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Special Court, Plat, Fire Department Donations, Easement, Bridge Improvements Discussed
Jul12

Special Court, Plat, Fire Department Donations, Easement, Bridge Improvements Discussed

A special court, final plat, fire department donations, road easement and bridge improvements were discussed and approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning. Easement Jason Lacomfora asked the county to grant an easement for property located on Airline Drive, located just west of Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. He noted that he’d first contacted city staff about obtaining the easement. He said he was advised...

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New Local Health Authority Takes Office, Reorganization Of Fire Department Announced
Apr11

New Local Health Authority Takes Office, Reorganization Of Fire Department Announced

A new Local Health Authority took office, reorganization of the county fire department and a shared grant with the city for equipment were announced, consolidated voting for May 24 election and an asset disposal was approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning. Local Health Authority The Commissioners Court at their last meeting recognized Dr. IL Balkcom IV for his 25 years of service to Hopkins County as the Local...

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Hopkins County Seeking Funding For 2 Ventilation Fans For Fire Department
Feb16

Hopkins County Seeking Funding For 2 Ventilation Fans For Fire Department

Hopkins County Commissioners Court this week gave the go-ahead to the fire marshal to apply for funding for two ventilation fans for the county fire department, renaming of a SH 11 west spur and taking it on a county road, accepted fire protection agreements from volunteer fire departments submitting them by the Feb. 3 deadline, and consolidated voting centers for May elections. Hopkins County Commissioners Court session, Feb. 14,...

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Volunteer Fire Departments Receive Funding For Truck Tires
Nov10

Volunteer Fire Departments Receive Funding For Truck Tires

Funds From Scrap Metal Deposited At Precinct Barns Benefits County’s 11 VFDs The 11 county volunteer fire departments received funding for tires for their apparatus this week from Hopkins County Commissioners. Each department received $2,000 to apply toward tire purchases at the county rate from an area vendor, thanks to scrap metal turned in by each commissioners. The county commissioners previously agreed to further help the...

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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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Atmos Energy Donated Multi-Gas Detector To Hopkins County Fire Department
Feb08

Atmos Energy Donated Multi-Gas Detector To Hopkins County Fire Department

Atmos Energy donated a multi-gas detector to Hopkins County Fire Department to help keep them and the company’s crews work safer when dispatched to an incident involving any type of gas leak. “We received this a few months back, but due to COVID, we were not able to do an official presentation. Atmos has really stepped up this past year. We’ve actually had some training done at the fire department in cooperation of...

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Endsley Appointed County Fire Marshal, Homeland Security Director
Nov09

Endsley Appointed County Fire Marshal, Homeland Security Director

Dec. 1 Is Deadline for Volunteer Fire Departments To Return Agreements To The County Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved a number of items during the regular 9 a.m. session Monday. A deadline for volunteer fire departments to return signed contracts, appointed a county fire marshal and homeland security director, an agreement with the hospital for reimbursement of the Local Health Authority Nurse’s pay and an increase in...

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FM 1567 Home Destroyed By Fire
Nov03

FM 1567 Home Destroyed By Fire

A FM 1567 home was destroyed by fire Monday night, Nov. 2. The resident, a 73-year-old male, was transported by Hopkins County EMS to the hospital, where he was treated for minor burns, according to fire reports. Miller Grove, Hopkins County, Cumby, Arbala and Lone Oak firefighters, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies and EMS responded at 5:54 p.m. Nov. 2 to a what a passerby reported as a structure fire on FM 1567 west....

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Equipment Lease, Fireworks Contract Approved by Commissioners Court
Jun22

Equipment Lease, Fireworks Contract Approved by Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court considered a number of items during their regular meeting Monday morning, June 22. The Commissioners Court approved a lease agreement for a backhoe, reappointment of officers and reorganization of some duties at the fire department and related budgetary amendments, security agreements for four county facilities, agreement for fireworks on the 4th of July, and inter-local agreements with 2 neighboring...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Approves Fire Investigation And Protection Agreements
Jan30

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Approves Fire Investigation And Protection Agreements

Emergency Management Coordinator Approved For 3 Cities Hopkins County Commissioners Court during their regular meeting this week approved at least five items related to emergency management, fire and safety. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Appointment, Agreements With Cities The court officially appointed Hopkins County emergency management coordinator to serve as not just the emergency management coordinator for all unincorporated...

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