NEWS ARCHIVES September 2008

GSC raises $80,000 for groups serving Hopkins Co. children

From Staff Reports

Sept. 30, 2008 - The United Way of Hopkins County has set an ambitious goal of raising $150,000 to help charitable organizations in the area, and GSC Enterprises Inc. and its employees always do their part to help.

Grand Jury returns 107 indictments

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 30, 2008 - The Hopkins County Grand Jury approved 107 indictments against 63 people during its September jury session. They included:

Sept. 13 apartment complex fire being considered as 'suspicious'

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 30, 2008 - Investigators aren't releasing many details but are saying the Sept. 13 fire which destroyed dwelling at Spanish Trails apartments, leaving more than 40 people homeless, is being considered "suspicious."

Small hall, huge sound

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 29, 2008- When Mark Miller, violinist and founding member of Mount Vernon Music, sat for an interview several weeks ago, he was quick to praise the acoustics in the former Central Christian Church the group calls home.

Salvation Army 30th anniversary is Saturday

From Staff Reports

Sept. 29, 2008 - Hopkins County Salvation Army's 30th anniversary will be celebrated this weekend with a Saturday reception at Sulphur Springs Airport.

The Golden Jubilee: 1971 Dairy Festival Queen Beth Ashcroft Holland revels in her three children and their accomplishments

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 28, 2008 - Ask Beth Ashcroft Holland to define her "crowning achievement" and she will tell you that her children and their success are a great source of pride.

Sulphur Bluff PTO plans Oct. 17 Halloween Carnival fundraiser

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram

Sept. 28, 2008 - Sulphur Bluff PTO, like most patent-teacher organizations, works annually to help provide those extras for the students and staff which the district has not been able to fund.

African American Leadership Conference keeps busy schedule

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 28, 2008 - The first few weeks of October will be a busy time for Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference.

First United Methodist welcomes two new spiritual leaders

BY PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

Sept. 28, 2008 - First United Methodist Church members and residents of the area welcome two new pastors to the Sulphur Springs community.

Paris firefighters get training here

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 26, 2008 - Paris firefighters will be better equipped to handle whatever situations come their way, particularly of a hazardous nature thanks to the training they received at Northeast Texas Fire-EMS Training Academy in Sulphur Springs.

Voter registration efforts intensify as election day nears

From Staff Reports

Sept. 26, 2008 -Two local groups will both be working the next two weekends toward the same goal, getting people registered to vote.

Whitlock-Clinton Chamber Concert makes debut Sunday at Mount Vernon Music Hall

From Staff Reports

Sept. 26, 2008 - Mount Vernon Music is sponsoring the first Whitlock-Clinton Chamber Concert which will make its debut at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, with subsequent performances to be held at the University of Texas at Tyler and the First United Methodist Church in Dallas.

Beta Nu encourages participation in 'Pink and Denim Day,' promotes breast cancer awareness

From Staff Reports

Sept. 26, 2008 - Beta Nu, the area chapter of the teacher honor society Alpha Delta Kappa, hosts several service projects and activities throughout the year.

Circus comes to town

From Staff Reports

Sept. 25, 2008 - The circus is coming to town, complete with plenty of stop gags from clowns such as Skeeter, and entertaining feats from many a fleet footed animal.

Foundation dinner and auction set at Sulphur Bluff

BY FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 25, 2008 - Live entertainment, a catered Mexican meal, live and silent auction and games - the Sulphur Bluff Foundation Scholarship Dinner and Auction offers all of that plus a great opportunity to fellowship with other former classmates while helping provide students with an opportunity to seek a higher education.

Tuna Does Vegas - with a stop in Texarkana

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 25, 2008 - With the high cost of gasoline and ticket prices going through the roof, you might think twice before driving to Texarkana to see a play.

City Council passes final budget; approves tax, water and sewer rates

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Writer

Sept. 24, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs City Council put their stamp of approval on a new budget last night, but the vote was not unanimous.

Corporate Kickoff: United Way honors top corporate contributors

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 24, 2008 - Hopkins County United Way officials were very optimistic the 2008-2009 campaign will meet and likely exceed its $150,000 goal during Tuesday's CEO Luncheon, honoring officials from the 15 top businesses and industries contributing to last year's campaign, as well as the HCUW Board, and the Budget and Allocations Committee.

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild announces winners of annual show

From Staff Reports

Sept. 24, 2008 - By all accounts, the Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild 9th Annual Quilt Show held at the girls' gym at Sulphur Springs High School last Friday and Saturday was a resounding success.

