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Community honors abolishment of slavery with Juneteenth celebration

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    Let freedom ring this weekend across Hopkins County! 

    In 1865, more than 250,000 African Americans were illegally enslaved in Texas. In June, Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston with a letter destined to change the course of history. That inspirational moment of freedom is being honored this Saturday in Pacific Park with the annual Juneteenth Celebration.

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Jill Thornton uses fashionable flamingos to fight cancer

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  Have you been flocked lately? 

    Despite pink flamingos being a crowning centerpiece for any lawn, Jill Thornton had another idea to use the flamboyant plastic birds to help two local cancer survivors with towering medical expenses. 

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Upgrades to sports facilities to cost $7.5M Tax notes to be bid July 11 in ‘great market’

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Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees, at their regular monthly board meeting on July 11, will be asked to accept a bid and adopt an order authorizing issuance of $7.5 million in maintenance tax credits designated for improvements at Gerald Prim Stadium, a new baseball field and improvements at the softball field.

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One-year-old tests positive for meth; two people arrested

A Hopkins County man and woman were arrested Tuesday after a 1-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine following an investigation by Child Protective Services and law enforcement at the man’s Como address.

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Man in hospital after altercation with Cumby police

A man stopped by Cumby police early Wednesday morning on Interstate 30 in Hunt County ended up in the hospital and has charges pending for assaulting a peace officer, officials reported.

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