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County Commissioners Approve South Sulphur River Resolution, Bessonnett Proclamation

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Monday morning, July 9, 2018, during the regular session of the Hopkins County Commissioners Court, the court passed a resolution requesting action regarding the South Sulphur River flooding at the Highway 71 bridge and urged all citizens to congratulate Jorja Bessonett for her success in obtaining gold medal victory at the 2018 state track meet.

The Resolution states that whereas, the citizens of Hopkins County, Texas have requested the South Sulphur River flooding at the Highway 71 bridge; and the Commissioner s Court recognizes the concerns of our citizens regarding the natural obstruction of the South Sulphur River caused by the accumulation of limbs, logs, and other debris which has caused flooding of the Highway 71 bridge and the negative impact not only on the river flow itself but the environment of the public and private areas bordering the river; and Now therefore, be it resolved that the Hopkins County Commissioner Court requests the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality take aggressive action regarding the natural obstructions of the South Sulphur River and alleviate the flooding as well as the environmental; concerns caused by the accumulation of limbs, logs, and other debris.

WHEREAS, On Friday, May 11, 2018, Athlete Jorja Lee Bessonett of Miller
Grove Independent School District participated in the UIL
State Track Meet held at Mike Myers Stadium of Austin,
Texas; and
WHEREAS, Runnimg as a freshman, Jorja started strong and finished well
ahead of all other runners in her race; and
WHEREAS, Jorja Bessonett turned in a time of 11:59.39 to take first place in
the 3,200-meter run to win the Class 1A State Championship for
the Miller Grove Hornets; and
Jorja Bessonett
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Newsom, Hopkins County Judge, do hereby
urge all citizens of Hopkins County to congratulate Jorja Bessonett for her
remarkable success in obtaining a gold medal victory while participating in the
UIL State Track Meet of 2018.



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Author: Staff Reporter

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