“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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Mike Pribble Honored by the Hopkins County Commissioners Court
Dec18

Mike Pribble Honored by the Hopkins County Commissioners Court

Some day soon a plaque will be put up at the Hopkins County Equine Pavilion honoring the memory of Mike Pribble, a famous trick roper on horseback. Pribble hosted a July 4 rodeo for many years in an area where the Equine Pavilion now sits. Monday at Commissioners Court, a proclamation will be read featuring language that will be on the plaque. We learn more from County Judge Robert Newsom....

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“updated” Judge Newsom on the Luminant Power Agreement
Dec18

“updated” Judge Newsom on the Luminant Power Agreement

Monday the Hopkins County Commissioners Court will consider an agreement with Luminant Power. County Judge Robert Newsom says last week Luminant said they would begin mining in Hopkins County near their old coal mine in early 2015. While the company will be adding employees here, they are expected to reduce workers in Titus...

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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 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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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Supports Proposition 1 on the Nov. Ballot
Oct15

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Supports Proposition 1 on the Nov. Ballot

Monday the Hopkins County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution supporting Proposition 1 on the November election ballot. The Proposition would utilize some of the funds out of the state Rainy Day Fund for highway construction. Some people oppose any use of Rainy Day Funds except for dire emergencies but County Judge Robert Newsom says lack of highway funds is a serious situation with so many people moving to Texas...

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Remember to Register to Vote This Week
Sep29

Remember to Register to Vote This Week

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom has visited several counties on mission trips that do not have the right to vote, as we know it. He is encouraging all citizens of Hopkins County to register and vote in the November General Election. The last day to register is Monday, October 6. Election day is Tuesday, November 4. County voters will have two county elections and numerous state races to vote on....

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