Fundraiser set Friday for Bryson Melton, infant facing costly medical treatments

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 23, 2008 - Friends of Macie Murray and her young son Bryson Melton, also son of Mikey Melton of Sulphur Springs, will be hosting a stew fundraiser Friday to help offset some of the expenses associated with Bryson's medical care.

Commissioners hear complaints at work session

BY PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

Sept. 23, 2008 - Commissioners Court met with criticism from several residents on hand during Monday's regular work session to voice their opinions regarding the proposed 2008 tax rate increase and other issues. The court also was praised by the Chamber of Commerce.

TAMU-Commerce offering three training seminars on sex, drug offenses

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 23, 2008 - Texas A&M University-Commerce has three days of special sessions coming up dealing with two of types of crimes becoming all too prevalent in today's society, sexual and drug offenses.

Bella and Edward: 'Twlight' series odd couple is a hit with teen-age girls

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 23, 2008 - I first heard of Stephenie Meyer, the Mormon housewife-turned best-selling author, a few months after her first book, "Twilight," was released in 2006.

Fall Festival deemed 'great success'

From Staff Reports

Sept. 22, 2008 - The 2008 Fall Festival wrapped up Saturday night with a concert by Cumby band Exit 110 and headliner Keith Anderson. From all accounts this year's festival was "a great success."

Local 2-1-1 office helps with recovery from Ike

From Staff Reports

Sept. 22, 2008 - The local office of 2-1-1 Texas is among the area information centers across the state assisting in response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Ike.

Lamar Elementary to be honored by Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference

From Staff Reports

Sept. 22, 2008 - Lamar Elementary will be honored Wednesday for its continued record of successes, small and large, academically and civically.

Teen Court sets training date for school year

From Staff Reports

Sept. 21, 2008 - Hopkins County teen-agers, especially Merit Club members and those interested in serving on Teen Court this year, are encouraged to attend the annual Teen Court training session.

Fund set up at Alliance Bank for Zach Loyd, Sulphur Springs man injured Sept. 14 when deer stand collapsed

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 21, 2008 - A fund has been set up at Alliance Bank to help a Sulphur Springs man whose back was injured during a mishap with his deer stand.

And the winners are ... Angi Gillmore takes super stew prize

From Staff Reports

Sept. 21, 2008 - The big cheese at Saturday's World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest was Angi Gilmore's.

The Golden Jubilee: 1969 Dairy Festival Queen used confidence from pageant to launch singing career

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 21, 2008 - If she hadn't competed in the 1969 Dairy Festival pageant, Janet Skidmore Cason might not have had the confidence to audition for a singing job, a job that resulted in her performing with a group called "The Good Times" in and around Dallas for more than two years.

Fall Fest gears up for big Saturday

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 19, 2008 - The annual Hopkins County Fall Festival is reaching its end, but there's still plenty to do between now and Saturday night.

County jail gets failing grade Inmates may have to be moved to other cities

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

Sept. 19, 2008 - County officials were scrambling today to find solutions to jail overcrowding after a state report found multiple problems at the Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center.

Two men jailed in Van Zandt County suspected in multiple burglaries here

By BRUCE?ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

Sept. 19, 2008 - Sheriff's investigators believe the arrest of two East Texas men found with stolen property near Canton Thursday will solve a number theft cases involving copper and other property.

Exchange students will talk about their experiences Saturday during county fair

By PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

Sept. 19, 2008 - International foreign exchange students will be speaking about their home countries and experiences living in America at the DM Discoveries Annual International Festival at the Hopkins County Civic Center during Fall Festival events Saturday.

Meet the Cover Girls: Twelve vie for coveted Fall Festival title

Sept. 19, 2008 - A dozen high school juniors have been hard at work for at least 2 weeks hoping to win the title of 2008 Hopkins County Fall Festival Cover Girl.

Trophies awarded for best entries in Fall Fest parade

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 18, 2008 - Hopkins County Fall Festival Board awarded four trophies Saturday for the top entries who braved the tropical storm warnings to take part in the annual parade.

Families left homeless by apartment complex fire needing help

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

Sept. 18, 2008 - About half a dozen families left homeless after a Saturday morning fire at a local apartment complex are still looking for housing, but Hopkins County Salvation Army Chairman Jo Marie Neal said virtually all of the 42 families seeking assistance need furniture.

What's Cookin'? World Champion Hopkins County Stew, of course, and plenty of it at Saturday's 38th annual contest

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 18, 2008 - The World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest is serious business for true Hopkins County residents, and has been for 38 years.

