Commissioners Court To Canvass Nov. 5 Votes At Special Friday Meeting
Nov14

Commissioners Court To Canvass Nov. 5 Votes At Special Friday Meeting

Miller Grove VFD Recognized, Houston-Rosemont Street Building Bid Selected At Previous Court Session Hopkins County Commissioners Court and Fire Chief Andy Endsley present a framed proclamation recognizing Miller Grove VFD to Ray Sparks, MGVFD captain/treasurer. Hopkins County Commissioners Court have scheduled a special session Friday morning primarily to canvass the votes from the Nov. 5, Constitutional Amendment Election. The...

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Chamber Connection – Nov. 14, 2019
Nov14

Chamber Connection – Nov. 14, 2019

By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce I’m excited to let you know that we have begun work on the 2020 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory. We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls, and even hometown heroes who are interested in learning more about our local businesses. They include historical information as well all things to the see and do in...

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SSISD Receives Superior Financial Rating
Nov13

SSISD Receives Superior Financial Rating

Proposal Selected For 8 HVAC Replacement Units Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees heard a number of reports from school personnel and students and were asked to consider a few items, including bids for half a dozen HVAC systems. SSISD Business Manager Sherry McGraw at the Nov. 11 meeting cnoducted a public meeting regarding the district’s 2019 Financial Accountability Rating. McGraw explained that the...

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Economic Outlook Conference 2019 To Be Held At Civic Center Dec. 4
Nov08

Economic Outlook Conference 2019 To Be Held At Civic Center Dec. 4

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce and Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation present Economic Outlook Conference 2019 at from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Hopkins County Civic Center. The keynote speaker will be Christopher Slijk, assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. As a member of the Research Department’s regional group, Slijk’s work focuses on economic growth in Texas and the...

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Scrap Tire Agreement, Park Drilling Ordinance Among Matters Address By Sulphur Springs City Council
Nov06

Scrap Tire Agreement, Park Drilling Ordinance Among Matters Address By Sulphur Springs City Council

Sulphur Springs City Hall, 201 North Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas An ordinance amendment which will increase the city’s chances of obtaining a grant was given approved, on first reading, by Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night. Also approve by the council Tuesday night were resolutions adopting a fund balance policy, in support of a local apartment group’s application for funding assistance for renovations and...

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Rack N Break Billiards, VFW Post 8560 And Sundance Pool Funds To Help Cavanaugh and Reed Families
Nov04

Rack N Break Billiards, VFW Post 8560 And Sundance Pool Funds To Help Cavanaugh and Reed Families

Pictured are KC Wilder, Sulphur Springs APA Division Rep; Carol Wilder, owner of Rack N Break Billiards; VFW Post 8560 officers Philip Gabbert, George Andrews and Joe Robinson; and Jessica Gandy, Sundance Bar Manager. Submitted photo Members of the Sulphur Springs Division of the American Pool Players Association donated their quarters from a night of league play, and the three host locations — Rack N Billiards, VFW Post 8560...

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Hopkins County United Way 100% Club For Oct. 29, 2019
Oct30

Hopkins County United Way 100% Club For Oct. 29, 2019

Hopkins County United Way officers, following each weekly campaign report meeting, post the campaign donation tally and a list of businesses and organizations who have either met or exceeded the goal established for that group; these groups are recognized as part of the Unite Way 100% Club. The HCUW campaign total collected so far is $117,620.35. One additional workers campaign report meeting is planned at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at...

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Hospital District Approves EDC Request To Change Tax Abatement Policy
Oct30

Hospital District Approves EDC Request To Change Tax Abatement Policy

Hopkins County Hospital District will be changing the type of tax abatements businesses may apply for in the future. The hospital district board Tuesday night approved the request made by Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Executive Director Roger Feagley to change to a Chapter 381 Tax Abatement Policy. Feagley said the policy is easier to adopt and administer and will require those receiving abatements to provide...

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Hopkins County United Way At Nearly 72 Percent Of Goal
Oct29

Hopkins County United Way At Nearly 72 Percent Of Goal

Hopkins County United Way campaign workers had a productive week, with $46,274.09 in donations and pledges collected during the fifth week of the campaign. “These were wonderful numbers to report,” said HCUW Campaign Co-Chair Bill Owens. Added to the $71,366.26 tally posted after all donations were in for week four, that increases the total collected so far to $117,640.35, which is roughly 71.3 percent of the overall...

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A Quick Look At The 10 Proposed Amendments To Texas Constitution
Oct28

A Quick Look At The 10 Proposed Amendments To Texas Constitution

Texas voters have an opportunity to weigh in on nearly a dozen topics which could affect individuals, families and businesses by casting ballots in the Nov. 5 constitutional amendments election. The 10 proposed amendment to the state constitution will impact education, parks, taxes, cancer research, people in disaster areas, flood zones and even retired police dogs. Voters are cautioned to read the proposals carefully as the wording...

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