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Second Annexation Public Hearings Set for Wednesday, January 9, 2019; First Hearing Results
Jan09

Second Annexation Public Hearings Set for Wednesday, January 9, 2019; First Hearing Results

The first public hearings for Annexation of Pioneer Business Park and Heritage Business Park were conducted Tuesday night, January 8th during the Special Session of the Sulphur Springs City Council. A hearing for each business park was conducted and the second public hearings for each will be Wednesday , January 9th, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 210 North Davis Street. Proposed Annexation of Heritage Business...

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Video Presentation: Chamber of Commerce Opens T-Shirt Contest for 2019 Stew; Prepares for Move; Plans Banquet
Jan07

Video Presentation: Chamber of Commerce Opens T-Shirt Contest for 2019 Stew; Prepares for Move; Plans Banquet

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce has begun 2019 with a number of activities already consuming their time. 2019 will be the 50th Anniversary of the Hopkins County Stew. October 26th, is the date this year and the T-shirt contest is open now. Lesley Brown, Executive Director of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, said theme ideas are open and may be submitted through January 31st. Submissions are to be sent to...

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Berger Officials Meet Next Week to Plan Future for Facility at Birthright
Jan04

Berger Officials Meet Next Week to Plan Future for Facility at Birthright

“It was not the Christmas present we expected or wanted for our team.” Martine Berger said the fire that destroyed the main building at Berger Horticulture at Birthright is especially difficult at this time of year. She said the evaluation of the main building is that it is a complete loss. The Canada based company does intend to re-build, according to Berger. According to Mike Matthews, Hopkins County Fire Marshall, the...

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Sulphur Springs Hotel Now Locally Owned and Operated; To Undergo Significant Renovation
Jan03

Sulphur Springs Hotel Now Locally Owned and Operated; To Undergo Significant Renovation

Charles and Sharon Helm Sulphur Springs, TX (1/3/2019) – The hotel formerly known as the Holiday Inn Express in Sulphur Springs has recently changed ownership. Local residents, Charles and Sharon Helm, recently purchased the property and have begun the process of converting the hotel into a local brand by Choice, called Clarion Pointe. Clarion Pointe is part of the Choice family of hotels and is a new brand that will allow for...

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Fort Worth Couple Arrested For Como Store Break In Wednesday
Jan02

Fort Worth Couple Arrested For Como Store Break In Wednesday

CARTER, HEVELYN Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum says he does not like thieves so he was pleased when a Fort Worth man and a woman were arrested shortly after a Como convenience store was burglarized early Wednesday morning. Sheriff Tatum says it was the second time the store was targeted recently. He says after the first break in on December 28, deputies have been on the alert in the area. Sheriff Tatum says when a burglar alarm...

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Newly elected Officials Receive Oath of Office
Jan01

Newly elected Officials Receive Oath of Office

New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019, nine (9) newly elected Hopkins County officials received the Oath of Office at 10 a.m. in the District Courtroom of the Historic Hopkins County Courthouse. The courtroom was filled with family, friends, and officials for the formal, yet festive, mode that is a part of the event. Several first-time-elected officials were sworn –in.  Among them: County Court at Law Judge Clay Harrison, left, received...

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Commissioners Court Conducts Final Meeting of 2018
Dec31

Commissioners Court Conducts Final Meeting of 2018

Hopkins County Commissioners Court ended 2018 with a court session Monday morning, December 31st. The court made appointments and conducted routine business in their final session of the year. They approved the updated 2018 Official Road Inventory for Each Commissioner. When the court meets in 2019 two new commissioners will sit on the court. The court recognized retiring County Clerk Debbie Shirley following 44 years of service to...

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Elected Officials to Receive Oath of Office January 1
Dec28

Elected Officials to Receive Oath of Office January 1

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the District Courtroom of the Hopkins County Courthouse, nine elected officials will receive the oath of office for new terms of service. Receiving the Oath of Office include newly elected: ·         County Court At Law Judge Clay Harrision ·         Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Anglin Commissioner Precinct 4 candidates (l to r) Kevin Cole, Joe Price, John David Jetton ·         Precinct 4...

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Thunderstorms Produce Heavy Rain and Minor Flooding in Hopkins County
Dec27

Thunderstorms Produce Heavy Rain and Minor Flooding in Hopkins County

Reports of from 2.5 inches to over 5 inches of rain were made from across Hopkins County Thursday morning as a series of lines of thunderstorms moved across the region Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Due to minor flooding discovered Thursday morning, the local Community Chest and Food Pantry will be closed Thursday and a flood warning has been issued for the South Sulphur River along the Hopkins, Delta County lines....

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Cooper Lake State Park January Schedule; Winter is Special Time to Experience
Dec26

Cooper Lake State Park January Schedule; Winter is Special Time to Experience

Sulphur Springs, TX— Cooper Lake State Park is a special place to experience winter in Northeast Texas. During the month of January, the park will host ten programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world.  To kick off 2019, both Cooper Lake State Park Units will host our annual First Day Hikes to get the new year started off healthy. The park will also conduct a ranger led hike near the lake which winds...

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