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Hopkins County Commissioners to Meet in Regular Session, Work Session Monday 04.13.20

  NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING  TIME:                   9:00 A.M. DATE:                   Monday, April 13, 2020 PLACE:                In The Commissioners’ Courtroom On The First Floor Of The Hopkins County Courthouse Located At                                 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX.                        Invocation Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag   AMERICAN FLAG: TEXAS FLAG:  “Honor The ...

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Two More COVID Cases In Titus County

  Titus County Judge Brian Lee was notified Thursday afternoon of  two more case of Coronavirus COVID 19 in  county residents. The latest cases brings the total in Titus County to 6. Patient number 5 was in the 30s and patient number 6 in the mid 20s.  NO other details ...

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Better Business Bureau – Additional Income Sources Amid Stay-at-Home Orders

  Government mandates across East Texas have caused local businesses to close their doors and establish remote work procedures. While many have been able to remain operational, others result in job losses. Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas provides consumers with resources for supplemental income opportunities and local job ...

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COVID-19 Latest Count – Thursday 12:00 Noon

Thursday, April 9 – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Serious Recovered Worldwide 1,546,175 91,895 39,432 355,503 The U.S. 438,476 15,732 6,760 26,589 Texas 10,065 277 0 770 Friday, April 3 – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Serious Recovered Worldwide 1,063,810 56,610 34,214 213,676 The U.S. 258,409 6,582 4,813 9,359 Texas ...

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United Way Of Lamar County Holds “By Appointment Only” Blood Drive

The United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) has partnered with the American Red Cross and the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce to hold a by-appointment-only blood drive on Wednesday, April 22nd at the Love Civic Center. Jenny Wilson, Executive Director of the UWLC, stated, “Although the coronavirus is dominating our ...

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Telford Unit Inmate Dies Of COVID-19

A 72-year-old inmate at the Telford State Prison Unit in New Boston has died of Coronavirus. Bartolo Infante was in isolation at an area hospital when he tested positive for the COVID-19 on April 3. An investigation to determine if his death is connected to the infection is underway.

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Hopkins County Home Gutted By Fire

  Fire destroyed a home on FM 1536 in the Tira Community in Hopkins County. A woman and her son who lived in the home were not at home at the time of the blaze and were not injured. The family’s dogs were in the back yard and are fine. ...

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CMF-Sulphur Springs Open And Safe For All Patients

Hopkins County Emergency Management held a ZOOM conference Wednesday afternoon for an update on the COVID-19 situation in Hopkins County. The meeting focused on Christus Mother Frances-Sulphur Springs Hospital, emergency room, clinics, and physician’s offices, which are all open and safe. The hospital has 96 licensed beds and has 77 ...

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TAMUC – Sports

Lions close 2020 season at No. 10 ranked team in DII. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team is the No. 10 ranked team in Division II in the final 2020 National Fastpitch Coaches Association coaches poll, as announced Wednesday. It is the Lions’ 33rd consecutive poll as a ...

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Luis Perez named to D2Football.com All-Decade Team Harlon Hill Trophy winner is second-team all-decade QB COMMERCE – Harlon Hill Trophy winner and professional quarterback Luis Perez, who starred for the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions from 2016-17, has been named to the D2Football.com All-Decade Team as the second-team quarterback, as announced Tuesday.  ...

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Three Rangers Minor League Players Exhibiting Symptoms Of COVID-19

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels announced three minor leaguers are showing symptoms of COVID-19, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. The three have not been tested for the coronavirus but treated as presumed positive. Names weren’t released, but Daniels says the players have self-quarantined and are ...

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UIL Amends Suspension

UIL Amends Suspension of Activities Due to COVID-19 AUSTIN — Under the Executive Order, issued by Governor Greg Abbott, that mandates schools remain temporarily closed through Monday, May 4, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is further modifying contingency plans. The UIL is extending its previously announced timeline for completing UIL activities ...

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Shin-Soo Choo Donates $1K To Every Rangers Minor Leaguer

Photo by Texas Rangers MLB Texas Rangers outfielder Shin–Soo Choo is donating $1,000 to each minor league player in the organization, the team announced Wednesday. Choo’s donation is expected to provide support to about 200 players who were impacted by the MLB temporary shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. NFL The Dallas Cowboys have signed former Pro ...

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Community Calendar

Hugo Parkinson Support Group
Apr 11 all-day

The Hugo Parkinson Support Group is not meeting in April due to the Coronavirus. We will notify members of the next meeting, which hopefully will be May 9.

Lamar County Head Start
Apr 13 @ 4:04 pm – 5:04 pm

Lamar County Head Start, Open Registration is Monday Friday (Mar 23-Apr 23), 8:30 am until 12:30 pm at the Head Start Campus, 1350 6th NE. Call if you have any questions at (903) 737-7469. Application On-line at lch.parisisd.net.

Lamar County Homeless Summit
Apr 17 all-day

Friday (Apr 17), the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition presents the Homeless Summit. The Homeless Summit is a half-day event featuring presenters on various topics related to Homelessness. There are three breakout sessions with three presenters in each. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about different issues about Homelessness. Topics include Mental Health, Lived Experience, Youth Homelessness, Criminalization of Homelessness, Law enforcement perspective, current local services, as well as presenters from across the state discussing how their communities are working to end Homelessness.

Faught VFD Annual Breakfast
Apr 18 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Faught VFD Annual World Famous Pancake Breakfast is all you can eat pancakes, bacon, and Faught VFD sausage. It is Saturday (Apr 18) from 6:00 am til Noon. Please mark if you are interested or going. See you there on Apr 18 at Faught VFD, 197 CR 43420 Paris.

18th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday (Apr 18), it’s Paris Harley-Davidson’s 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off + TCL Corn Hole Tournament. It is back and bigger than ever! Kicking the weekend off with a Pre-Party on Friday (Apr 17) from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and then it’s All things Chili on Saturday (Apr 18) from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Smoky Eyed Backyard BBQ – Canceled
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The event is Saturday (Apr 18) at the Mt Pleasant Civic Center Pavilion from 3:00 pm-9:00 pm. Cook team: $75 team entry fee plus 20lbs of brisket and 10lbs of cook’s choice required. Awards are a $500 cash prize for first place, $250 cash prize for runner up in judge’s vote, a trophy for people’s choice. Aaron Taylor, Hudson Northcutt and Hayden McBride will take the Diamond C Trailer stage with live music throughout the afternoon. Sponsors so far are the City of Mt. Pleasant, Diamond C Trailers, and Guaranty Bank & Trust.

On both of these, they can contact Niki at 903-577-1510 for more information or register for either event!

Sock Hop – Mt Pleasant – Postponed
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Lamar County Head Start
Apr 20 all-day

Lamar County Head Start, Open Registration is Monday Friday (Mar 23-Apr 23), 8:30 am until 12:30 pm at the Head Start Campus, 1350 6th NE. Call if you have any questions at (903) 737-7469. Application On-line at lch.parisisd.net.

Walk Of Hope
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – May 23 @ 1:00 pm

Wednesday (Apr 22), join fellow advocates for the “Sixth Annual Walk of Hope,” to raise awareness for Victims of Crime. The event is from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm and is at the Plaza in downtown Paris. There are a free hot dog lunch, music, and a program to give our local Crime Victims hope, courage, and empowerment. If victims of crime feel the community support is behind them, they are more likely to report the crime, and that is the first step to get out of the cycle of abuse. We serve free Hot dogs at 11:30, the program begins at noon, and then the walk for about a mile around downtown area starts at 12:30. Signs supporting crime victims will be held by People participating.