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Agreement For D6, Contracts For Legal Research, Construction Of Trusty Housing Facility Approved
Mar30

Agreement For D6, Contracts For Legal Research, Construction Of Trusty Housing Facility Approved

A 381 agreement was approved for D6, Inc., along with contracts for legal research resources and construction of a trusty housing facility, and other items this week. 381 Agreement Hopkins County Commissioners Court at their regular meeting this week approved a 381 agreement for D6, Inc., providing a tax incentive for the company to relocate its corporate headquarters from Oregon to Sulphur Springs, Texas and expand their...

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Dr. Balkcom: Serving Hopkins County Has Been An Honor
Mar28

Dr. Balkcom: Serving Hopkins County Has Been An Honor

When honored Monday morning for decades of service as Local Health Authority for Hopkins County, Dr. Ichabod L. Balkcom IV said a heartfelt thank you, and noted simply that it has been his honor to serve. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom noted that Monday, March 28, 2022 was a “very special day for me and the Commissioners Court, really Hopkins County” because it was a time to honor Dr. I.L. Balkcom IV. Hopkins County...

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Commissioners To Honor Balkcom, Appoint New  Local Health Authority
Mar27

Commissioners To Honor Balkcom, Appoint New Local Health Authority

Hopkins County Commissioners Court is scheduled to honor Dr. I.L. Bakcom IV, then consider appointing a new Local Health Authority for Hopkins County, as well as a number of other items during the regular court session Monday morning. Dr. I.L. Balkcom IV Dr. I.L. Balkcom IV is slated to be honored for his service to Hopkins County, which has included filling the role of Local Health Authority, a position appointed by the county...

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Update: Name Of Inmate Who Died In Custody At Hopkins County Jail Released
Jun02

Update: Name Of Inmate Who Died In Custody At Hopkins County Jail Released

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning released the name of the inmate who died in custody at Hopkins County jail Monday afternoon. The deceased was identified as 53-year-old Mark Alan Hicks. Mark Alan Hicks The inmate reportedly had an existing medical issue prior to his arrest May 19 for possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, according to...

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Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing Scheduled Friday
May14

Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing Scheduled Friday

Another free COVID-19 mobile test collection is scheduled from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, 1200 Houston St., in Sulphur Springs. Hopkins County Hospital District COO/EMS Director Brent Smith and Hopkins County Emergency Management Team encourage individuals to take advantage of the opportunity to test if they feel that they may have come in contact with someone or feel they have symptoms....

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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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Access Physicals To Provide Telemedicine System, Services At County Jail
Jul29

Access Physicals To Provide Telemedicine System, Services At County Jail

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved three health-related items Monday: health insurance, an incentive program and telemedicine service for the county jail. Employee insurance, incentive program County employees who use the insurance made available through work shouldn’t expect any surprises this year in the rates offered. The plan is “the same thing that we already have right now, which is the same co-pay, same...

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2019 Lights of Life Campaign Honorees: Dr. I. L. & Deborah Balkcom
Jan14

2019 Lights of Life Campaign Honorees: Dr. I. L. & Deborah Balkcom

by Meredith Caddell, Executive Director Hopkins County Health Care Foundation Every year, the Lights of Life Campaign Committee selects an individual, couple or business that has shown exceptional service, commitment and passion for Hopkins County and specifically for their support of the hospital.   That tradition continues with the couple selected as the 2018-2019 Campaign Honorees-Dr. I.L. & Deborah Balkcom Deborah & I.L....

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New Family Practice Dr. Chrystal Roe Joins Christus Mother Frances Clinic, and Says It’s Flu Shot Time!
Sep28

New Family Practice Dr. Chrystal Roe Joins Christus Mother Frances Clinic, and Says It’s Flu Shot Time!

Dr. Chrystal Roe, M.D. is joining the staff of six Family Practice doctors at Christus Mother Frances Clinic in Sulphur Springs. She says she is right where she wants to be, because she and her husband purchased land in Hopkins County about four years ago and decided this would be their home. Upon graduation in June 2018, she applied for a position in Sulphur Springs and was accepted. Dr. Roe speaks English and Spanish, is accepting...

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Dr. Morris Tobin
Jun21

Dr. Morris Tobin

It is with great sadness that the family of Morris Tobin announces his passing after a series of unexpected complications of surgery. Morris fought a hard battle until the end. He passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic with his loving wife Jodi by his side. Born in New York City on September 22, 1945 to Dr. Louis and Eleanor Tobin, Dr. Tobin grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY where he graduated from A.B. Davis...

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