Grief support group returns to League St. Church of Christ

By PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

Sept. 19, 2008 - It's sad to say, but many adults lack coping skills when it comes to dealing with issues of grief, and thus the reason for The Journey Together Grief Support Group hosted for the fourth year by League Street Church of Christ.

Jumper, Vance, Hughes take home Longevity Awards

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 17, 2008 - Eight Hopkins County residents were recognized Tuesday afternoon with the first-ever "Longevity Awards," presented as part of Senior Citizens Day at the Fall Festival.

Execution in 1999 murder case delayed

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 17, 2008 - Joseph Ray Ries, convicted of murdering 64-year-old Robert Lee Ratliff at his Cumby home in February 1999, will not be executed on Sept. 18th as originally scheduled, but the date has only been moved back a month.

Carnival begins: Cover Girl contests highlight events at Fall Festival

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 17, 2008 - Cover Girl events and the opening of the Triple T Amusements carnival highlight the Hopkins County Fall Festival tonight, and Cover Girl contestants will display their floats.

SSHS Homecoming Queen to be crowned Friday

By PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

Sept. 17, 2008 - As if the excitement of last week's ESPN frenzy was not enough, the high spirits continue at Sulphur Springs High School this week with homecoming activities.

Carnival and Cover Girl contests on tap for Fall Festival Wednesday

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 16, 2008 - The Hopkins County Fall Festival continues Wednesday night with the start of the carnival, the Cover Girl float judging, exhibits and food booths, and live entertainment.

5-month-old undergoing 2nd round of heart surgery

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 16, 2008 - Bryson Melton has already suffered more medical problems than most people ever will in their lifetimes -- and on Monday, the 5-month-old boy was slated to undergo open heart surgery for the second time.

Daughter of former residents plays ball at the White HouseChild of fighter pilot takes part in event honoring military families

By PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

Sept. 16, 2008 - The daughter of former Sulphur Springs residents took part in a Sept. 7 T-ball game that ended a seven-year tradition started by President George W. Bush in recognition of the role baseball has played in American history.

SSISD morning buses to run 10 minutes later

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 15, 2008 - Sulphur Springs Independent School District buses will begin running 10 minutes later than current times starting Tuesday, according to SSISD transportation director Larry Finney.

Cumby High School homecoming events start Tuesday

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Cumby High School is gearing up for a week's worth of homecoming activities, and event planners are encouraging all school alumni who are able to show their support of the school and football team by taking part in the festivities.

Fall Festival activities resume Tuesday

From Staff Reports

Sept. 15, 2008 - The Hopkins County Fall Festival continues Tuesday with activities slated primarily for Senior Citizens and Cover Girl contestants.

C'MON! - Keith Anderson's second CD is no flash in the pan

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 14, 2008 - I didn't know about Keith Anderson until this summer when the "I Still Miss You" video was released. I liked the song, so I decided to find out more about country's latest rocket. Here's what I've discovered.

The Golden Jubilee: 1968 Dairy Fest Queen Morna Harry Moss was also a 'cover girl'

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 14, 2008 - Morna Harry Moss, the 1968 Dairy Festival Queen, is a quick study. A couple of days before the pageant, her father, Billy Harry, asked her an important question.

Team Jedi Episode 6: Combat Advisor Journal

Sept. 14, 2008 - Our Mounted Combat Patrol (MCP) rumbled into the Iraqi Army (IA) compound, aka "Mustang Ranch." We dropped the ramp in back and climbed out of our armor-plated MRAPs. After hoisting off our body armor, we slung our M9 holsters on, transitioned to booney hats, buttoned up the mighty MRAPs and then dispersed to work with our respective IA counterparts with our "Terps" (Arabic interpreters) in tow.

Apartment complex fire leaves 40 families homeless

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 14, 2008 - Two sections of Spanish Trails apartments burned early Saturday morning, and while no one was injured, 40 families were left without homes.

Fall Fest parade starting early

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 12, 2008 - Due to projections of rain and possible inclement weather from Hurricane Ike, several activities slated for the opening weekend of the Hopkins County Fall Festival have been either canceled or will be rescheduled.

Dallas man leads troopers on 27-mile chase Thursday night

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 12, 2008 - A Dallas man led state troopers on a 27-mile car chase and ended in Greenville, where he was apprehended late Thursday.

Ready for Prime Time

From Staff Reports

Sept. 11, 2008 - Tonight's high school football game between Sulphur Springs and Wichita Falls Rider will get nationwide exposure when ESPN2 airs the matchup at 8 p.m. local time.

Local emergency officials prepare for the worst from Hurricane Ike

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 11, 2008 - Hopkins County emergency officials are preparing for Hurricane Ike's potential impact on Hopkins County this weekend.

