Donnie Yates went to the Farmers' Market last Saturday to sell some vegetables. Little did he know that a swarm of photographers were about to make him something of a celebrity.
Hopkins County schools all received passing marks on their annual accountability rankings, released Friday by the Texas Education Agency.
Some Texas schools were able to raise their accountability ratings this year by using a loophole that ignored the scores of some students who failed the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test.
Along with adding more and better access from north to south sides of Interstate 30, the opening of the new extension of State Highway 11 between state highways 19 and 154 was a better route for big trucks around the downtown square.