TxDOT Slates Public Transportation Meeting in Paris, TX
Dec04

TxDOT Slates Public Transportation Meeting in Paris, TX

Paris, TX – The Texas Department of Transportation will host a meeting on public transportation needs at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19 in Paris at its district office at 1365 North Main Street. The public meeting will provide information about transportation services available for seniors and persons with disabilities, and gather input from the community about local transportation needs, said Sonya D. Hudson, TxDOT’s public transportation...

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Council Approves Genealogical Library Move
Dec04

Council Approves Genealogical Library Move

Sulphur Springs City Council approved an agreement that will allow the Hopkins County Genealogical  Library to be moved to the Public Library building pending approval by the HCGS. Only two society member spoke against the move—Gilda Cain of Commerce and her daughter Chrystal Dawson of Royce City. Cain pointed out that several of the collections were privately owned, that the genealogical society was an incorporated separate entity...

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Vandalism Reward Increased to $7000.00
Nov30

Vandalism Reward Increased to $7000.00

A $7,000 reward is now offered for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who vandalized the Veteran’s Memorial Eternal Flame and kiosk earlier this week. The initial reward of $1,000 offered December 1 by local attorney and veteran Tommy Allison has increased with a $1,000 donation by Clint and Linda Bulkley of Bulkley Trucking, and a $5,000 pledge by local philanthropist Mary Bonham, according to Allison. Ms. Bonham and...

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Hospital Foundation Lights of Life and Gala Kicks Off Thursday at 6 p.m.
Nov30

Hospital Foundation Lights of Life and Gala Kicks Off Thursday at 6 p.m.

The annual Hospital Foundation Lights of Life and Gala campaign begins in earnest Thursday as the Lights of Life tree is lit up at an event at 6 p.m. The tree is in the Gardens of Memorial but the Lights of Life event will take place in the hospital lobby. The High School Jazz Band and a doctors’ singing group will perform and Santa Claus has scheduled an appearance. Lights on the tree are purchased in memory of or in honor of someone...

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Hopkins County United Way Campaign Wraps Up
Nov30

Hopkins County United Way Campaign Wraps Up

The annual Hopkins County United Way Campaign wraps up with one final report meeting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Back on November 18, the drive far exceeded its’ $160,000 goal when more than $184,000 was reported. Last year’s $196,000 total may also be challenged Tuesday as final packets are reported. After the Tuesday report meeting, a celebration is planned at a United Way Thermometer site on Gilmer across from CVS Drug.

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Get Jail Update
Nov30

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Get Jail Update

Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Hopkins County Commissioners Court will have its’ weekly meeting with County Jail Construction Manager-At-Risk Sedalco Construction Services at the Sedalco office located at 201 East Houston Street. The court will get the latest news on construction progress of the new County Jail project.

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City Council and the Genealogical Society Meet to Discuss Future
Nov30

City Council and the Genealogical Society Meet to Discuss Future

At a regular meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Sulphur Springs City Council is scheduled for possible discussion and action on a proposed agreement leasing the city Public Library meeting room to the Hopkins County Genealogical Society and establishing revenue sharing for the proceeds from the sale of the Genealogical Society property located in the 200 block of Main Street.

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Moving City Hall
Nov27

Moving City Hall

City of Sulphur Springs Director of Finance Peter Karstens says after Old City Hall is renovated, it should be good for another 20 to 30 years. Most of those years, it should serve as a Police Station. Friday at noon, the city Business Office closed and will reopen next Tuesday at 8 a.m. in a temporary doublewide located behind Old City Hall. In about 9 months, the Business Office will return to Old City Hall minus the drive through...

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Sharon Feldt, an East Texas Author, Has Self-Published a Children’s Book Called The Stable
Nov25

Sharon Feldt, an East Texas Author, Has Self-Published a Children’s Book Called The Stable

East Texas author Sharon Feldt has written her first children’s book entitled “The Stable”. It tells the story of the Nativity Scene from the point of view of the animals. Each animal has its’ own personality. Book signings are planned at the First United Methodist Church parlor on Thursday, December 4 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturday, December 20 at Play Matters Toy Store in VF Outlet Mall....

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Dr. Ray Perryman Returns to Sulphur Springs
Nov25

Dr. Ray Perryman Returns to Sulphur Springs

Noted economist Dr. Ray Perryman returns to Sulphur Springs on Wednesday, December 17 at the Civic Center from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available from the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Deadline to get tickets is December 10. Chamber President Meredith Caddell is accepting questions that she will send to Dr. Perryman prior to the event. He is also expected to answer questions at the end of his talk....

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