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Oct. 5 Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 17 Recoveries
Oct05

Oct. 5 Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 17 Recoveries

While the number of COVID-19 cases increased over the weekend, so did the number of recoveries, according to the Oct. Hopkins County COVID-19 update from Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials. While no new COVID-19 deaths were announced Oct. 5, one of the 13 deaths previously reported was identified as a nursing home resident, according to Texas Health and Human Services’ Oct. 5 nursing home report....

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7 Sentenced In District Court Thursday, May 28
May29

7 Sentenced In District Court Thursday, May 28

Seven individuals were sentenced in district court hearings conducted Thursday afternoon, May 28, via Zoom video conferencing due to required COVID-19 measures in place. District Judge Eddie Northcutt was located in the 8th Judicial District Courtroom, the defendants at Hopkins County jail, defense attorneys at either the county jail or courtroom, and Assistant District Attorney Matt Harris and Court Reporter Jana Rushing at other...

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4 Sentenced On Felony Charges In District Court
May01

4 Sentenced On Felony Charges In District Court

In Zoom streamed court hearings, 4 were sentenced on felony charges Thursday afternoon in the 8th Judicial District Court. Three men were assessed jail time and a woman’s probation was modified, as a result of plea agreements. For each, the judge was located in the district court building on Rosemont Street, which is now open with COVID-19 measures in place for visitors to view proceedings in accordance with guidelines...

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Commissioners Court Approved Amended Disaster Declaration Reopening More Local Businesses Today
Apr28

Commissioners Court Approved Amended Disaster Declaration Reopening More Local Businesses Today

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved amended disaster declaration, which will help reopen more of Texas economy starting at noon today (April 28), ahead of the May 1 date issued by the Governor on Monday. The county declaration adopts all measures of GA-18, the Executive Order issued by Governor Greg Abbott April 27, and refers businesses to the Texans Helping Texans guide book compiled by the state regarding Phase I reopening...

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Standing Order For Civil Litigation In JP Courts Extended To June 1
Apr02

Standing Order For Civil Litigation In JP Courts Extended To June 1

The Supreme Court of Texas has issued a new order in regards to civil litigations in Justice Courts in Texas. Therefore, Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace BJ Teer and Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings have amended the standing order for the Hopkins County Justice Courts. The April 1 order amends the first emergency order to delay all service and statute-of-limitations deadlines in civil cases from March 13 until June 1. The...

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All Non-Essential Court Proceedings Scheduled Before May 1 In JP Courts To Be Reset
Mar16

All Non-Essential Court Proceedings Scheduled Before May 1 In JP Courts To Be Reset

Hopkins County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace BJ Teer and Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings on Monday issued a temporary standing order (see below) impacting litigation in their courts. All non-essential court proceedings scheduled before May 1 in the justice of the peace courts will be reset for after that date to protect the community and limit potential exposure to COVID-19 The district and municipal courts also were...

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COVID-19 Update: Courts, Jail Procedures Impacted As Preventive Measures
Mar14

COVID-19 Update: Courts, Jail Procedures Impacted As Preventive Measures

All Local School Districts Cancel Classes Next Week; No Confirmed Coronavirus Reported In Hopkins County Local government entities continue to make preparations to prevent potential spread of the coronavirus. As of noon Saturday, no cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Hopkins County. While 51 cases of COVID-19 had been reported throughout the state Saturday, the nearest confirmed cases to Hopkins County, according to Texas...

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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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What To Expect In Local City and County Facilities Following GA-34
Mar10

What To Expect In Local City and County Facilities Following GA-34

Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement last week of GA-34, which retracts most of the other Governor’s Order enacted related to COVID-19 over the last several months, goes into effect today (Wednesday, March 10). Businesses that choose to do so will be allowed to reopen with no capacity limits, and most public face mask requirements are also lifted — although business owners are allowed to request people wear masks if...

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Even During A Pandemic, Extension Agents Find Ways To Assist, Educate, Connect With Texans
Aug30

Even During A Pandemic, Extension Agents Find Ways To Assist, Educate, Connect With Texans

Hopkins County Extension Agents have found ways to continue to assist, educate and connect with Texas, even during a pandemic. While face-to-face events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, Extension Agents Dr. Mario Villarino and Johanna Hicks and Assistant Agent Jessica Taylor have risen to the challenge of continuing to offer educational programs and continue 4-H programming. Hopkins County Assistant Extension Agent Jessica Taylor,...

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