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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 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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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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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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City, County Fire Departments, EMS Partnering To Apply For Regional Communications Grant
Sep16

City, County Fire Departments, EMS Partnering To Apply For Regional Communications Grant

An interlocal agreement approved this week by Hopkins County Commissioners Court signaled the start of a partnership among city and county firefighters and the local EMS service, formed to go after a regional communications grant. Hopkins County Fire Marshal Andy Endsley said while the interlocal agreement is between the City of Sulphur Springs Fire Department, Hopkins County Fire Department and Hopkins County EMS, the regional...

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A Lunch & Learn With Slaton, Hall, Part of 87th Legislature’s Town Hall Visits
Sep16

A Lunch & Learn With Slaton, Hall, Part of 87th Legislature’s Town Hall Visits

Approximately 50 persons took advantage of the opportunity over lunch Wednesday to hear an update directly from State Rep. Bryan Slaton and State Senator Bob Hall regarding the recent 87th Texas Legislature sessions, during a Lunch and Learn meeting. The town hall meeting on Sept. 15, 2021 was sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, with Atmos Energy and Oncor as contributing sponsors, at Sulphur Springs Country Club....

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381 Agreement For JB Weld, Repositioning Of Culvert, DMV Optional Fees, Grant Documents
Sep16

381 Agreement For JB Weld, Repositioning Of Culvert, DMV Optional Fees, Grant Documents

A Chapter 381 Economic Development Program agreement for JBW Holdings LLC, repositioning of a culvert, DMV optional fees, and routine grant documents were among the items Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved during the regular court session this week. JB Weld Agreement JB Weld After a lengthy negotiation process, Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday unanimously approved a 381 Economic Development Program Agreement with JB...

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