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County Seeking Legal Help In For Costs Of Repairing County Roads Damaged By 2019 Pipeline Fuel Spill Cleanup
Dec21

County Seeking Legal Help In For Costs Of Repairing County Roads Damaged By 2019 Pipeline Fuel Spill Cleanup

Hopkins County is seeking legal for costs of repairing county roads damaged by the 2019 pipeline fuel spill cleanup in Turkey Creek. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning considered a retainer agreement with Allison, Bass & Magee LLP to assist with legal action in attempts to get Delek Logistics to pay for damages reportedly caused by heavy trucks using county roads in Precincts 1 and 4 while responding to the Oct. 3,...

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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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Update: Diesel Spill In Miller Grove Reportedly Larger Than Originally Estimated
Oct04

Update: Diesel Spill In Miller Grove Reportedly Larger Than Originally Estimated

Some Aquatic Animals Found Dead, Officials Report State authorities reported Friday afternoon more diesel was spilled in the Miller Grove area near Turkey Creek Thursday evening than originally estimated, and some aquatic life has been affected. Friday morning, the 6-inch pipeline rupture was estimated to have pumped about 8,000 barrels of petroleum into Turkey Creek Thursday. However, shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, the State of Texas...

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Hopkins County Agencies Mobilize For Huge Diesel Spill In Miller Grove
Oct04

Hopkins County Agencies Mobilize For Huge Diesel Spill In Miller Grove

Hopkins County Courthouse Hopkins County agencies, including Fire, Precinct 1, and several state agencies were busy Thursday evening trying to contain a huge diesel spill in the Miller Grove area. The following is a press release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Hopkins County- At approximately 1844 hours on October 3, 2019, the Hopkins County Fire Department was dispatched in the area of County Road 1130 in Miller Grove...

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Creation Of Hopkins County Homeland Security Department, CID Trucks Approved
Sep16

Creation Of Hopkins County Homeland Security Department, CID Trucks Approved

Sheriff’s Investigators Are Getting New Trucks; Chip Seal Bid Rejected Hopkins County now has a homeland security department, effective Monday, when the Commissioners Court approved reorganization of divisions within the county fire department. Hopkins County Commissioners Court also approved a couple of new CID trucks for the sheriff’s office and considered a bid for chip seal. Homeland Security Office Hopkins County Fire...

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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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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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