County's Republican Party opening HQ Friday

From Staff Reports

Sept. 11, 2008 - Hopkins County Republican Party does not have its headquarters open -- yet. But it will be soon -- by midday Friday, in fact. Hopkins County Republicans will be holding the grand opening of their new headquarters from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HCMH board authorizes renovations for cardiac center

From Staff Reports

Sept. 11, 2008 - Hopkins County Memorial Hospital's board of directors Wednesday authorized renovations to create a heart catheter lab at the medical center.

PFC Patrick W. May U.S. soldier, son of local couple, killed in Iraq

From Staff Reports

Sept. 11, 2008 - The son of a Sulphur Springs couple was killed earlier this month while serving his country in Iraq.

ESPN Rolls Into Town

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, Special to the News-Telegram

Sept. 10, 2008 - Traveling is nothing new for the Wichita Falls Rider Raiders and their head coach Scott Ponder. Playing on national TV is a different story.

No Room at the Inns

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, Special to the News-Telegram

Sept. 10, 2008 - Good luck finding a hotel room in Sulphur Springs for Thursday night. There aren't many available.

Weather conditions look near-perfect for Thursday kickoff

From Staff Reports

Sept. 10, 2008 - Hurricane Ike is plodding toward the Texas coast, but fallout from the Gulf storm won't affect Thursday night's game at Gerald Prim Stadium.

Jail population almost 50 percent over capacity

From Staff Reports

Sept. 10, 2008 - Local justice system authorities will meet with county commissioners this week to discuss the crowded conditions at the county jail.

In The Pink: Local salon joins fight against cancer with Pink Hair for Hope campaign

By PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

Sept. 10, 2008 - Breast cancer survivors and supporters with a wild streak will love the Pink Hair for Hope campaign being brought to Sulphur Springs Studio 9 Salon through SO.CAP.USA Hair Extensions during the months of September and October.

Patty Loveless: 'Bringing forth what was past'

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 9, 2008 - If you ever get the chance to chat with Patty Loveless about country music, you'd better be ready to talk about the classics, and I don't mean Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Loveless grew up listening to the sounds of Webb Pierce, the late Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton and Skeeter Davis, and traditional country music is at the heart of everything she sings.

ESPN crew due Wednesday

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, Special to the News-Telegram

Sept. 9, 2008 - Let's get the priorities straight - ESPN2 coming to town isn't as big to Hopkins County as discovering that cows give milk. But, for 3 1/2 hours on Thursday night, Sulphur Springs will be in the middle of the Worldwide Leader in Sports' universe. And that's no small thing.

ESPN Timeline

Important dates in the history of a sports network

Second person jailed in FM 2653 theft

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 9, 2008 - A second person has been jailed in connection with a burglary at an FM 2653 tack barn which resulted in loss of more than $7,500 worht of riding equipment.

United Way gears up for annual drive, sets theme and goal

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 9, 2008 - Hopkins County United Way is gearing up for its 2008-2009 fund drive to raise $150,000 to benefit 17 local agencies.

Ready For The Big Show

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, Special to the News-Telegram

Sept. 8, 2008 - Christmas is coming early to Sulphur Springs. ESPN2's national live coverage of the Wildcats' game against Wichita Falls Rider on Thursday night is a lot like the Christmas holiday.

SSISD board set to schedule appraisals for teachers

From Staff Reports

Sept. 8, 2008 - Sulphur Springs Independent School District teachers will undergo appraisals from a team of educators expected to be approved at tonight's regular school board meeting.

Improvement plans, finances top C-P agenda Tuesday

From Staff Reports

Sept. 8, 2008 - Como-Pickton trustees will hear improvement plans for programs along with campus goals from an administrative team during Tuesday's regular monthly meeting of the school board.

Burglary suspect arrested after police find him under house

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

Sept. 8, 2008 - Police tracking down a burglary suspect finally got their man early Sunday, ordering him out at gunpoint after he was found underneath a house a few blocks from where the crime was reported.

How 'Bout Them Wildcats

Facts and figures about the SSHSfootball team

The Golden Jubilee : The Longino Legacy: 1967 Queen and her family had long history with Hopkins County Dairy Festival

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 7, 2008 - Stephanie Longino Davidson, 1967's Dairy Festival Queen, and her family were very dedicated to the Hopkins County Dairy Festival. The Longinos were an integral part of the Dairy Festival for more than 20 years.

