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‘A Hell of a Surprise’: Brutal storm pounds dozens of homes in area

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Tornadoes were sighted, hail rained down like a plague and high winds ripped trees from the Earth’s grasp Wednesday night as violent storms rapidly tore through Hopkins County, leaving behind untold losses.


Emergency sirens weren’t activated as dangerous storm moved into area; Millsap wants early warning system for county

City officials have launched an in-house inquiry to find out why the city’s outdoor emergency sirens weren’t activated as a potentially deadly storm headed for residential areas in Sulphur Springs.


Golf-ball-sized hail pelts Sulphur Springs

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An example of golf-ball-sized hail that pelted Sulphur Springs around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening as severe weather passed through Northeast Texas. There are early reports of tornado damage in the city and surrounding areas. Some areas of Sulphur Springs are without power. More details in tomorrow's News-Telegram and online.

SSISD requests class size waivers for first time in 4 years

Sulphur Springs Independent School District applied to Texas Education Agency this spring for maximum class size waivers. While not something new to the district, the application requesting waivers allowing classes to exceed the 22 students to 1 teacher maximum class size ratio set by the state does mark the first time in four years SSISD has made such a request.


Pedestrian hit by vehicle; driver arrested for felony intoxication assault

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Police arrested a 39-year-old Sulphur Springs man early Wednesday morning for hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle while intoxicated. The male victim was said to have been treated at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital but not thought to have suffered any life-threatening injuries.

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