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Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom visited with members of the Texas State Legislature this week
Jan23

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom visited with members of the Texas State Legislature this week

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom visited with members of the Texas State Legislature this week. One topic high on his list is transportation and the need for funds to improve county roads and bridges as well as I-30.

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New HCSO Trucks, Election Judges, Updated County Calendar Approved
Aug25

New HCSO Trucks, Election Judges, Updated County Calendar Approved

New trucks for the sheriff’s office, an updated county holiday calendar, appointment of election judges and alternates, two agreements with governmental entities and the county-maintained road mileage inventory were among the items discussed and approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Court during their regular meeting earlier this week. New HCSO Trucks Hopkins County sought bids for two 2021 model or newer half-ton pickup...

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Hopkins County Bar Association, Judges Observe Law Day 2021
May01

Hopkins County Bar Association, Judges Observe Law Day 2021

Hopkins County Bar Association hosted a small gathering of members, judges and community members at the courthouse Friday in celebration of Law Day 2021. While Law Day is actually May 1, it falls on Saturday this year, so HCBA hosted a recognition event Friday, joined by the county and county-court-at-law judges, in proclaiming Saturday, May 1, 2021 as Law Day 2021. Hopkins County Bar Assocation President Bryan White, of Roper and...

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Part-Time Employee Approved To Assist Judge’s Office With Extra Duties Due to COVID, Indigent Defense
Nov09

Part-Time Employee Approved To Assist Judge’s Office With Extra Duties Due to COVID, Indigent Defense

A part-time employee was approved to assist the 8th Judicial District Judge’s office with extra duties due to COVID-19 and indigent defense. Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved the request to be allowed to employee additional staff and a budget amendment to cover the cost. Hopkins County Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook presented the request on behalf of 8th Judicial District Eddie Northcutt, who was unable to attend because he...

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Newsom: Hopkins County Now Has 20 Active Cases Of COVID-19 and 6 recoveries
May27

Newsom: Hopkins County Now Has 20 Active Cases Of COVID-19 and 6 recoveries

3 New Cases Confirmed May 29 Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom at 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, announced three additional cases of COVID-19 for Hopkins County. That brings the total since midMarch to 26 total cases. Newsom noted that some state reports were showing Hopkins County to have 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, May 28. However, the county at that time had only been notified by Texas Department of Emergency Management of...

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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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Hopkins County Court-at-Law Judge Appointed to Mental Health Task Force
Oct04

Hopkins County Court-at-Law Judge Appointed to Mental Health Task Force

Hon. Clay Harrison Clay Harrison, who took office on January 1, 2019, as the Hopkins County Court-at-Law Judge, was recently appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve on a task force created by Senate Bill 362 to address emergency mental health issues across the state. The order appointing Judge Harrison was signed on October 1, 2019, by the nine justices of the state’s highest court. “Our county works hard in these tough...

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Newsom Speaks at PJC Class
Oct02

Newsom Speaks at PJC Class

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom, right, spoke to Instructor Kelly Payne’s Texas Government class at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center Tuesday. He gave the students a first hand account of how the state’s government works.

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Newsom, Other County Officials From Across Texas ‘Focus On the Future’ At  2019 TAC Conference
Sep05

Newsom, Other County Officials From Across Texas ‘Focus On the Future’ At 2019 TAC Conference

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom was among more than 700 county officials, county staff and legislators from across the state attending the Sept. 4-6 for the Texas Association of Counties 2019 Legislative Conference in Austin. The three-day event was a chance to discuss new legislation that affects counties and local taxpayers following the 86th legislative session. “As a result of the last...

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Roberts Named Citizen of the Year at 93rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet; A Number of Awards Presented at “Love Makes the World Go Round” Event
Feb15

Roberts Named Citizen of the Year at 93rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet; A Number of Awards Presented at “Love Makes the World Go Round” Event

Craig Roberts was named Citizen of the Year at the 93rd Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet. “Love Makes the World Go Round” was the theme for the Valentine’s Day event at the Civic Center. The annual event honors local citizens and Chamber of Commerce members who contribute to the quality of life in the county. A number of awards and recognitions were presented. Craig Roberts named Citizen...

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