Prime time players, small-town atmosphere made Sulphur Springs the perfect choice for ESPN2

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, Special to the News-Telegram

Sept. 7,2008 - An estimated 72,000 high school football games will be played across the nation this season, yet less than two dozen are deemed worthy of national exposure from ESPN its sister stations ESPN2 and ESPNU.

UIL rules force Thursday night broadcast

By BOBBY "BUTCH" BURNEY, Special to the News-Telegram

Sept. 7, 2008 - Autumn Friday nights in Texas mean one thing -- high school football. But not so this week in Sulphur Springs.

Devotion to Senior Citizens Center and community earn Weatherman Fall Fest Parade Marshal honor

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 7, 2008 - If you were to ask this year's Fall Festival parade marshal to describe herself, she'd simply tell you there's not much to talk about.

Santa Fe Stories: Something Old, Something New

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 5, 2008 - When it comes to choosing a place to eat in Santa Fe, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices.

Barbecue cook-off added to this year's Fall Festival schedule

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 5, 2008 - Don't like stew? Well, don't give up just yet on the Hopkins County Fall Festival.

County maintains 2nd-lowest jobless rate in the area

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

Sept. 5, 2008 - The federal government reported today that the nation's unemployment rate hit a five-year high in August, with employers cutting an estimated 84,000 jobs.

Starnight performer is enjoying the biggest hit of his career

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Sept. 5, 2008 - Keith Anderson is coming to town. Get your ticket now.

State Rep. Homer to address retired teachers organization in Sulphur Springs Tuesday

From Staff Reports

Sept.5,2008 - State Rep. Mark Homer will be in Sulphur Springs next Tuesday, Sept. 9, to address the regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs Area Retired School Personnel.

Local man charged in beating of infant boy

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 4, 2008 - A Sulphur Springs man, 23, was jailed Wednesday on first-degree felony charges for causing serious bodily injury to his girlfriend's 6-month-old child in August.

Local industries partner with colleges in $1.2 million academy

From Staff Reports

Sept. 4, 2008 - Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund Director of Workforce Development Larry Jones recently presented a check for $1,264,845 to Paris Junior College, Northeast Texas Community College and Texarkana College during a ceremony celebrating the creation of the Regional Advanced Manufacturing Academy in Mount Pleasant last Friday.

Chamber president and others urging business owners to paint the town blue and gold in advance of ESPN's arrival Sept. 11

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

Sept. 4, 2008 - Sulphur Springs is ready for prime time, and local businesses are being urged to get in costume for a possible appearance on the small screen.

Gustav evacuees starting to head home

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 3, 2008 - Hopkins County Salvation Army, like many emergency assistance agencies across the state, has been busy since the weekend, lending aid to evacuees of Hurricane Gustav.

Council votes 5-2 to keep fluoridation

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

Sept. 3, 2008 - Sulphur Springs City Council members voted 5-2 to continue adding fluoride to the water supply after hearing a report from a group of local health professionals.

Police officers credited with saving life

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

Sept. 3, 2008 - Three Sulphur Springs police officers were honored Tuesday night by emergency medical workers as heroes.

Sulphur Springs man, 41, charged with online solicitation of preteen

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 3, 2008 - A Sulphur Springs man was jailed Tuesday for sending illicit text messages to a preteen girl, marking at least the three people who have arrested by sheriff's officers within the last year for online solicitation of a minor.

Routine traffic stop yields two felony drug arrests

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 2, 2008 - Law enforcement was kept busy this weekend. A routine traffic stop Monday netted two aggravated felony drug arrests, while a woman went to jail Saturday for fleeing and nearly striking a police officer who was attempting to serve her with a trespass warning.

Hopkins County monitors weather for potential flood

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

Sept. 2, 2008 - Hopkins County officials, like those around in most of East Texas, have been closely monitoring weather conditions and staying in close contact with state emergency officials since Sunday, when Hurricane Gustav began approaching the Gulf Coast, threatening flooding as far inland as Hopkins County.

Plans for annual Alzheimer's Walk well under way

From Staff Reports

Sept. 2, 2008 - Each year, an Alzheimer's Walk is held to raise funding to benefit those with Alzheimer's disease. Several mini walks are also held by local nursing and rehabilitation facilities as well.

American Legion to conduct voter registration drive

From Staff Reports

Sept. 2, 2008 - American Legion Post 66 will be conducting a voter registration drive Saturday. The a nonpartisan veteran service organization hopes to get 100 people new voters registered.

Tim Taylor retires from TxDOT after 45 years of service

Sept. 2, 2008 - A 45-year state employee has announced that he will be stepping down from his post as chief construction records keeper at the Sulphur Springs office of the Paris District of Texas Department of Transportation.

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