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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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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.

 

Staff Photo Jon Lance

 
SSISD board tackles transfer policy, immersion of Spanish-speaking students PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Friday, 12 September 2014 14:36

    Trustees for Sulphur Springs Independent School District approved revisions to local policies including those regarding transfer students, immersing Spanish-speaking students in with English speakers and testing qualifications for fifth and eight grade promotion.

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Local citizens remember the day and how it has affected their lives PDF Print E-mail
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Written by By JON LANCE, Staff Photographer, photographer@ssecho.com   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:16

Sulphur Springs Lamar Elementary School holds a special flag ceremony for the second grade class Thursday morning outside the school in honor of Sept. 11, 2001. The flag was lowered to half staff to honor the men and woman that lost their lives 13 years ago.

The American flag is held at half staff today in honor of the men and women who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. That morning at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the 93-99 floors of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

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‘Ties that Bind’ - Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Show set Sept. 19-20 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by From Staff Reports   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:58

    The 15th Annual Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Quilt Show, “Ties That Bind,” will be held Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20, at First Baptist Church’s Recreational Outreach Center, 115 Putman St.,  Sulphur Springs.

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Refusal is not an option PDF Print E-mail
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.

 
Mel Tillis coming to Greenville Thursday, Sept. 18: News-Telegram partners with Threadgill producers, Landon's Winery to offer dinner, tickets to the show PDF Print E-mail
Written by By LANCE MARTIN, Special Conributor to the News-Telegram   
Friday, 12 September 2014 10:39

    It’s hard to tell which kind of repetition has propelled Mel Tillis’ career more – the comic effect of his stuttering or the sheer volume of songs he’s written that have become chart-topping hits.

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SSISD teacher appraisers, calendar approved PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:06

A teacher appraisal calendar and list of appraisers for the 2014-15 school year were approved earlier this week by Sulphur Springs Independent School District trustees during their regular September board meeting.

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Dallas Symphony debuts 41st season in Greenville PDF Print E-mail
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Written by From Staff Reports   
Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:58

    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will open its 41st season of Greenville performances this fall with a concert of “Casual Classics” that will “showcase the orchestra’s lighter side,” according to Bill Rolston, president of the Dallas Symphony Greenville concert series.

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