Commissioner Wisenbaker Promotes Sales Tax Bill
Apr01

Commissioner Wisenbaker Promotes Sales Tax Bill

County Judge Robert Newsom and the County Commissioners have been in Austin this week lobbying on behalf of their bill which would allow them to ask voters to let them pay for the new County Jail with increased sales tax in lieu of property taxes.  A seven cent increase in the tax rate would be done away with.  The bill continues to make it way through the system.  Some have expressed opposition to the bill saying it’s bad for...

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Retired Captain Joe Reid Scott Recognized

During Monday morning’s meeting of the Hopkins County Commissioners Court, the Court recognized Retired Captain Joe Reid Scott for his 19 years of service as the county’s Veterans Affairs Officer. Captain Scott is retiring February 28. County Judge Robert Newsom read from a plaque that he would later present to Captain Scott....

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Election Pilot Program
Feb23

Election Pilot Program

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court voted to apply to the Texas Secretary of State’s Office for a pilot election program that if granted would allow voters of the county to cast ballots at any designated polling place in the county. I talked about the pilot program with County Clerk Debbie Shirley who also oversees elections in the county....

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Jail Project Under Budget and Making Up Time
Feb12

Jail Project Under Budget and Making Up Time

Progress continues to be made on the new Hopkins County Jail project. The project is just a few days behind schedule and under budget. It is still scheduled to be finished in October. I got an update from County Judge Robert Newsom Thursday morning....

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Aerial Pictures of the New Jail Site February 2nd, 2015
Feb05

Aerial Pictures of the New Jail Site February 2nd, 2015

Our thanks once again to Beth Wisenbaker for sharing the photos with us.                    ...

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