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Hopkins County Walk of Hope set for April 4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:18

Vigil set for victims and survivors of crime

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Evans withdraws request to draw up resolution for TxDOT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:29

At the end of a brief Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting Monday morning, Precinct 4 Commissioner Danny Evans withdrew a request he made at an earlier meeting seeking a resolution alerting state officials of safety concerns on State Highway 19 north.

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Three shot, one stabbed at Commerce party PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:27

A large party at the 428 Club on Martin Luther King Drive in Commerce ended with gunfire about 4 a.m. Sunday. Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews said officers were already in the area waiting for the party to break up when there were a number of shots fired.

“When officers arrived, they found numerous rounds had been fired striking at least three people,” Crews said. “An additional injured person arrived at Hunt Community Hospital-Commerce emergency room with a stab wound to his arm.” One of the gunshot victims was transported to the Commerce emergency room by private vehicle, another was taken to Greenville by ambulance and a third was airlifted to a Dallas hospital in critical condition.

“At this time, we have not been able to identify who the suspect or suspects are,” Crews said. “Commerce police detectives and Texas Rangers are investigaing the incident.”

The Commerce Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the police department at 903-886-1139 or call Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929.

 
More money for education? Eh, it’s wait and see PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff & Wire Reports   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:22

Several bills which are in the works in the state Legislature have local educators watching to see how things will shake out with opposing views on funding and mandates.

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SSHS FFA students earn 4 blue ribbons for shop projects PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:21

Sulphur Springs High School Future Farmers of America Chapter members added four more blue ribbons, and one additional class award to the honors they received last week during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo held March 7-26.

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Sulphur Bluff grad among Texas A&M-Commerce University-Commerce Quiz Bowl competitors PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff and TAMUC reports   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:20

COMMERCE — Six Texas A&M-Commerce students, including a Sulphur Bluff High School graduate, participated last month in the Southern Agricultural Economics Association 2017 Quiz Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

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Solar panel problem causes barn fire, haz-mat issue PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:25

A private solar power system that provided electricity for three houses on FM 3389 experienced problems over the weekend that resulted in a fire and a hazardous materials situation, according to Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley.

The three homes were completely off the commercial power grid, operating on power generated by the solar cells. The private system became overloaded at the main switch where the batteries are located inside a small barn.

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TAMUC prof gets grant to study fire ant damage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Snyder   
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:23

COMMERCE — Dr. Jeff Kopachena, professor in Biological and Environmental Sciences, was awarded $92,605 by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, for Stage two of his project, “Ecological role of Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) and their influence on Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) egg and larval survival in northeast Texas.”

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Brashear, Inc.: About 100 attend town hall meeting about incorporation PDF Print E-mail
Written by faith Huffman   
Monday, 27 March 2017 14:43

An estimated 80-100 people packed Brashear Baptist Church’s Family Life Center Saturday afternoon to hear Craig Buck and Hugh Pettigrew’s proposal to turn a two-square-mile stretch in Brashear south of Interstate 30 into an incorporated area — and to voice their concerns.

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