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Ardis’ spring recital remains at Civic Center

The spring recital for the Ardis Center for Performing Arts is back on at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31. Due to damage to the Civic Center’s roof on Monday, it appeared the recital would need to be moved, but repairs to the Civic Center auditorium and roof will be completed in time for the recital on Sunday.

Military Coalition holding Memorial Day ceremony May 29

Hopkins County Military Coalition will have a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, on the Courthouse steps.


Dairy Foods Contest returns in June

The Dairy Foods Contest, a traditional part of the Hopkins County Dairy Festival, returns this year on Saturday, June 20, at Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 West Houston St.


Tiemeyer to receive Community Builder award May 30

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Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge will be presenting Pastor Joel Tiemeyer with the Community Builder award at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Masonic Lodge located at 107 Oak Ave. in Sulphur Springs. Everyone is invited.


Saltillo announces top academic 8th grade students

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Saltillo Independent School District has announced Sienna Collins and Lorena Castro as this year’s top eighth graders.

Sienna Collins’ 94.83 overall grade point average earned her the rank of eighth grade valedictorian. Lorena Castro earned salutatorian honors with a 93.16 GPA.

Both students have been involved in academic UIL, ran cross country and played basketball. 

In UIL, Collins won second place honors in social studies and finished fifth in mathematics; she also won first place honors at the local science fair. Castro placed fourth in math and third in calculator as a seventh grader, and went on to win first place honors in calculator and third place in math in eighth grade.

Collins won first place honors at district in cross country and basketball; she also placed first in the 3,200-meter run, 800-meter run and high jump at district.

In fact, she says running, reading and listening to music are her hobbies and interests. Her favorite subjects in school are reading, American history and health. She also included among her school activities Junior FFA.

Castro was also played softball. Athletics, health and math are her favorite subjects. Her hobbies and interest include reading, chilling with friends, “coming up to the gym to shoot,” going out and bowling.

Collins is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Collins.

Castro’s family includes Sonia, Juan, Letty and Raul Castro.

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