City, County Officials To Discuss Executive Order, 4th Of July Celebration Next Week
Jun26

City, County Officials To Discuss Executive Order, 4th Of July Celebration Next Week

No decision has been made yet regarding the 4th of July celebration scheduled to be hosted downtown on Independence Day. City and county officials are slated to meet together at the first part of next week to discuss the local impact of Executive Order GA-28, with decisions to be made afterward. Some groups and entities announced additional cancelations and postponement of events and activities Friday, following Governor...

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Governor Abbott Outlined Plans To Reopen Texas
Apr27

Governor Abbott Outlined Plans To Reopen Texas

Governor Greg Abbott outlined plans to reopen Texas during his press conference Monday afternoon. The stay at home safe order in place will be allowed to expire at the end of the month. He outlined a plan to begin opening businesses starting May 1. Governor Gregg Abbot during a televised press conference Monday, April 27. Abbott said the stay at home safe order had done it’s place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. He announced...

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County Judge Has Updated The Disaster Declaration To Match Governor’s Orders
Apr20

County Judge Has Updated The Disaster Declaration To Match Governor’s Orders

The county judge has updated the disaster declaration to match the Governor’s April 17 orders regarding COVID-19 measures. This marks the second time that the judge has amended the local local public health emergency disaster declaration. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said the order won’t mean many changes for Hopkins County, aside from those awaiting certain medical procedures. “The elective surgeries opening...

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Cumby City Council Did Not Adopt Proposed Ordinance Regarding Executive Order Violations
Apr15

Cumby City Council Did Not Adopt Proposed Ordinance Regarding Executive Order Violations

Cumby City Council Tuesday night after discussion opted not to adopt the proposed “Ordinance 2020-04-01 authorizing law enforcement officer to perform traffic stops for any violation of executive order(s) issued by the Governor of the State of Texas declaring a state of disaster,” such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The ordinance, as proposed, would have given city the police department the authority to enforce the rules and...

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COVID-19 Update: Disaster Declaration Extended, Governor’s ‘Stay At Home, Stay Safe’ Order Clarified
Apr01

COVID-19 Update: Disaster Declaration Extended, Governor’s ‘Stay At Home, Stay Safe’ Order Clarified

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom today extended the disaster declaration for Hopkins County to match the Executive Order issued by Governor Greg Abbott due to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Hopkins County Emergency Management Team during their COVID-19 update clarified the order stay at home and stay safe order, which is different than a shelter at home order. Judge Robert Newsom While the Governor’s Executive Order goes into effect at...

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Governor Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Self-Quarantine For Some Air Travelers
Mar27

Governor Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Self-Quarantine For Some Air Travelers

Anyone flying into Texas for a visit or return home from the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey or Connecticut area) or New Orleans should prepare for a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Texas Governor Greg Abbott Thursday, March 26, issued an Executive Order mandating a 14-day self-quarantine for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey or...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 8 New Positive Cases Reported June 30
Jun30

Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 8 New Positive Cases Reported June 30

Newsom: CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Still Has Room In COVID-19 Unit The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, reported they’d received notification of 8 new positive COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County. That makes a total of 59 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in MidMarch, including 41 Hopkins County residents who have recovered. That leaves 18 active cases of...

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Hopkins County 4th Of July Celebration Cancelled
Jun29

Hopkins County 4th Of July Celebration Cancelled

The Hopkins County 4th of July celebration planned to be held downtown Sulphur Springs this weekend has officially been cancelled. City and county officials meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday to discuss the impact Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28 will have locally, particularly the Hopkins County 4th of July celebration. Just before 11 a.m. Monday, June 29, city officials reported that Sulphur Springs Mayor Johns Sellers, after...

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Should Officials Continue With 4th Of July Celebration?
Jun28

Should Officials Continue With 4th Of July Celebration?

As Governor Abbott’s latest executive order effectively bans outdoor gatherings of 100 or more, the order also allows for local officials to make decisions on events planned for their communites. KSST News would like to know what you think of the event scheduled for Saturday July 4th, by voting in our poll. What do you think local officals should decide on July 4th Celebration? Cancel It: Don't take any risks. (48%) Go ahead...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Report June 26: One New Positive Case, 11 Additional Recoveries
Jun26

Hopkins County COVID-19 Report June 26: One New Positive Case, 11 Additional Recoveries

The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team on Friday evening, June 26 reported 1 new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County and several new recoveries. This makes a total of 52 positive cases since the pandemic began in MidMarch, and a total of 41 patients confirmed to have recovered from coronavirus. That leaves 11 active cases. Judge Robert Newsom reported the Governor’s order issued today placed responsibility...

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