Senior Tanner Graham (front left) gazes at his reflection during a self portrait session during art class at Sulphur Springs High School Thursday morning. Additionally pictured, from left, are Andy Green and Yanell Gutierrez. Staff Photo Jon Lance
As trustees got ready to approve the 2014-15 tax rate and budget for Sulphur Springs Independent School District this week, they were asked to amend the current budget by $1,894,343 due to expenses over the original 2013-14 projected budget.
Hopkins County Military Coalition Honor Guard raises an American flag on a new flag pole at Wesley House Thursday afternoon. After several Wesley House residents commented about wanting a flag pole to honor verterans, the retirement center bought a flag pole and asked the honor guard to perform a flag ceremony. The event featured a trumpet solo of “Taps.”
Staff Photo Jon Lance
Lights of Life Campaign and Gala chair Brian and Leesa Toliver (second row center) announce that this year’s gala has sold out once again. The theme for the January 2015 event is “The Great Gatsby,” which all ticket holders are encouraged to dress up for the occasion. The committee has raised $175,000 in sponsorships out of the $250,000 goal. The funds will be used to purchase three additional telemedicine machines, flex coils for a MRI machine and a new vehicle for EMS at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Any extra funds will be given to the hospital legacy endowment fund.