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Broadband Expansion, Final Plat, Software Agreement Approved By Commissioners Court
Apr26

Broadband Expansion, Final Plat, Software Agreement Approved By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday, April 25, 2022, considered requests to expand broadband further into the county, for a final plat, a software agreement and asset disposal. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Broadband Expansion As part of the consent agenda, the Commissioners Court agreed to one request from Frontier Communications and two requests from Spectrum/Charter which would allow the businesses to expand services...

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Officials Hosting Texas Broadband Listening Tour To Gauge Needs, Input Across State
Mar15

Officials Hosting Texas Broadband Listening Tour To Gauge Needs, Input Across State

Want to help develop the state’s first broadband plan? State officials are seeking comments, asking Texas residents over the next two months to share their opinions and input about broadband in their communities, to help better develop a state plan to make broadband more accessible to more Texans. The information will be used by Texas Broadband Development Office, established by House Bill 5 (PDF) in the 87th Legislative...

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SSISD To Consider Amending 313 Agreement With 1 Solar Group, Application From Another
May09

SSISD To Consider Amending 313 Agreement With 1 Solar Group, Application From Another

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees will consider amending a 313 agreement with one solar group and an application from another during the regular meeting Monday evening. SSISD logo Also on the May 9 agenda for approval are budget revisions for American Rescue Plan Supplemental Grant Funding, a Quality Improvement Application, a proposal or improvements to the high school student parking are, instructional materials allotment TEKS...

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Local Community Participation Needed in Childress County Survey About Internet Connectivity
Jan24

Local Community Participation Needed in Childress County Survey About Internet Connectivity

Childress County, Texas (January 24, 2022) – The Childress County Broadband Committee needs to hear from you! Childress County residents, business owners, ranchers, ag-producers, first responders, and local officials are invited to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and uses throughout the county. You can answer in as many categories as apply to you. Survey data will contribute to a community action...

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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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A Lunch & Learn With Slaton, Hall, Part of 87th Legislature’s Town Hall Visits
Sep16

A Lunch & Learn With Slaton, Hall, Part of 87th Legislature’s Town Hall Visits

Approximately 50 persons took advantage of the opportunity over lunch Wednesday to hear an update directly from State Rep. Bryan Slaton and State Senator Bob Hall regarding the recent 87th Texas Legislature sessions, during a Lunch and Learn meeting. The town hall meeting on Sept. 15, 2021 was sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, with Atmos Energy and Oncor as contributing sponsors, at Sulphur Springs Country Club....

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SSISD Tripling Internet Bandwidth District-Wide, Upgrading Security At SSHS
Jun30

SSISD Tripling Internet Bandwidth District-Wide, Upgrading Security At SSHS

Sulphur Springs High School Partnering with TWC To Offer New Innovative Class Through ‘Opportunity Now’ Program Sulphur Springs ISD will be tripling district’s internet bandwidth from 1 GB to 3GB to keep up with increased internet usage. An upgrade to security equipment at the high school this summer will also be preformed. The school district also plans to implement an “innovative” career and technology course...

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Regular Commissioners Court Meeting, Work Session Scheduled Friday
Jun24

Regular Commissioners Court Meeting, Work Session Scheduled Friday

June 25 Agenda Includes 2 Appointments, Equipment Purchase, Office Equipment Leases When Hopkins County Commissioners Court meets Friday for the regular court session, the elected officials will be asked to consider approving two appointments, a large equipment purchase and two office equipment leases. A work session is also scheduled for Friday morning. Regular Meeting The agenda calls for nomination of a county representative to the...

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Senator Hall Gives Update On How Priorities, Bills Fared During 87th Legislative Session
Jun11

Senator Hall Gives Update On How Priorities, Bills Fared During 87th Legislative Session

Texas Senator Bob Hall Thursday evening in a town hall meeting at Hopkins County Courthouse gave n update on his involvement in the 87th Legislative session, including not only his office’s process regarding bills, the committees he serves on and priorities he took with him to the Regular Session, but how those bills and priorities fared. Hall then took questions from the audience of approximately 50 people in attendance in the...

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New, Refurbished Gear & Equipment Available To Volunteer Fire Departments
Sep12

New, Refurbished Gear & Equipment Available To Volunteer Fire Departments

Hopkins County reimburses the volunteer fire departments for their vehicle insurance and fuel costs, provides workers comp if a member is injured on a call and provides them with monthly stipends. The VFDs are dependent on community donations to pay for upkeep, maintenance, protective gear and equipment, and operations. Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley pointed out that the county’s 11 volunteer fire departments haven’t had the...

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