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Spirit of Christmas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
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. “We started the campaign in the middle of November with Brookshires,” said Kiwanis President Danny Weems. Brookshire’s ran the campaign, allowing shoppers to donate $5 to purchase canned goods to feed the hungry of Hopkins County. Kiwanis Club also worked in all the schools in the county to organize food drives. “We held a contest to see which classes could raise the most canned goods,” said Weems. “The Kiwanis Club awarded the top county class and Sulphur Springs class with a pizza party. We wanted to give our students an incentive to bring as many canned goods to school as they could.” This year’s goal was to feed 350 local families. Once all the canned goods were collected, 350 boxes were filled with vegetables, pasta and necessities. They were then donated to Hopkins County Community Chest. “When we collect all the cans we have piles and piles of food,” said Weems. To help with the sorting and heavy lifting, Kiwanis Club invited Boy Scout Troop 66 to sort and box the canned goods. By Wednesday, the scouts had logged in 48 hours of work with the adult leaders logging in an additional 37 hours. “All the boxes will have a voucher for a hen, which is provided by Brookshires,” said Weems. “The Community Chest will then distribute all the food to people who need it.” The 350 boxes of food were donated on Wednesday afternoon. “We are so proud the whole community gets behind us in this effort,” said Weems. The Spirit of Christmas campaign is one of several major events the Kiwanis Club hosts every year. On Feb. 21, the club will hosting their annual pancake day at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. The all-you-can-eat breakfast raises funds for the Kiwanis Club’s scholarship program. “Next year, we will try to do even more for our community,” said Weems.
 
Blaze destroys county residence PDF Print E-mail
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.

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Region D find 'fatal flaw' in Region C's analysis of Marvin Nichols Reservoir impact PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
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.

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’Tis the season for fraud PDF Print E-mail
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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Mobile home fire limited to underside of structure PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:07

Firefighters’ quick response Tuesday night to a reported structure fire limited damages to a double-wide mobile home in Weaver. The underside of the home sustained minimal damage.

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DPS increasing DWI patrols during holidays PDF Print E-mail
Written by DPS   
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.

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Renovations will transform Civic Center Auditorium PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Jon Lance   
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. 

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Local schools report flu absences moderate PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Staff   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:12

While some districts across the state report higher than normal rates of student absences due to sickness this week, all districts in Hopkins County and in Yantis said Wednesday they have no need to call off classes due to illness among students and staff.

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Grand Jury issues 25 indictments against 15 people PDF Print E-mail
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Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Staff   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 14:07

The Hopkins County Grand Jury during its Dec. 8 session signed about 25 indictments against at least 15 people, including four individuals who were each named in more than one offense.

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