Commissioners Court To Consider Reinvestment Zone For Pine Forest Solar Farm
Jul11

Commissioners Court To Consider Reinvestment Zone For Pine Forest Solar Farm

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked to consider establishment of a reinvestment zone for Pine Forest Solar LLC. The Court will first hold public hearing regarding the proposed reinvestment zone, then will be asked to consider approving establishing a zone by and between the county and Pine Forest Solar LLC. The Commissioners Court in late December approved a Chapter 318 agreement granting tax incentives for the solar...

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Commissioners Court To Consider 2 Items Related To Roads
Jun07

Commissioners Court To Consider 2 Items Related To Roads

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning during their regular meeting are expected to consider at least 2 items related to roads. One agenda items calls for the Commissioners Court to consider bids submitted for granitized road materials, then accept one or more from which to purchase the road materials. The second item calls for HCCC to consider approving an application and petition to close and abandon a portion of the...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court To Consider Bridge Funding Agreements With TxDOT
May25

Hopkins County Commissioners Court To Consider Bridge Funding Agreements With TxDOT

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will meet on Tuesday this week, instead of the usual Monday due to Memorial Day. Among items on the May 26 agenda is a motion to approve the general form of two draft advance funding agreements with TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) for “Off-System Bridge Replacement On CR 1152 At Big Creek (542-1) And On CR 4714 At Crooks Creek (584-1) In Hopkins County.” A resolution to perform...

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Commissioners Court To Consider Setting County Cleanup Days
May10

Commissioners Court To Consider Setting County Cleanup Days

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday appear to have a routine agenda Monday, with only one business item designated. The Commissioners Court could consider designating County Cleanup Days. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting The court had planned at their March 23 meeting to designate April 24 and 25 as County Cleanup Days. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise across Texas at that point, the court opted...

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Commissioners Court Approved Amended Disaster Declaration Reopening More Local Businesses Today
Apr28

Commissioners Court Approved Amended Disaster Declaration Reopening More Local Businesses Today

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved amended disaster declaration, which will help reopen more of Texas economy starting at noon today (April 28), ahead of the May 1 date issued by the Governor on Monday. The county declaration adopts all measures of GA-18, the Executive Order issued by Governor Greg Abbott April 27, and refers businesses to the Texans Helping Texans guide book compiled by the state regarding Phase I reopening...

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Commissioners Court Approved Four Items Related To Road And Roof Repairs
Apr28

Commissioners Court Approved Four Items Related To Road And Roof Repairs

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved four items related to road and roof repairs, a request to install a water line extension and a plat request during their regular meeting Monday. Hopkins County seal Road Survey Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley reported past flooding damaged culverts at one of the creek crossings on County Road 3525. The county had enquired about FEMA funding to help replace the culverts. Funding is...

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Commissioners Court Delayed Making A Decision For Disaster Declaration
Apr27

Commissioners Court Delayed Making A Decision For Disaster Declaration

Hopkins County Commissioners Court continue delaying a decision on whether or not to approve an amended public health emergency disaster declaration Monday. Hopkins County Commissioners Court During the morning Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom initially recommended extending the second amended disaster declaration he put in place April 20 following Governor Greg Abbott’s April 17 updated orders related to COVID-19 measures....

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Commissioners Court Approves Agreement With Delta County For Public Health Authority
Apr13

Commissioners Court Approves Agreement With Delta County For Public Health Authority

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, during their regular meeting Monday, approved an inter-local agreement with Delta County for a public health authority. Hopkins County Commissioners Court on March 26 held a special meeting to reappointed Dr. I. L. Balkcom IV as Hopkins County’s public health authority, a capacity Balkcom has served in for a number of years. After weeks, Delta County on April 7 received confirmation of one...

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Commissioners Court Extends Hopkins County Health Emergency Disaster Declaration
Apr06

Commissioners Court Extends Hopkins County Health Emergency Disaster Declaration

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday agreed to extend the Hopkins County health emergency disaster declaration due to COVID-19 through the end of the month, with one additional item added to the declaration, Monday morning. Hopkins County Commissioners Court at the April 6 special court meeting Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom April 1 enacted an emergency order with terms to fit the Executive Order issued March 31 by Governor...

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Commissioners Court Reappoints Balkcom As Local Health Authority
Mar26

Commissioners Court Reappoints Balkcom As Local Health Authority

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Thursday evening called an emergency meeting to reappoint Dr. Balkcom as the county’s official Local Health Authority. Judge Robert Newsom first reported there are no new reports of positive coronavirus cases; just one as reported Tuesday. Newsom noted that Dr. I. L. Balkcom IV has served in this capacity for a number of years and recommended that he be reappointed as Local health Authority....

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