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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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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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Tira News For Dec. 27, 2019
Dec28

Tira News For Dec. 27, 2019

Tira community By Jan Vaughn Joyce Dodd reported that the Tira Volunteer Department delivered baskets of Christmas goodies to some of the Tira residents. She commented that she was “very proud” of them and “they all looked so nice dressed in their uniforms” as they delivered “a little token of appreciation for others.” I’m sure she speaks for all of us when she says, “Kudos, guys, from our community.” Martha Payton was one of the...

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Tira News for Nov. 25, 2019
Nov25

Tira News for Nov. 25, 2019

North Hopkins Elementary students Braylon Rhudy, Yariel Mendez, Brayden Buchanan, Jairo Torres, Cale Minick and Mason Icenhower help Principal Kodi Wright load the 873 items collected for the Tira Food Pantry into Sherry Smiddy’s vehicle. By Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, for the regular quarterly meeting and to decorate the Community Center for the holidays. The public is always welcome and...

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Tira VFD Recognized For 44 Years Of Service To Hopkins County Community
Nov25

Tira VFD Recognized For 44 Years Of Service To Hopkins County Community

Tira Volunteer Fire Department members Robert Hanson, Cooper Adams, Assistant Chief Shawn Martin and Chief John Earl Martin are recognized by (back) Hopkins County Commissioners Court and HC Fire Chief Andy Endsley. Hopkins County Commissioner Court and Fire Chief Andy Endsley Monday recognized Tira Volunteer Fire Department for 44 years of service to the community. “This is ongoing as part of the 20th year celebration of...

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Tira News For Sept. 11, 2019
Sep18

Tira News For Sept. 11, 2019

By Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council met on Thursday, September 12th at the Tira Community Center for their quarterly meeting. The group voted to cancel the council election for November 5, 2019, since Mayor Allen Joslin and council members, Joyce Dodd and Janie Lewis were unopposed. Janie Lewis gave an update on the recent repairs at the center. Joyce Dodd shared that the Tira Food Pantry is running low. The quarterly financial report...

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