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Sulphur Springs ISD Special Board Meeting

  No one requested to address the Board. PERSONNEL Approved funds in the 2019-2020 budget for raises for all personnel not on the teacher pay scale. Resignations Michelle Bolton                       Kindergarten Teacher                                     Barbara Bush Miranda Anglin                        SpEd Aide                                                       SS Elementary Meredith Townsend                Digital Instructional Specialist                         High School Craig Philo                              DAEP Teacher                                               ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For July 21-27, 2019 Bowie County SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. US 59 – From FM 989 to FM 2148, resurfacing the highway. Cass County FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing the highway. SH 11 – From Morris County Line ...

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Abbott Signs Chick-fil-A Bill

  Governor Greg Abbott has signed the Chick-fil-A bill into law. The bill prohibits government entities from taking adverse actions against businesses or individuals because of their religious beliefs or moral convictions. The bill was in response to the San Antonio City Council banning Chick-Fil-A from the San Antonio International ...

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2 Dead After Watauga Police Standoff

  Watauga police and SWAT officers responded to a residence Saturday after receiving a 911 call from a man who said he may have injured himself or someone else. Officers sealed off the street, and after a 5-hour standoff officers discovered the bodies of a man and woman inside. NO ...

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Bryan County Regional Juvenile Detention Center Shut Down

  The Bryan County Regional Juvenile Detention Center has been shut down because of an investigation by the Oklahoma State Office of Juvenile Affairs. The investigation is reportedly over alleged contract and licensing violations. The juvenile inmates have been transferred to other facilities around the state.

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McAlester Escapee Re-Captured

  An inmate who escaped Saturday morning from a minimum-security prison in McAlester is back in custody. Other inmates told investigators 39-year-old Christopher Jacobs walked away from the unfenced prison, got into a vehicle and left the area. He was later apprehended Saturday night, but it’s not clear where he ...

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Pontotoc County Authorities and OSBI Investigate Shooting

  Pontotoc County authorities and OSBI officers are investigating after one man was killed and another wounded when they fired at each other. Jimmy Northcutt Jr. told investigators he was shot in the back by Brian Doherty after an altercation at a marijuana growing property near Ada. Northcutt then returned ...

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Cooper Elementary Back to School Bash Tuesday

  The Cooper Elementary Back to School Bash is Tuesday, July 23rd from noon – 5:00 PM at the Cooper Elementary Cafeteria. It’s a FREE event for Cooper ISD Students & Families featuring: -FREE Haircuts -School Supplies Assistance Applications for low income families, vision screenings and much more, including school ...

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Paris Man Sentenced for Intoxication Manslaughter

  A 54-year-old Paris man was sentenced Friday by Judge Wes Tidwell to 25 years in prison for Intoxication Manslaughter with a Deadly Weapon. Clenton Eugene Neal pleaded guilty to the charge in Lamar County District Court. Earlier this month, Neal was sentenced to 10 years in prison for Intoxication ...

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Promotions At Mt Pleasant ISD

  The Mount Pleasant ISD has named Craig Bailey to be the new principal of Mt Pleasant High School. He’s replacing Dustin Cook, who has been named Director of Student Services for the District. He’s replacing Brian McAdams who retired in July.

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Local Sports Headlines

Rangers Lose 7th Straight in Today’s Sports Update

  Lance Lynn did plenty to fill the stopper role Sunday, dominating Houston hitters for the second time in the last 10 days. But, it wasn’t enough and the Ranger lost 5-3, capping a 3 game sweep that extended their season high losing streak to seven games. Lynn tied a ...

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TAMUC – Sports

  Lion Women’s Golf wins LSC Academic Championship with record GPA. Lions post league’s highest team GPA since the award began in 2013-14. RICHARDSON – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s golf team was recognized as the Academic Champion of the Lone Star Conference for 2018-19, as announced Thursday. The Lion women’s ...

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Dallas Cowboy Crawford’s Pre-Camp Deal In Today’s Sports Update

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford was entered into a diversion program on Thursday to settle a charge from an incident in March at a bar in Panama City Beach. According to terms of the program, Crawford will attend counseling, complete a life class titled “Choices, Chances, Changes,” and be ...

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TAMUC – Sports

Lion Athletics expands partnership with PepsiCo. The partnership includes presenting sponsorship of Student-Athlete Nutrition Center and Aquafina, Muscle Milk, and Gatorade products COMMERCE – In conjunction with Texas A&M University-Commerce extending their campus-wide agreement with PepsiCo, Lion Athletics is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with PepsiCo, including its Gatorade, ...

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TPWD Hunt Permits

TPWD Drawn Hunt Permit Applications Now Being Accepted AUSTIN – Hunters looking for a new opportunity or only a change of scenery this fall are urged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at more than ...

