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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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Hopkins County Masonic Lodges Donate To Blue Santa
Dec17

Hopkins County Masonic Lodges Donate To Blue Santa

Hopkins County Masonic Lodges – made up of Sulphur Bluff, Sulphur Springs, and Cumby Lodges – made a donation of $1.000 to the Blue Santa program today. The funding from the Hopkins County Masonic Lodges would be utilized if there are any emergency Christmas toys needs, such as a family losing all of their belongings to a fire, this year. Otherwise, it will go into the account, used to pick up toys throughout the next year...

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Success! Blue Santa Serves 341 Hopkins County Families with Toys, Bicycles For Christmas While More Monetary Donations Continue to Arrive!
Dec14

Success! Blue Santa Serves 341 Hopkins County Families with Toys, Bicycles For Christmas While More Monetary Donations Continue to Arrive!

The Hopkins County Law Enforcement Association accepts a donation from Engie to go towards Blue Santa 2022 On Saturday December 11, 2021, the Blue Santa spirit was alive and well as Distribution Day finally arrived in Sulphur Springs! That day, volunteers had the joy of packaging and placing the asked-for items into the vehicles of the families being served. A massive process in itself, Distribution Day marked the end of a 5-week...

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Lions Club Recognizes Parade Winners
Dec07

Lions Club Recognizes Parade Winners

Top Prize Donated To Blue Santa In addition to providing a little extra holiday cheer each year, the Sulphur Springs Lions Club’s Lighted Christmas Parade also features a friendly competition among participants, with recognition doled out to the top three nonprofit and small business entries, and a trophy and cash prize going to the top rated large business entry in the parade. Entries were judged by a panel of judged from...

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Elderly Couple Dies As Result Of State Highway 154 Crash
Nov08

Elderly Couple Dies As Result Of State Highway 154 Crash

Fatality Reported In Early Sunday Morning ATV Crash Three people died Sunday as a result of crashes reported Sunday – an elderly couple died as a result of a State Highway 154 crash at lunch time Nov. 7 and a fatality was reported to have resulted from an early morning ATV crash. According to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Inocente Diaz was a riding passenger on an all terrain vehicle that rolled over on...

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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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City, County Fire Departments, EMS Partnering To Apply For Regional Communications Grant
Sep16

City, County Fire Departments, EMS Partnering To Apply For Regional Communications Grant

An interlocal agreement approved this week by Hopkins County Commissioners Court signaled the start of a partnership among city and county firefighters and the local EMS service, formed to go after a regional communications grant. Hopkins County Fire Marshal Andy Endsley said while the interlocal agreement is between the City of Sulphur Springs Fire Department, Hopkins County Fire Department and Hopkins County EMS, the regional...

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New HCSO Trucks, Election Judges, Updated County Calendar Approved
Aug25

New HCSO Trucks, Election Judges, Updated County Calendar Approved

New trucks for the sheriff’s office, an updated county holiday calendar, appointment of election judges and alternates, two agreements with governmental entities and the county-maintained road mileage inventory were among the items discussed and approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Court during their regular meeting earlier this week. New HCSO Trucks Hopkins County sought bids for two 2021 model or newer half-ton pickup...

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Commissioners Court To Consider Adopting Budget And Tax Rate Monday
Aug22

Commissioners Court To Consider Adopting Budget And Tax Rate Monday

Repairs To 2 County Buildings, Pine Forest Solar And Hybrid’s Road Use Requests Are Also On Aug. 23 Agenda The Hopkins County Commissioners Court has a full agenda Monday morning, with adoption of the budget and tax rate at the top of the list. Bids for repairs for two county buildings, Pine Forest Solar LLC and Pine Forest Hybrid I LLC’s road use requests, the Selection Committee’s review of and recommendations...

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