Portion Of County’s ARP Funding Earmarked for Trustee Housing Facility
Jul27

Portion Of County’s ARP Funding Earmarked for Trustee Housing Facility

County Eyes Hazardous Mitigation Assistance Grant For Community Safe Room Hopkins County officials are considering building two structures near the sheriff’s office, a trustee housing facility and a community safe room. Trustee Housing Hopkins County officials plan to use a portion of the $7-plus million the county has been awarded in American Rescue Program funding to construct a trustee housing facility. The facility would...

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Commissioners Court To Consider RFPs For Architectural Services Qualifications, Road Use Agreements
Jul25

Commissioners Court To Consider RFPs For Architectural Services Qualifications, Road Use Agreements

Hopkins County Commissioners Court appears to have a full agenda Monday morning, with items for architectural services qualifications for two projects, road use agreements and an interlocal agreement. The commissioners court is scheduled to consider authorizing issuance of requests for proposals for qualifications for architectural services related to the hazardous mitigation assistance grant programs for a Community Safe Room as well...

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Special City Council Meeting Called For Equipment Purchase, FY 2021 Audit
Mar17

Special City Council Meeting Called For Equipment Purchase, FY 2021 Audit

A special meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council has been called for Tuesday for consideration of an large equipment purchase and an audit. Equipment Purchase The City Council will once again be asked to consider using a Sourcewell contract to purchase a backhoe from South Star JCB. The Council also considered but opted after discussion during the regular meeting on March 1, 2022, to follow City Manager Marc Maxwell’s...

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Technology Updates Approved For SSISD: New Laptops For Staff & High School Students
Mar10

Technology Updates Approved For SSISD: New Laptops For Staff & High School Students

Elementary, Primary and Early Childhood Campuses To Receive New Interactive Touch Panels Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees this week approved three different technology purchases which will benefit students and staff. New laptops are being ordered for use by Sulphur Springs High School students and school employees, and new interactive touch panels are being ordered for elementary, primary and early childhood campuses. New Laptops...

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Contractors Selected For Curb And Gutter Work; Backhoe Purchase Put On Hold For A Month
Mar05

Contractors Selected For Curb And Gutter Work; Backhoe Purchase Put On Hold For A Month

Contractors were selected for curb and gutter removal and replacement as part of the 2022 street improvement program, while a backhoe purchase was put on hold for a month by Sulphur Springs City Council. Also during the regular March council meeting earlier this week, action was taken to cancel the May 7 City Council election. Street Work Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director Tory Niewiadomski told the City Council the...

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Jan. 12 Deadline For Rural Hospitals, Nursing Facilities To Apply For ARPA COVID-19 Funding
Jan11

Jan. 12 Deadline For Rural Hospitals, Nursing Facilities To Apply For ARPA COVID-19 Funding

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is reminding rural hospitals and nursing facilities in Texas to apply for $128 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to help pay for critical staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Jan. 12. “We’re encouraging health care providers who have worked so hard in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of this...

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NETEX Board Approves 4 Of 5 ROW Matters For Elevon Development
Jan08

NETEX Board Approves 4 Of 5 ROW Matters For Elevon Development

Board Officers Elected, Audit Progressing, Counties Urged To Consider Designating ARP Funding For Replacement Of Cross Ties Northeast Texas Rural Trasnsportation District (NETEX) Board approved four of the five right-of-way (ROW) related matters from RAMS, Inc. For the Elevon Development being constructed in Collin County. The NETEX Board his week also elected officers, heard a report on finances and progress of a multi-year audit,...

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Smith Officially Appointed To Serve As City Attorney
Nov12

Smith Officially Appointed To Serve As City Attorney

City Manager Authorized To Negotiate Engineering Contract For Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant Improvements As anticipated, local attorney Nate Smith was officially appointed to serve as Sulphur Springs City Attorney. Sulphur Springs City Council during the regular November meeting voted unanimously for Smith to fill the opening beginning Dec. 8, 2021, approved a resolution to attain an engineering firm for improvements at the...

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$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage
Oct06

$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, in a special session Tuesday afternoon, committed the just over $7 million in ARP (American Rescue Plan) funding which has been allocated to the county toward 6 purposes: to assist NETEX, a communications tower, road equipment, salary replacement, a trustee facility and retainage. The Court also approved a security proposal and budget amendments for insurance proceeds received. American Rescue Plan...

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Budget Amended To Cover Increased Costs Of Feeding Inmates At Hopkins County Jail
Sep28

Budget Amended To Cover Increased Costs Of Feeding Inmates At Hopkins County Jail

Housing Agreement With Rockwall County, Architect For New ‘Trustee Housing Facility’ Approved Too Several jail-related items were approved this week. The jail budget required amending to balance additional food costs not factored into the 2020-21 budget. An interlocal cooperation agreement with Rockwall County and an architect to construct the new Hopkins County Jail ‘Trustee Housing Facility’ too received...

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