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Community Calendar

YMCA Hosting Summer Camp @ Sulphur Springs Elementary School
Jun 3 – Aug 2 all-day

The YMCA will once again have a summer camp in Sulphur Springs. If you have any questions, please call 469-276-8421 for more information.

Cooper Back To School Bash
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Cooper Elementary Back to School Bash is Tuesday (Jul 23) from 12:00 – 5:00 pm at the Cooper Elementary Cafeteria, 1401 SW 8th Street, Cooper. It’s a FREE event for Cooper ISD Students & Families featuring:

-FREE Haircuts
-School Supplies Assistance Applications**
-Student Outfitters
-Vision Screenings
-Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
-School & Community Resources & Information
-Dinner on a Dime
-And MUCH more!

**School Supplies Assistance is offered for low & moderate income families. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.

Diabetes Support – Winnsboro
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Workforce Solutions – Daingerfield
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas on-site at the Daingerfield Public Library Wednesday (Jul 24)

Need help searching for jobs online?

Need help creating an effective and noticeable resume?

Need to learn how to become more confident during an interview?

Join Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas on Wednesday (Jul 24), at the Daingerfield Public Library, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, for career and employment guidance aimed to help you land that next job. Stop by the library to visit with our staff and let us help answer your job search questions.

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay Texas TDD: 800-735-2989 (Voice) 711.

Sulphur Springs Community Players Production of ” Jungle Book – The Musical” @ Main Street Theater
Jul 26 @ 2:56 am – Aug 4 @ 3:56 am



Jungle Book – The Musical
Community Players, Inc. & Children’s Summer Workshop will present “Jungle Book – The Musical”  based
on Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book and performed by special arrangement with Maverick Musicals and written by Mike Carter.
July 26, 27, 28, August 2, 3, 4
Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 PM
Sunday matinees begin at 2 PM
For reservations, go to
or call the theatre at 903-885-0107.

Hopkins County Blood Drive
Aug 3 all-day

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital to host a community drive

One-thousand blood donors daily: Requirement for ensuring blood is on hospital shelves for patients

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (July 15, 2019) – In July, we honor our nation’s independence and all the sacrifices that made the United States of America possible. Carter BloodCare encourages all eligible blood donors to honor those that continue to fight for our country’s freedom, with a blood donation. Volunteer donors sacrifice one hour of their time to save three lives with each gift.

Summer is a reminder that blood is crucial for patients, and that maintaining the community blood supply is not always convenient. Summer is also a time when blood is most challenging to come by for Carter BloodCare. The community blood program relies on volunteer donors to support patients’ time-sensitive blood transfusion needs. There is no blood substitute for patients requiring transfusions, and each patient receiving blood appreciates the donor for taking time to save their life.

Carter BloodCare invites you to #GiveForLife this summer with at least one blood donation.

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every first Saturday of the month. The next blood drive will be held Saturday (Aug 3) at 115 Airport Road in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or appointment time, contact Lanie Wright, (903) 571-9667.

Eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water one to two hours before giving blood. Standard eligibility requirements are a minimum weight of 110 pounds, the donor feels well that day and presents a government-issued photo ID at each donation.

Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently, and there is no upper age limit for donating blood. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of north, central and east Texas. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the most extensive blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 300,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage, and distribution of blood and blood products. The program is accredited by the AABB that consists of a laboratory with accreditation for molecular testing of red cell antigens. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration licenses it, and it is a member of America’s Blood Centers.

Baseball Bash & Auction
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Paris Optimist Foundation Baseball Bash & Auction is Saturday (Aug 24) at 5:30 pm in the Love Civic Center. It’s the Paris Optimist Foundation’s annual fundraiser to provide college scholarships to Lamar County graduating seniors who played Paris Optimist Baseball and to fund improvements to the Charles Taylor Youth Baseball Complex at Woodall Field. For tickets, you can contact Sabra Vaughan 903-249-3499

Landowners Educational Series
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Landowners Educational Series is for anyone wanting to learn more about managing their land. Topics include pasture utilization, pasture management and establishment, pond management, tree/forest management, nuisance animal control, and agriculture law. All programs will be at the Franklin County Airport off of Highway 37, just north of Mount Vernon.

The Friday (Aug 30) program will begin at 1:00 pm, Pasture Utilization is the topic. Dr. Jason Banta, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, will cover pasture grazing rotation, stocking rates, cross fencing and other issues regarding grazing cattle.

Red River Valley Veterans Memorial
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, Dedication, and Grand Opening are Saturday (Sep 14) at 11:00 am. Keynote speakers will be in attendance. Military vehicles to be on display and all service organizations will be involved. News organizations will be in attendance. More to come as things develop.

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild’s 20th annual show, “Shining Stars,” is Friday and Saturday (Sep 20-21). It is at First Baptist Church R.O.C., 115 Putman Street, Sulphur Springs. (

Above is a photo of the raffle quilt. Please let me know if you want more details on the show or the quilt. (Hillis Bass 903-485-8165)