Hopkins County


The manhunt continues, with no timeline set for the conclusion of the effort to capture the men who escaped Tuesday.


Law enforcement officials from state and local agencies are continuing the search Wednesday for two escaped prisoners in the area around Sulphur Springs.

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KETR's Cindy Roller - and her camera - were in on the fun at a dance in Hopkins County.

On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott elevated those concerns with a letter asking the Texas State Guard to keep an eye on the operation, which some fear is related to plans for martial law.

A manhunt in northern Hopkins County on Wednesday ended in an arrest.

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On Saturday, Sept. 8 folks lined the streets of Sulphur Springs for the 43 Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival Parade.

West Nile Detected in Hopkins County

Aug 28, 2012
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SULPHUR SPRINGS - It is the first confirmed case of a human infected with the West Nile virus in Hopkins County this year. Reports show the victim is from Sulphur Springs.

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A woman locked in a burning vehicle had to be extricated by Hopkins County emergency personnel early Thursday morning.

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HOPKINS COUNTY - Rather than just county and statewide races on the local ballot this November, several school districts will conduct trustee elections.

Rains County Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck

Jul 19, 2012
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CUMBY - The Department of Public Safety says the Wednesday collision of pickup and commercial vehicle in Hopkins County has killed 33-year-old Martin Ruiz-Herrera.

AUSTIN - The Texas jobless rate in April dropped below 7 percent (6.9 percent) for the first time in three years, bringing with it improved figures for several Northeast Texas counties.

911 services down in Hopkins County

May 8, 2012
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SULPHUR SPRINGS - Hopkins County dispatch is reporting that a total equipment failure occurred overnight resulting in the loss of 911  fire and  law enforcement service in the county.

WEAVER - Hopkins County firefighters were unable to save a rural home Wednesday morning as they were called to CR 3531 in Weaver.

I-30 traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Mar 15, 2012

HOPKINS COUNTY - An Indiana resident is behind bars after a traffic stop in Hopkins County netted more than 50 pounds of marijuana.

We’ve been reporting this week on the city council and school board races in our region, as Monday marked the filing deadline for the May 12 elections. Filing also came to a close Monday for area hospital board elections, scheduled for the same day.


The latest edition of the United States Drought Monitor for the State of Texas shows a few area counties no longer under a drought.