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Sabine River Authority Awards $20,000 Community Assistance Program Grant To Hopkins County
Oct24

Sabine River Authority Awards $20,000 Community Assistance Program Grant To Hopkins County

Senator Bob Hall Recognizes County For Efforts In Oct. 3 Pipeline Rupture Response, Sends Congratulations On Grant Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley and Sabine River Authority Board members Jeff Jacobs, Jeanette Sterner and Janie Walenta, and SBA staff members Troy Henry and (not pictured) Terry Wilson. Hopkins County’s quick response to a pipeline rupture, spilling diesel fuel into Turkey Creek off County Road 1130 Oct. 3...

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City of Como Receives Community Assistance Grant
Nov04

City of Como Receives Community Assistance Grant

Como, Texas –The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) was pleased to award the City of Como a Community Assistance Program Grant on November 4, as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2021 Economic Development Initiative. The $20,000 check will be used to assist the City to repair and upgrade an older water well. On hand for a Nov. 4 Community Assistance Program Grant presentation to the City of Como were (left) Beth Purcell, Representing...

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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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Hopkins County Fire Department To Benefit From SAFER, SRA Grants
Oct28

Hopkins County Fire Department To Benefit From SAFER, SRA Grants

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, during the regular court session Monday morning, formally accepted two grants to benefit the fire department. County officials were notified earlier this fall that Hopkins County Fire Department has been selected to benefit from SAFER grant and Thursday was presented with $20,000 Sabine River Authority Community Assistance Program Grant. County officials had to formally accept the grants in court...

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Clean Up Of Diesel Spill Near Miller Grove Nearing Completion
Oct11

Clean Up Of Diesel Spill Near Miller Grove Nearing Completion

Spill Location and Areas Affected Efforts to clean up diesel spilled on October 3rd in the Miller Grove area at Turkey Creek are expected to wrap up in a few days, according to Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley. A represenitave from the Environmental Protection Agency tells KSST News that virtually all of the diesel has been removed from the “dry creek”, and the surrounding area has no long lasting damage. KSST News...

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Clean Up Of Diesel Spill Near Miller Grove Ongoing
Oct07

Clean Up Of Diesel Spill Near Miller Grove Ongoing

Spill Location and Areas Affected Efforts to clean up diesel spilled Thursday evening in the Miller Grove area at Turkey Creek were ongoing Monday and expected to continue for several days, according to Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley. “A lot of the product” has been removed from the creek as of Monday. Once that’s complete, other methods of clean up will be used over the course of several days. The process is...

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New Bassmaster “Texas Fest” Elite Tourney and Expo Coming to Lake Fork in May
Feb05

New Bassmaster “Texas Fest” Elite Tourney and Expo Coming to Lake Fork in May

Michael Rogge with KiKi Bettis Does Spring make you think fishing? Michael Rogge, a well-known fishing guide and sportsman along with KiKi Bettis, Executive Director of the Wood County Industrial Commission, put the word out about an exciting new Lake Fork event when they visited the KSST studios on Tuesday February 5. In fact, the four-day Bassmaster “Texas Fest” Elite Tournament Festival is going to be for everyone of...

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Infestation of Giant Salvinia Found on Lake Fork
Nov24

Infestation of Giant Salvinia Found on Lake Fork

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has confirmed the presence of giant salvinia in Chaney Branch on Lake Fork. The infestation appears to be confined to this branch and another small cove west of the dam and occupies an estimated 3.25 acres. Judging by the distribution and age of the plants, it is apparent it has been in place for several months. As is the case for other introductions in East Texas, the plants were most likely...

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Toyota Texas Bass Classic Born of Dreams
May19

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Born of Dreams

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Born of Dreams ATHENS—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) scheduled for May 23—25 on Lake Fork is the world championship of bass fishing, but it was born of a dream to involve more youth in fishing. And that dream was based on the work of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) fisheries biologists who had a vision to make Lake Fork the best bass fishing lake it could be. Those dreams came together as a...

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Toyota Texas Bass Classic Born of Dreams
May05

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Born of Dreams

PRESS RELEASE – May 5, 2015 Media Contact: Larry Hodge, (903) 670-2255, [email protected] Toyota Texas Bass Classic Born of Dreams ATHENS—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) scheduled for May 23—25 on Lake Fork is the world championship of bass fishing, but it was born of a dream to involve more youth in fishing. And that dream was based on the work of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) fisheries biologists who...

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