Main Street Uncorked To Benefit CARE Center
Oct18

Main Street Uncorked To Benefit CARE Center

Main Street Uncorked, scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, will feature wine from nearly a dozen Texas wineries, available for tastings for a fee. There will be entertainment and a prize drawing. Funds will be raised to help support a new C.A.R.E. Center. The Community Ability Recreation Energy Center, a facility which will be dedicated to providing innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships, to serve...

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NETBIO October Sale Report
Oct17

NETBIO October Sale Report

Producers sold 3,924 head of pre-conditioned cattle at the October Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) sale held Wednesday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission.A total of 164 NETBIO producer/members brought pre-conditioned cattle to the sale. The cattle were purchased by 31 buyers at an average of $774.86 per head. “The market was good and the sale went very well,” said David Fowler, NETBIO board member and...

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NETBIO Adds a December Sale
Oct17

NETBIO Adds a December Sale

NETBIO adds a December sale Due to the increased demand, the Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) has added a December 2019 pre-conditioned calf and yearling sale to its schedule.Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission is now taking consignments for this additional sale, which will be held on Wednesday, December 11. Only one day after the sale was announced this week, producers had already consigned 1,060 head to the...

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Chamber Connection – Oct. 17, 2019
Oct17

Chamber Connection – Oct. 17, 2019

Lezley Brown By Lezley Brown, president/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce The 50th Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest will be held at Buford Park on Saturday, Oct. 26th. Stew service will begin at 10:45 a.m., and quart sales begin at 11:30 a.m. Stew tickets are already on sale at all local banks and at the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are All-You-Can-Eat Stew for $6 each. T-shirts will also be available for $15 each. I have some...

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EDC, WorkForce Commission Hosting Oct. 15 Conference
Oct10

EDC, WorkForce Commission Hosting Oct. 15 Conference

Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation and Texas Workforce Commission are partnering to offer “Building our Future Workforce” Tuesday, Oct. 15. Registration for the event is $15, which includes lunch. The event is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue through 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at Sulphur Springs Country Club. The agenda includes presentations by TWC staff, round-table and open discussions. Topics...

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Chamber Connection – Oct. 10, 2019
Oct10

Chamber Connection – Oct. 10, 2019

Lezley Brown By Lezley Brown, president and CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce The 50th Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest will be held at Buford Park on Saturday, Oct. 26. Stew service will begin at 10:45 a.m., and quart sales begin at 11:30 a.m. Stew tickets are already on sale at all local banks and at the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are for all-you-can-eat of Stew for $6 each. T-shirts will also be available for $15 each....

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Update: Diesel Spill In Miller Grove Reportedly Larger Than Originally Estimated
Oct04

Update: Diesel Spill In Miller Grove Reportedly Larger Than Originally Estimated

Some Aquatic Animals Found Dead, Officials Report State authorities reported Friday afternoon more diesel was spilled in the Miller Grove area near Turkey Creek Thursday evening than originally estimated, and some aquatic life has been affected. Friday morning, the 6-inch pipeline rupture was estimated to have pumped about 8,000 barrels of petroleum into Turkey Creek Thursday. However, shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, the State of Texas...

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Hopkins County Agencies Mobilize For Huge Diesel Spill In Miller Grove
Oct04

Hopkins County Agencies Mobilize For Huge Diesel Spill In Miller Grove

Hopkins County Courthouse Hopkins County agencies, including Fire, Precinct 1, and several state agencies were busy Thursday evening trying to contain a huge diesel spill in the Miller Grove area. The following is a press release from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. Hopkins County- At approximately 1844 hours on October 3, 2019, the Hopkins County Fire Department was dispatched in the area of County Road 1130 in Miller Grove...

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Chamber Connection for Oct. 3, 2019
Oct03

Chamber Connection for Oct. 3, 2019

By Lezley Brown, CEO/president, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce The deadline for entry into the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest is Friday, October 4th at 5 p.m. All cooks signed up for the 50th Annual Stew Cook-off will need to pick up their stew goody bags on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce (110 Main Street). Cooks will receive their grocery reimbursement from the Chamber, their...

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County Closes Out Fiscal Year 2018-2019 With Budget Amendments, Adjustments
Oct01

County Closes Out Fiscal Year 2018-2019 With Budget Amendments, Adjustments

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning approved a few budget amendments and transfers so that the books on fiscal year 2018-19 can be closed. The year ended on Sept. 30. Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook asked the court to approve an amendment for an increase in the fire department budget of $54,284, obtained as a loan from City National Bank for personal protective gear for Hopkins County Fire...

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