Norman’s Getting Better
Jul28

Norman’s Getting Better

Hopkins County Constable in Precinct 1 Norman Collier recently completed a professional continuing education course in Huntsville. The course dealt with processing court documents, detecting deception during interviews, maintaining ethical standards and surviving critical incidents on the job. Constables across Texas are required to participate in the five-day training every four years. About 70 constables were in attendance. By Don...

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Ark-Tex Council of Governments will be Meeting Thursday
Jul27

Ark-Tex Council of Governments will be Meeting Thursday

The Executive Committee of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments will be meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Luminant Community Room in Mt. Pleasant. COG Executive Director Chris Brown is scheduled to present an update on the transportation programs. Recently the COG took over operation of the TRAX Transportation System due to unspecified problems with the previous running of the system. In Hopkins County, TRAX buses continue to operate...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting
Jul27

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will take up several items in a regular meeting Monday at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse. The court will consider approving an agreement to widen County Road 2300 in Precinct 2. The court will also consider renewing medical insurance for the county and hiring outside auditors. The court will also have a work session after the regular meeting to discuss the Civic Center, Environmental operations, the...

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Chief Appraiser Cathy Singleton
Jul26

Chief Appraiser Cathy Singleton

Chief Appraiser Cathy Singleton with the Hopkins County Appraisal District Office had good news for almost all taxing entities in the county when she sent them certified net taxable values Monday. Net Taxable Value was up 2.4% countywide. Preliminary figures sent out in early May showed no increase. Como-Pickton CISD value went up 5%, Sulphur Springs ISD 4.4%, Sulphur Bluff ISD 4%, Miller Grove ISD 3%, North Hopkins ISD 2.5%, Hopkins...

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Tennis Complex on Schedule
Jul24

Tennis Complex on Schedule

Consultant Don Roundtree gave the Sulphur Springs School Board a construction update and timeline on the High School Tennis Complex Monday night. Dirt work is expected to be finished in two to two and a half weeks. Concrete is scheduled to be poured for the building on August 1. The building should arrive on August 7. Roundtree said something vertical should be seen by mid-August. Completion date is projected as December...

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Updates To Chamber Of Commerce Annual Membership Directory
Jul22

Updates To Chamber Of Commerce Annual Membership Directory

Listen to the interview or watch the video. Around the end of July, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President Meredith Caddell hopes to have updated inserts that can be added to the Chamber’s annual Membership Directory. Ms. Caddell says the insert will include businesses that joined the chamber after the directory was distributed in late January. It can also include changes that any chamber member business has had since the...

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Chamber Directory Insert
Jul21

Chamber Directory Insert

An interview with Meredith Caddell from the Chamber of Commerce about new member...

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Adam Teer Named Civic Center Manager
Jul19

Adam Teer Named Civic Center Manager

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom announced Friday that Adam Teer, the current Director of CANHelp, has been selected to be the Civic Center Manager beginning August 1. Teer will be allowed to help CANHelp fill its’ Director vacancy and train the new person. Teer will replace Interim Civic Center Manager Dana Cleaver, who is leaving to work at the Hageman Reserve in Sulphur Bluff. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director Video by...

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Boil Water Rescinded for Cumby Residents
Jul18

Boil Water Rescinded for Cumby Residents

The Boil Water Notice for residents of Cumby has been rescinded as of today. “Corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality…indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of July 18.” If you have questions, contact Roger Petty at 903-994-2272 or...

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Needs Improvements
Jul18

Wastewater Treatment Plant Needs Improvements

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell says the city needs to make some more improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, built in the 1970’s. The city has been under TCEQ enforcement for some time now after the city was out of compliance for a big measurement, total suspended solids, for four months during a year’s time. That problem has been eased by new filters but other elements have exceeded upper limits from time to time....

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