tricks. He was recruited by Will Rogers for Western movies. “The Fourth of July rodeo provided entertainment for Hopkins County residents and visitors nationwide for several generations.” Teer said that a photo of Tribble roping would also be a part of the plaque, which will be mounted inside the public entrance to the Equine Pavilion. In other business, the court recognized Tax Assessor-Collector Debbie Jenkins for completing 15 hours of educational training and becoming a Professional County Collector. Commissioners approved the purchase of voting equipment from Heart Intercivic and to a buyback by Hart of eScans from the county. Approval was given to a request for support of an application by Cornersville Water Supply Corporation for a grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture to extend water services. An agreement between the county and Luminant Mining Company was approved. The agreement involves a lease on a county road in the Thermo Mine and access to materials by the county. Dan Froneberger was named by the county to serve as one of two representatives from Sulphur Springs Independent School District on Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Board for a three-year term.

Spirit of Christmas PDF Print E-mail
Written by By JON LANCE, Media Design Editor   
Saturday, 20 December 2014 15:08

More than 350 families will now receive Christmas dinner because of the combined help of Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy, Kiwanis Club and Hopkins County residents. The Spirit of Christmas food drive is an annual event that helps needy families have a holiday meal.

DPS increasing DWI patrols during holidays PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 December 2014 17:21

While traveling the roadways during the holiday season, motorists are reminded to drive safely and observe all traffic and other laws, including those prohibiting drunk driving.

Renovations will transform Civic Center Auditorium PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:48

The auditorium in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center will be leased for the next 20 years by Sulphur Springs Independent School District. First thing on the agenda is a complete renovation — something SSISD Superintendant Michael Lamb is excited about. 

Honorees announced for 24th MLK awards ceremony PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kerry Craig   
Monday, 22 December 2014 14:02

East Caney Missionary Baptist Church and Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference will host the 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M-Commerce, will serve as master of ceremonies for the annual event. Other speakers will be Tom Sellers, Mick Trusty, State Rep. Dan Flynn, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom, W.C. Pryor and Pastor H.B. Nash. The 2015 MLK award recipients are: n Spiritual Award, Francis Dial; Freedom Award, the Rev. Jason Lindley; Medical Award, Chachandra Henley and Yvonne Thornton; Humanitarian Award, Wyvonne Ford and Dimitri Moon-Petty; Spirit of Dependability, Nick Harris; Social Change Award, Minister Joyce Moore; Mother of the Year, Christene Askew; Father of the Year, J.D. Franklin; Spirit of Service, Kim Chisom; and Spirit of Fellowship, Lonnita Robinson Finnie. n Achievement awards will be presented to Tommy Clayton, Lisa Reed, Debra Davis, Roslyn Lee and Quan Johnson. n Other awards to be presented include: Political, Mike Odell; Encouragement, Tony Reed; Faithfulness, Eric King, Business, Epic Barber and Beauty Institute; MLK Media Award, Don Wallace; Employer of the Year, Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab; Employees of the Year, Janice Henley, Nan Sims-Harris, Dwayne Berry and Kandi Thomas; Law Enforcement, Sheriff Butch Adams; Spirit of Dedication, Karon Weatherman and Amye Smith; MLK Educators of the Year, Vanessa Abron, Ashante Alexancer and Hillary Young; Pastor of the Year, Pastor Troy Young; Spirit of Commitment, Jason Cunningham; Woman of the Year, Yvonne King. n MLK Students of the Year: Nysia Reed, Landon Watkins, Tori Moore, Chrissalynd Person and Jason Reed from Sulphur Springs Independent School District; and, from Texas A&M Commerce, Wayne Atha, Tyrik Rollison and Erin Echols. The public is invited to attend the free event at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 208 Fuller St. Alliance Bank and Walmart will provide refreshments after the program.

Blaze destroys county residence PDF Print E-mail
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Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Staff   
Saturday, 20 December 2014 15:05

A blaze destroyed a County Road 3341 residence Friday. The residents were able to get out safely, and their pet was found in the structure a little while afterward with only what appeared to be minor injuries.

Region D find 'fatal flaw' in Region C's analysis of Marvin Nichols Reservoir impact PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 December 2014 17:21

The water planning group for Northeast Texas on Wednesday told the Texas Water Development Board that their Mextroplex counterparts have not adequately detailed how the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir would  impact natural resources and the economy along the Sulphur River.

’Tis the season for fraud PDF Print E-mail
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Written by By Jon Lance   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 07:53

With the holiday season in full swing, scam artists are calling Hopkins County residents and in some cases, showing up at their doors. 

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