County Jail Passes Annual Inspection
Oct16

County Jail Passes Annual Inspection

The Hopkins County Jail passed its’ annual inspection from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards Wednesday. Sheriff Butch Adams said there was one area, involving giving inmates time in their exercise yard every week, that the inspector gave the jail a passing grade on but said he wanted to revisit it in 60 days. Sheriff Adams said the inspector spent just about all day going over all aspects of the...

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HC Sheriff’s Deputy Shea Shaw Will Receive a Life Saving Award
Oct01

HC Sheriff’s Deputy Shea Shaw Will Receive a Life Saving Award

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Shea Shaw received a medal Thursday for protecting the lives of a Michigan couple after their vehicle broke down on I-30 on September 25. There was a close call as another vehicle was in collision with the rear of Deputy Shaw’s patrol truck. During a medal ceremony Thursday, County Judge Robert Newsom read information prepared by Corporal Dennis Findley and Criminal Investigator Daniel Winn. The medal...

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Former Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty
Sep29

Former Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty

Former Sulphur Springs Policeman and former Hopkins County Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Officer Rex Morgan entered guilty pleas Monday to thefts from the Sheriff’s evidence room and was sentenced to 10-years probation and 180-days in the County Jail. 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt also fined Morgan $2,000 for each offense. Pills and a firearm were taken from the evidence room....

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“Updated” Near Fatality on I-30
Sep26

“Updated” Near Fatality on I-30

A 74-year old Sulphur Springs man remains in very critical condition at last report after the car he was driven was in collision with a parked Hopkins County Sheriff’s patrol truck at the 131-mile marker of westbound I-30 Thursday just before 6:30 p.m. Deputy Shea Shaw had parked behind a disabled vehicle with flashing lights on in the fast lane. Robert H. Thompson was taken by helicopter to Tyler Trinity Mother Frances Hospital Mr....

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department Will Again be Participating in the DEA’s Drug Take Back Day
Sep21

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department Will Again be Participating in the DEA’s Drug Take Back Day

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department will again be participating in the DEA’s Drug Take Back Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Brookshire’s parking lot. They will accept old pills, liquids and patches with no questions asked.

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Giving back For Gary Mac
Sep18

Giving back For Gary Mac

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Cummings and County DARE Officer Kelly Wiser have produced a music and comedy show to benefit Sheriff’s Patrol Lt. Gary McLarry. Lt. McLarry is in the late stages of renal failure and needs a kidney transplant. Giving Back For Larry Mac will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center Auditorium. Monty Tipps and Main Street is the headline act along with Sgt. Cummings, Tom Glossup, Tisscha...

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New Jail Dirtwork
Sep10

New Jail Dirtwork

Dirt work is continuing for the new Hopkins County Jail Project. Lots of things are being dug up including some leftovers from when the first jail was built on the site. The digging has also uncovered an area high in lead content and the site of an old oil spill. County Judge Robert Newsom says the County has hired Apex Geoscience to make sure recovered materials are handled in an environmentally proper...

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Kelly Wiser New Dare Officer
Sep10

Kelly Wiser New Dare Officer

Wednesday will mark a change for the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Kelly Wiser will visit North Hopkins, his first school as DARE Officer, officially replacing Sgt. Brad Cummings who has done the job the past five years. The DARE position opened up after Sgt. Cummings was elected as JP in Precinct 2. Deputy Wiser prepared to take over by attending a two-week school in Mississippi. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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80 Year Old Pickton Man Arrested
Sep07

80 Year Old Pickton Man Arrested

An 80-year old Pickton man faces multiple charges after he was arrested for threatening a convenience store clerk with a baseball bat and later struggling with a Sheriff’s deputy who was arresting him. The incident began at a Como convenience store at 4:43 p.m. Friday. Deputy Paul Fenimore later found the suspect in a car nearby in the 100 block of McBride Street. The man also faces charges for having a handgun in the car and for...

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Judge Newsom Discusses Out of Town Inmate Problem
Aug29

Judge Newsom Discusses Out of Town Inmate Problem

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom says so far this year, the county has spent $209,000 to house inmates in jails outside the county. Judge Newsom says that figure is well over the amount budgeted for that purpose. He says that’s one of the reasons why a new jail is needed. Other counties charge Hopkins County $40 to $50 per inmate per day. Most inmates housed out of the county are females since the current jail has a small amount of...

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