Barker announces candidacy for Pct.1 position PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Monday, 31 August 2015 16:11

Mickey Barker has announced his candidacy for the position of Hopkins County Commissioner Precinct 1 in the March 2016 Republican Primary Election.

PJC-Sulphur Springs offers community classes PDF Print E-mail
Written by —From the office of Public Infomration at PJC   
Monday, 31 August 2015 16:09

A variety of classes are available in September from the Paris Junior College-Sulphur Springs Center continuing education department. All of the classes will meet at the PJC-Sulphur Springs  Center located at 1202 West Houston St. To register, or to get more information, call 903-885-1232 or visit

Half marathon registration to benefit Health Care Foundation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:09

It’s time to put on some gym shorts, stretch out the hamstrings and queue the workout music because the Lights of Life Half Marathon is a little more than a month away. Benefitting the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, this is a race that’s on the road to better healthcare for everyone. 

Senior Citizens Center hosts a variety of weekly events PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:03

The Senior Citizens Center offers a number of activities for anyone age 50 or older, some are regular weekly activities, others offered on certain days each month and a few are seasonal.

Bright Star receives nonprofit status; begins fundraising PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:01

Bright Star Baseball Board of Directors announced this week that, after 9 months, Bright Star Baseball has received its 501(c)3 designation. Now, they are kicking off a new initiative to raise money for a new special needs baseball field.

All Cumby ISD students will get breakfast in the classroom PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFMAN, News-Telegram news staff,   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:09

All students at Cumby Independent School District will enjoy free breakfast at school starting Monday, Aug. 31.

Combat veterans to hold second annual motorcycle rally PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:08

As many as 200 motorcycles are expected to be in Sulphur Springs Sept. 11-12 when the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association gathers for their second regional meeting here.

JD Souther coming to East Texas PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:02

JD Souther will give a live performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Music City Texas Theater in Linden.

Another mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus in Commerce PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Lance   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:32

Another mosquito has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Commerce, according to a spokesman for the city of Commerce.

Both Commerce and Texas A&M University-Commerce have been testing mosquitos for various diseases and, last week, were notified that a positive test was received.

Emergency Management officials said the areas that tested positive now appear to be free from the virus; one additional test has returned positive results.

Workers in Commerce have begun spraying for mosquitoes in the areas where the infected insects were found and will continue spraying for three days. At the same time, city staff will continue to test for infected mosquitoes in all areas of Commerce.

It is recommended that everyone take extra precautionary measures in protecting themselves from mosquitoes.  When outside, wear light colored clothing, use an insect repellent containing DEET, wear long sleeves and pants.  To aid in eliminating mosquito-breeding sites, it is encouraged to do away with any standing water from flowerpots, buckets, barrels, and other containers.  Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out and always, empty children's wading/swimming pools and store on their side after use.

For additional information on West Nile visit or

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