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Board expected to approve class size waiver application

School trustees are expected to pass an application requesting an exception to the class size ratio  during Monday night’s regular monthly Sulphur Springs Independent School District board meeting.


Winners of Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk Announced

(Above photo: Ty Goggans' first place winning photograph)

Three winners and five honorable mentions were named Friday for the second annual Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk by sponsors, the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance.
A group of about 30 photographers walked around downtown Sulphur Springs and through the Indian Summer Days celebration at Heritage Park Saturday snapping thousands of images in two hours. Contestants then submitted their single best photograph from the walk to a panel of local judges.
Taking the grand prize was Ty Goggans of Sulphur Springs with his distinctive vantage point of the waterwheel at Heritage Park using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3. Goggans will recieve a $75 gift certificate to Texas Art & Frame and Worldwide Photo Walk creator Scott Kelby’s Photoshop tutorial book, “Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It.” In addition to the local prizes, Goggans’ photo will be submitted to compete in Scott Kelby’s 2011 Worldwide Photo Walk contest. More than 1100 photos will be submitted from walks held the same weekend around the world.
Jennifer Philo's second place photograph of an antique awning hook.Second place was given to Jennifer Philo, also of Sulphur Springs, as she captured a detail of an antique awning hook on a wall near Main Street with her Nikon D60. Philo will receive a tripod donated by The Appliance Hospital and print processing at CVS Pharmacy.
Third place was awarded to Karyn Smith of Colleyville with her black and white portrait of Johnny Anderson portraying a mountain man character at the Indian Summer Days celebration, taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi. Smith will be awarded a $25 meal certificate to Muddy Jake’s Sports Grille and Pub.
Taking the five honorable mention spots were Jacie Thompson of Saltillo with a courthouse reflection photo using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT; Jan Chapman of Sulphur Springs with a colorful vintage car photo using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi; Jerry Beare of Commerce with a close-up of a fly with a Nikon D90, Lewis Lamb of Winnsboro with a uniquely composed photo of curved brick walls using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i and Isabel Reyna of Yantis with her photo of an Underwood typewriter using a Nikon D3100.
To see the more entries from local photo afficionados visit the SS Worldwide Photo Walk on Facebook or the group's Flickr page.



Honorable Mentions:


Photo by: Jan Chapman


Photo by: Isabel Reyna


Photo by: Jerry Beare


Photo by: Jacie Thompson


Photo by: Lewis Lamb

Real men wear pink

Sulphur Springs firefighter Joseph Evans, driver Jay McKee and Assistant Chief Tim Vaughn display the pink duty shirts the Sulphur Springs Fire Department will wear throughout October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hopkins County firefighters and Hopkins County Memorial Hopital Emergency Medical Services personnel will also don pink breast cancer awareness shirts this month. Staff Photo by Luis Noble

Wade Bartley announces for Pct. 3 Commissioner post

Hopkins County businessman Wade Bartley said Thursday he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Hopkins County Commissioner, Precinct 3, the position currently held by Don Patterson, who will not be seeking reelection.


Black Oak Baptist Church commemorates 155th anniversary with special services, lunch Sunday

A bastion of Black Oak community will be celebrated for 155 years of worshipful service in the community on Sunday, Oct. 9.

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