United Way Campaign At 21 Percent Of Goal On Oct. 13
Oct14

United Way Campaign At 21 Percent Of Goal On Oct. 13

The Hopkins County United Way campaign had reached 21 percent of the goal on Oct. 13. At the conclusion of the second campaign workers report meeting, 2020-21 HCUW Campaign Chair Mike Horne reported another $11425.57 had been collected over the last week, increasing the overall pledge to $31,831.57. “We are well on the way,” Horne said of the campaign’s efforts to collect $150,000 to benefit 19 local agencies....

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – October  2020
Oct09

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – October 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the monthly manager’s report: COVID-19 Response The number of active cases in Hopkins County maintains a range of 30 to 90 cases and was at 74 active cases as of October 5th. The state tested 398 people in its most recent round of testing. We have had 314 recoveries in Hopkins County. As a part of the City’s response to Covid-19 the...

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Bid For Roofing For New Grays Building Approved
Oct08

Bid For Roofing For New Grays Building Approved

A bid for roofing for the Grays Building, 3 new track loaders and contract for elections services were approved by Sulphur Springs City Council at the regular October meeting held earlier this week via Zoom. Grays Building City crews continue work on the new Grays Building in Pacific Park Work on the new Grays Building in Pacific Park continues, with the approval of a roofing bid, pouring of piers and plumbing work. City Finance...

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Burgers And Fries Donates To Meal A Day
Oct07

Burgers And Fries Donates To Meal A Day

Christina Hill, Tammy Lawson and Karon Weatherman Burgers and Fries made another generous donation of $2,774 Tuesday to the Meal A Day Program. The employees give their tips and customers give them donations to pass along to Meal A Day. Senior Center Director Karon Weatherman offers a huge thank you to everyone who donated.

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Hopkins County United Way Recognized Lead Donors At Luncheon
Oct02

Hopkins County United Way Recognized Lead Donors At Luncheon

Hopkins County United Way recognized lead donors to the 2019-2020 fundraising campaign at a special luncheon hosted Wednesday, Sept. 30. HCUW 2020-21 campaign poster Representatives from the top contributors were invited to the kickoff luncheon, sponsored by Alliance Bank and hosted at Sulphur Springs Country Club. The top 15 contributors to the campaign include: FlowserveCHRISTUS Mother FrancesSulphur Springs ISDGSC...

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Grant Application To Pave Road Into Mine Received No Opposition At Meeting
Sep29

Grant Application To Pave Road Into Mine Received No Opposition At Meeting

The public meeting, conducted by the City of Sulphur Springs regarding a proposed grant application to help pave the road into the city-owned former Thermo/Luminant mine property, received no opposition. The city posted a public notice regarding the city’s intent to apply for $2,976,960 from the Economic Development Administration Program Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program, including CARES Act funding, to engineer...

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Early Voting Location Change, Election Grant Approved By Commissioners Court
Sep28

Early Voting Location Change, Election Grant Approved By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioner Court made short work of the Sept. 28 meeting agenda, working through the entire agenda in 17 minutes. Among the items considered were an OSSF fee amendment, an early voting location change for the Nov. 3 elections, an elections assistance grant, inmate housing agreement with Rockwall County and a down payment on vehicles for the sheriff’s office. Early Voting Location Change Hopkins County...

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Period For Additional Unemployment Insurance Benefits Will Not Be Extended In Texas
Sep24

Period For Additional Unemployment Insurance Benefits Will Not Be Extended In Texas

News Release AUSTIN – With Texas’ unemployment rate falling to 6.8 percent, Texas will no longer have access to additional unemployment insurance benefits that would have kicked in after traditional benefits and extended benefits (EB) under the CARES Act are exhausted. Provisions under that act will continue to remain in place until Dec. 26, 2020. The High Unemployment Period (HUP) is an extension for states with unemployment rates...

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Hopkins County United Way Goal, Theme Announced At Workers Kick Off Lunch
Sep23

Hopkins County United Way Goal, Theme Announced At Workers Kick Off Lunch

The 2020-2021 Hopkins County United Way goal and theme, along with a few changes to the annual campaign, were announced at the annual workers kick off lunch, held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at First United Methodist Church. Hopkins County United Way campaign workers kick off lunch, held Sept 22, 2020, at First United Methodist Church Campaign Chair Mike Horne said the goal this year is to be United Together to raise $150,000 to benefit people...

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Commissioners Court Agrees To Tax Incentive For Dike Solar Farm, EMP Credits For TxDOT Bridge Projects
Sep22

Commissioners Court Agrees To Tax Incentive For Dike Solar Farm, EMP Credits For TxDOT Bridge Projects

Increases To Jail & HCFD Budgets, Longevity Pay, OSSF Fees Also Approved Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday approved several items during a special session, including a tax incentive for a Dike solar farm, equivalent match credits for bridge projects and increases to jail and fire department budgets, longevity pay for county employees and OSSF fees. 381 Agreement Hopkins Energy LLC project boundary as originally proposed to...

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