Hopkins County Commissioners Court awarded a contract to Phoenix I Corp, of Farmers Branch, to do restoration and repair on the courthouse windows on lower floors. The project slated to begin in January and continue for three months will cost $145,000. Restoration and repair on the windows on the upper floors was carried out in 2008.
Next week, Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9 a.m. commissioners’ court will conduct a work session in the first floor meeting room to discuss bids for the purchase of county owned property at 110 Main Street and 118 Main Street. The properties currently house the District Attorney and District Clerk offices. County Judge Robert Newsom stated that the minimum bid must be $400,000 and there will be a one year wait before the owner can take possession of the property if a bid is accepted in a later Commissioners’ Court meeting. Newsom noted that during the year following the sale, a new 100-seat courtroom and District Attorney and District Clerk offices would be built on county property near the county jail to facilitate public safety and to add technical advantages to the courtroom if approved by the court.