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Sulphur Springs ISD closed Tuesday so members of community can attend funeral

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Carson Hicks, 26, died last week after an ATV accident on his family's land in Pickton.

  • The Sulphur Springs Independent School District has cancelled classes today so that members of the community can attend the funeral of a young man who died in an all-terrain vehicle accident last week. 26-year-old Carson Hicks died last Thursday following an ATV accident on his family’s land in Pickton. Hicks was an alumnus of Sulphur Springs High School and Texas A&M University-Commerce, which he attended on a rodeo scholarship. Hicks went on to manage the family business, J3 Cattle Company. Today’s memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. It will also be live-streamed on the church’s website.
  • A former Yantis Independent School District teacher has been arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor. KSST-FM reports Christopher McIntosh was arrested last Friday at his home in Sulphur Bluff. McIntosh resigned from Yantis ISD Sept. 30 after having been placed on administrative leave. McIntosh was released from jail Saturday after posting a $25,000 bond. KSST reports McIntosh was an intern teacher with a provisional certificate in math who also worked as a coach for baseball and track.