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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Jail Progress (Video & Photo)
Jan30
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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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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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County Offices Relocating
Jan03

County Offices Relocating

In a couple of weeks or so, the Hopkins County District Clerk’s Office will be relocating from the County Courthouse to the site of the old Tax Office next door to the DA’s Office. That will free up office space on the first and second floor of the Courthouse. The space is expected to be filled by the new County Administration Office, the County Auditor, County Commissioners and District Judge Eddie Northcutt....

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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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“Updated” Capital Murder Cases to Cost County Hundreds of Thousands
Dec23

“Updated” Capital Murder Cases to Cost County Hundreds of Thousands

Hopkins County will have to pick up the costs of attorneys for one of two men indicted for capital murder in what are expected to be a death penalty cases. County Judge Robert Newsom said an insurance policy would pay for attorneys for Cody Scott Shaw of Emory. The policy will not cover co-defendant Patrick Wayne McMahan of Sulphur Springs. The cost could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The men were indicted December 8. DA...

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Hwy 11 West to See Improvements 1n 2015
Dec23

Hwy 11 West to See Improvements 1n 2015

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