All school districts and colleges in the area were closed Monday due to inclement conditions resulting from the sleet and snow Sunday and early Monday. No decisions had been posted at press time regarding classes Tuesday.
The weather also resulted in several businesses and offices being closed or having delayed openings, while other activities have been rescheduled due to the weather.
The News-Telegram was not sending its carriers on delivery routes Monday. The Monday edition will be delivered with Tuesday’s paper.
However, subscribers can read Monday’s edition online by logging onto the News-Telegram’s website, mySSnews.com. In the top right corner of the homepage, type in “newspaper” for the username and “snow” for the password (do not use quotations). That will take you to the e-delivery page, where you can view today’s edition.
Open House activities scheduled tonight in Sulphur Springs school have been rescheduled. They will be held Thursday, March 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Early Childhood Learning Center and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sulphur Springs High School.
Also at Sulphur Springs High School, the exit level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills retests scheduled to be given from March 3-6 have been rescheduled starting March 4 with the English language arts exam; this information is for high school TAKS re-testers only.
Cumby Independent School District officials have already scheduled two days later this spring to make up for days missed due to bad weather. Good Friday and the Friday before Memorial Day will now be normal school days.
Also, as is the case with most schools’ extracurricular and sports activities scheduled Monday, the Cumby softball game versus Sulphur Springs has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time.
Sulphur Bluff ISD officials indicated they would post information on the donkey basketball program scheduled Monday night on the school website as soon as it’s available.
Senior Citizens Center Director of Marketing Karon Weatherman opted to err on the side of caution by closing the center and all operations for the day Monday. That means no Meal-A-Day prepared or delivered, no Acts of Love, no string quilting, and no knitting and crocheting on Monday.
“I do NOT want any seniors to fall or have a wreck while coming in or delivering food. Everyone stay in, keep warm and be safe,” Weatherman noted in a release Sunday afternoon.
Even Hopkins County Courthouse had a delayed opening.
A few areas in Hopkins County reported sporadic power outages Sunday evening.
Emergency responders were swamped with calls of motorists running off the road into ditches, and on at least six occasions county dispatchers got reports within a short span of time Sunday evening of vehicles overturning in the county. Two crashes were reported in Sulphur Springs Sunday evening as well.
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