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Como-Pickton school board to discuss, consider vacant seat PDF Print E-mail
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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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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.

 
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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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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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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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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