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Suggestions On Avoiding Winter Electric Blackouts

Consultants are giving some advice to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) about preventing rolling blackouts in the future. Suzanne Burton of the “Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance” says the state should take a few different steps on both the supply and demand sides. For example, she says improving energy efficiency …

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LULAC Sues Texas Over Redistricting Maps

A coalition of Latino rights groups is suing Texas in federal court over the latest voting maps passed by the state legislature on Monday. Domingo Garcia, the National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens, calls the maps discriminatory and unconstitutional. Republican lawmakers in Texas claim the maps …

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Pump Prices Rising

The average gasoline price in Texas is quickly approaching three dollars a gallon, a level we haven’t seen in quite a while. Triple-A-Texas says the statewide average for regular unleaded is now $2.97. Meanwhile, the increase in diesel prices is even more notable. Those are up 18 cents a gallon …

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Proposal To Increase School District Homestead Exemptions

Texas voters will decide next year whether homeowners will get a break in their property tax bills after lawmakers rammed through a proposed constitutional amendment through both chambers shortly after they presented it Monday evening. The measure would raise the state’s homestead exemption from $25,000 to $40,000 for school district …

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Hopkins County Stew This Weekend

Saturday is the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest at Buford Park in Sulphur Springs. But things get underway on Friday night. More than two dozen market vendors set up on the south side of the square, an appetizer contest, and then a concert by Dubb and the …

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Hopkins County Early Voting

All early voting by personal appearance in Hopkins County will be in the Precinct 2 JP Courtroom inside Hopkins County Courthouse Annex. The North Hopkins ISD board election candidates are Ellis Dicus, Robert McPherson, Jennifer Harrington, and Michael S. James. The two candidates receiving the most votes will serve a …

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Multispeciality Clinic In Sulphur Springs Closing

By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, holly.ragan@christushealth.org Access Physicians’ Multispecialty Clinic of Sulphur Springs will close and end Neurology and Pulmonology services effective Monday, Nov 1. Patients should find another specialist to take care of Neurology and Pulmonology medical needs. If you do not know …

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National Drug TakeBack Saturday

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s office will participate in the National Drug Takeback Program Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the District Court Parking Lot on Rosemont Street in Sulphur Springs. The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescriptions tablets, capsules, patches, and other forms of prescription drugs. They …

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Missing Hunt County Teen Found Safe

Derick Young Hunt County Sheriff An employee of Campbell ISD notified Hunt County Deputies that they had seen a missing juvenile on the railroad tracks by the school. Hunt County Investigators responded to the location and found Derek Young. Friends had reported Derek missing on Oct. 11.

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Former Tyler Nurse Guilty Of Capital Murder

William George Davis Smith County Jail After only an hour of deliberations, a Smith County jury has found former Tyler nurse William George Davis guilty of Capital Murder. In Tyler, the state charged Davis with killing four men by injecting air into their arteries at Louis and Peaches Owens Heart …

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Advice at PJC – Sulphur Springs Center

  Education Opportunity Center Advisor Maria Zuniga helps return student Danielle Berg of Cooper complete her paperwork for continuing her education at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center campus.

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Violent Guatemalan Drug Lord Receives Life Sentence In East Texas

Defendant Apprehended and Prosecuted as Part of “Operation Black Sails,” A Coordinated Drug Investigation of Federal, Local, and Guatemalan Law Enforcement. SHERMAN, Texas – A Guatemalan national who operated an international drug trafficking ring received a life sentence, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. Wilson Wilfredo Luargas-Garcia, a/k/a “Primazo,” …

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Sulphur Springs ISD Board Briefs

A regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs ISD school board was in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Monday, October 18, 2021. PUBLIC FORUM Katie Martin and Martha Kate Evans addressed the board re: the High School Fine Arts Department letter jacket policy. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS The board received a …

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Constitutional Amendment Election

Several propositions are on the early voting ballot that will change the state’s constitution. However, Rice University Political Science Professor Mark Jones says out of the eight proposition three is the most controversial. That would prohibit the local governments from limiting or banning any religious services. Meanwhile, the other seven …

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Texas Legislature Will Not Consider Vaccine Mandates

Governor Abbott has lost a battle over vaccine mandates. The Texas legislature will not pass a bill Abbott added to the third special session. His executive order would make companies with 100 or more employees not mandate the COVID vaccine into law. Over two dozen business and medical groups criticized …

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Governor Expected To Sign Transgender Athlete Bill

Texas is poised to become the sixth state to tighten restrictions on transgender athletes in public high school sports. The legislature has approved a measure that requires transgender athletes to play on teams that align with the gender listed on their original birth certificate, not their current gender identity. They …

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Sulphur Springs Walmart Hosting Veterans Lunch

Walmarts Veteran’s Day Event This year Walmart in Sulphur Springs has decided to change up the Veterans Day luncheon because of COVID-19.  Veterans can go to the Senior Citizens Center at 50 Martin Luther King Blvd. on Tuesday, Nov 9 at 10:00 am and pick up a Boxed BBQ Lunch. …

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