Sulphur Springs

The early bird gets the worm or in this case the autographed copy of E L James’ newest book Grey – fourth in the Fifty Shades of Grey series – that was the case Saturday morning at The Bookworm Box on Main Street in Sulphur Springs. This novel channels the view point of leading character Christian Grey on a love story that has spellbound millions of readers around the world.

The Bookworm Box presents a signing of Grey by E L James.
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Calling fans of provocative romance Fifty Shades of Grey. Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at The Bookworm Box will be an exclusive opportunity to meet E L James, author of Grey, the newest novel.

Cindy Roller

Nearly 7,000 residents in Sulphur Springs were without power following strong thunderstorm winds that hit Memorial Day evening.

City Manager Marc Maxwell does not expect power to be restored Tuesday morning.

Winds in excess of 60 mph caused many downed trees across Hopkins County including disabling signal lights.

Come sample wonderful vintages and craft brews while soaking in the pleasant East Texas atmosphere of the Celebration City at the Reds, Whites and Brews event this Saturday in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It doesn’t get any more patriotically thirst quenching than celebrating the Reds, Whites and Brews (RWB) Beer and Wine Festival downtown Sulphur Springs on Saturday, May 23 for the Memorial Day weekend.

The free event boasts a dozen wineries and several down home Texas brews beginning at 1 p.m. Jazz and Blues musical entertainment will fill the air over the beautifully renovated Celebration Plaza while the public is invited to browse the Celebration District and the various vendors that will be available at award-winning Market. Sample wonderful vintages and soak in the pleasant East Texas atmosphere of the Celebration City.

Tony Ross, 34, died on March 8 following his arrest and detention in Sulphur Springs on March 6.
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The death of a Hopkins County man who died following a heart attack suffered in police custody has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report.

Tony Chance Ross, 34, was arrested and jailed by Sulphur Springs police on March 6 and died in a Tyler hospital on March 8. In the autopsy results, the cause of death is listed as “acute methamphetamine intoxication and physical restraint.” The manner of death is listed as “homicide.”

Known for her Grammy award winning Terri Hendrix has released 14 albums in 20 years. She has written a book and created a non-profit organization dedicated music and art. This was her first time in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Crossroads Music Company attendees got a double take this weekend as Grammy award winners Terri Hendrix along with longtime music collaborator legendary steel guitar player and music producer Lloyd Maines gave not only a toe-tapping performance at Saturday night’s concert but offered ticket holders a special unplugged singers/songwriters workshop on the art of crafting a song on Sunday afternoon at Sulphur Springs City Hall Chamber Listening Room.

At 97-years old Wilma White tends to her farm in Hopkins County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Green acres spread so far and wide on one of the oldest family-owned dairy farms in Hopkins County which is over seen by one of the oldest living dairywomen, Wilma White. Just like the many memorable years of operation, White has lived and created a lifetime of tales – literally milking time.

Sulphur Springs and Como are the only towns in Hopkins County that will hold an election for May 2015. One city council place, one contested mayoral election and two commissioner positions will be decided.
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Sulphur Springs and Como are the only towns in Hopkins County that will hold an election for May 2015. One city council place, one contested mayoral election and two commissioner positions will be decided.

Sulphur Springs

City Council, Place 3: Oscar Aguilar, Charles Oxford.

Como

Mayor: Garry Anderson, Laura Quinn, Ron Walker.

Water Commissioner: Darran Harris, Patsy Evans

Street Commissioner: Don Meeks (uncontested) 

Drivers moved slowly around downtown Sulphur Springs Wednesday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Many area schools and business entities were closed again on Wednesday due to inclement weather and road conditions. Ice, sleet and snow has coated most of East Texas creating more winter just as the groundhog predicted.

Family's home in Sulphur Springs is destroyed by fire just after Christmas holiday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Dike, Sulphur Bluff, Cumby, Brinker, North Hopkins, Hopkins County, Tira and Peerless firefighters and deputies were dispatched at 1:28 a.m. last Saturday to the State Highway 19 north property in Sulphur Springs, where a barn and a home were engulfed in flames, according to reports.

Sulphur Springs News-Telegram reported a Hopkins County family had to flee their State Highway 19 north residence just after the Christmas holiday. The parents and children made it out of the wood frame house without injury, but most of their home was destroyed in the blaze.

Cooper Review

According to the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, Gary Lee Sillivan of Cooper, 43, is in Hopkins County jail on charges of online solicitation of a minor, according to Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum. He is being held in lieu of $35,000 bond on the second-degree felony charge.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Community Players, Inc. presents Over the River and Through the Woods - a play by Joe DiPietro at the Main Street Theater, located at 227 Main Street downtown Sulphur Springs. The setting of the play is the home of Frank and Aida Gianelli in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a string of burglaries.

On the morning of Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at around 4:30 am, the Commerce Police Department received a telephone call from a witness that saw two men trying to break into his vehicle on Sterling Hart Drive.  Officers were provided with a thorough description of the suspect’s vehicle as it left the scene. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle near the location of the attempted burglary.

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Two Hopkins County men are in jail and facing charges of possessing child pornography, according to a report by Tyler-based KLTV. The men's cases are unrelated, the report said.

Richard Lee Stewart, 31, of Sulphur Springs told investigators that the presence of graphic images of children on his computer was "accidental," according to police. Stewart was arrested on June 25. His bond is set at $10,000.

Dathan Artemus Durant, 56, of Cumby was arrested earlier this month, KLTV said. Durant is also at the Hopkins County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Lauren Shafer

Riding rock n' roll like a "Sandworm," Arlington's The House Harkonnen turn the notion of traditional Texas music on its head.

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