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Emergency Management Officials Give Update On COVID-19 Reporting, Impact In Hopkins County
Nov09

Emergency Management Officials Give Update On COVID-19 Reporting, Impact In Hopkins County

Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials, along with the Local Health Authority will soon be increasing the amount of COVID-19 data included in the COVID-19 reporting for Hopkins County. The county officials also gave a quick update on the COVID-19 situation in Hopkins County, and how it is impacting the community as a whole as well as emergency responders and law enforcement personnel. Reporting Changes In...

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COVID-19 Financial Impact On Hopkins County Estimated At $1 Million
May14

COVID-19 Financial Impact On Hopkins County Estimated At $1 Million

Business shutdowns and other measures in place due to the COVID-19 have impacted everyone, including local city and county governments. Hopkins County officials estimate a current COVID-19 financial impact of about $1 million less in revenues. “I talked with our auditor. We are down about $1 million,” Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said. “Sales taxes will be down. Fees and fines are going to be down due to a lot...

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5th COVID-19 Case Reported In Hopkins County
May01

5th COVID-19 Case Reported In Hopkins County

Hopkins County Emergency Management Team Friday afternoon reported Hopkins County has another positive case of coronavirus confirmed by the state, marking the fifth case of COVID-19 reported in Hopkins County. Positive COVID-19 test This is the first notification of a new case since April 4. The four other individuals who were confirmed by lab testing through the state to have COVID-19 have already recovered. The case they were...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Receives Best Rating Possible On Annual Audit
Jan10

Sulphur Springs ISD Receives Best Rating Possible On Annual Audit

8 Personnel Changes Will Impact 5 District Campuses Sulphur Springs ISD received the top rating on the annual independent auditor. Trustees during the regular school board meeting Jan. 9, 2023, also approved eight personnel changes, announced candidate filing dates for two seats on the school board and heard a brief update on the SSISD 2021-2022 Texas Performance Reporting System report. Annual Audit Robert Lake with Rutherford,Taylor...

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MG, NH, Saltillo ISDs Earn As On Report Cards; All Other Rural Hopkins County Schools Earn Bs
Aug30

MG, NH, Saltillo ISDs Earn As On Report Cards; All Other Rural Hopkins County Schools Earn Bs

Yantis ISD Receives C Accountability Rating Miller Grove, North Hopkins and Saltillo all earned As on school report cards, while all of the other rural Hopkins County schools received Bs from the state. Yantis ISD, located in nearby Wood County but which serves some Hopkins County students, received a C 2021-2022 accountability rating from Texas Education Agency. Some were ranked strictly as a district, while others had campus raked...

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Unemployment Up In May 2022 Across The State, Including In Hopkins, Surrounding Counties
Jun21

Unemployment Up In May 2022 Across The State, Including In Hopkins, Surrounding Counties

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment as a whole was up slightly across the state in May 2022, including in the 9-County Northeast Texas Workforce Development Area, which includes Hopkins County. Texas & Northeast Texas WDA In fact, the Northeast Texas WDA’s 4.1% unemployment rate is slightly higher than the overall state average of 3.8% last month, according to the Local Area Unemployment Statistics reported for May 2022 on...

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2022 Tanner Higgins Warrior Run Will Be 10th-Year Celebration Of Army Ranger’s Life, Final Run
Mar17

2022 Tanner Higgins Warrior Run Will Be 10th-Year Celebration Of Army Ranger’s Life, Final Run

The 2022 Tanner Higgins Warrior Run will be a 10th year celebration of Army Sgt. Tanner Stone Higgins’ life and the final Warrior run. The event honors the Army Ranger who paid the ultimate price in service to his country – his life. Sgt, Tanner Stone Higgins, Army Rangers,  team leader for 175th Ranger Regiment, Delta Company. Sgt. Higgins had was killed at age 23 by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while...

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Cinco De Mayo On Celebration Plaza Declared A Huge Success
May05

Cinco De Mayo On Celebration Plaza Declared A Huge Success

The Cinco De Mayo on Celebration Plaza Saturday was declared a huge success by city officials and program organizers. Sulphur Springs Place 3 City Councilman Oscar Aguilar extended thanks during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting to the City of Sulphur Springs for allowing the community to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a festival on the square Saturday. He also extended thanks to city staff, especially Joey Baker and Sarah for...

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Hopkins County Continues To Have Lowest Unemployment Rate In Workforce Area
Mar27

Hopkins County Continues To Have Lowest Unemployment Rate In Workforce Area

Although Hopkins County continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the Northeast Texas/Texarkana Workforce Development Area, February 2021 marked at least the fifth consecutive month the unemployment rate has risen in the county as has been the case for the state and 9-county WDA to which Hopkins belongs. Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Labor Market Information reports show fluctuations in Texas’ labor force over the...

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City Council Approved Reinvestment Zone, 380 Agreement For D6, Inc.
Nov05

City Council Approved Reinvestment Zone, 380 Agreement For D6, Inc.

Sulphur Springs City Council tackled numerous items during the November meeting, including a reinvestment zone and economic development agreement for D6, Inc., close out the CARES Act Small Business Assistance Program and purchase of a track loader. The agenda also included five ordinances dealing with rezoning and establishment of reinvestment zones. Sulphur Springs Municipal building Reinvestment Zone, EDC Agreement The City Council...

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