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TxDOT is committed to your safety and to the reliability of the information contained on this site. While road conditions can change rapidly, DriveTexas.org is an industry leader in providing some of the most accurate and up-to-date travel-related information currently available to drivers in Texas. Information presented here is as …

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Weather Closings

  Monday 1:30 pm * Chisum closes at noon * Miller Grove closing at noon Monday * Mt Pleasant ISD closing at 2:00 pm * North Lamar closing at noon Monday * Paris ISD Head Start Closing at 10:00 am. Crockett, Jr. High, High School Closing at 11:00 am * …

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DPS Record For Most Wanted Arrests

The Texas Department of Public Safety said 2022 set a record for the success of its Ten Most Wanted program. There were 72 arrests, more than any year since 1993. In addition, law enforcement handed out $88,000 worth of rewards to help track down the most wanted individuals.

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OSBI Investigating Byng School Employee

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a former Pontotoc County Public Schools employee. The OSBI officials say they are investigating the unnamed former employee of the Byng public schools regarding an alleged violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

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Hopkins County Jail Bookings

Kevin Dewayne Bryant was arrested in Hopkins County for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Abandoning or Endangering a Child by Negligence. They have not released the bond amount. Deputies arrested Alice Nicole Burnett for Abandoning or Endangering a Child. She remains in the Hopkins County Jail. Hopkins County arrested …

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Theft Warrant Issued By Atlanta, TX PD

Atlanta, Texas, Police are searching for a man wanted for allegedly not completing cemetery memorials for customers. Bobby Joel Caraway, Jr., is wanted on a warrant for felony theft. Investigators say Caraway owned Hopkins Memorials in Atlanta for several years. Residents had complained to police that they had paid for …

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Cowboys OC Kellen Moore Out

According to multiple Dallas-Fort Worth news outlets, the Dallas Cowboys and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore have mutually agreed to part ways. As a result, the seventh Cowboy’s coach will not return to the team. In the absence of Moore next season, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy will take over play-calling …

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Hazardous Weather Outlook Monday 5:00 AM

North and Central Texas Freezing rain and some sleet is likely today. Impacts on the afternoon and evening commute will be possible, as bridges and overpasses may become slick. Make sure to keep updated with the forecast for your area! Significant travel impacts are possible Tuesday and Wednesday across parts …

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Monday’s Sports

Texas A&M University-Commerce now 8-0 NFL Sunday Eagles (14-3) 31 – 49ers (13-4) 7 Chiefs (14-3) 23 – Bengals (12-4) 20 According to multiple Dallas-Fort Worth news outlets, the Dallas Cowboys and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore have mutually agreed to part ways. As a result, it will be the seventh …

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Cowboys OC Kellen Moore Out

According to multiple Dallas-Fort Worth news outlets, the Dallas Cowboys and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore have mutually agreed to part ways. As a result, the seventh Cowboy’s coach will not return to the team. In the absence of Moore next season, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy will take over play-calling …

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Friday’s Sports

NFL Sunday 49ers (13-4) vs. Eagles (14-3) Philadelphia at 2:00 pm FOX Bengals (12-4) vs. Chiefs (14-3) Arrowhead Kansas City at 5:30 pm CBS NBA Thursday Cavaliers (30-20) 113 – Rockets (11-38) 95 Mavericks (26-24) 99 – Suns (25-25) 95 Clippers (27-24) 138 – Spurs (14-35) 100 Friday Cavaliers at …

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TAMUC – Sports

Photo – Avi Mehta Lion Women’s Basketball begins the second swing of the Southland schedule at Lamar. COMMERCE – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball begins its second go-around the Southland Conference schedule on Thursday when it faces Lamar on the road, looking to sweep the season series over the Cardinals …

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MPHS – Sports

Mount Pleasant Basketball | News | by Drew Barkley The Mount Pleasant Tigers continue to imprint on the record books as more milestones draw closer. Recently, senior guard Kelcey Morris reached 1,000 career points, and senior guard Payton Chism surpassed the 1,500 career point plateau. On Tuesday night, the Tigers …

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Community Calendar

Dec
13
Tue
Outstanding Citizen Nominations For Hopkins County Chamber Banquet Awards @ Hopkins County Civic Center
Dec 13 2022 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 17 2023 @ 2:19 pm

As 2022 comes to an end, it is time to get nominations in for those individuals and businesses that have been outstanding this year.

We accept nominations for Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Small and Large Businesses of the Year, and other excellent recognitions. The awards will be announced at the Chamber’s membership banquet on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Hopkins County Civic Center.

Nominations can be sent to Butch@HopkinsChamber.org or mailed to the following addresses:

Citizen of the Year—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, SS, TX 75482.

Woman of the Year—Beta Sigma Phi Organization—PO Box 72, SS, TX 75483.

Caregiver of the Year—The Pilot Club—PO Box 131, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.

Community Pride Award—Adult Leadership Class—110 Main Street, SS, TX 75482.

Agriculturist of the Year—Hopkins/Rains Counties Farm Bureau— 233 College St., Sulphur Springs 75482.

