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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Luminant to Resume Mining

In early July, Luminant Power will be resuming surface coal mining in Hopkins County at Thermo to provide fuel for the Monticello Power Plant. The announcement was made by County Judge Robert Newsom after he and Precinct 3 County Commissioner Wade Bartley met with Luminant officials Ray Trejo and Troy Sellers. They call it reclamation mining. Commissioner Bartley said they would put the land back in better shape than it was before....

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HC Budget Meeting
Jun11

HC Budget Meeting

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom began the budget process Tuesday morning by discussing budgets of the four County Commissioners. Judge Newsom anticipates no increase in their road budgets due to projected appraised taxable property value that shows very little or no increase. Eventually Judge Newsom will interview every elected official. He wonders what the impact of the new county jail project will be on the budget. Judge Newsom...

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