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Hospital District Board To Consider Setting FY 2021-22 Tax Rate, Budget On Sept. 28
Sep25

Hospital District Board To Consider Setting FY 2021-22 Tax Rate, Budget On Sept. 28

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors have called a special meeting Sept. 28 to consider reducing the tax rate and setting a fiscal year 2021-22 budget. According to posted notice, the board will be asked to consider lowering the tax rate from 25-cents to 22-cents for the coming year. In accordance with the modifications the 86th Legislature made to the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated, the...

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Sixth Hopkins County COVID Fatality Reported For September
Sep25

Sixth Hopkins County COVID Fatality Reported For September

COVID-19 recoveries have continued to outpace new cases reported for Hopkins County for the 10th consecutive day. While that means the rate of spread is slowing among county residents, it doesn’t mean the virus has been eradicated in Hopkins County, nor does it mean it’s any less deadly. In fact, not only were are there still 343 active COVID cases on Friday, but the sixth Hopkins County COVID fatality was reported for...

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I-30 Traffic Stop Results In Discovery Of Pipe And Methamphetamine, Arrest
Sep24

I-30 Traffic Stop Results In Discovery Of Pipe And Methamphetamine, Arrest

An Interstate 30 traffic stop by deputies Thursday afternoon resulted in discovery of a pipe and methamphetamine, and one felony arrest. A Quinlan woman was also booked into Hopkins County jail Wednesday on a controlled substance warrant, according to arrest reports. I-30 Traffic Stop Laura Kay Rogers Kirtley Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Lavender noticed a Dodge pickup enter the entrance ramp to Interstate 30...

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Wildcats Football Team in Ennis Today For Friday Gameday, Plus First Ever Wildcats Cross Country Invitational Tomorrow
Sep24

Wildcats Football Team in Ennis Today For Friday Gameday, Plus First Ever Wildcats Cross Country Invitational Tomorrow

It will be something of a bye weekend for Sulphur Springs sports. Normally, Fridays and Saturday bring Wildcats football, Lady Cats volleyball, and Wildcats and Lady Cats cross country, but on the Sept. 24 edition of Friday gameday the volleyball team will be enjoying one of their two byes in district play today. So with that, today, Friday Sept. 24 brings Wildcats football and tomorrow brings the first ever Wildcat Invitational for...

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Author, Civil Engineer Describes What, In His Observations, It Takes To Make “Strong Towns”
Sep24

Author, Civil Engineer Describes What, In His Observations, It Takes To Make “Strong Towns”

Author Charles “Chuck” Marohn Jr., a civil engineer, Thursday evening described what, in his observations as a professional engineer and a land use planner for decades, it takes to make “Strong Towns.” Charles Marohn Jr., author of “Strong Towns” Some of the basic principals Chuck Marohn discussed have already been implemented or discussed for Sulphur Springs. The ordinance passed allowing accessory...

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Raising Funds for Terrific Tuesdays; September Mini-Walks and The Walk to Remember October 7 on Celebration Plaza
Sep24

Raising Funds for Terrific Tuesdays; September Mini-Walks and The Walk to Remember October 7 on Celebration Plaza

The 2021 ‘Walk to Remember’ benefiting Terrific Tuesdays will take place on beautiful Celebration Plaza on Thursday October 7, at 10:30 a.m. According to organizer Tammy Reardon, “everyone is welcome to come out and walk on the inviting walking paths in front of the courthouse in downtown Sulphur Springs! It’s always a fun event and you’ll meet many people there whom you know, and who also share a love...

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HCUW 2021-22 Campaign Report Meeting Dates, Goal, Allocations Announced
Sep23

HCUW 2021-22 Campaign Report Meeting Dates, Goal, Allocations Announced

Hopkins County United Way at the annual workers kickoff luncheon provided information regarding this year’s $150,000 goal and allocations, as well as dates for the upcoming HCUW 2021-22 campaign workers report meetings. Donation packets were distributed for campaign workers to begin delivering to local businesses to request donations to the 2021-22 campaign. HCUW will host a luncheon next week for the lead donors to the 2020-21...

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HCUW Campaign Workers Kick-Off 2021-22 Campaign With Luncheon
Sep23

HCUW Campaign Workers Kick-Off 2021-22 Campaign With Luncheon

Hopkins County United Way campaign workers gathered for lunch Wednesday afternoon at Southwest Dairy Center to kick off the 2021-22 campaign to raise $150,000 for 18 local agencies. Board President Mike Horne opened the program with a prayer, asking for a blessing for the safety and health all who have volunteered to hand out packets and collect donations for the campaign, and those in the businesses they visit. “Thank you for...

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AG: 99-Year Sentence Assessed In Hunt County Human Trafficking Case
Sep23

AG: 99-Year Sentence Assessed In Hunt County Human Trafficking Case

News Release -Sept. 23, 2021 Hunt County Couple Accused Of Abuse, Neglect, Making Adopted Children Work In Puppy Mill AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Barbara Barrett of Greenville has been found guilty of Continuous Trafficking of a Child in Hunt County and received a sentence of 99 years in jail. Barrett and her husband, Jeffery Barrett, are accused of abusing and neglecting their adopted children while forcing...

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A&M-Commerce Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Program Earns Accreditation
Sep23

A&M-Commerce Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Program Earns Accreditation

Texas A&M University-Commerce News Release – Sept. 23, 2021 COMMERCE, Texas —The Department of Engineering and Technology at Texas A&M University-Commerce recently announced that its Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is newly accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)is a...

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