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Dispatch Protocols, New System Discussed at VFD Chiefs Meeting
Sep13

Dispatch Protocols, New System Discussed at VFD Chiefs Meeting

Dispatch protocols and system were central topics discussed recently during the first meeting conducted between volunteer fire department chiefs and county officials since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. Dispatch Protocols Hopkins County Fire Department Chief Andy Endsley said one reason the meeting was called at the EOC/training center at the sheriff’s office instead of its usual location at Hopkins County Fire Station...

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First Phase Of Construction Begins On New Jail Trusty Housing Facility
Jan11

First Phase Of Construction Begins On New Jail Trusty Housing Facility

The first phase of construction has begun on the new jail trusty housing facility on Houston Street, across from Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center which houses the current jail and sheriff’s office. Hopkins County Commissioners Court, the sheriff, chief deputy and jail administrator met with SEDALCO Construction Services Superintendent Brad Huber, Project Manager Will Burgess, Wayne Gondeck with┬áDRG Architects, and other...

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Hopkins County Historical Commission And Appraisal District Board Members Reappointed
Nov30

Hopkins County Historical Commission And Appraisal District Board Members Reappointed

The Commissioners Court also approved the reappointment of officers and members to Hopkins County Historical Commission as well as a representative for Hopkins County Appraisal District Board of Directors and other items. Historical Commission All selected indicated they are willing to serve on the County Historical Commission, according to the document listing members and officers which the Commissioners Court approved on Nov. 28....

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Commissioners Court Approves HCSO Vehicle Financing Agreement, Road Materials Bids
Oct11

Commissioners Court Approves HCSO Vehicle Financing Agreement, Road Materials Bids

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved financing agreements for four new vehicles for HCSO and road materials bids during the regular court session this week. Sheriff’s Office Vehicles The Commissioners Court approved a financing agreement for four Tahoes for HCSO through American National Leasing at a rate of 3.45% for three of the vehicles and 4.25% for the fourth vehicle. “These are Tahoes that have already been...

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Both Suspects In June 13 Murder Now In Custody At Hopkins County Jail
Jun23

Both Suspects In June 13 Murder Now In Custody At Hopkins County Jail

June 23, 2022 – The two murder suspects Hopkins County officers tracked from Texas to Missouri last Wednesday night are now in Hopkins County jail on one murder charge each, according to arrest and jail reports. Aleigha Denise Coble (HCSO jail photo) The pair, accused of killing and dumping a 35-year-old man’s body in a wooded area, were transported Wednesday afternoon, June 22, 2022, by Hopkins County Sheriff’s...

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Hopkins County Officers Track 2 Murder Suspects To Missouri
Jun15

Hopkins County Officers Track 2 Murder Suspects To Missouri

Hopkins County officers tracked two murder suspects to Missouri, where they were reported to have been apprehended and were in custody Wednesday at 8:35 p.m., according to Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum. Sheriff’s deputies found an abandoned vehicle when checking out a report of someone’s personal items being located on a county road north of Sulphur Springs Monday evening. The vehicle came back as being from the...

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Trusty Housing Facility Having To Be Revised Due To Increases In Construction Costs
Jun02

Trusty Housing Facility Having To Be Revised Due To Increases In Construction Costs

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, auditor, fire marshal, and sheriff and jail personnel discussed with architects and construction-manager-at-risk what the next step should be – or if there should be a next step – in the pre-construction process for a new a trusty housing facility, which currently is projected to cost nearly twice the original construction budget allocated for the project. DRG Architects LLC Principal...

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Personnel Policy Changes Regarding How Work Hours Are Reported, 3 Other Matters Approve
May23

Personnel Policy Changes Regarding How Work Hours Are Reported, 3 Other Matters Approve

Commissioners Court Approve Agreement With TxDOT For Timber Creek Road Bridge Replacement Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved an agreement with Texas Department of Transportation for replacement Timber Creek Road bridge, and personnel policy changes giving elected officials options regarding how county employees’ time is reported, amount given for out-of-town travel, inclement weather pay and date certain holidays are...

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Search Continues Tuesday Morning For Inmate Who Walked Away From A Work Detail Monday
Apr19

Search Continues Tuesday Morning For Inmate Who Walked Away From A Work Detail Monday

The search continued Tuesday morning for the inmate who walked off from a work detail at Sulphur Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant Monday morning. Local officials around 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, had been launched a manhunt in northeast corner of town for Melton Medina-Tuirubiates AKA Meo Medina-Tuirubiates, a jail trusty who reportedly walked away from a work detail at the Sulphur Springs Waste Water Treatment Plant this...

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Local Officials Searching For Inmate Who Walked Off Work Detail
Apr18

Local Officials Searching For Inmate Who Walked Off Work Detail

Local officials around 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, were searching the northeast corner of town for an inmate who reportedly walked away from a work detail at the Sulphur Springs Waste Water Treatment Plant this morning, according to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tanner Crump. Melton Medina-Tuirubriates AKA Meo Medina-Tuirubiates The inmate was last seen wearing a green t-shirt and jeans, standard attire for...

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