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VFDs In Hopkins County Benefit From Community Fundraiser, CARES Act
Oct01

VFDs In Hopkins County Benefit From Community Fundraiser, CARES Act

Thursday was a big day for the volunteer fire departments in Hopkins County. All VFDs in Hopkins County benefitted from a community fundraiser and CARES Act funding. Jason Tully started a program to help raise funds for the county’s 11 VFDs who are even lower on funding than usual since many weren’t able to hold their usual fundraisers this year. Tully encouraged the community to make donations either at his insurance business...

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Commissioners Approve Agreements With 5 VFDs, FEMA Hazardous Mitigation Grant Project Documents
Dec10

Commissioners Approve Agreements With 5 VFDs, FEMA Hazardous Mitigation Grant Project Documents

Fire protection agreements for five of the county’s volunteer fire departments, resolutions and agreements regarding FEMA Hazardous Mitigation Projects, a resolution in support of the Second Amendment and Article 1 Section 23 of Texas Constitution, and a budget amendment for Precinct 2 receive approval of Hopkins County Commissioners Court at their regular meeting Monday. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Fire Protection...

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Merger Of North Hopkins, South Sulphur VFDs Receives Approval Of Commissioners
Aug13

Merger Of North Hopkins, South Sulphur VFDs Receives Approval Of Commissioners

North Hopkins VFD Chief Bobby Harris and South Sulphur VFD Chief Jim Rich shake hands in agreement over the combining of the two departments, approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2019. A handshake between North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bobby Harris and South Sulphur VFD Chief Jim Rich marked what Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom called a “historic moment” in county...

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Commissioners Court To Consider Proposed Tax Rate, Consolidation of 2 VFDs
Aug10

Commissioners Court To Consider Proposed Tax Rate, Consolidation of 2 VFDs

Hopkins County Commissioners Court have a full morning of work ahead of them Monday with a regular meeting scheduled at 9 a.m., with a work session to immediately follow. Commissioners will be asked Aug. 12, to consider and vote on a proposed tax rate; and to set the date, time and place for two public hearing regarding the tax rate. A public hearing will also be conducted to consider a plan for the district clerk’s technology...

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County Tax Rate Reduced By 4 Cents, Balanced Budget Includes Raises, Budget Increases
Aug25

County Tax Rate Reduced By 4 Cents, Balanced Budget Includes Raises, Budget Increases

Hopkins County Commissioners Court have adopted a tax rate that is 4 cents lower and a balance budget that includes raises and increases to some budget areas. Tax Rate Reduction As proposed by County Tax Assessor/Collector Debbie Mitchell based on the formula given by the state and months worth of budget sessions the tax rate approved on Aug. 23 by the Commissioners Court is $0.584035, down from the current county tax rate of...

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Clerk’s Office Enters Into Agreement With IDS For Docket Application
Jul28

Clerk’s Office Enters Into Agreement With IDS For Docket Application

Commissioners Court Approves Interlocal And Special Road Use Agreements, Budget Amendment To Benefit VFDs Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday approved an interlocal agreement for insurance to help pay for a public defender insurance program to help with costs should the county have a capital murder case that advances to a death penalty, as well as one special road use and one docket application docket application agreement, and...

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Bill Allan Recognized For Service To Hopkins County
Dec07

Bill Allan Recognized For Service To Hopkins County

Constable II Bill Allan was recognized by Hopkins County Commissioners Court for his years of service. The court also approved a couple of donations to Precinct 4 and volunteer fire department agreements during the regular session Monday morning. Judge Robert Newsom, Precinct 2 Constable Bill Allan Allan received a plaque for 8 years of dedicated service as Constable for Precinct 2. Allan opted to retire at the end of the year instead...

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Commissioners Court Tabled Road Closure Order, Approved Agreements, Contracts
Nov24

Commissioners Court Tabled Road Closure Order, Approved Agreements, Contracts

Hopkins County Commissioners Court on Monday tabled a road closure order but approved several agreements and contracts as presented. Road Closure The court was originally scheduled to consider approving road closure order for a portion of County Road 3602 during their regular meeting Monday. However, Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley asked the court to table the motion as not all steps in the process required to close a road had...

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Canvass of Election Returns, VFD Agreements Addressed By Commissioners Court
Nov16

Canvass of Election Returns, VFD Agreements Addressed By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court had a short session Monday morning, with only two items on the agenda: canvass of election returns from the Nov. 3 General Election and consider agreements retuned signed by volunteer fire departments. Canvass Of Election Returns Hopkins County Clerk Tracy Smith, who also serves as the county’s elections official, reported the votes submitted match the unofficial results report received from...

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Endsley Appointed County Fire Marshal, Homeland Security Director
Nov09

Endsley Appointed County Fire Marshal, Homeland Security Director

Dec. 1 Is Deadline for Volunteer Fire Departments To Return Agreements To The County Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved a number of items during the regular 9 a.m. session Monday. A deadline for volunteer fire departments to return signed contracts, appointed a county fire marshal and homeland security director, an agreement with the hospital for reimbursement of the Local Health Authority Nurse’s pay and an increase in...

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