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County Refunding Bonds At Higher Rate Than Anticipated, But Still Expected To Save $522,086
Jun14

County Refunding Bonds At Higher Rate Than Anticipated, But Still Expected To Save $522,086

Hopkins County will be saving $522,086 by refunding bonds which financed the construction of the county jail more than 6 years ago, County Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook reported during the regular Commissioners Court meeting Monday. Two plats and a budget amendment for CARES Act funding the county received due to COVID-19 were also on the June 14 agenda. Bond Refunding Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center (jail), 298 Rosemont St.,...

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County Commissioners Agree To Advance Refund Two Bonds To Save $879,000
Feb09

County Commissioners Agree To Advance Refund Two Bonds To Save $879,000

Hopkins County Commissioners Court authorized issuance of general obligation refunding bonds to take advantage of lower interest rates to advance refund the two bonds taken out to build the new jail facility, provided rates continue to be favorable for doing so. “It’s an opportunity to save a whole lot of money for Hopkins County,” Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said. Robert Henderson, managing director with RBC...

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New Equipment Financing, Budget Amendments Approved By Commissioners Court
Jan11

New Equipment Financing, Budget Amendments Approved By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday approved financing for a new piece of equipment for Precinct 4, budget amendments moving funds left over from two FEMA programs, a contract with Van Zandt County for jail officials to assist with improvements and an application for a grant which would pay for 1 1/2 staff salaries at the District Attorney’s Office. Hopkins County Commissioners Court New Equipment County Auditor Shannah...

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3 Hopkins County Residents Ask Commissioners Court To Reconsider Proposed County Tax Rate
Aug18

3 Hopkins County Residents Ask Commissioners Court To Reconsider Proposed County Tax Rate

Three Hopkins County residents addressed Hopkins County Commissioners Court regarding the proposed county tax rate during a public hearing held Monday morning at Hopkins County Courthouse. Proposed Tax Rate At the Aug. 10 Commissioners Court meeting, Tax Assessor/Collector Debbie Pogue Mitchell recommended the county keep the same tax rate of $0.624892, which is above the effective rate of $0.577457 but below the rollback rate of...

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Contract Approved To House Federal Inmates at Hopkins County Jail
May26

Contract Approved To House Federal Inmates at Hopkins County Jail

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning approved a temporary contract with the US Marshals Service to house federal inmates at Hopkins County jail. The contract is for 150 days and would allow up to 30 federal inmates to be housed at the county jail at a rate of $60 a day. During the contract period, a survey will be conducted to see what the actual rate would be if county is offered a full-time contract, Hopkins County...

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New Courtroom Construction Advancing; Sale of Main Street Annex to Provide for DA/County Clerk Offices Nearby
Aug08

New Courtroom Construction Advancing; Sale of Main Street Annex to Provide for DA/County Clerk Offices Nearby

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom expects the new courtroom under construction next to the county law enforcement center/jail to be completed around the first of the year. Work is now moving quickly on the facility that will house felony docket calls and felony court cases. He noted that with the sale of the county annex at 110 and 118 Main Street, now under contract, work should begin soon on a new building for the District Attorney...

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Hopkins County Receives A+ Financial Rating
May24

Hopkins County Receives A+ Financial Rating

Hopkins County last week received an A+ financial last week from the outside agency that evaluated the county’s finances, Hopkins County Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook and Judge Robert Newsom reported during Monday morning’s regular Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting. “Our financial situation in Hopkins County came out an A+ and we are so thankful,” Newsom said. “The citizens stayed with us. The...

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Court System To Begin Taking Precautions To Prevent Potential Spread Of Coronavirus
Mar13

Court System To Begin Taking Precautions To Prevent Potential Spread Of Coronavirus

Eighth Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt Friday sent out a notice to those involved in the court system in Hopkins County notifying them measures are being implemented, at the recommendation of the Office of Court Administration, as a precautions due to the spread of coronavirus across the state, country and globe. 8th Judicial District Court, Hopkins County Courthouse All non-essential proceedings are being rescheduled as...

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Subdivision Variance, Contracts With LexisNexis And Firetrol Approved
Feb10

Subdivision Variance, Contracts With LexisNexis And Firetrol Approved

A subdivision variance request, the sale and removal of a home from Precinct 1 county property, an agreement for a security access control system, a budget amendment for purchase of a tractor for the jail trustees farm, and a contract for additional research tools for judges and prosecutors were approved by Hopkins County Commissioner Court during their regular meeting Monday Hopkins County Commissioners Court Brinker Water Supply...

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Wade Bartley Seeks Commissioner Precinct #3 Re-election
Oct29

Wade Bartley Seeks Commissioner Precinct #3 Re-election

I want to say thanks to the citizens of Hopkins County and Precinct #3 for allowing me to have served these past three years as Commissioner of Pct #3. It has been and is an honor to serve with the present Commissioners Court. I look forward to serving the citizens of Hopkins County another term, and would appreciate everyones support from Pct. #3. As a court we have strived to run the county government with the taxpayer and the...

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