A 25-year-old woman was flown to a Dallas area hospital after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday night just off Interstate 30, west of Sulphur Springs.
Local residents can learn the basics of getting through a zombie attack Thursday night, eat a tasty dessert and do something good for United Way, all at one time. SSHS’ theater department is performing “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” at Sulphur Springs Middle School Thursday evening with all the additional proceeds being donated to Hopkins County United Way.
This year’s top photo in the Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk exemplifies how being a good photographer is not just about having the most expensive equipment, but the eye for the art of photography. Winning first place in the fifth annual event sponsored by the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance was fifth-year participant Malorie Padron of Sulphur Springs with her entry highlighting the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial and American flag flown over Celebration Plaza. Padron said she usually uses her Canon EOS 35mm camera but this year used her cell phone camera.
“This year, I did something different. I felt a little out-of-place but I used my Samsung Galaxy S4 camera phone,” she said. “It takes amazing photos.”
Her entry also garnered the People’s Choice Award, with “likes” on Facebook. Padron receives a $50 framing gift certificate donated by Texas Art & Frame. Second place went to Mike Watson of Sulphur Springs with his black and white image of an old door hidden in the alley off Main Street. His camera of choice was a Canon 7D. He wins a monopod with phone holder donated by The Appliance Hospital.
Third place went to a repeat winner Andy Pendleton of Dike with his carefully aligned photo of the arched window shadow on a vintage clock in the courtroom of the newly renovated City Hall. Pendleton used a digital Canon EOS for his entry. Pendleton was presented a $25 gift certificate to Muddy Jake’s Sports Grill and Pub.
Receiving honorable mention was Jonathan Kennedy with his photo of a colorized iron door, Dr. Shelley Patterson’s photo of the water feature on the City Hall veranda, and Karyn Smith’s close-up of the glass leaves on the office door at City Hall tinted gold. The entire collection of photos can be found on the Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk Facebook page.