Hospital Adds Neurologist
Mar24

Hospital Adds Neurologist

The long search for a neurologist has ended for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew told the board Monday night that Dr. Vikas Pandey had signed and sent back an agreement with the hospital. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Chris Gallagher said he expected Dr. Pandey to start work in mid-July or August 1 at the latest. He added the hospital was very lucky to have him. They have been searching for three years. In...

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Property Tax Option Bill Before Senate
Mar19

Property Tax Option Bill Before Senate

Senate Bill 1158, filled last week by State Senator Bob Hall, calls for allowing citizens of Hopkins County to vote on a proposition that would allow the lowering for property taxes and introducing a sales tax to pay for the construction of the new county jail. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said the bill would also call for the add on sales tax to end when the jail is paid off. According to Newsom, Representative Dan Flynn has...

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Stephens Sentenced, Ramirez Postponed, Duffey Complicated
Mar18

Stephens Sentenced, Ramirez Postponed, Duffey Complicated

Wednesday afternoon March 18 in Eight Judicial District Court, Judge Eddie Northcut handed down plea bargain sentences, postponements, and hearing status during a busy court docket. Some of the action taken include:   Judge Northcut sentenced Andrew Keith Stephens (shown above), 49, to 28 years for aggrevated assault causing serious bodily injury and two (2) years for endangerment of a child. The sentence came as part of a plea...

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Herbalife International Breaks World Record
Mar10

Herbalife International Breaks World Record

On Saturday, March 7, Herbalife International broke the world record for the largest recorded continuous workout within a 24 hour period, making the Guinness Book of World Records. Herbalife International is spread out across 92 countries, each having stations that took part in the record breaking workout. “The idea for the record breaking workout actually came from Herbalife Corporate,” Wendi Armstrong said. “The...

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Hospital Board Gets Good News
Mar06

Hospital Board Gets Good News

CPA Deborah Whitley with BKD CPA’s and Advisers of Waco had lots of praise to present along with a 2014 Financial Audit at a meeting of the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board Thursday night. Despite suspicions of an unsuccessful year, the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital netted a clean bill of health by the auditing firm and had a much more successful year than the year before. Ms. Whitley noted hospital cash flow went from...

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