Hopkins County Commissioners Court’s Holds Jail Construction Meeting
Jan31

Hopkins County Commissioners Court’s Holds Jail Construction Meeting

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court’s weekly visit with their construction manager-at-risk for the new county jail project will take place earlier this Wednesday. The meeting in the Sedalco Meeting Facility at 201 Houston will take place at 11 a.m.The meetings are open to the public.

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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 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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Hopkins County Commissioners Court to act on an Interlocal Agreement
Jan11

Hopkins County Commissioners Court to act on an Interlocal Agreement

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court is expected to take action on an interlocal agreement for cooperative work within the 8th Judicial District during a regular meeting at the Courthouse beginning Monday morning at 9 a.m. The Adult Leadership Class is expected to attend the court meeting. Several matters will be discussed during a work session after the regular meeting.

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“Updated with Video” County Legislative issues
Jan06

“Updated with Video” County Legislative issues

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court attended a Texas Association of Counties State Legislative Meeting Monday in Emory. The well attended meeting featured State Representative Dan Flynn, State Senator-elect Bob Hall and State Representative-elect Stuart Spitzer of Kaufman. Precinct 1 Hopkins County Commissioner Beth Wisenbaker said county officials discouraged unfunded mandates and spoke highly of funding to repair county roads...

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HC  Commissioners Court Plans to Attend a Texas Association of Counties’ Legislative Meeting Monday
Jan03

HC Commissioners Court Plans to Attend a Texas Association of Counties’ Legislative Meeting Monday

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court plans to attend a Texas Association of Counties’ legislative meeting Monday where legislative concerns will be discussed. The meeting will take place Monday beginning at 11:30 a.m. at a meeting room in the Best Western Plus on Highway 69 East in Emory. The court will also have its weekly meeting on construction progress of the new County Jail with Sedalco Construction at the Sedalco meeting...

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Judge Newsom Is Doing Double Duty
Jan03

Judge Newsom Is Doing Double Duty

Next week will be a very busy one for Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom. As of January 1, the county’s two Justices of the Peace, B.J. Teer in Precinct 1 and Brad Cummings in Precinct 2, are new to the job. Both will be in job-related school next week. Their duties will be performed by Judge Newsom who will be doing his job and theirs too all week long, setting bonds at the jail and considering cause of death for the deceased....

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District Clerk Cheryl Fulcher and County Clerk Debbie Shirley Both Swore In
Jan03

District Clerk Cheryl Fulcher and County Clerk Debbie Shirley Both Swore In

Hopkins County elected officials were sworn into office Thursday but more oaths of office were given Friday. District Clerk Cheryl Fulcher and County Clerk Debbie Shirley both swore in their deputy clerks. A new Auditor for Hopkins County Shana Walker was also sworn in. Ms. Walker takes over from Suzanne Bauer whose contract was not renewed by the county’s district judges....

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Nine Hopkins County Officials Will Receive the Oath of Office on New Years Day
Dec26

Nine Hopkins County Officials Will Receive the Oath of Office on New Years Day

Nine Hopkins County officials will receive the oath of office during a Swearing-In Ceremony on New Year’s Day at 10 a.m. at the County Courthouse. Included will be County Judge Robert Newsom, County Court at Law Judge Amy Smith, Cheryl Fulcher as District Clerk, County Clerk Debbie Shirley, Jim Thompson as County Treasurer, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Mike Odell, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Danny Evans, B.J. Teer as Precinct 1,...

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