Surprise At New Hopkins County Jail Site

Workers doing dirt work for the new Hopkins County Jail project north of the current jail unearthed a surprise recently. They found what appears to be a railroad spur that had been buried. County Judge Robert Newsom says it shouldn’t raise any environmental issues. He can’t find any records for the spur. Judge Newsom says County Commissioners will be removing the rails and selling the steel.   By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Surprise At New Jail Site, Newsom Talks County News
Aug21

Surprise At New Jail Site, Newsom Talks County News

Workers doing dirt work for the new Hopkins County Jail project north of the current jail unearthed a surprise recently. They found what appears to be a railroad spur that had been buried. County Judge Robert Newsom says it shouldn’t raise any environmental issues. He can’t find any records for the spur. Judge Newsom says County Commissioners will be removing the rails and selling the steel. In some Hopkins County notes, County Judge...

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Jail Project and Our County Budget
Aug17

Jail Project and Our County Budget

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom continues to stress that the new County Jail project is coming in below budget so far. Plus the County Commissioners Court has budgeted $400,000 for any contingencies that might arise. Some or all of those funds might be saved. Judge Newsom was also impressed that the Construction Manager-At-Risk was already at work on the site the day after the groundbreaking. The Hopkins County Commissioners Court...

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County Breaks Ground for New jail
Aug09

County Breaks Ground for New jail

At high noon Monday, Hopkins County officials will break ground for the new $16-million 192-bed County Jail. The groundbreaking will take place north of the current jail. Some 12 to 15 months of construction will follow. County Judge Robert Newsom says the project appears to be below budget. It is expected to increase the county tax rate in the budget about six cents according to Judge Newsom. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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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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Judge Newsom Says Preparation For Fiscal Budget Is Ahead Of Schedule
Jul17

Judge Newsom Says Preparation For Fiscal Budget Is Ahead Of Schedule

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said preparation of a budget for the next fiscal year is ahead of schedule and he is optimistic a preliminary budget can be adopted by a July 31 deadline. He added he and the County Commissioners are meeting often on the budget, which he hoped would be all wrapped up by September 1. Judge Newsom said the budget contained no new money. He said he’s optimistic concerning the economy of the county. By...

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Judge Newsom on New Military Medical Treatment
Jul03
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Hopkins County Historical Society Receives Distinguished Service Award
Jul03

Hopkins County Historical Society Receives Distinguished Service Award

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said Wednesday (July 2nd) that for a fourth straight year the Hopkins County Historical Society has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission for 2013. The Historical Society received the award again for efforts to preserve the history and character of Texas. Historical Society members will receive the award at a meeting of the County Commissioners Court on...

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Time Capsule to be Opened

It could be just like Christmas morning for Hopkins County officials and Extension Service members. Monday at noon a 25-year old time capsule will be opened to mark the 100th birthday for the Extension Service. The time capsule was buried in 1989. It was placed west of the Magnolia tree and east of a monument near the County Courthouse. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Time Capsule Will Open Monday
Jun28

Time Capsule Will Open Monday

For a while it appeared the unearthing of a 25-year old time capsule on Monday would have to be cancelled. The capsule, buried 25 years ago on the 75th anniversary of the Extension Service and scheduled to be opened this year on the 100th anniversary, proved hard to find. Finally Hopkins County Courthouse Custodian Jimmy Duncan found where the time capsule was located at noon Wednesday. County Judge Robert Newsom refers to Jimmy now...

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