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Hopkins County Chamber Connection – January 17

By Butch Burney

The 97th Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet will celebrate Hopkins County with a theme of “Sweethearts” awards and dinner on Thursday, February 15, at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.

At the banquet, we will recognize the people and businesses that make Hopkins County the best place to live and work. We will be giving out such awards as Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Educators of the Year, Small and Large Business of the Year, and others.

Social networking and a cocktail hour begins at 6:00 pm, food service at 6:30, and awards at 7:00 pm. You can reserve your seat for $30 per person or get a table of ten for $500. The tables include preferential seating, name displays, and video recognition at the banquet.

For more information, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or email


Work is finishing on the 2023 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory. We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls, and even hometown heroes interested in learning more about our local businesses. They include historical information and everything to see and do in Hopkins County. The best part is that they have an alphabetical and categorical listing of your business.

With Echo Publishing, LeeAnn Peugh is contacting businesses to see if you are interested in placing an ad in the directory. The rates are affordable and one of the best ways to represent your business. You may also contact the Chamber, and I will pass your information along to her.

If your business wants to be in the directory, please maintain your current membership. The Chamber will only include current members in the directory. If unsure, please get in touch with the Chamber at or by calling 903-885-6515.

Candidate Forum

Raise Your Hand Texas will host a candidate forum for Texas House District 2 Representative between Jill Dutton and Brent Money. The forum is at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 18, in the Sulphur Springs ISD Auditorium at the Hopkins County Civic Center. They invite the public, and the candidates will address educational topics.

Mammography Screenings

Women in need of mammography can register at one of the following sites for Hunt Regional Healthcare’s Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach: January 17 at Winnsboro ISD and January 25 at Spring Village Shopping Center in Sulphur Springs. The coach can also do bone density screening with a physician’s referral. 

The Mobile Mammography Coach accepts all insurances accepted by Hunt Regional, including Medicare and Medicaid.

For those not using insurance, reduced prepaid pricing of $200 for a 3D mammogram on the mobile or at Hunt Regional Medical Center is available. To apply for a grant to cover this charge, please get in touch with the Bridge Breast Network at 214-821-3820.

To schedule individual screening mammograms or bone density, please call 903-408-5010. Appointments and pre-registration are requested.


McAlister’s Deli will have a ribbon-cutting at 9:00 am on Thursday, January 24, at their restaurant at 205 E. Shannon Road. Please make plans to attend. 

Deep Routes Coffee and Shop the Springs will have a first anniversary on Wednesday, January 24, and a ribbon-cutting at 215 E. Shannon Road at noon on Friday, January 19. Please help us celebrate them.