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Take the family out to eat, help Project Graduation

The Sulphur Springs community can help out the Sulphur Springs High School Senior Class of 2011 by doing nothing more than going out to eat on Tuesday.


D.A.R.E. bowling tournament winners

opkins County Law Enforcement Association and Hopkins County D.A.R.E. Program Bowling Tournament winners celebrate Saturday at Classic Lanes. The two nonprofit law enforcement entities joined forces to raise money to educate children about the dangers of alcohol, violence and other drugs; to help local citizens facing hard times; and to fund youth activities. Pictured (front row) are “worst bowler” Paola Perez of the Alliance Bank team, members of the last place Cumby Telephone Company team, highest individual series and score winner Evan Fulcher, (back row) first place winning Texas Narcotics Officer Association (TNOA) team members, D.A.R.E. Officer Brad Cummings and second place Alliance Bank team members. Staff Photo by Luis Noble

Enrollment up at SSISD - District applies for class size waivers

Enrollment is up at Sulphur Springs Independent School District, with about 180 more students enrolled in October than when school started in August. Consequently, the district is applying to Texas Education Agency for class size waivers for three classes, which have a few more students than the recommended student-teacher ratio set by the state.


Serving up the good stuff

Burke Bullock gets ready to enjoy a bowl of stew at the annual Pickton-Pine Forest Volunteer Fire Department’s annual stew and chili fundraiser at the department’s  new station in Pickton. Chili, chicken stew, beef stew and desserts were served. It also included a good serving of politics, as many contenders for Tuesday’s election made an appearance. Staff Photo by Luis Noble

Early voter turnout strong

By the end of early voting Friday, 3,805 of Hopkins County's 21,600 registered voters —  almost 18 percent — had cast early ballots in this year’s off-season general election.

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