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Road Materials Bids, Equipment Purchase Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court
Oct26

Road Materials Bids, Equipment Purchase Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court

Bids for road materials, continued participation in a grant program to help feed county residents, improvements to the courthouse, a new BOMAG machine for Precinct 4 and a reappointment to the county appraisal district board were among the items approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Courts Road Materials “We went out for bids for road materials and received back from all the normal vendors that send back every year,”...

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County Seeking Legal Help In For Costs Of Repairing County Roads Damaged By 2019 Pipeline Fuel Spill Cleanup
Dec21

County Seeking Legal Help In For Costs Of Repairing County Roads Damaged By 2019 Pipeline Fuel Spill Cleanup

Hopkins County is seeking legal for costs of repairing county roads damaged by the 2019 pipeline fuel spill cleanup in Turkey Creek. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning considered a retainer agreement with Allison, Bass & Magee LLP to assist with legal action in attempts to get Delek Logistics to pay for damages reportedly caused by heavy trucks using county roads in Precincts 1 and 4 while responding to the Oct. 3,...

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Paris District Road Report for the Week of November 16, 2020
Nov14

Paris District Road Report for the Week of November 16, 2020

Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the week of Nov. 16, 2020. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as...

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Commissioners Court To Consider 2 Items Related To Roads
Jun07

Commissioners Court To Consider 2 Items Related To Roads

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning during their regular meeting are expected to consider at least 2 items related to roads. One agenda items calls for the Commissioners Court to consider bids submitted for granitized road materials, then accept one or more from which to purchase the road materials. The second item calls for HCCC to consider approving an application and petition to close and abandon a portion of the...

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Recycling Old Concrete Helps Sulphur Springs Reduce Road Repair Costs
Jun01

Recycling Old Concrete Helps Sulphur Springs Reduce Road Repair Costs

Some of the slab from an old nursing home and most of the old Thermo mine silo have been earmarked for future use — in city streets. By recycling old concrete from other construction projects, the City of Sulphur Springs anticipates saving thousands of dollars in materials and other costs for street repairs, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. Concrete from the Thermo mine silo, felled in April, is being...

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Commissioners Court Approved Four Items Related To Road And Roof Repairs
Apr28

Commissioners Court Approved Four Items Related To Road And Roof Repairs

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved four items related to road and roof repairs, a request to install a water line extension and a plat request during their regular meeting Monday. Hopkins County seal Road Survey Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley reported past flooding damaged culverts at one of the creek crossings on County Road 3525. The county had enquired about FEMA funding to help replace the culverts. Funding is...

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Commissioners Declare Emergency, Designate $1 Million For Road Work
Mar09

Commissioners Declare Emergency, Designate $1 Million For Road Work

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning took steps to free up an additional $1,564,000 in funding for road improvements this summer. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Emergency designation The court first approved a resolution declaring an emergency in Hopkins County due to recent weather which impacted county roads. The Commissioners Court, cited Local Government Code §111.070(b), for allowing them to “authorize an...

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County Commissioners Approve $1 Million For County Road Repairs
Mar26

County Commissioners Approve $1 Million For County Road Repairs

Each of the four county commissioners have been allocated an additional $250,000 to put toward road work in their precincts this spring. The $1 million allocation was approved Monday, along with a resolution granting the emergency budget expenditure. The resolution allows Hopkins County Commissioners Court to amend the budget so funding can be transferred to each precinct’s road and bridges budget to meet the “grave public...

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County Disaster Declaration Could Help Fund Road Repairs
Mar20

County Disaster Declaration Could Help Fund Road Repairs

Hopkins County Commissioners Court discussed a measure which would allow additional funds to be designated for much-needed road repairs, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said Tuesday. The commissioners court, during a work session this week, discussed the possibility of declaring a county emergency based on September and October flooding, which caused significant damage to county roads. Newsom explained declaring a county emergency...

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Commissioners Receive Additional Funds for Immediate Work on Roads
Aug30

Commissioners Receive Additional Funds for Immediate Work on Roads

Monday, each Hopkins County Commissioner received an additional $50,000 for road work in their precinct when Commissioners’ Court voted to move $200,000 from two different special road and bridge funds that are held in reserve for emergency needs. The funds were moved to allow commissioners to perform much needed work and order much needed materials prior to October 1, according to County Judge Robert Newsom. Newsom and Commissioner...

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