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Commissioners Court Approves Two Items Related To TxDOT Projects
Feb23

Commissioners Court Approves Two Items Related To TxDOT Projects

Hopkins County Commissioners Court moved a bridge project two steps forward Monday, by approving an advance funding agreement draft and to perform authorized equivalent match projects in return for a waiver of a local match fund requirement. Michael Pickens also addressed the Commissioners Court regarding statements from the Governor regarding the sustainability of solar and wind power as energy sources. TxDOT Bridge Projects The...

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County Road 1180 Bridge Project Moved Up On TxDOT List For Repairs
Dec22

County Road 1180 Bridge Project Moved Up On TxDOT List For Repairs

City of Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County Discuss Potential Partnership To Meet Work Credit Match For Project The desperately needed County Road 1180 bridge project has been moved up on Texas Department of Transportation’s project list for repairs years ahead of schedule. The bridge in question crosses Birch Creek. The bridge is in just bad condition that when there is any appreciable rain, the eight families who live on the other...

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Commissioners Court Agrees To Tax Incentive For Dike Solar Farm, EMP Credits For TxDOT Bridge Projects
Sep22

Commissioners Court Agrees To Tax Incentive For Dike Solar Farm, EMP Credits For TxDOT Bridge Projects

Increases To Jail & HCFD Budgets, Longevity Pay, OSSF Fees Also Approved Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday approved several items during a special session, including a tax incentive for a Dike solar farm, equivalent match credits for bridge projects and increases to jail and fire department budgets, longevity pay for county employees and OSSF fees. 381 Agreement Hopkins Energy LLC project boundary as originally proposed to...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Feb. 22, 2021 Agenda
Feb21

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Feb. 22, 2021 Agenda

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TIME: 9:00 A.M.DATE: Monday, February 22, 2021PLACE: In The Commissioners’ Courtroom On The First Floor Of The Hopkins County Courthouse Located At 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX.I. InvocationII. Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag A. AMERICAN FLAGB. TEXAS FLAG: “Honor The Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance To Thee, Texas, One State Under God, One And Indivisible.” The Following Items Will Be Considered By...

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EMP Credits, Off-System Bridge And Chapter 381 ED Programs On Commissioners Court Agenda
Sep20

EMP Credits, Off-System Bridge And Chapter 381 ED Programs On Commissioners Court Agenda

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will hold a special court session Monday morning, Sept. 21, to consider items related to equivalent match projects, certain permits, a Chapter 381 agreement, longevity pay schedule and a grant contract. The commissioners will be asked to consider approving a resolution to perform authorized equivalent match projects, known as EMPs, and to receive excess EMP credit from Rains County and Hunt County...

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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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Sulphur Springs Collaborating On Communications Grant Application
Oct08

Sulphur Springs Collaborating On Communications Grant Application

City Affirms Support of Ark-Tex, East Texas COGS’ Application For US EDA Build Back Better Challenge Grant Funding Sulphur Springs City Council this week approved two resolutions authorizing city staff to collaborate with other agencies in the county and across Northeast Texas in applying for regional grant funding during Tuesday evening’s meeting. AFG Communications Grant Resolution No. 1236 allows the city to join...

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Commissioners Approve Equipment Purchases, Bridge Replace Program Agreement
Jul30

Commissioners Approve Equipment Purchases, Bridge Replace Program Agreement

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Steps to attain equipment for road maintenance and fund bridge repairs were among the actions take by Hopkins County Commissioners Court this week. Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley will be getting Kubota Tractor with side boom mower, a Ford F250 Ford pickup and Mobank wood chipper to help workers keep county roads in Precinct 3 brush cut, and ditches cleared and brush cut back. The equipment will...

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SSISD Budget Shaping Up, But Still A Work In Progress
Jul20

SSISD Budget Shaping Up, But Still A Work In Progress

Oh, the difference a couple of weeks can make. Sulphur Springs Independent School District administrators at their regular July meeting presented to trustees a budget that showed a $136,000 shortfall. However, with additional information and nearly two weeks of adjustments, officials reported the most recent draft of the budget projects the district finishing the 2019-20202 fiscal year at least $24,000 ahead. And, that likely will be...

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