Tax Notices are Coming Soon to Hopkins County Property Owners
Oct01

Tax Notices are Coming Soon to Hopkins County Property Owners

Nearly 13,000 Sulphur Springs ISD notices are already in the mail. Taxpayers have until January 31 to pay their tax bill without any penalty or interest. The school district tax rate went down 1-cent per $100 valuation. Property values increased 4.4% in the school district....

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The New Jail is Moving Along Nicely
Sep29

The New Jail is Moving Along Nicely

The work crew building the new Hopkins County Jail began putting in piers for the foundation Monday. A little bit of dirt work remains to be done elsewhere. A total of 103 piers will be put some 20 to 30 feet deep unto shale. Workers are hoping to have them all done by the end of the week. County Judge Robert Newsom says the project is 11 days behind schedule due to discoveries made during earthwork....

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Professional Ag Workers Annual Hay Show and Sale
Sep26
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Possible Location Change For County Genealogical Society
Sep25

Possible Location Change For County Genealogical Society

Behind the scenes, the city of Sulphur Springs has been working to strike a deal where the Hopkins County Genealogical Society would move out of their prime Main Street building into the meeting room at the city Public Library. At Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting, the issue was brought to the surface as two members of the Genealogical Society spoke out against the move. One conceded though, it’s almost a done deal. By Don Julian,...

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SS City Council
Sep24

SS City Council

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In God We Trust
Sep23

In God We Trust

Meeting Monday, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to adopt the national motto In God We Trust as their own. A plaque in the Commissioners Courtroom now indicates it. County Judge Robert Newsom said over 100 cities in California have also done this as well as some cities and counties in Texas. In God We Trust is said to go back to a verse of the Stars Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key. By Don Julian,...

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We Need To Be Part of Something Bigger
Sep23

We Need To Be Part of Something Bigger

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital continues to consider partnering with another healthcare entity. CEO Michael McAndrew feels a larger presence will be needed for hospitals in the future. He says at some point the Hospital Board and a Physician Advisory Council will take a look at all possible partners and will rate them. There will be visits here and to the sites of serious contenders before one partner emerges. By Don Julian, KSST...

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The Hospital is Not Closing, This is Just a False Rumor
Sep23

The Hospital is Not Closing, This is Just a False Rumor

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew has written a letter to set the record straight concerning the current condition of the hospital. He is encouraging media members to make use of it. The letter says rumors about the hospital closing or facing bankruptcy are false. McAndrew says the hospital has taken steps to retain cash to meet bond obligations. McAndrew has also met with hospital employees to inform them so they...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Rate Changes
Sep21

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Rate Changes

The Sulphur Springs City Council will consider several matters on second and final reading that are budget related at a special meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. Agenda items are for the appropriations ordinance, setting the tax rate, the water rate, the sewer rate, sanitation rate and authorization of updated service credits.

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