Security on Celebration Plaza
Dec18

Security on Celebration Plaza

In response to the vandalism of the eternal flame and the memorial kiosk, the Sulphur Springs Police Department has made changes to the square’s security and will make other changes in the future. “We have upgraded our patrol more heavily, especially around later hours of the day,” Chief of Police James Sanders said. “We’re trying to keep kids out of there lately especially with the holidays coming up. We...

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County Jail Project Update
Dec18

County Jail Project Update

On Wednesday afternoon, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court got their regular weekly update from Sedalco Construction on the progress of the new County Jail project.  County Judge Robert Newsom gives us an update. http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Newsom-on-County-Jail-Project.mp3  ...

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Mike Pribble Honored by the Hopkins County Commissioners Court
Dec18

Mike Pribble Honored by the Hopkins County Commissioners Court

At a regular meeting of the Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday at 9 a.m. in the County Courthouse, the court will honor the memory of a Hopkins County legend, Mike Pribble. We learn more from County Judge Robert Newsom....

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Judge Newsom on the Luminant Power Agreement
Dec18

Judge Newsom on the Luminant Power Agreement

There is an item dealing with Luminant Power on the agenda for the Hopkins County Commissioners Court at Monday morning’s regular meeting at 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse. County Judge Robert Newsom tells us what’s good for Hopkins County may not be good for Titus...

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Memorial Hospital Restricts/Limits Visitors Under the Age of 12 & Those With Flu-Like Symptoms
Dec17

Memorial Hospital Restricts/Limits Visitors Under the Age of 12 & Those With Flu-Like Symptoms

Memorial Hospital Restricts/Limits Visitors Under the Age of 12 & Those With Flu-Like Symptoms At the request of our chief medical officer and hospital administration we are limiting visitors at our facility.  We are requesting that all children under the age of 12 and anyone with flu-like symptoms to not visit patients in the hospital. Flu like illness and flu are widespread in northeast Texas. According to the Texas Department...

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Yvonne King, JP in Precinct 1 Shares Her Thoughts on Retiring
Dec17

Yvonne King, JP in Precinct 1 Shares Her Thoughts on Retiring

Yvonne King, JP in Precinct 1 was one of five Hopkins County retirees with long lengths of service who were recognized at an event Monday afternoon.  County Judge Robert Newsom read from a plaque for Yvonne King and then Ms. King shared some of her...

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Hopkins County Retirees Honored
Dec16

Hopkins County Retirees Honored

Five Hopkins County retirees with long lengths of service were recognized at a reception Monday afternoon. County Judge Robert Newsom read from plaques honoring them. Recognized were JP, Precinct 2 Ronny Glossup, JP, Precinct 1 Yvonne King, District Clerk Patricia Dorner, County Treasurer Treva Watson and County Auditor Suzanne Bauer....

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“Updated with Video” New County Department Being Formed
Dec15

“Updated with Video” New County Department Being Formed

Outgoing Hopkins County Treasurer Treva Watson will not be looking for a new job on January 1.  She has been asked by County Judge Robert Newsom to head up a new county Human Resources Department.  I talked with Ms. Watson Monday morning at the County...

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“Updated with Video” North Hopkins Breaks Ground for New School
Dec15

“Updated with Video” North Hopkins Breaks Ground for New School

North Hopkins Independent School District broke ground for a new Elementary School this Monday morning at 9:30. In a bond election May 10 of this year, district voters supported a $5 million bond issue for the new school to be built. “This is a great big day for us,” superintendent Donna George said. “It took us about a year to plan all of this. We’re very excited to get in there.” As a result of...

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Hospital Employee Breakfast a Success
Dec14

Hospital Employee Breakfast a Success

Friday morning the Memorial Hospital management staff hosted, cooked and served an employee appreciation breakfast for all hospital and clinic employees. According to Sherry Moore, Director of Marketing/Managed Care/Volunteers approximately 290 hospital employees attended and enjoyed the event. While the number of employees was approximate the amount of food prepared was not. The staff prepared: 240                  Hash browns...

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