Canvassing The Vote This Week

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Three elected governing boards will be canvassing the vote from the Nov. 3 Elections during meetings later this week.

Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court has called a special session at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor of Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church St.

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In addition to canvassing the votes from the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election, the Commissioners Court will consider approving any agreements that have been signed and returned by volunteer fire departments, and other routine business.

Afterward, the Commissioners Court is scheduled to hold a work session with Hopkins County Fire Marshal Andy Endsley, Sheriff Lewis Tatum and Civic Center General Manager Lonnie Fox, or their designees, and Tom Glosup. They may also hold a budget work session.

Sulphur Springs City Council

Sulphur Springs City Council has called a special noon meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to discuss and consider action on canvass of the Nov. 3 City Council Election. According to the unofficial election results, Gary W. Spraggins won the Place 5 seat with 3,206 votes to Ricardo Chavarria’s 1,294 votes.

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Also on the agenda for City Council consideration is a resolution calling for a run-off election between Jay W. Julian and Mark Bradley for Place 1 on the council, and naming election judges and set early voting dates for the run-off.

The meeting will be conducted via Zoom, and streamed on the City of Sulphur Springs Meetings YouTube channel for public viewing.

Cumby City Council

The Cumby City Council has called a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, to canvass the Nov. 3 City Council Election and Proposition Election, then to reauthorize a local sales and use tax. The council will then be asked to consider electing from among the aldermen a mayor pro tem.

Cumby Municipal Building

According to the unofficial results of the Nov. 3 Elections, Cumby voters selected Sheryl Lackey for Alderman, Place 1, and Amber Hardy for Alderman, Place 2, on the City Council. Doug Simmerman was unchallenged for mayor. Cumby voters also approved Proposition A, which reauthorizes the city to collect a local sale and use tax of 1/4th of 1 percent to fund maintenance and repair of municipal streets, according to the unofficial election results.

The Council Room will be open with limited seating due to social distancing. Masks are mandatory, and those attending should plan to bring their own. Temperatures will be checked at the door as well. Hand sanitizer will be required, Alderman Julie Morris posted on the City of Cumby Facebook page.

The meeting will also be available on Zoom, by clicking here or the Zoom link on the city’s website, The meeting ID is 811 2905 6999; or dial in using one of the phone numbers listed on the city website.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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