Giving back For Gary Mac
Sep18

Giving back For Gary Mac

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Cummings and County DARE Officer Kelly Wiser have produced a music and comedy show to benefit Sheriff’s Patrol Lt. Gary McLarry. Lt. McLarry is in the late stages of renal failure and needs a kidney transplant. Giving Back For Larry Mac will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center Auditorium. Monty Tipps and Main Street is the headline act along with Sgt. Cummings, Tom Glossup, Tisscha...

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Judge Newsom Proclaims Constitution Week in Hopkins County
Sep18

Judge Newsom Proclaims Constitution Week in Hopkins County

Wednesday morning, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom read a proclamation making the next week Constitution Week in the county. Judge Newsom called the Constitution, adopted 227 years ago, one of two great documents along with the Declaration of Independence that support our country. Judge Newsom presented the proclamation to members of the Captain David Phillips Chapter of the Daughters of the American...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Has Two Work Sessions Scheduled
Sep14

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Has Two Work Sessions Scheduled

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court has two work sessions scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The court will meet with their Construction Manager-at-Risk for the new Jail Project, Sedalco at the Sedalco Meeting Facility on Houston Street at 1:30 p.m. to discuss jail construction. Then at 3 p.m. they will meet with TXDOT Area Engineer Tammy Sims in Meeting Room 1 in the County Courthouse to discuss highway projects.

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New County DWI Policy
Sep12

New County DWI Policy

Lawmen in Hopkins County will soon be changing the way they handle suspected DWI cases. If a suspect refuses to give a blood sample or take a Breathalyzer test, lawmen will contact either District Judge Eddie Northcutt, County Court at Law Judge Amy Smith or County Judge Robert Newsom for a search warrant for a blood draw. Judge Newsom said the new policy would result in stronger cases to prosecute...

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In the Spirit of Cooperation
Sep12

In the Spirit of Cooperation

With the new Hopkins County Jail project coming close to railroad property, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom has been working on an agreement with the railroad. Judge Newsom said he found the first draft from the railroad to be unacceptable. He suggested some changes and he said he’s optimistic the revised document would be approved by both parties. The east side of the jail project is near railroad property....

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Hopkins County New Budget Final
Sep11

Hopkins County New Budget Final

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom’s first budget was finalized Monday as the County Commissioners Court adopted the next fiscal year budget and a tax rate more than 5-cents per $100 valuation higher due to the new jail project. Judge Newsom said the budget was balanced and did not include any raises for county employees. There was one personnel addition: Assistant DA Clay Harrison who will come from Smith County. Judge Newsom expects...

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Memorial Hospital & Clinic Has New Husband & Wife Family Medicine Providers
Sep10
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New Jail Dirtwork
Sep10

New Jail Dirtwork

Dirt work is continuing for the new Hopkins County Jail Project. Lots of things are being dug up including some leftovers from when the first jail was built on the site. The digging has also uncovered an area high in lead content and the site of an old oil spill. County Judge Robert Newsom says the County has hired Apex Geoscience to make sure recovered materials are handled in an environmentally proper...

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Kelly Wiser New Dare Officer
Sep10

Kelly Wiser New Dare Officer

Wednesday will mark a change for the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Kelly Wiser will visit North Hopkins, his first school as DARE Officer, officially replacing Sgt. Brad Cummings who has done the job the past five years. The DARE position opened up after Sgt. Cummings was elected as JP in Precinct 2. Deputy Wiser prepared to take over by attending a two-week school in Mississippi. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Commissioners Court is Expected to Adopt its’ Budget
Sep07

Commissioners Court is Expected to Adopt its’ Budget

At a regular meeting Monday morning, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court is expected to adopt its’ budget for next fiscal year and the tax rate for the budget. The tax rate is increasing more than 5-cents per $100 valuation because of the new County Jail Project. The court will also have work sessions with Sedalco Construction on the new County Jail project and with the Sheriff, Fire Chief and with volunteer fire...

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