Texas lost more jobs than any other U.S. state in August, but employers in Hopkins County did their part to keep people off the jobless rolls last month. Thanks to a rise in the number of jobs available to Hopkins County residents, the unemployment rate for August was 6.4 percent, well below the 8 percent reported by the state of Texas. Moreover, the local rate is dwarfed by the national average of 9.7 percent.
Sometimes, solving crime is simply a matter of luck — being at the right place at the right time. That’s exactly what happened to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Lewis Tatum Monday. He had followed leads to another county, trying to track down a suspect in a credit card abuse case. Just when he thought he could go no further in the investigation, the suspect appeared at a store he’d stopped at before heading home.
Sulphur Bluff Parent Teacher Organization has been busy already this school year – selling “Bear Cards” and currently working toward the first big project of the school year, the annual Halloween Carnival.