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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Sept. 27, 2021, Regular Meeting Agenda
Sep26
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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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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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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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TWC: Program Offers Free Child Care To Assist Parents Employed In Service Industry
Sep22

TWC: Program Offers Free Child Care To Assist Parents Employed In Service Industry

Subsidized Child Care Program Expanded With Emphasis On Industries Hit Hardest By Pandemic AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission is providing extra help to the service industry, which was hit hard by the pandemic, by providing 12 months of free child care to low-income parents who are employed in the service industry. TWC has an existing child care subsidy program designed to assist low-wage workers in paying for the cost...

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Budget, Tax Rate, Utility Fees Receive Unanimous Approval From Sulphur Springs City Council
Sep22

Budget, Tax Rate, Utility Fees Receive Unanimous Approval From Sulphur Springs City Council

Ordinance Setting Master Fee Schedule Passes On 4-2 Vote Sulphur Springs City Council made short work of Tuesday evening’s special meeting, unanimously approving ordinances setting the budget, tax rate and utility fees for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and one authorizing updated service credits. Ordinance No. 2783 establishing a master fee schedule passed on a 4-2 vote. Although public hearings were held for each, no members of the...

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Chamber Connection – September 22, 2021: Jay Hodge Chevrolet is Hosting Their First Business Before Hours Networking Event
Sep22

Chamber Connection – September 22, 2021: Jay Hodge Chevrolet is Hosting Their First Business Before Hours Networking Event

By Butch Burney Jay Hodge Chevrolet is hosting the first Business Before Hours networking event from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. Join us for coffee, juice and donuts as you connect with other businessmen and women.  Jay Hodge Chevrolet is located on Wildcat Way. This is the first networking event of the fall, and will be followed by a Business After Hours in October. Strong Town Seminar Neal Barker, owner of Town...

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Final Public Hearings For Budget, Tax Rate, Master Fee Schedule To Be Held At 7:30 p.m. City Council Meeting
Sep21

Final Public Hearings For Budget, Tax Rate, Master Fee Schedule To Be Held At 7:30 p.m. City Council Meeting

Sulphur Springs residents will have one final opportunity Tuesday evening to voice any comments or concerns they may have regarding the proposed budget, reduced tax rate, service fees and schedules before the council considers making them officials. Unlike the regular meeting which was packed to include of a playground for Pacific Park and material for the College Street road improvement projec, among others, the Sulphur Springs City...

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COVID Booster Shots Are Now Available
Sep21

COVID Booster Shots Are Now Available

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Business News – September 21, 2021 CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Do You Need a COVID test, but are unable to get in to see your provider for testing or an...

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Hopkins County Unemployment Rate Dips During August 2021
Sep20

Hopkins County Unemployment Rate Dips During August 2021

Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar Counties Jobless Rates Remain Below State Average The unemployment rate in Hopkins County dipped slightly during August 2021, and Franklin County continued ahead of Hopkins County for the second consecutive month in a row with the lowest unemployment rate in the Northeast Texas/Texarkana Workforce Development Area, according to the Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Labor Market Index data released...

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