Primary Runoff Elections, Including For District 2 State Representative, Reset For July Due To COVID-19
Mar25

Primary Runoff Elections, Including For District 2 State Representative, Reset For July Due To COVID-19

Dates Of City, School Elections Could Change As Well As is the case with nearly all things at the present time, primary runoff and local elections are also being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Hopkins County, one runoff election has already been rescheduled and could potentially change the dates of other local elections as well. Party Primary Runoffs All primary runoffs elections scheduled for May 26 in Texas have been...

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121 Ballots Cast During 1st Day Of Early Voting In Party Primary Runoff Elections
Jun30

121 Ballots Cast During 1st Day Of Early Voting In Party Primary Runoff Elections

The first day of early voting in the Party Primary runoff elections concluded Monday with 121 total ballots casts in Hopkins County, 106 cast in the Republican Primary Runoff and 15 in the Democratic Primary Runoff. Governor Greg Abbott on March 20 issued a proclamation postponing runoff elections across the state from May until July due to COVID-19 pandemic. Early voting in the party primary runoff elections will continue from 8 a.m....

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Early Voting Begins Monday In Party Primary Runoff Elections
Jun27

Early Voting Begins Monday In Party Primary Runoff Elections

Early voting will begin Monday, June 29, for the party primary runoff elections in Texas. Ballots in Hopkins County may be cast in these runoffs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 10, in Justice of Peace 2 Courtroom inside the Hopkins County Courthouse Annex Building (tax office/justice of the peace offices), 128 Jefferson St. No voting will be conducted on either July 3 or July 4 in observance of the...

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Paxton: Fear Of Contracting COVID-19 Does Not Qualify A Person For Disability
Apr15

Paxton: Fear Of Contracting COVID-19 Does Not Qualify A Person For Disability

 AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a letter in response to Representative Stephanie Klick’s request for guidance on whether, under the Texas Election Code, Texans may claim disability based on fears of contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and receive a ballot to vote by mail in upcoming elections. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton The letter states that disability, as that term is used in the Texas...

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May Elections Must Be Postponed, According To State Elections Official
Apr04

May Elections Must Be Postponed, According To State Elections Official

Cumby, Yantis Schools Have Already Postponed Their Elections Until November Both Cumby ISD and Yantis ISD postponed elections within the last week, just ahead of the Secretary of State elections officer’s email notifying local election officials that the May 2 elections must be postponed due to the Governor’s Executive Order requiring people to remain at home unless at an essential job or essential tasks such as grocery...

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COVID-19 Update: Courts, Jail Procedures Impacted As Preventive Measures
Mar14

COVID-19 Update: Courts, Jail Procedures Impacted As Preventive Measures

All Local School Districts Cancel Classes Next Week; No Confirmed Coronavirus Reported In Hopkins County Local government entities continue to make preparations to prevent potential spread of the coronavirus. As of noon Saturday, no cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Hopkins County. While 51 cases of COVID-19 had been reported throughout the state Saturday, the nearest confirmed cases to Hopkins County, according to Texas...

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Candidates Can File For A Place On Rural School Board Election Ballots
Jul31

Candidates Can File For A Place On Rural School Board Election Ballots

Candidates can now file for a place on 5 rural school board election ballots this fall. The filing period began July 18 and will continue through Aug. 17. Cumby, Miller Grove, North Hopkins, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff and Yantis school districts are all scheduled to hold school board elections on Nov. 3. Cumby ISD At Cumby ISD, candidate applications are available for two seats on the school board in the Administration Offices from 8...

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Temporary Waiver Of Vehicle Title, Registration Requirements Still In Effect
Jul03

Temporary Waiver Of Vehicle Title, Registration Requirements Still In Effect

TxDMV logo Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reported July 3. The temporary waiver, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect. The waiver covers the following services: Initial vehicle registration.Vehicle registration renewal.Vehicle titling.Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.30-day...

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Mosquito Control Spraying Slated June 18 In Cumby
Jun18

Mosquito Control Spraying Slated June 18 In Cumby

Elections, Cleanup Dates, Audit, Utility Rates Addressed At Recent Cumby City Council Meetings The City of Cumby announced that a company will be mosquito control spraying in town Thursday evening, June 18. The city approved the mosquito control measures during their regular June board meeting, conducted zia Zoom. NR (Noble Resources) Pest The city was quoted an estimate of $120 from NR (Noble Resources) pest per treatment. The...

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Trustees Approved 30 Personnel Changes For SSISD
May13

Trustees Approved 30 Personnel Changes For SSISD

Top Students Recognized, Board Reorganized, Budget Calendar Presented At May Board Meeting During the regular May board meeting, Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees approved 30 personnel changes and recognized top seniors. The 2020 budget calendar was also presented and unopposed incumbents were sworn in for another term, then, the board reorganized during the meeting as well. Personnel Items The trustees...

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