Growth and Renewal—DBA—109 Jefferson St. E, SS, TX 75482.

Outstanding Professional Educator (Administrator, Counselor, Diagnostician, or Teacher)—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, SS, TX 75482.

Outstanding ParaProfessional Educator (Secretary or Aide)—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, SS, TX 75482.

Outstanding Auxiliary Educator (Maintenance, Custodial, Transportation, Nurse or Cafeteria)—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, SS, TX 75482.

Businesses of the Year nominations should be for those businesses which exhibit outstanding community involvement—civic, church, educational, benevolent, humanitarian, or other.

Large Business of the Year—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, SS, TX 75482.

Small Business of the Year—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, SS, TX 75482.

Hopkins County Ornaments

See our local one if you’re decorating your Christmas tree and looking for that unique ornament. For the fifth year, the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce has commissioned a Christmas ornament, and this year it celebrates Heritage Park!

There is a limited supply (70), costing $40. If you want to purchase one, drop by our office at 110 Main St. while supplies last! 

Jan
30
Mon
MPISD
Jan 30 – Jan 31 all-day

Monday, January 30, 2023

  • CDC training for new volunteers, 8:05 a.m.

MPHS FBLA at Area Leadership Conference, Region 8 ESC

SkyWarn School
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The 2023 SKYWARN season kicks off Friday, January 6! These classes will cover severe thunderstorm characteristics, cloud formations, identifying hazards associated with severe thunderstorms, how to report, and basic weather safety. Check out our full schedule and additional details at weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap! We hope to see you at one of these classes!

Jan
31
Tue
MPISD
Jan 31 – Feb 1 all-day

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

  • Wallace RLA interim testing
  • Basketball

MPHS Girls JV & Varsity at Texas High (away), 5:00 p.m.

MPHS Boys 9th, JV & Varsity vs. Texas High (home), 5:00 p.m.

  • Soccer

MPHS Girls JV & Varsity at Hallsville (away), 5:30 p.m.

MPHS Boys JV & Varsity vs. Hallsville (home), 4:30 p.m.

  • Softball

MPHS JV & Varsity vs. Hughes Springs (home—scrimmage), 5:00 p.m.

Feb
1
Wed
MPISD
Feb 1 – Feb 2 all-day

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

  • Wallace Math interim testing
  • MPHS English I & English II benchmark
  • Golf

MPHS Boys Varsity at Emerald Bay CC, Bullard

Feb
2
Thu
MPISD
Feb 2 – Feb 3 all-day

Thursday, February 2, 2023

  • Region 8 Science Fair
  • MPHS English I & English II benchmark
  • MPHS FFA @ San Angelo Stock Show
  • MPHS SkillsUSA at TSTC, Waco
  • Basketball

MPJH Girls 7th & 8th grade at Marshall (away), 4:30 p.m.

MPJH Boys 7th & 8th grade vs. Marshall (home), 5:00 p.m.

Feb
3
Fri
MPISD
Feb 3 – Feb 4 all-day

Friday, February 3, 2023

  • CDC Parent Committee meeting, 8:05 a.m.
  • Sims Chillz on Wheels day
  • MPHS Choir at Solo & Ensemble auditions
  • MPHS FFA at San Angelo Stock Show
  • MPHS SkillsUSA at TSTC, Waco
  • Swim

MPHS at Region IV Championships, New Caney

  • Basketball

MPHS Girls JV & Varsity at Pine Tree (away), 5:00 p.m.

MPHS Boys 9th, JV & Varsity vs. Pine Tree (home), 5:00 p.m.

  • Soccer

MPHS Girls JV & Varsity vs. Whitehouse (home), 5:30 p.m.

MPHS Boys JV & Varsity at Whitehouse (away), 4:30 p.m.

  • Softball

MPHS JV & Varsity vs. Redwater (home—scrimmage), 4:30 p.m.

Feb
4
Sat
Adopt-A-Pet
Feb 4 all-day

Adopt a pet today- give a dog or cat a forever home! Head to the Paris Animal Shelter or look for the Lamar County Humane Association in front of Petco on Saturdays. And if you have a pet, have them spayed or neutered.

Housing Issues?
Feb 4 all-day

Are your housing issues keeping you up at night? Behind on rent or facing eviction? Have you applied for rental assistance, but it’s taking too long? We may be able to help. Just call 1-888-982-1163. Attorneys and advocates answer calls Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can leave a message anytime, and help and resources are free. Immigration status is not required. Visit www.DRTx.org/housing for more information.

MPISD
Feb 4 all-day

Saturday, February 4, 2023

  • MPISD Destination Imagination at Regionals, Mesquite
  • MPISD Winter Guards at NTCA competition, Frisco
  • MPHS Tiger Dolls at ADTS North Texas Regional competition, Rockwall
  • Bass Fishing

MPHS at Lake Fork

  • Swim

MPHS at Region IV Championships, New Caney

  • Baseball

MPHS JV & Varsity vs. Pittsburg (home—scrimmage), 11:00 a.m.