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SSISD ‘met standard’ in state’s accountability ratings PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:07

The state ratings are in and Sulphur Springs Independent School District "met standard" on all four of basic performance indicators on the Texas Education Agency's 2014 Accountability Ratings released last month.

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‘Givin’ Back for Gary Mac’ concert slated Friday, Sept. 19 PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:06

The “Givin’ Back for Gary Mac” concert to raise money for HCSO Patrol Lt. Gary McLarry, who is in need of a kidney transplant due to late stage renal failure, willbegin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Auditorium.

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Como-Pickton school board to discuss, consider vacant seat PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Monday, 15 September 2014 13:37

Como-Pickton school trustees will meet Monday night, one week later than usual to give the business office plenty of time to make all needed adjustments and transitions from the budget ending Aug. 31 to the new budget year, which started Sept. 1.

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Stormy Skies PDF Print E-mail
Written by By JON LANCE, Staff Photographer, photographer@ssecho.com   
Monday, 15 September 2014 13:31

Ron Beyer (right) with Tara and Bradley Jones, 3, take a stroll on a cloudy Monday morning at Buford Park. Today’s forecast is partly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of rain with a high temperture of 87 degrees.

 
Local Arm Inspection PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 13 September 2014 12:21

Austin (left front) and Scott Bell look at merchandise from dealer John Smith at the Allen Bowles Gun and Knife Show at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. The show runs until 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event features rifles, pistols, knifes, collectables, clothing and antiques.

 

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Music Mentoring PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:04

Music teacher Zander Smith repositions a cello for fifth grader Emily Dick during strings class at Douglas Intermediate School Tuesday morning. Smith took time to coach each student on their instrument position before beginning class.

 
Record enrollment at A&M-Commerce: More than 12K students PDF Print E-mail
Written by By By Andi Miller, Director of Public Relations, TAMUC Department of Marketing Communications   
Monday, 15 September 2014 13:36

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce registered record-breaking enrollment this semester, with several metrics reaching their highest levels in the university’s 125-year history. 

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Grand jury signs 39 indictments against 31 people PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Saturday, 13 September 2014 12:27

The Hopkins County Grand Jury during their Sept. 8 session signed 39 indictments naming 31 individuals for a variety of offenses, pushing those cases forward for further prosecution.

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Refusal is not an option PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kerry Craig   
Friday, 12 September 2014 15:50

Judges will be available 24 hours to issue warrants for blood draws

By KERRY CRAIG

    Beginning Sunday, law enforcement agencies in Hopkins County will be adding another tool for dealing with drunk drivers.
    According to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum, the sheriff’s department, Sulphur Springs Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be able to have a judge issue search warrants for blood draws around the clock.
    Before this, a person suspected of driving while intoxicated would be asked to submit to a chemical breath test and could refuse.
    Although refusing to submit to the breath test has the potential of harsh penalties, the new policy goes beyond the breath test and refusal is not an option.
    Tatum said three judges will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to issue necessary paperwork to force a suspected drunk driver to provide a blood sample for testing to determine if the blood-alcohol content exceeds the minimum level of 0.08 percent for being legally drunk.
    The policy for dealing with a person with at least two prior driving while intoxicated convictions will continue to be the same because the third offense elevates the charge from misdemeanor to a felony.

 
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