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Master Wellness Volunteer training offered by Extension service

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Finding reliable resources of health and wellness information can be a challenge. Since 1906, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has provided Texans with guidance in various health areas. The Master Wellness Volunteer program continues this proud tradition.

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Theft Stolen truck reveals multi-county crime spree

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office tipped off the Commerce Police Department that a Sulphur Springs man might be driving a stolen truck with trailer.

The investigation lead to the driver, and a woman from Deport, being arrested for multiple crimes across county lines and a drug charge. So far the stolen items have been valued at more than $300,000.

Sheriff’s deparment investigators are still recovering possible stolen items from the man’s property.

Stolen items recovered are from Hunt, Coffman, Franklin and Delta County including two trailers, two saddles, one polaris ranger, 22-foot gooseneck trailer, John Deere Tractor and multiple vehicles. The man and woman are currently in jail in Hunt County.

Investigators said that the man could be part of a known theft ring operating out of DeSoto and have contacted the DeSoto Police Department.

January is school board recognition month

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School districts across the state this month will take time to recognize a group of individuals who make some of the biggest decisions for schools, but receive no compensation for their efforts.

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Dog survives slashed throat, police investigate

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On Tuesday Animal Control officer Anne Dewolfe found a dog with her throat slashed, but still alive, and immediately rushed her to the Bright Star Veterinary Clinic.

Bright Star Veterinarian Leah Larsen first examined the female dog, who would later be named Faith.

“It was a seven to 10-day wound that missed her vital organs by millimeters,” said Larsen. “The throat wound was caused by a sharp object that made a clean cut.”

The slash was speculated to be caused by a knife, much like what a hunter would do if he found a deer still alive after an inital shot. Brightstar Veterinary Clinic notified the police department that this was severe animal abuse.

Both the Sulphur Springs Police Department and Bright Star Veterinary Clinic believe the dog was left for dead after the brutal attack.

“Right now, we are investigating the case and will hopefully make an arrest by next week,” said Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. “I do not believe we have seen a case like this before.”

SSPD and Bright Star Veterinary Clinic have been receiving donations all week to cover Faith’s medical expenses.

Larsen said she has been scheduled to operate on Faith’s neck on Monday morning so they can monitor her all week. Once Faith is well, she will be up for adoption.

To donate and help Faith or other dogs that are abused or neglected, contact Bright Star Veterinary Clinic at 903-885-0103.

If anyone has any information on who might have abused Faith, contact Sulphur Springs Police Departtment at 903-885-7602.

Manhunt for Pickton man ends Saturday

The search for a wanted Pickton man concluded shortly after midnight Friday with his apprehension near a Hunt County club.

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