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Emily Glass gave many useful tips on etiquette for everyone.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Recently former Mayor of Sulphur Springs Emily Glass provided a free business etiquette class at The Oaks Bed & Breakfast offering helpful insight to those in attendance. She explained etiquette is necessarily about what fork to use for which course but more about what is expected of us in any situation and knowing how to react.

“Etiquette helps us to help others,” said Glass. “Especially in business, it is very easy for us to lose a customer. It is very difficult to get that customer back after losing them. Making a customer feel appreciated can potentially be the difference.”

A vehicle had to be rescued earlier on State Highway 11 northwest of Commerce where the Middle Sulphur River went over its banks.
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Motorists are urged to be aware of incidents of flashing flooding in the East Texas area. The Texas Department of Transportation has mapped several areas of closure. Turn around, don't drown is being emphasized by authorities.

In Delta County residents had to be evacuated by local volunteer fire fighters and law enforcement. According to law enforcement the home was located at 1918 Farm-to-Market 1531 near Klondike.

"This is most flooding along FM 1531 I had seen in my time with Delta County," said Lieutenant Ryan Brown, who has been with DCSO since 2011.  The water was over the five foot flood gauge. "I have never seen it at this magnitude." He waded shin to knee-deep water during the evacuation.

The North Sulphur River had flooded over its banks.

Some areas reported a range of over eight to 11 inches of rain over the span of the night.

"Fortunately, we didn't have any other rescues," said Lieutenant Brown, noting driving around a barricade is a Class B Misdemeanor and can result in a trip to jail, especially if first responders' lives are put at risk.

Delta County closures include: FM 71, FM 1531, FM 904 (water is receding), FM 2068 (water is receding).

The 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday at noon to commence activities for the week-long event.

At the Coronation Pageant held at the SSHS Auditorium on Saturday, June 17, 2017 the reigning 2016 Queen Sadie Evans passed her crown to 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Jaci Reed.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the City Council recently met in executive session with the Toole Design Group, a city planning organization that was behind the renewal of downtown Sulphur Springs.  Ian Lockwood, the planner who worked with Sulphur Springs on the project, was one of those meeting with the City Council.  Toole will come back to the City Council with a proposal for Commerce at a date in the near future.  The mayor says Dr.

State Highway 19 undergoes repairs between the Delta County line and Sulphur Springs, and drivers are urged to travel with caution.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The repairs to State Highway 19 have started from the Delta County line to Sulphur Springs.

One-lane traffic will span the length of the 13 miles while the Richard Drake Construction Company LLC works to first remove the faulty asphalt and then replace it with an improved surface.

State Highway 19 repairs will begin in September.
Cindy Roller / Cooper

The Texas Department of Transportation announced the repairs necessary for State Highway 19 will begin in September. This will be for the portion that stretches from north of Sulphur Springs to the Delta County line near the Sulphur River bridge.

For 25 years Celebration Plaza has been filling with onlookers for the free Independence Day concert.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In one of her final actions as Madame Mayor Kayla Price Mitchell recently invited the public to attend the 25th Anniversary of the Independence Day Celebration in Sulphur Springs. The event is highlighted by the Sulphur Springs Symphony Concert and Fireworks Show which will be Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m.

Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln dealership in Sulphur Springs is relocating following a three-alarm fire.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

An early morning three-alarm fire which occurred last Friday at Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln in Sulphur Springs had been under investigation by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms team (ATF).  It was recently released a spokesperson for the ATF stated there was “no indication of any criminal act” to be the cause of the fire which destroyed the vast majority of the automotive department and part of the showroom, which had just reopened following a lengthy remodel unveiled in November.

Hopkins County Jail opened on Dec. 1, 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The former Hopkins County Jail, located on Rosemont Street in Sulphur Springs, is quickly being demolished in light of the new Jail located adjacent and recently opened and dedicated on December 1.

Texas Highways magazine

According to the reserved palettes of Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas, readers, Delta County’s very own Fatboy’s BBQ and The Burger Grind, with locations in Sulphur Springs and Tyler, made the recently released Top 40 Comfort Food Destinations.

Hannah Kirby and Notably Texan Host Matt Meinke in the KETR Studios.
Jerrod Knight

Sulphur Springs entertainer Hannah Kirby is using her experience on "The Voice" as inspiration to work harder on her debut full-length record. Finishing in the top 8 finalists on NBC's Emmy winning talent show was just the spark Kirby needed to put together a brand new band, and head into the studio to record tracks for the upcoming "Fire In My Soul" album.

Seth Welborn opened Saturday's benefit concert on Celebration Stage.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Rockin’ CF to Sleep concert held last Saturday night downtown Sulphur Springs was such a great success organizers are already counting on making it an annual event. Southern Soul, comprised of two Delta County’s finest – Sergeant Investigator Ryan Brown and Deputy Adam Hall along with band mates Jacob Mazoch and Sal Castro, performed as well as Seth Welborn and Tyler and the Tribe at the concert on the Celebration Stage downtown Sulphur Springs to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation research.

The local guys are at it again with Rockin’ CF to Sleep. Southern Soul, comprised of two Delta County’s finest – Sergeant Investigator Ryan Brown and Deputy Adam Hall, will be highlighting the concert on the Celebration Stage downtown Sulphur Springs to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Children bicker over the belief in Santa Claus.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Community Players, Inc. presented a "Christmas in July" series with "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and "Becoming Claus" at the Main Street Theatre in located at 225 Main Street downtown Sulphur Springs.

The next performance will be September 17-27 with The Miracle Worker.

Blanche played by Sarah Dicus is threatened by Stanley played by Michael Dicus in the play "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Studio 1621 in Sulphur Springs recently presented A Streetcar Named Desire, a Tennessee Williams' play. Audience members were tranformed to the French Quarter of New Orleans in a three act performance directed by Triston P. Pullen and assistant directed by Anna McDonald.

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