PJC Holds Second Fall Graduation
Dec19

PJC Holds Second Fall Graduation

Nearly 300 students applied to graduate from Paris Junior College in the fall semester, and more than half applied to walk across the stage last week. After the processional entered the Hunt Center, Student Government Association president Lauren Jeans gave the invocation. Graduating music major Katharine Wiebe performed, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” As part of the ceremony, PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin told the...

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Dr. Perryman Addresses Future Problems
Dec19

Dr. Perryman Addresses Future Problems

Dr. Ray Perryman spoke at an Economic Outlook Conference sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.  After praising the Texas economy for its’ record year during the past year, Dr. Perryman addressed some big challenges for the future. Highways, education, and water top his list of challenges. Funding of those three needs are also a concern. Funding mechanisms are not easy decisions. Perryman points to recent...

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“Updated” Chamber President and CEO Meredith Caddell Looks Back on 2014
Dec18

“Updated” Chamber President and CEO Meredith Caddell Looks Back on 2014

2014 has been quite a year so far for the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.  As Chamber President and CEO Meredith Caddell reflected on the big year for the Chamber, she crediting chamber board leadership for the success. The Spring Fever Bike Rally with over 100 participants, the annual golf tournament was the first tourney at the local country club, a speed networking mixer at the airport, the annual ice cream freeze off, the...

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Yvonne King, JP in Precinct 1 Shares Her Thoughts on Retiring
Dec17

Yvonne King, JP in Precinct 1 Shares Her Thoughts on Retiring

Yvonne King, JP in Precinct 1 was one of five Hopkins County retirees with long lengths of service who were recognized at an event Monday afternoon.  County Judge Robert Newsom read from a plaque for Yvonne King and then Ms. King shared some of her...

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“Updated with Video” North Hopkins Breaks Ground for New School
Dec15

“Updated with Video” North Hopkins Breaks Ground for New School

North Hopkins Independent School District broke ground for a new Elementary School this Monday morning at 9:30. In a bond election May 10 of this year, district voters supported a $5 million bond issue for the new school to be built. “This is a great big day for us,” superintendent Donna George said. “It took us about a year to plan all of this. We’re very excited to get in there.” As a result of...

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FM 71 North of Sulphur Springs Under Construction
Dec12

FM 71 North of Sulphur Springs Under Construction

Motorists traveling on FM 71 north of Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County should be on the lookout for work crews. TXDOT has selected contractor A.K. Gillis to rehab the road from its’ intersection with Highway 19 east to FM 3236. Work on the $1.9-million project began Thursday and the completion date is expected to be August 2015. Motorists are encouraged to watch for flag personnel and for temporary lane closures.

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Chamber Connection December 11, 2014  by Meredith Caddell
Dec11

Chamber Connection December 11, 2014 by Meredith Caddell

Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting for Hopkins Place. Guests were treated to delicious treats and beverages as well as a tour of their beautiful facility, located at 890 Camp Street. Congratulations to the EDC, City and County on the Grand Opening of Heritage Parkway. The new road & cul de sac, just past Raven Industries off the Loop, will offer many opportunities for future growth in that area. Douglas...

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Mary Bonham Honored by Texas A&M University Commerce
Dec10

Mary Bonham Honored by Texas A&M University Commerce

Mary Bonham, local philanthropist, was honored by Texas A&M University Commerce Wednesday morning during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mary Bonham Equine Pavilion. The Equine Pavilion is a segment of the University’s Agriculture Department. At the event Dr. Dan Jones, President of the University said Ms. Bonham is an inspiration to students and faculty. He said her rise from humble circumstances to become a benefactor of the...

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Heritage Parkway Dedicated
Dec09

Heritage Parkway Dedicated

Officials of the Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation as well as City and County Officials, new State Senator Bob Hall and Chamber of Commerce representatives conducted a ribbon cutting for Heritage Parkway located in the middle of 100 acres of EDC land located north of Flowserve between Loop 301 and Jefferson Street. After the ribbon cutting, I talked about the significance of the road with EDC Executive...

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Alliance Bank To Close Early Tuesday
Dec08

Alliance Bank To Close Early Tuesday

All Alliance Bank locations that normally observe operating hours extending beyond 3 p.m., will close at 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 9 so employees may attend a company event. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks for banking at Alliance Bank. Member FDIC.  

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