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Chamber Connection: Save The Date For The April 9 Chamber Golf Tournament
Jan27

Chamber Connection: Save The Date For The April 9 Chamber Golf Tournament

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! Just a quick reminder … I wanted to let you all know that after five wonderful years here at the Chamber, I will be resigning my position in the...

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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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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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GSC Enterprises Inc. Presents Donations To Six Local, Regional Charities
Jan18

GSC Enterprises Inc. Presents Donations To Six Local, Regional Charities

GSC Enterprises, Inc., recently presented six local and regional charities contributions collected from its annual GSC Charity Golf Tournament.  Although the golf tournament was unable to be played this year, GSC vendor partners supported the event and all charities were fully funded.  “GSC thanks to its vendor partners for the strong support of the annual charity event during this challenging year,” GSC representatives...

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Applications For Chamber Of Commerce President/CEO Position Now Available Online
Jan13

Applications For Chamber Of Commerce President/CEO Position Now Available Online

By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce I wanted to let you all know that after five wonderful years here at the Chamber, I will be resigning my position in the middle of April. These five years have been some of my favorite in all of my career. I have met amazing people and learned more than I ever imagined I would. I want, very much, to be helpful in this transition. It is already time for that transition...

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Cumby ISD Master Planning, Possible Bond Election To Be Discussed At Jan. 30 Meeting
Jan12

Cumby ISD Master Planning, Possible Bond Election To Be Discussed At Jan. 30 Meeting

Cumby ISD Board of Trustees are again considering calling a bond election to fund improvements at the school. Cumby ISD voters were asked during the Nov. 5, 2019 election to consider approving a school bond. In the early ballots, 60 percent of voters were in favor of the bond for school improvements and 40 percent voted against it. However, once Election Day totals were in, the bond was defeated by only 10 votes. Trustees and...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Jan. 5, 2021
Jan06

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Jan. 5, 2021

Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the following monthly manager’s report on Jan. 5, 2021: COVID-19 RESPONSE The number of active cases in Hopkins County decreased 11% since our last meeting with a total of 150 active cases as of January 04, 2021. The state has tested a total of 7,197 people at the Hopkins County testing site since this whole thing began. We have had 2,095 cumulative recoveries and 70...

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2nd Round of Economic Impact Payments Already Being Distributed
Dec30

2nd Round of Economic Impact Payments Already Being Distributed

Some US residents will begin 2021 with money in the bank. The Internal Revenue Service Tuesday night reported a second round of Economic Impact Payments are already going out to taxpayers across the country. Authorized by the newly enacted Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the second round of payments or “EIP 2,” is generally $600 for singles and...

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While Unemployment Rates Rose In November 2020, Hopkins County Still Had The  Lowest Jobless Rate In The Area
Dec29

While Unemployment Rates Rose In November 2020, Hopkins County Still Had The Lowest Jobless Rate In The Area

While unemployment rates rose in November 2020, Hopkins County still had the lowest jobless rate in the 9-county Northeast Texas Workforce Development Area last month, according to the civilian labor force estimates released this month by TWC, produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, and posted on the Texas Labor Market Information website,. Hopkins County’s unemployment rate rose...

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Hospital District Board of Directors Approved A Tax Abatement for D6 Inc., Cardiac Monitors For EMS
Dec18

Hospital District Board of Directors Approved A Tax Abatement for D6 Inc., Cardiac Monitors For EMS

Construction Bids For New EMS Station/HCHD Headquarters Accepted Through Jan. 8 Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors approved a tax abatement and agreed to an extension on another, approved two budgeted capital purchases, and discussed construction of new EMS station/HCHD headquarters during the Dec. 17 board meeting, and swore in one board member. Tax Abatements At the recommendation of Sulphur Springs – Hopkins...

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