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Prize money doubles for chamber’s Biggest Loser challenge

If you’re looking to get healthy and maybe lose some weight — why  not make some money doing it?

The cash prize offered for the winning team in the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Biggest Loser Community Challenge just doubled.

Jeff Shelton, general  manager of Sulphur Springs Dodge, pledged Thursday morning to match the $1,000 prize offered by the chamber. That brings the prize money to $2,000 for the winning four-person team.

Chamber President and CEO Meredith Caddell is hoping other businesses will follow suit in giving county residents an even larger incentive to get healthy.


Photos from stolen game camera help authorities track down thieves

A $500 game camera, which was stolen Jan. 17, has been returned to its owner after the camera took photos of the suspects, which were relayed to the owner’s phone, according to Texas Game Warden Chris Fried. 


Trout being stocked for kids fishing day Saturday

It’s time for a family fishing weekend at Buford Park. Pevine Pinion Pond will have more than 1,500 fish ready to catch during the annual Larry Buster Kid’s Trout Fishing Day on Saturday. Plus, door prizes and food will be available for everyone.


City council gives nod to sewer project, hears street progress

With very little discussion Tuesday evening, Sulphur Springs City Council approved a resolution prohibiting the open carry of guns at city council meetings or other city commissions whose meetings are subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.


Como-Pickton FFA students excel at FW Livestock Show

The first weekend of the 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo was a productive one for the Como-Pickton Future Farmers of America Chapter.

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