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School Board Candidate Reminder

All candidates for Como-Pickton and Yantis boards of trustees are reminded bio forms (and photo) need to be returned to the News-Telegram By April 18. Forms were distributed by the election officer at each school after filing ended. If any C-P or Yantis board candidate did not receive a form, please contact Faith Huffman ASAP at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 903-885-8663 or at the News-Telegram office.

Gilmer man killed in State Highway 11 crash near Pickton

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A Gilmer man was killed in the early morning hours Tuesday following a truck-trailer crash on State Highway 11 near Pickton.


SSISD board approves 31 personnel changes

Trustees for Sulphur Springs Independent School District approved 31 personnel changes in addition to approving professional contract extensions for the 2017-18 school year.


State has sales tax holiday for emergency needs

With perfect timing, and the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, Saturday-Monday, April 22-24.


Pummeled — area hit with 7 inches of rain

A severe electrical thunderstorm brought not only lightning to Sulphur Springs Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning, but dropped 7 inches of rain in a span of only 12 hours.

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