Cooper & Sulphur Springs –
Water is going over the Cooper Lake spillway. Anglers have taken advantage of fishing at the spillway as water continues to be released. Currently, about 800 cubic feet per second of water is leaving the lake, leaving the lake level about one foot above conservation level.
Could improvements be coming along highway 11 from Sulphur Springs towards Commerce? The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a meeting just under a month from now in Sulphur Springs. Landowners from the junction of highways 11 and 19 west to the South Sulphur River are getting special invitations, but anyone is invited to attend. The meeting will take place in Sulphur Springs at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center on August 21st from 6 until 9 p.m.
Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of death of a Hopkins County woman who was reported missing last Wednesday and whose body was found Friday morning. 23 year old Chrystal Vellenga was found along County Road 2332 in Como by a a bicyclist. An autopsy done Saturday revealed no signs of trauma. Investigators will now wait for the results of toxicology tests.