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$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage
Oct06

$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, in a special session Tuesday afternoon, committed the just over $7 million in ARP (American Rescue Plan) funding which has been allocated to the county toward 6 purposes: to assist NETEX, a communications tower, road equipment, salary replacement, a trustee facility and retainage. The Court also approved a security proposal and budget amendments for insurance proceeds received. American Rescue Plan...

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Portion Of County’s ARP Funding Earmarked for Trustee Housing Facility
Jul27

Portion Of County’s ARP Funding Earmarked for Trustee Housing Facility

County Eyes Hazardous Mitigation Assistance Grant For Community Safe Room Hopkins County officials are considering building two structures near the sheriff’s office, a trustee housing facility and a community safe room. Trustee Housing Hopkins County officials plan to use a portion of the $7-plus million the county has been awarded in American Rescue Program funding to construct a trustee housing facility. The facility would...

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Financial Help For Funeral Expenses For COVID-19-Related Deaths Available In April
Mar24

Financial Help For Funeral Expenses For COVID-19-Related Deaths Available In April

In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 fordeaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by thepandemic. The policy was finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistanceprogram nationwide. Eligibility To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance, the policy states: The...

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FEMA Ends Lost Wages Assistance Program, State Unemployment Benefits To Continue
Sep09

FEMA Ends Lost Wages Assistance Program, State Unemployment Benefits To Continue

Last Week Of Funding Was Week Ending On Sept. 5 TWC logo AUSTIN – On Sept. 9, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency informed the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), that the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, which provided an additional $300 a week to qualified unemployment claimants, ends with the benefit week ending Sept. 5, 2020. Because the funds provided by FEMA were limited, TWC cannot extend payments beyond that date....

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Plans For Jail Trusty Facility Taking Shape But Still In Design, Development Stage
Dec15

Plans For Jail Trusty Facility Taking Shape But Still In Design, Development Stage

Plans for the 48-bed jail trusty facility are beginning to take shape, but are still in the design and development phase, according to DRG Architects LLC Principal Architect Wayne Gondeck. DRG is the company that designed the current Hopkins County jail facility/sheriff’s office. Wayne Gondeck, DRG Architects LLC President and Principal Architect, discusses with county officials plans for the new trusty housing facility to be...

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Budget Amended To Cover Increased Costs Of Feeding Inmates At Hopkins County Jail
Sep28

Budget Amended To Cover Increased Costs Of Feeding Inmates At Hopkins County Jail

Housing Agreement With Rockwall County, Architect For New ‘Trustee Housing Facility’ Approved Too Several jail-related items were approved this week. The jail budget required amending to balance additional food costs not factored into the 2020-21 budget. An interlocal cooperation agreement with Rockwall County and an architect to construct the new Hopkins County Jail ‘Trustee Housing Facility’ too received...

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Commissioners Court Considers 2 Building Projects, Gutter Repairs, Roof Renovations
Aug25

Commissioners Court Considers 2 Building Projects, Gutter Repairs, Roof Renovations

Hopkins County Commissioners Court had a full agenda during their regular meeting this week, including discussion requests for qualifications for engineering and architectural services for two building projects, roof repairs, gutter and downspout replacements and a replat request. Courthouse Roof Repairs Hopkins County Courthouse The county sought bids to remove and replace existing cooper gutters and downspouts on Hopkins County...

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Senator Hall Gives Update On How Priorities, Bills Fared During 87th Legislative Session
Jun11

Senator Hall Gives Update On How Priorities, Bills Fared During 87th Legislative Session

Texas Senator Bob Hall Thursday evening in a town hall meeting at Hopkins County Courthouse gave n update on his involvement in the 87th Legislative session, including not only his office’s process regarding bills, the committees he serves on and priorities he took with him to the Regular Session, but how those bills and priorities fared. Hall then took questions from the audience of approximately 50 people in attendance in the...

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County Historical Commission Appointments, Contracts Approved By Commissioners Court
May11

County Historical Commission Appointments, Contracts Approved By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday approved a dozen Hopkins County Historical Commission appointments, a services contractor for storm repair work to county facilities and a space use agreement with the American National Red Cross; they also heard from from a Dike resident opposed to and a Dike property owner in support of the planned Hopkins County Solar farm in the area. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Historical...

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SSISD Board Approves Laptop Lease, Head Start COLA, School Naming Policy
Apr14

SSISD Board Approves Laptop Lease, Head Start COLA, School Naming Policy

A lease agreement for laptops, Head Start COLA (cost of living adjustment) for Head Start and a school naming policy were among the items Sulphur Springs ISD trustees approved during their regular board meeting Monday night. The school board, minus two members who were at the high school watching the honor society induction ceremonies their students participated in, made short work of the regular agenda in less than an hour. Head...

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