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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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Works on Budget
Jul19

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Works on Budget

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will continue with work sessions this week on the budget for next fiscal year. The court is expected to meet Monday through Thursday on the budget. A preliminary budget is due July 31. County Judge Robert Newsom is hoping the budget can be finished by September 1. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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Commissioners Court Discusses Plans For Use Of Available Courthouse Space
Jul17

Commissioners Court Discusses Plans For Use Of Available Courthouse Space

Wednesday morning, July 16, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court visited the County Annex across the street from the Courthouse. They plan to move the District Clerk’s Office out of the Courthouse to the former site of the Tax Office. Deconstruction work has already begun at the site. Among possible uses for extra space at the Courthouse include a private office for District Judge Eddie Northcutt, an attorney-client meeting area and...

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Commisioners Court To Consider New Resolutions
Jul03

Commisioners Court To Consider New Resolutions

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will consider adopting two resolutions at their next meeting. County Judge Robert Newsom said one would support making sure there is enough good clean water for a growing Texas in the future. A second resolution would ask the VA and the U.S. Government to allow soldiers with brain injuries from roadside bombs to be treated with effective hyperbaric oxygen treatment. By Don Julian, KSST News and...

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New Jail Moving Forward

During a regular meeting Monday morning, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court is expected to approve construction documents for the new County Jail project. The court is also expected to adopt prevailing wage rates for the jail project. Commissioner Wade Bartley is expected to be appointed to the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District Board. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Update 06/16/14
Jun15

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Update 06/16/14

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will get an update on The Blacklands Railroad from Nathan Bailey during a work session Monday at 10 a.m. in Meeting Room 1 adjacent to the County Judge’s Office in the County Courthouse. The court will also take up the budget again during the work session. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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New County Jail
Jun11

New County Jail

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday finalized their contract with Sedalco of Fort Worth to be the Construction Manager-At-Risk for the new County Jail project. County Judge Robert Newsom said Sedalco had not yet received bids from potential subcontractors. The earliest the project can get underway is August 1. That’s the date the Sedalco on-site manager Hopkins County wants will be available. He’s currently on another job....

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Civic Center Auditorium Lease Update
Jun09

Civic Center Auditorium Lease Update

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court and the Sulphur Springs School Board have reached an agreement concerning the Civic Center Auditorium. Both approved the contract Monday at separate meetings. The school district will spend around $2.5-million to renovate the Auditorium in exchange for a 25-year lease. The start of renovation work won’t be until July 1, 2015. Work is expected to take six months. The agreement calls for sharing of...

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Civic Center Auditorium Lease Agreement
Jun07

Civic Center Auditorium Lease Agreement

A lease agreement concerning the Civic Center Auditorium could be struck Monday as both the Sulphur Springs School Board and the Hopkins County Commissioners Court have the item on agendas. The Court will take up the item at a 4 p.m. meeting and then will attend a 7 p.m. School Board meeting where the matter will be discussed. They have talked about the school district spending $2.5-million to renovate the facility in exchange for a...

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