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Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum presents 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Mar24

Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum presents 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Sherriff Tatum hosted his eighth annual Easter Egg Hunt. There was face painting, contest giveaways, cake walks, egg hunts and much more! There was a bunch of families out enjoying the nice weather and all the fun activities. Trustees worked behind the scenes, cooking hot dogs, hamburgers, and Oil Field sausage, as well as helping to set out eggs for the different age groups. The sheriff’s office hosted a giveaway for kids from...

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5 Booked Into County Jail On Violation Of Probation Warrants And 1 On  A Parole Warrant
Jul29

5 Booked Into County Jail On Violation Of Probation Warrants And 1 On A Parole Warrant

At leave five people were booked into Hopkins County jail July 25-28, 2022, on violation of probation warrants and a Longview man on a parole warrant, according to jail and arrest reports. Violation Of Probation – Simulated Controlled Substance Charge Evan Clay Chapin (HCSO jail photo) Evan Clay Chapin was booked into Hopkins County jail Wednesday, July 27, 2022, on a warrant for violation of probation which he was on for an...

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Hopkins County Officers Track 2 Murder Suspects To Missouri
Jun15

Hopkins County Officers Track 2 Murder Suspects To Missouri

Hopkins County officers tracked two murder suspects to Missouri, where they were reported to have been apprehended and were in custody Wednesday at 8:35 p.m., according to Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum. Sheriff’s deputies found an abandoned vehicle when checking out a report of someone’s personal items being located on a county road north of Sulphur Springs Monday evening. The vehicle came back as being from the...

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Sheriff Offers Measures To Help Better Prepare Rural Schools For Threats To Campus, Lives
Jun14

Sheriff Offers Measures To Help Better Prepare Rural Schools For Threats To Campus, Lives

Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum, like most of the country, has had the safety of local school children and staff since the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. Friday, he told Hopkins County Commissioners Court he’d come up with two measures to help better prepare rural schools to respond to any threats, should they arise, on their campuses until law enforcement can arrive to assist. Hopkins...

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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 Agree To Abandon Portion Of CR 4746, Set County Clean Up Days, Approve 2 Plat Requests
Mar14

Commissioners Agree To Abandon Portion Of CR 4746, Set County Clean Up Days, Approve 2 Plat Requests

Hopkins County Commissioners Court agreed to abandon a portion of County Road 4746, set the date and time for county clean up days and approved two plat requests during the regular court session Monday morning, March 14, 2022.’ Hopkins County Commissioners Court CR 4746 Road Closure, Abandonment Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Price explained that the section of County Road 4746 that a property owner has petition to have closed and...

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Commissioners Court Approves 1% COLA For County Retirees, MOUs, SART Resolution
Dec27

Commissioners Court Approves 1% COLA For County Retirees, MOUs, SART Resolution

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved funding for two groups of people, retirees and a rail district. A line item transfer, MOUs with Sulphur Springs ISD and approving a resolution designating a Sexual Assault Response Team were also approved by during Monday’s Commissioners Court session. Hopkins County Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook asked the Commissioners Court to consider approving a cost of living adjustment for people who...

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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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Redistricting Required For Hopkins County Due To Population Growth Reflected In 2020 Census
Nov07

Redistricting Required For Hopkins County Due To Population Growth Reflected In 2020 Census

Changes Proposed By ATCOG Would Mostly Impact Precincts 1 and 2 in Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning will be asked to consider approving a number of items, including a redistricting proposal which would impact Precincts 1 and 2 in Sulphur Springs, and amended and restated 381 agreements with Hopkins Energy LLC and a road maintenance agreement with Stampede Solar Project LLC. The 9 a.m. meeting agenda...

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