Governor Outlines Phase 2 To Reopen Texas
May18

Governor Outlines Phase 2 To Reopen Texas

Child Care Centers, Youth Clubs and Sports, Personal Services Businesses Allowed To Reopen Immediately Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a televised press conference Monday, March 18, outlined plans Phase 2 plans to reopen Texas following closured due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Abbott outlined plans for Phase 2 to reopen Texas during a press conference Monday, May 18. “Let me be clear, COVID-19 still exists in Texas. Our...

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COVID-19 Mobile Test Collection Sites In Texas
May01

COVID-19 Mobile Test Collection Sites In Texas

COVID-19 mobile test collection was conducted free Thursday at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center as well as at Cooper Elementary School. A map of current and upcoming COVID-19 mobile, drive-thru and walk-in testing sites throughout Texas (like the one above) can be viewed at covidtest.tdem.texas.gov. Anyone who registered either online or by phone could drive up to have a sample taken by swab. Thursday at 12:30 p.m. the mobile test...

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Cooper Lake State Park      Re-Opens to the Public!
Apr20

Cooper Lake State Park Re-Opens to the Public!

Complex Supervisor Steve Killian is thrilled to open the gates for fishing and day-use park-goers as of Monday April 20, 2020. The state-mandated closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic turned out to be a brief one, thankfully. And for the two Cooper Lake parks, that downtime allowed staff to work full-time on some needed projects delayed due to excessive rainfall. The few sites around the park which had sustained damage due to flooding...

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Commissioners Court Approves Agreement With Delta County For Public Health Authority
Apr13

Commissioners Court Approves Agreement With Delta County For Public Health Authority

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, during their regular meeting Monday, approved an inter-local agreement with Delta County for a public health authority. Hopkins County Commissioners Court on March 26 held a special meeting to reappointed Dr. I. L. Balkcom IV as Hopkins County’s public health authority, a capacity Balkcom has served in for a number of years. After weeks, Delta County on April 7 received confirmation of one...

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Texas State Parks Will Be Closed To The Public Today Due to COVID-19
Apr07

Texas State Parks Will Be Closed To The Public Today Due to COVID-19

At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations and will announce when a definite reopening date has been determined. Texas...

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How To Pay Bills, Tickets While City of Sulphur Springs Offices Are Closed To Public
Mar20

How To Pay Bills, Tickets While City of Sulphur Springs Offices Are Closed To Public

Sulphur Springs Public Library Offers Curbside Checkout All City of Sulphur Springs facilities were closed to the public as of Friday, March 20, a precautionary measure to protect the community and city staff as more people are being diagnosed across the state, country and world with COVID-19. Sulphur Springs City government will continue to operate, with all operations at the core of city government still functioning. There will...

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Republican Candidates For District 2 Texas House Of Representatives Participate In Hopkins County Forum
Feb19

Republican Candidates For District 2 Texas House Of Representatives Participate In Hopkins County Forum

All three Republican candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 2 weighed in Monday on a number of current issues, including Second Amendment rights, agriculture, illegal immigration, abortion, property taxes and appraisals, and campaign finance. The three candidates participated in Hopkins County Republican Party’s Presidents’ Day Forum and fundraiser, for which more than 400 tickets were reportedly sold. The...

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UPD Released Identity of 2 Deceased In Feb. 3 Shooting At Texas A&M University-Commerce
Feb04

UPD Released Identity of 2 Deceased In Feb. 3 Shooting At Texas A&M University-Commerce

‘Shooting appears to be a targeted, isolated event,’ University Police said Texas A&M-Commerce University Police Department at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 released a statement identifying the two found deceased at Pride Rock residential hall. One of the deceased was identified as 19-year-old Deja Matts of Garland, a freshman at A&M-Commerce who was pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, according to UPD....

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2-1-1 Texas is Vital Part of Emergency Preparedness
Oct01

2-1-1 Texas is Vital Part of Emergency Preparedness

Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Hopkins County Kristi Springfield, with Jessica Pope, Lead Community Specialist for local 2-1-1 Call Center September was National Emergency Preparedness Month, and during all four Fridays, local speakers shared information with KSST listeners as to Hopkins County’s level of preparedness. On Friday September 6, Hopkins County Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Endsley, who is also Hopkins...

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Public Hearing Slated Tuesday For County Tax Rate
Sep01

Public Hearing Slated Tuesday For County Tax Rate

Commissioners Court Plans Executive Session, To Receive Annual Inspection from SSFD, Sulphur River Resolution Hopkins County Commissioners Court Hopkins County Commissioners Court will hold a special Tuesday meeting for public comment on the proposed tax rate. The first public hearing for the tax rate, held during the regular Aug. 26 court session, passed with no public comment. County Tax Assessor/Collector Debbie Pogue Mitchell...

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