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Hopkins County represented at national GOP convention PDF Print E-mail
Written by By KERRY CRAIG, News-Telegram Staff Writer, kerry@ssecho.com   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:30

When Donald Trump received the National Republican Party's nomination for President Tuesday night in Cleveland, Hopkins County had a representative on the convention floor taking part in the historic vote.

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July 29 Music and comedy show supports Down syndrome children PDF Print E-mail
Written by By JON LANCE, Media Editor, jon.lance@ssecho.com   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:28

Two local families are trying to raise money for the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society by hosting The Dynamic Duo Music and Comedy Showcase at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center July 29. For co-production manager Ashley Smith, this show is for her son Ky, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome three years ago.

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Titus County man arrested in shooting death of wife PDF Print E-mail
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Written by From Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:26

Titus County deputies arrested a 75-year-old man for murder in the weekend shooting death of his wife.

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Most needed school supplies for Pack the Bus PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:44

CANHelp has set a goal of 350 backpacks filled with school supplies to help financially strapped families provide their child with the supplies they are required to have to start the 2016-17 school year.

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List of approved supplies, clothing for tax free holiday PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:39

School supplies that cost $99.99 or less that are purchased during the Aug. 5-7 Texas Sales Tax Holiday that qualify for a tax exemption include:

  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers (including dry erase markers)
  • Notebooks
  • Paper: loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing tablets

Clothing and footwear that cost less than $100 that do qualify for the tax exemption Aug. 5-7 include:

  • Adult diapers
  • Aprons (household)
  • Athletic socks
  • Baby bibs
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby diapers (cloth or disposable)
  • Baseball caps
  • Baseball jerseys
  • Belts with attached buckles
  • Blouses
  • Boots — general purpose, cowboy, hiking
  • Bow ties and all neckties
  • Bowling shirts
  • Bras
  • Camp clothes
  • Caps (baseball, fishing, golf)
  • Chef uniforms
  • Children’s novelty costumes
  • Clerical vestments
  • Coats and wraps
  • Coverall
  • Diapers (cloth and disposable)
  • Dresses
  • Earmuffs — cold weather only
  • Employee uniforms (unless rented)
  • Fishing caps
  • Fishing vests (non-flotation)
  • Football jerseys
  • Gloves — general, dress (unless rented) and leather 
  • Golf caps
  • Golf dresses
  • Golf jackets and windbreakers
  • Golf shirts
  • Golf skirts
  • Graduation caps and gown
  • Gym suits and uniforms
  • Hats
  • Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
  • Hosiery, including support hosiery
  • Hunting vests
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Jogging apparel
  • Knitted caps or hats
  • Leg warmer
  • Leotards and tights
  • Mask, costume
  • Neckwear and ties
  • Nightgowns and nightshirts
  • Painter pants
  • Pajamas
  • Pants and trousers
  • Panty hose, support hosiery, tights
  • Raincoats and ponchos
  • Rain hats
  • Religious clothing
  • Robes
  • Safety shoes (adaptable for street wear)
  • Scarves
  • Scout uniforms
  • Shawls and wraps
  • Shirts and hooded shirts
  • Shoes — general, boat, cross trainers, dress, flip-flops (rubber thongs), jellies, running (without cleats), safety (suitable for everyday use), sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis and walking
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sleepwear, nightgowns and pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Slips
  • Socks, including soccer socks
  • Suits, slacks and jackets
  • Suspenders
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweat suits
  • Sweaters
  • Swimsuits
  • Tennis accessories — Tennis dresses, shorts, shoes, skirts
  • Underclothes, underpants, undershirts
  • Uniforms —school, work, nurse, waitress, military, postal, police, fire
  • Veils
  • Vests — general, non-flotation fishing and hunting
  • Work clothes and uniforms
  • Workout clothes
 
Property owners question PJC annexation plan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by By KERRY CRAIG, News-Telegram Staff Writer, kerry@ssecho.com   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 15:27

About 40 people, including some Paris Junior College staff and faculty, attended the first of what will be a series of public meetings about the college's proposal to annex the five counties served by the college.

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CANHelp’s Pack the Bus drive slated Aug. 6 PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:45

 3 locations designated for early drop off

In an effort to help generous community contributors receive the most bang for their buck on back-to-school donations, CANHelp has scheduled this year’s Pack the Bus supply drive during Texas’ annual sales tax holiday.

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Tax free weekend coming for back-to-school items PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:41

Texans can once again shop for back-to-school clothing and supplies without having to pay sales tax during the annual sales tax holiday Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7. 

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It’s all about the experience at Skills Camp PDF Print E-mail
Written by By JOHANNA HICKS, EXTENSION AGENT/FCS   
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:36

Technology, woodworking, operating a fire extinguisher, leather work, outdoor cooking, and welding — these are all activities that were included in the 2016 Skills Camp, sponsored by the Community Health/Wellness Alliance of Hopkins County.

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