Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday Topics
Dec20

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday Topics

At a regular meeting Monday morning at 9 a.m., the Hopkins County Commissioners Court will consider approving a plaque honoring the memory of Mike Pribble, who did trick roping on horseback. The plaque will be placed at the Equine Pavilion, where the Pribble Rodeo Arena was located. The court is also expected to consider approving a license agreement with Luminant Power, which is expected to begin mining in the county early next year....

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“Updated” County Jail Project Update
Dec18

“Updated” County Jail Project Update

Walls are going up at the site of the new Hopkins County Jail project. Recent rains have slowed things down and County Judge Robert Newsom says the project is now 17 days behind schedule. By mid-January, Judge Newsom says the contractor hopes to have all the concrete poured. The judge says plans still call for prisoners to be moved in next October.   County Judge Robert Newsom gives us an update....

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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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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Have Light Week
Dec14

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Have Light Week

It could change but so far it’s a light week for gatherings of the Hopkins County Commissioners Court. All of the court is expected to attend the Wednesday address at the Civic Center by noted economist Dr. Ray Perryman. The court will also have its’ weekly session with its’ construction manager-at-risk for the new County Jail project Sedalco Construction Services of Fort Worth. The meeting will take place Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Get Jail Update
Nov30

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Get Jail Update

Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Hopkins County Commissioners Court will have its’ weekly meeting with County Jail Construction Manager-At-Risk Sedalco Construction Services at the Sedalco office located at 201 East Houston Street. The court will get the latest news on construction progress of the new County Jail project.

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Meets Monday Morning
Nov24

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Meets Monday Morning

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court is expected to consider approving an easement and right of way for the new County Jail Project at a regular meeting Monday morning. The court is also expected to consider approval of a debarment policy for the county. Work sessions on the Civic Center, environmental operations, the new jail, the sheriff’s office and the budget are schedule after the regular meeting. The court will also get their...

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“Updated” County Jail Progress
Nov19

“Updated” County Jail Progress

Tuesday a work crew began pouring concrete at the new Hopkins County Jail site. County Judge Robert Newsom said the pour was for a fire lane that is on the west side of the proposed new jail. After it was completed, work began on pouring the foundation in sections. Lots of underground plumbing and electrical work has been done to get ready for the foundation pours. The last report had the jail project 17 days behind schedule. Judge...

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Hopkins County Jail the Focus of an Article in County Progress Magazine
Nov07

Hopkins County Jail the Focus of an Article in County Progress Magazine

Hopkins County’s $16-million County Jail Project was the subject of an article in County Progress, a statewide magazine. The article featured quotes from County Judge Robert Newsom and from Precinct 1 County Commissioner Beth Wisenbaker. It included photos of the August 11 groundbreaking, an aerial shot of the site and an architects rendering of what the jail should look like finished...

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“Updated” Jail Project Update
Oct23

“Updated” Jail Project Update

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom says all the more than 100 piers have been installed for the foundation of the new County Jail project. He says work is beginning for plumbing and electrical. After that a foundation slab is expected to be poured by December 1. Walls will be put up next. Judge Newsom says by December 1 the project should be back on schedule. He adds it remains within budget....

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