The Lights of Life Gala Success
Jan28

The Lights of Life Gala Success

On Saturday, January 24, the Great Gatsby Gala was held at the Civic Center from  6 p.m. to 12 in the morning. The goal of the Gala was to raise $250,000 to purchase three telemedicine machines and three flex coils for an MRI machine for the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and to also purchase an EMS first response vehicle. The Gala was hosted by the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation. Special thanks was shown to Brian and Leesa...

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New Charges Filed Against Hollis Sartin
Jan28

New Charges Filed Against Hollis Sartin

40-year old Hollis Blaine Sartin of Pickton now faces an additional charge after he reportedly entered Wal-Mart with a pistol last Friday night causing evacuation of the store.  I talked with Sulphur Springs Police Detective Sgt. David Gilmore Wednesday morning. http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Terroristic-Threat.mp3 Sartin was charged with terroristic threat before JP B.J. Teer Wednesday and bond was set at...

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Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board called a May 9 Board Election
Jan28

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board called a May 9 Board Election

The Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board called a May 9 Board Election at a regular meeting Monday night. Two seats are up this time. Incumbents are Dr. Suzanne Thomas Bankston and Dr. David Black. Both indicated they would be filing for reelection. Filing begins Wednesday and will run through February 27

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Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board Meeting Notes
Jan27

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board Meeting Notes

The Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board voted at give all current employees of the Hospital District a 2% raise retroactive to October 1, 2014 at a meeting Monday night. The idea came from board member Joe Bob Burgin. http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Joe-Bob-Salaries.mp3 Financial officer Donna Wallace told the board December was a good month for revenue. She added both the clinic and hospital met budget. The...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court to Meet Monday
Jan25

Hopkins County Commissioners Court to Meet Monday

At a regular Monday morning meeting of the Hopkins County Commissioners Court, the Court is expected to consider approving county Historical Commission Board Members for this year and appointing a Civic Center Board member for Precinct 4.

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Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board Will Meet Monday Night
Jan25

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board Will Meet Monday Night

At a regular meeting of the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board Monday night, Financial Officer Donna Wallace will report on December income and expenses. The board will also consider non-budgeted items for the hospital and clinic and a 2% raise for employees.

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Walmart Evacuated, Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs was Arrested Saturday Morning
Jan24

Walmart Evacuated, Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs was Arrested Saturday Morning

A man who carried a gun into Wal-Mart in Sulphur Springs forcing the store to be evacuated Friday night around 10 p.m. was arrested Saturday morning for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (truck) from a Hope, Arkansas auto dealer.  The man has been identified as 40-year old Hollis Blaine Sartin of Sulphur Springs.  He’s in the Hopkins County Jail facing a charge of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Sartin is expected to have a...

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Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom visited with members of the Texas State Legislature this week
Jan23

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom visited with members of the Texas State Legislature this week

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom visited with members of the Texas State Legislature this week. One topic high on his list is transportation and the need for funds to improve county roads and bridges as well as I-30....

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Judge Newsom Proposes a Fairer Way to Pay For New Jail
Jan23

Judge Newsom Proposes a Fairer Way to Pay For New Jail

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom and most of the County Commissioners were in Austin several days this week.  Judge Newsom is proposing an idea that if approved by the State Legislature could result in a slight increase in sales tax here that would offset the six-cent increase in the tax rate affecting property taxes to build the $16-million County Jail.  I talked with Judge Newsom Friday morning....

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Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation Gala is Saturday Night
Jan23

Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation Gala is Saturday Night

The Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s Ninth annual Gala fundraiser is coming up Saturday night in the Civic Center.  This year’s sold out Gala features a Great Gatsby theme.  Decorating was going on Friday and I talked with this year’s Lights of Life and Gala Co-Chairs Leesa and Brian Toliver....

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