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Cumby ISD makes calendar changes, announces early releases

Cumby parents and students take note: the school district has amended its calendar to include one early release day next week, one additional early release day in December and two in May.


Facepainting Friends

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Ticoliny Du Sarousch Circus visits Sulphur Springs this weekend with juggling experts, illusionists, unicycle performers, clowns and arial ballerinas. Before the show on Friday, dozens of children showed up to view the petting zoo and get their faces painted with butterflies, clowns or puppy designs. The circus will run again at 7:30 p.m. on the west side of Prim Stadium.

Final Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office this weekend will participate in the ninth and final  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an initiative of the Drug Enforcement Administration launched to give Americans an opportunity to take their expired, unneeded or unwanted prescription drugs to a designated collection site to be properly disposed of.


Man Critical after smashing into patrol truck

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Robert H. Thompson, a 74-year-old Sulphur Springs man, was listed in critical condition in Tyler’s Trinity Mother Frances Hospital following a crash near the 131 mile marker on west bound Interstate 30 about 7:20 p.m. Thursday evening.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum said Deputy Shae Shaw had been dispatched to assist an out-of-state driver whose car had stalled in the passing lane of the interstate.
“Deputy Shaw pulled up behind the broken down vehicle. He had his emergency lights on and was pushing traffic over into the right-hand lane,” Tatum said. “A vehicle driven by a Sulphur Springs man, I guess from what it looks like in the video, came along and rear-ended the patrol unit — he never saw him.”
Thompson was pinned in his vehicle and, after being extricated, was flown from the accident scene to the Tyler hospital.
The impact spun the patrol truck around and it crashed into the center divider wall.
Tatum credited Deputy Shaw, who was out of the vehicle with the occupants of the disabled vehicle, was able to push them out of the  path of the oncoming car.
“It was a very bad wreck to say the least,” Tatum said. “You know, at 75 miles-an-hour hitting that patrol unit at a dead stop.”

Tech Revolution

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Sulphur Springs Independent School District has committed to furthering the classroom experience by putting cutting edge technology in the hands of every student. 

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