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Can you catch them all? 'Pokemon Go' goes viral

It is hard to imagine that a smart phone game launched last week sent Nintendo’s stock climbing almost 40 percent, adding more than $12 billion in value to the company. The game, “Pokemon Go,” has now hit Sulphur Springs and is taking the community by storm.


School board approves more than a dozen personnel moves

More than a dozen staff changes were approved Monday night for Sulphur Springs Independent School District, including  eight new hires, six resignations and one reassignment.


New name, new faces as Christus Health System takes over local facility

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital officially became Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs in a reception and ceremony at noon Tuesday.
    The Board of Directors of Hopkins County Hospital District signed the final documents Monday, giving official approval for the transaction that gives Christus Health a 51 percent majority share of the hospital along with operational management of the hospital, clinic and related entities. The Hopkins County Hospital District will retain 49 percent ownership of the hospital.


Bus program taking input from riders

ArkTex Council of Governments is currently seeking feedback from TRAX riders as they update their five-year Regional Coordinated Transportation Plan.  

During a community meeting Monday afternoon at the Senior Citizen Center in Sulphur Springs, Katina Johnson, assistant manager of TRAX Rural Public Transit District distributed surveys for those in attendance to give their feedback. The survey addressed questions such as why passengers normally use TRAX, if the current hours were adequate for their needs and how often they use the TRAX buses.


Auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’ are this week

The arts community is hosting auditions this week for actors and singers for “A Christmas Carol” production later this year. The classic musical will embrace the talents of the Northeast Texas Choral Society, Main Street Theatre’s Community Players, the Sulphur Springs Symphony League and the Bright Star League of Cultural Arts. 

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