Aug. 6 COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 55 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County
Aug06

Aug. 6 COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 55 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County

For the fifth consecutive day, Hopkins County Emergency Management officials reports new COVID-19 cases. Thursday, Aug. 6 marked the second day in a row in which 6 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported for Hopkins County. That’s 38 new cases and 37 recoveries reported so far this week, including 1 new case on Sunday, 12 on Monday, 13 Tuesday, and 6 each on Wednesday and Thursday, Hopkins County Emergency Management officials...

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Wood County Sheriff’s Office Report – July 29-August 4, 2020
Aug06

Wood County Sheriff’s Office Report – July 29-August 4, 2020

Wood County Sheriff’s Office provided the following activity report for July 29-August 4, 2020: Suspicious Activity: 12Alarm: 5Burglary: 3Theft: 3Criminal Trespass: 11Assault: 1Disturbances/Disputes: 12Shots Fired: 1Criminal Mischief: 1Reckless Driver: 5Terroristic Threat: 1Welfare Check: 9Arrest/Warrant Services: 13Livestock at Large: 10Harassment: 1Damaged Property: 0Fraud: 3Motorist Assist: 4Animal Complaint: 5 Inquest: 0 Missing...

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Hopkins County Testing Update: 1,799 Tested – 1,583 Negative, 185 Positive, 32 Pending
Aug06

Hopkins County Testing Update: 1,799 Tested – 1,583 Negative, 185 Positive, 32 Pending

Nearly 1,800 COVID-19 tests have been conducted on Hopkins County residents over the last 144 days, with 184 test results coming back positive and 1,583 negative for novel coronavirus 2019, according to Aug. 6 testing update provided by Hopkins County Hospital District COO/Hopkins County EMS Director Brent Smith. Hopkins County COVID-19 screenings and positive cases Overall, that’s 49 additional Hopkins County residents testing...

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Membership News of Hopkins County Genealogical Society
Aug06

Membership News of Hopkins County Genealogical Society

Dear Members, The Texas State Genealogical Society has a virtual conference this coming Friday and Saturday, August 7-8,  with outstanding speakers. And if you cannot attend those dates, access to the recordings & handouts will be available until November 15, 2020 to watch on any device at any time or place. There are 8 speakers (one of these is Ari Wilkins who is an HCGS favorite & spoke to our society last year) with 8 great...

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Carter BloodCare Blood Drives Scheduled In Sulphur Springs
Aug06

Carter BloodCare Blood Drives Scheduled In Sulphur Springs

Two blood drives have been announced this week for Carter BloodCare, and at least three additional blood drives are scheduled later this month in Hopkins County to help bolster supplies during “the most prolonged period of a critical shortage in recent history.” Summer, according to CBC, is typically a challenging time for blood supplies. Social distancing, canceled company and school blood drives, and other rapidly...

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Johanna Hicks Enjoying a ‘Rewarding’ Year as Agent
Aug06

Johanna Hicks Enjoying a ‘Rewarding’ Year as Agent

In Communications and Written Media, our own Johanna Hicks of the Hopkins County Agri-Life Extension Service recently received recognition, and shared some of the details with KSST News. “Yes!  I was awarded as the 2020 Extension Educator of the Year for the state.  I also received the Communications Written News award on my column published in January 2020 called, “It’s not Gone – Just Renamed.”  The column focused on what was...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – August 2020
Aug05

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – August 2020

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the monthly manager’s report: COVID-19 RESPONSE Not much has changed since the last meeting in terms of our response; however, we are seeing an increase in the numbers of new COVID cases. GRAYS BUILDING The Capital Construction Division is preparing the pad site for the Grays building. We have hired a construction manager. You will...

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Aug. 5 COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 7 Recoveries For Hopkins County
Aug05

Aug. 5 COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 7 Recoveries For Hopkins County

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom announced 6 new positive COVID-19 cases and seven recoveries for Hopkins County at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. That’s 32 new cases and 37 recoveries reported so far this week, including 1 new case on Sunday, 12 on Monday and 13 Tuesday. Hopkins County Emergency Management officials reported 30 recoveries on Monday and 7 today. positive COVID-19 result That brings the overall cumulative total to 184...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Approves 380 Agreement Policy Change Providing Infill Housing Incentives
Aug05

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves 380 Agreement Policy Change Providing Infill Housing Incentives

Sulphur Springs Municipal Building Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday evening approved an a zoning amendment and an incentive agreement which the city manager anticipates will help with street and infrastructure maintenance and costs, and provide homes on under-developed or under-utilized areas of town. The city has for a while had trouble maintaining street, only able to afford repairs at half the rate of decay. A street...

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North Hopkins ISD’s New Athletic Director Announced
Aug05

North Hopkins ISD’s New Athletic Director Announced

Superintendent Darin Jolly today announced the selection of Kelley Clark as North Hopkins ISD’s new athletic director. “He is replacing the legendary Coach Jeff Bell, who he assisted for the past three years in the boys basketball program at North Hopkins ISD. Coach Bell resigned in July to be closer to family in the Weatherford area and will be coaching Basketball in Graford ISD. Coach Clark is a positive, focused, and...

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