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Brinker VFD To Receive Funding Cut For Violating The Contract With The County
Jan25

Brinker VFD To Receive Funding Cut For Violating The Contract With The County

Brinker Volunteer Fire Department will receive a half-month allowance cut, effective at the next payment cycle, for violating the contract with the county, Hopkins County Commissioners Court determined during the regular meeting Monday, Jan. 25. Brinker VFD patch Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley noted that Brinker VFD violated section 16 of the contract by self-dispatching themselves to a call for service. This requirement is...

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Hopkins County Continued To Have Lowest Unemployment Rate In Area In December
Jan23

Hopkins County Continued To Have Lowest Unemployment Rate In Area In December

Hopkins County continued to have the lowest unemployment rate in the area, 1.8 percent lower than the state average and 1.6 lower than the average for the Northeast Texas workforce area, according to the Texas Labor Market Information and Texas Workforce Commission. While the unemployment rate fell from 5.8 in November 2020 to back to the 5.3 percent of October 2020, the December 2020 unemployment rate was still nearly twice the 2.8...

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Planning & Zoning Commission Approves Final Subdivision Plat Request, 2 Three-Story Apartments Planned
Jan22

Planning & Zoning Commission Approves Final Subdivision Plat Request, 2 Three-Story Apartments Planned

The Sulphur Springs Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a request from BGE, Inc. of Fort Worth, to combine two lots in Z. Jewell Subdivision, located northwest of the League and Bell Street intersection into one plat 5.488 acres plat for pair of three-story apartments. The Zoning Board of Adjustments also gave approval this week to Sergio Mendez’s request for a variance to setback requirements to construct a...

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Jan. 21 COVID-19 Update: 2 Fatalities, 9 New Cases, 50 Recoveries
Jan21

Jan. 21 COVID-19 Update: 2 Fatalities, 9 New Cases, 50 Recoveries

While Texas Department of State Health Services Jan. 21 COVID-19 dashboards show two additional Hopkins County COVID-19 fatalities and nine new COVID-19 cases, the state also reported 50 Hopkins County corona virus recoveries and a significant decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations across the region. Jan. 21 COVID-19 Case Counts DSHS’s Texas Case Counts dashboard shows a total of 1,314 Hopkins County residents have received...

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City Council Approves Materials Bids For Saputo Sewer Main Grant Project
Jan21

City Council Approves Materials Bids For Saputo Sewer Main Grant Project

Sulphur Springs City Council during a 13 minute meeting, conducted via Zoom and streamed on YouTube, approved materials bids for Saputo sewer main expansion grant project and selected a group to provide grant administrative services to work with the city in preparing a grant application to be submitted in the spring seeking a community development fund grant. Sulphur Springs City Council Jan. 21, 2021 special meeting, conducted via...

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Swatsell, Johnson, Christian Receive RSVP Presidential Award
Jan20

Swatsell, Johnson, Christian Receive RSVP Presidential Award

Polly Swatsell, Pamela Johnson and Linda Christian received the Retired Senior Volunteer Program “Presidential Award.” To qualify for this prestigious award, individuals have to volunteer 4,000 hours of their time. Polly Swatsell volunteered for Meal A Day for many years driving the Como/Pickton Meal A Day meal delivery route. She can be found volunteering her time and talents all over Hopkins County, including with the Hopkins...

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23 SSHS Students Advancing To Virtual State BPA Contest
Jan20

23 SSHS Students Advancing To Virtual State BPA Contest

Twenty-eight members of the Sulphur Springs High School Business Professionals of America competed virtually in the Regional BPA Competition on January 16, at the high school, with 23 advancing to the virtual State BPA Competition to be conducted March 3-6. Six students placed as state alternates and one team placed fifth. Every student who competed placed in their event, according to Jenny Arledge, SSHS Director of College &...

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Alliance Bank To Make Substantial Organizational Changes
Jan20

Alliance Bank To Make Substantial Organizational Changes

Sulphur Springs, Texas – January 19, 2021 – Alliance Bank plans to make substantial organizational changes, according to an announcement made on behalf of the Board of Directors-Alliance Bank/Alliance BancShares, Inc. Alliance Bank Tom Sellers is to assume the role of Chairman of the Board and remain Chief Executive Officer for Alliance Bank/Alliance BancShares, Inc. James Law will assume the role of President of Alliance...

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Annual Chamber Golf Tournament Planned For April 9
Jan20

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament Planned For April 9

By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce We’ve been busy here at the Chamber to start the 2021 year! I have a Save the Date for you! Please save the date for our annual Chamber Golf Tournament on Friday, April 9. Let’s hope for beautiful weather and so much fun! Ribbon Cuttings Rythmic Productions Music Studio hosted a ribbon cutting Rythmic Productions Music Studio Rythmic Productions Music Studio hosted a...

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CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Will Be Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Starting Jan. 19
Jan19

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Will Be Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Starting Jan. 19

ALL COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Will Be Conducted On The CHRISTUS Website CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic around 1 p.m. Jan. 19 received 700 doses of COVID-19 vaccine allocated to Sulphur Springs, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs CEO Paul Harvey said during a 2 p.m. Zoom press conference. Holly Ragan, Paul Harvey People meeting 1A and 1B criteria –that is healthcare workers and first responders, people age 65 and...

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