Sulphur Springs

10:03 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Blaze takes family's home

Family's home in Sulphur Springs is destroyed by fire just after Christmas holiday.
Credit 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.

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5:04 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Local man arrested, charged with child solicitation

Gary Lee Sillivan
Credit 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.

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Main Street
8:59 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Over the River and Through the Woods and straight to downtown Sulphur Springs

Over the River and Through the Woods cast at Main Street Theater
Credit 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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Commerce Police
9:42 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Traffic stop leads to multiple arrests, burglary charges

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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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Hopkins County
7:56 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Cumby, Sulphur Springs men jailed, face child pornography charges

Richard Lee Stewart
Credit Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Dept.

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.

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Notably Texan
6:33 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

The House Harkonnen keep the Spice flowing

Members of The House Harkonnen - Left to Right: Mike Doty (lead guitar), Alex Johnson (vocals and rhythm guitar), Dave Shafer (bass), and Andy Grayson (drums)
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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Sulphur Springs
10:57 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Hopkins County Dairy Festival brings summer fun

Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Kennedy Potts waves during the parade held June 14 in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller

The Hopkins County Dairy Festival began in Sulphur Springs with a balloon flight, parade and other events on June 13-14. The Festival continues nightly with a carnival on the Civic Center grounds. On Sat., June 21, the 5K Milk Run will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Dairy Foods Contest at 10 a.m. and Coronation Pageant at 7 p.m.

Blacklands Cafe
7:30 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Brad Davis working with Greenville, Sulphur Springs on recording facilities

Brad Davis

Grammy-winning music producer, guitarist and singer-songwriter Brad Davis of Commerce is working with individuals in Greenville and Sulphur Springs on new recording facilities in both downtowns.

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Sulphur Springs
9:19 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Silent 911 calls lead police to murder scene

A 27-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Sulphur Springs early Tuesday afternoon.

According to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jim Bayuk, Police dispatchers received two 911 calls from the residence, both times with nothing on the other end but silence.

Bayuk tells Kerry Craig of  the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram that officers were dispatched to the home where the body of Jessica Tyler Crayton was found with "massive trauma to her neck and throat area."

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Lamar County
11:16 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Paris Junior College president resigns, accepts job in Brenham

Dr. Pamela Anglin
Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College president Dr. Pamela Anglin submitted her resignation at a special meeting of the college's Board of Regents at a special meeting on Oct. 18. Anglin's last day at the college will be Dec. 31, 2013.

"The last ten years I have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful faculty and staff," Dr. Anglin said in a statement.

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High School Football
11:47 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Sulphur Springs thumps Mount Pleasant, 63-28

Texas High School Helmet Project

After an early-season stumble, Sulphur Springs has shifted into high gear just in time for the District 14-4A schedule. The Wildcats rolled over Mount Pleasant 63-28 at Gerald Prim Stadium in Sulphur Springs on Oct. 11 in the district opener for both teams.

“Offensively, they had all they could handle with (running back) Willy (Ivery),” Sulphur Springs coach Greg Owens said. “Willy and (quarterback) Larry (Pryor) did a fantastic job. I thought we controlled the front with the O-line, so they did a super job with all that,” Owens said.

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Hopkins County
2:48 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

'Worldwide Photo Walk' returns to Sulphur Springs

This photo by Ty Goggans won third place at last year's event.
Sulphur Springs Photo Walk

The Fourth Annual Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk, sponsored by the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance, will be held 6-8 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 5 . 

The highlight of this year’s event is the rare opportunity to tour the inside of the historical Hopkins County Courthouse, courtesy of Hopkins County Judge Chris Brown and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department.

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High School Football
12:25 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Lee stuns Sulphur Springs, 55-20

Sulphur Springs Wildcats

It wasn’t just an explosive display from the Tyler Lee offense that led the Red Raiders to a surprising 55-20 victory at Sulphur Springs. 

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City of Sulphur Springs
9:49 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Sulphur Springs council to schedule public hearings on taxes

City of Sulphur Springs

A special meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 125 South Davis. 

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1:58 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Local diner shutting down the grill is sad news

Burton's Family Restaurant in Sulphur Springs will be closing after Saturday.

After 31 years of serving the residents of Sulphur Springs and the surrounding area, Burton's Family Restaurant will be closing their doors this Sunday at 10 p.m.

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