Grand Jury Signs 51 Indictments During September Session
Sep09

Grand Jury Signs 51 Indictments During September Session

The Hopkins County Grand Jury signed at least 51 indictments during the Sept. 5 court session. At least 30 people were named in the charges, including 10 people accused of more than one offense. Charges ranged from criminal negligence, sexual assault of a child, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault of a public servant and attempting to take a weapon from an officer to fraud, forgery, money laundering, burglary, theft, bail...

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Meal A Day Menu for Sept. 9-13, 2019
Sep08

Meal A Day Menu for Sept. 9-13, 2019

Monday – Chicken cacciatore, on a bed of rice, squash casserole and roll. Tuesday – Beef patties with roast gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and roll. Wednesday – Beef lasagna, English peas and garlic sticks. Thursday – Cheddar bacon chicken sandwiches, lettuce, tomatoes and chips. Friday – Rope sausage, Black-eyed peas, green tomato relish and corn bread. ...

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Sulphur Springs ISD To Hold Hearing On Targeted Improvement Plans For 3 Primary Campuses
Sep07

Sulphur Springs ISD To Hold Hearing On Targeted Improvement Plans For 3 Primary Campuses

Security, HR, Campus Updates To Be Presented During Sept. 9 School Board Meeting A public hearing regarding targeted improvement plans for three primary campuses will be conducted during Monday evening’s regular meeting of Sulphur Springs Independent Shcool District Board of Trustees. The public hearing is required due to Bowie, Lamar and Travis Primary campuses’ state ratings, and will be conducted by Assistant...

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County Budget Includes Cost Of Living Increase For County Employees
Sep07

County Budget Includes Cost Of Living Increase For County Employees

Fire department shift officers to receive small bump in pay to get scale closer to that of starting deputies Hopkins County Courthouse Hopkins County Commissioners Court is expected to approve the county budget and tax rates as proposed. The proposed tax rate will remain the same for the third consecutive year, and the budget will be very similar to last year’s thanks to conservative planning, according to Hopkins County Judge...

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Sept. 9 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Budget, Tax Rate, Records Preservation
Sep07

Sept. 9 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Budget, Tax Rate, Records Preservation

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday will be asked to consider a number of financial matters at Monday’s regular court session. After a public hearing for the proposed 2020 budget, the commissioners court will be asked to consider approving both the the county tax rate and budget for 2020. No change is proposed in the tax rate, and the budget is reported to be very similar to that of the...

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Go Ahead Given For New Business Building On Gilmer Street, Plus An 8-Unit Building And 6 Quadplexes
Sep06

Go Ahead Given For New Business Building On Gilmer Street, Plus An 8-Unit Building And 6 Quadplexes

If you’ve driven down Gilmer Street at the Oak Avenue split this spring and summer, you most likely wondered what was planned for the property where the old house was removed. That is tabbed to become Stone Leaf Stone Leaf Addition Sulphur Springs City Council this week agreed to a request from GNZ Land Holdings, LLC, to combine several lots totaling 4.916 acres of property, just off Gilmer Street, into two lots. This will...

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Ordinance Change Would Prohibit Scooters, Roller Blades On City Sidewalks
Sep06

Ordinance Change Would Prohibit Scooters, Roller Blades On City Sidewalks

Sulphur Springs City Council will be asked at an upcoming meeting to approve on second reading an ordinance prohibiting most wheeled devices from being driven, rolled and ridden on sidewalks in “commercially zoned areas.” Ordinance No. 2760, as proposed would amend Chapter 25, Article VI of the city code, changing the title to “Bicycles, scooters and other wheeled conveyances.” The code would include...

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Nearly Half Of All Child Car Seats Are Used Incorrectly
Sep06

Nearly Half Of All Child Car Seats Are Used Incorrectly

TxDOT Offers Education on Proper Use of Child Safety Seats TxDOT logo AUSTIN – Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, and the TxDOT is issuing a call to action to parents and caregivers to ensure they are using and installing child car seats correctly. While most people believe their children are properly buckled up, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration points out that 46 percent of all car seats...

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County Records For Sept. 6, 2019
Sep06

County Records For Sept. 6, 2019

Land Transactions W. Pat Bryant to Joe Ardis; tract in the Mary Ann Bowin surveyDavid M. Owens and Emma L. Owens to S&R Constructions LLC; tract in the JS Bowen surveyKaren Thurman Partin to Karol Ann Delong and Thomas Richard Kelty, trustees for The Partin Irrevocable TrustMike Odell, independently and as indpendent executor for the Jimmy De Odell Estate, to Tam Bui; tract in the James Webb surveyVanderbilt Mortgage And Finance...

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Proposed Ordinance Would Limit Curbside Parking At Intersections in City Limits
Sep06

Proposed Ordinance Would Limit Curbside Parking At Intersections in City Limits

A new ordinance proposed this week by city officials would amend city policies regarding curbside parking. Ordinance No. 2759 would amend Chapter 25 of the Code of Ordinances to include Section 25-82.1, prohibiting curbside parking within 25 feet of any intersection inside the city limits. City Attorney Jim McLeroy explained that this was an ordinance city officials had received a request for. City staff explored the idea of...

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