Lake Highlands Baptist Church pastor arrested for charges of possession of child pornography PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Friday, 27 February 2015 08:38

Federal, county and city law enforcement officers arrested the pastor of Lake Highlands Baptist Church at his College Street office this morning. According to Hopkins County Sheriff's investigators, Chad Oather Calhoun, 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on charges of possession of child pornography. Chief Sheriff's Investigator Lewis Tatum said the investigation began in early June of last year after the department's Internet Crimes Against Children deputies, working with other law enforcement agencies, followed up on information gathered by following up on Internet addresses and users downloading pornographic images of children. As the investigation began, deputies seized a number or computers that were subjected to forensic examination and the case was handed over to federal authorities. The federal indictment was returned on Thursday of last week and federal authorities were in Sulphur Springs this morning to take Calhoun into custody.

Cooper man killed in Tuesday crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 13:07

A Cooper man was reportedly killed Tuesday evening following a vehicle crash on State Highway 19 north, between Birthright and Tira.

Weather related scheduling PDF Print E-mail
Written by faith Huffman   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 19:08

Report weather related changes, closings and delays to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 903-885-8663 to have them announced here.

Due to predictions of wintry weather overnight and Wednesday morning, the following schedule changes have been announced:


  • Hopkins County Courthouse, offices and JP Courts closed Wednesday.
  • Yantis ISD had canceled classes Wednesday. 
  • Sulphur Bluff ISD closed Wednesday.
  • North Hopkins ISD closed
  • Cumby ISD will closed on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Classes will resume on Thursday, February 26 at regularly scheduled time, pending weather
  • Sulphur Springs Goodwill is closed today.
  • Saltlllo ISD has no school, but the boys playoff game vs Ector is still at this time scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Texas High gym.
  • Como-Pickton CISD has now closed for the day. No school Wednesday
  • SSISD cancels class Wednesday as of 7:45 a.m.
  •  There will be no services tonight at Sulphur Springs First Assembly of God due to the winter weather.
  • No bingo at the Senior Citzens Center Wednesday.
  • Big Shot Bingo has been canceled at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab for Wednesday, Feb. 25. They will have it again in March.
  • Weaver Baptist Church wil have no Wednesday night activities this week.
  • Cooper ISD closed
  • Central Christian Academy closed
  • Sulphur Springs Christian Pre-School closed
  • His Kids Learning Center closed
  • TRAX buses won't run Wednesday
  • Little Texans closed
  • Bright Star Christan School closed
  • Ardis Center of Performing Arts closed
  • Immanuel Baptist Church will not have any  Wednesday events
  • PJC is Closed
  • Davis St. Baptist Church: No Wednesday events
  • Meal A Day is closed
  • Goodwill is closed
  • Wesley United Methodist Church will not have Wednesday events
  • IdziBitsy Bakery closed
  • First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs will have no Wednesday events
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pickton No Wednesday events
  • Morning Chapel Baptist Church  No Wednesday events
  • St Luke Baptist Church No Wednesday events
  • Central Baptist Church closed

Delayed starts

  • Texas A&M-Commerce will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25.
  • Water Oak Elementary classes begin at 10 a.m.


  • Saltillo ISD boys to play Ector Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Paris High gym.
  • Saltillo ISD students will receive report cards one day late this week due to weather. All students should have report cards by Friday, barring any additional weather closings, according to Superintendent Kevin Woolley.
  • The Miller Grove varsity boys basketball playoffs will be played Friday night.
  • The Yantis Owls playoff game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at Rains ISD.
Hopkins County weathers Monday’s winter storm with little damage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by From Staff Reports   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:56

Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County for the most part weathered Monday’s storm with few difficulties.

Paper delivery PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Monday, 23 February 2015 14:22

Newspaper customers, please be aware our carriers are attempting to deliver papers as many papers this evening as possible. However, due to the unsafe conditions on some roads, carriers may not be able deliver all papers tonight. If that is the case, they will deliver missed paper along with the daily edition at the next delivery. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Snow and ice lead to hazardous roads PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 13:07

Motorists are urged by local law enforcement and emergency responders to stay off roads if at all possible as a safety precaution.

Indiana lawyer featured speaker at Saturday’s Pilot Spring Brunch PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:59

The speaker for this year’s Pilot Club of Sulphur Springs Spring Brunch has been involved in Pilot Club from the local to international level and has been an attorney for more than 30 years.

Weather related updates PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Monday, 23 February 2015 18:15

 Weather related updates for closings, cancelations, late starts for Tuesday:


  • Paris Junior College will open at 9 a.m., and classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.
  • Miller Grove ISD will delay the start of classes until 10 am, Tuesday morning.
  • Sulphur Bluff ISD 2 hour delay of classes until 10 a.m. Tuesday; conditions will be reevaluated and if necessary any changes announced Tuesday monring.
  • Como-Pickton CISD closed Tuesday
  • As of 7:45 p.m. Monday, Sulphur Springs ISD is planning for a 2 hour delay for all SSISD campuses Tuesday. However, weather conditions will be reassessed, so there's still a possibility of cancelation. Any changes will be announced by 6 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Cumby ISD will be closed due to inclement weather Tuesday, Feb. 24. Classes will resume at the regularly scheduled time on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
  • Texas A&M-Commerce in Commerce and UCD will be closed due to inclement weather Tuesday, Feb. 24.
  • Yantis ISD 2 hour delay; 10 a.m. start of classes
  • North Hopkins ISD to have 2 hour delayed start Tuesday; 10 a.m. start of classes
  • Saltillo ISD classes to start at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Weather permitting playoff games start at 6:30 p.m. at Paris, with girls vs. Campbell after.
  • Bright Star Christian Schoo closed
  • Parent’s Day Out at First Baptist Church closed
  • Central Christian Academy Pre-k and kindergarten will not meet Tuesday, but 1st-5th grades will start at 10 a.m.


  • TRAX Service will run starting at 10 a.m.
  • Tax Aid Program at Wesley United Methodist Church will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Hopkins County Offices will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.
  • Meal A Day will be closed again Tuesday due to icy roads.


Candidate filing continues through Friday for May school, city, hospital elections PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Staff   
Monday, 23 February 2015 13:13

Candidates have four days left to file to run in the May 9 school trustees elections. Filing for candidacy in Como-Pickton, Sulphur Springs and Yantis school board elections will continue until Friday, Feb. 27.

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