Tractor Supply working to help 4-H PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:31

Tractor Supply Company will partner with National 4-H Council for a nationwide in-store fundraiser to send thousands of students to 4-H youth development programs, camps and leadership conferences across the country.

NHISD recognizes teachers of the month, financing issues PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:11

Teachers of the Month were introduced at the North Hopkins Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, and STAAR results were touched on.

Stacy Hrabal, pre-kindergarten teacher, was recognized as the Elementary Teacher of the Month. She has 14 years of experience. Elementary Principal LeAnn Tadlock commended Hrabal for “teaching our kids how to be a good person. She always does her job to the best of her ability and if she feels she’s not doing her best, she tries to do better. I’ve enjoyed working with you.”

Paulan Cowling, who is listed on the school website as Art I-IV teacher and UIL coach, was named the Secondary Teacher of the Month. She was not at the meeting, but administrators recognized her for doing “a great job,” including not only taking students to competitions, where they captured second place with their projets.

Tadlock reported an elementary enrollment of 266 students. On behalf of Secondary Principal Rob Stanley, who was unable to attend the meeting, she also reported a secondary enrollment of 259 students.

School staff reported that STAAR test results overall for fifth and eighth graders that are in so far appear to be coming up from results of the two previous years, but noted there are still results not yet counted.

In other matters:

• Trustees heard a presentation Monday night from financial advisors regarding options the school district has for funding improvements, construction and mechanical purchases. Bond elections, other means of financing notes and time warrants were among the ways discussed.

Superintendent Darin Jolly noted district staff are conducting a facilities and transportation needs survey and evaluation. Among the items the district is looking at are a parking lot, and purchasing two buses and a Suburban to be used for driver’s education.

One of the two advisors suggested that once the district has a cost estimate for needs, and an idea of which of the financing options they are interested in pursuing, they can then start contacting 20-30 national banks regarding funding options.

• Also during public forum, a third grader’s parent read from an email sent to administrators regarding a recent situation involving the individual’s child and other students in that class, and the impact it has had on the students and staff, a well as handling of the matter. The parent asked the News-Telegram afterward to not be named; it is News-Telegram policy not to quote unattributed sources.

The meeting was attended by about a dozen parents and community members, who did not speak, but afterward noted their participation was primarily related to the matter.

High school has 2 teams, 9 students, place at state UIL PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:00

Sulphur Springs High School had two teams and nine individuals place at this weekend’s state academic competitions, including one student who was not only on a state championship team, but also placed in three events at state.

Hopkins County Trustee Farm to donate hogs to Ark. orphan home PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Monday, 24 April 2017 14:31

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office’s Trustee Farm is taking another step forward with the donation of eight hogs to a home for orphans. Sheriff Lewis Tatum appeared before county commissioners Monday morning seeking county approval of the donation. The sheriff said he had been contacted by Southern Christian Home in Morrilton, Ark., about the purchase of some of the hogs being raised on the trustee farm.

Yantis’ Brandon Highlander places 5th at state in UIL writing PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 April 2017 14:28

Yantis High School junior Brandon Highlander won fifth place in editorial writing at the State Academic UIL Meet in Austin over the weekend.

Investigation into sexual assault of child underway PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:02

Two juvenile males and an 18-year old male were arrested in connection with an incident that occurred late last week involving both female and male juveniles. All three have been released from custody, according to Sulphur Springs police detective Lt. Rusty Stillwagoner who said the incident is being handled as sexual assault of a child by contact.

Sulphur Springs woman fatally shot by coworker in Dallas PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:59

A Sulphur Springs woman was fatally shot by a coworker, who then turned the gun on himself, in Dallas Monday morning.

Honor Flight special send-off planned for 7 Hopkins County vets PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 April 2017 14:29

Seven veterans from the Hopkins County area will be among the 50 taking a Dallas DFW Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., Friday-Saturday, May 5-6.

Autopsy ordered for man found dead with gunshot wound PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 April 2017 14:27

An autopsy has been ordered in the death of a 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man found dead Saturday in a creek at a wooded area near the FM 1567 home he shared with his father. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest.

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