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Tira Volunteer Fire Department Upgrade Engine 14 for Service
Sep20

Tira Volunteer Fire Department Upgrade Engine 14 for Service

Wednesday morning Hopkins County Fire Station 20 crew assisted the Tira Volunteer Fire Department place new hose received from the Texas Forest Service Helping Hands Program on Engine 14. Engine 14, purchased by the Tira City Council for the TVFD, is the newest addition to the Tira Fire Department and has been in service for two months. John Earl Martin is Chief of the Tira  Department. 

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Blaze Destroys Sulphur Bluff Community Center And Fire Station
Apr01

Blaze Destroys Sulphur Bluff Community Center And Fire Station

A late afternoon blaze Thursday destroyed Sulphur Bluff Community Center and Fire Station. No one was injured, but most of Sulphur Bluff Volunteer Fire Department’s apparatus was inside the building, including the newest tanker. The cause of the blaze had yet to be determined Thursday night. Sulphur Springs and Franklin County Fire Marshals are assisting the Hopkins County Fire Marshal with the investigation into the blaze....

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Tira Community Center Reopening For Gatherings
Mar11

Tira Community Center Reopening For Gatherings

By JAN VAUGHN, Tira News correspondent The Tira City Council met on Sunday, March 7, 2021 and voted to reopen the Tira Community Center for gatherings. Due to the continued need to keep people as safe as possible, the fee has been raised to $100 to help cover the expenses, including cleaning and disinfecting the building after each use. To reserve the Community Center call Janie Lewis at 903-945-2395. Allen Joslin, Tira Mayor, led the...

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Macy Sworn In As New Chief Of Tira VFD
Oct09

Macy Sworn In As New Chief Of Tira VFD

By Jan Vaughn Tony Macy was sworn in as the new chief of the Tira Volunteer Fire Department in a special meeting of the Tira City Council on October 4, 2020. Tira Mayor Allen Joslin and our new Tira Volunteer Fire Chief Tony Macy I need to make a correction about the Tira Community Christmas Party. It is scheduled for the second Saturday in December, not the first Saturday, as previously reported. We are hopeful that conditions will...

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Tira News: Annette Loper Shares Inspiring Story Of Compassion and Generosity
Sep24

Tira News: Annette Loper Shares Inspiring Story Of Compassion and Generosity

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of Randall Wright. He passed away on Sept. 18 and a memorial visitation is being held on Friday, Sept. 25 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home from 12 to 2 p.m. Please be in prayer for his mother, Janie (Shaw) Lewis, and all of his family. Tira sign At the quarterly Tira City Council meeting, the group discussed routine business – Community Center upkeep, Tira Food Pantry,...

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Tira News – June 25, 2020
Jun25

Tira News – June 25, 2020

By Jan Vaughn John Martin has retired from his position as the Tira Volunteer Fire Department Chief. We want to express our appreciation for his years of service to our community. John Martin (Tira VFD Photo) Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir met Dustin and Everly Weir at Juan Pablo’s on Friday, June 12. Dustin and Everly spent Friday night with them, and then Dustin and Robert went to the gun show at the Civic Center the next day....

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Tira News – April 9, 2020
Apr09

Tira News – April 9, 2020

By Jan Vaughn Tira resident Judy Moore, director of Hopkins County Community Chest, and her son, Gene, lost their house to fire on Tuesday, April 7. Their neighbor, Janie Lewis, reported that firefighters from Tira, North Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff, Dike, Klondike, Hopkins County, and Delta County fire departments came to fight the destructive fire. She adds that a lot of other people stopped by to help and shared that the Salvation Army...

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Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze
Apr08

Tira Residence Destroyed By Blaze

Donations Accepted Thursday At Community Chest For Residents A Tira residence was destroyed by a blaze Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Emergency dispatchers were first contacted at 3:35 p.m. April 7; the caller reported the FM 1536 home was reported to be fully engulfed flames. Hopkins County, Tira, North Hopkins, Dike and Sulphur Bluff firefighters were dispatched. Hopkins County EMS and Hopkins...

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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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Jan. 27 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Emergency Management Appointments, Fire Agreements
Jan26

Jan. 27 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Emergency Management Appointments, Fire Agreements

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked during their regular 9 a.m. meeting Monday, Jan. 27, to consider at least two items each for the cities of Como, Cumby and Tira, as well as four requests from Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc., a plat and matters related to two roads. Hopkins County Commissioners Court The court members will be asked to consider an emergency management coordinator and a fire investigation agreement each...

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