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PJC, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Among 8 Recipients Of TWC Grants For Camp Code
Mar28

PJC, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Among 8 Recipients Of TWC Grants For Camp Code

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission awarded eight grants totaling $399,586 for Camp Code to focus on increasing the interest of middle school students in coding and computer science; Paris Junior College and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas were among the eight grant recipients. At summer camps throughout the state, students will get hands-on experiences that allow them to learn problem solving and analytical skills while fostering...

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Hopkins County Continues To Have Lowest Unemployment Rate In Workforce Area
Mar27

Hopkins County Continues To Have Lowest Unemployment Rate In Workforce Area

Although Hopkins County continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the Northeast Texas/Texarkana Workforce Development Area, February 2021 marked at least the fifth consecutive month the unemployment rate has risen in the county as has been the case for the state and 9-county WDA to which Hopkins belongs. Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Labor Market Information reports show fluctuations in Texas’ labor force over the...

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Financial Help For Funeral Expenses For COVID-19-Related Deaths Available In April
Mar24

Financial Help For Funeral Expenses For COVID-19-Related Deaths Available In April

In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 fordeaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by thepandemic. The policy was finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistanceprogram nationwide. Eligibility To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance, the policy states: The...

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Commissioners Court Approves Equipment Financing, Grant Funding, ATCOG Agreement
Mar22

Commissioners Court Approves Equipment Financing, Grant Funding, ATCOG Agreement

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved equipment financing, grant funding, an Ark-Texas Council of Governments agreement, designated two days as County Clean Up Days, and rescinded an agreement with the hospital during their regular meeting Monday, March 22, 2021. A citizen also addressed the court during public forum regarding the planned Dike solar project. Grant Funding Hopkins County Fire Marshal/Emergency Management...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Have Busy Day March 22, With Court, Work Session, Town Hall Meeting Scheduled
Mar21

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Have Busy Day March 22, With Court, Work Session, Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be busy March 22, with a regular court session and work session in the morning, and a town hall meeting to give community members a chance to ask questions and discuss with county and ENGIE officials the planned Dike solar project. Regular Meeting Among the items presented for court approval Monday morning are lease purchase financing for a 2019 Volvo Pneumatic Roller for Precinct 1, a county...

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Unemployment Rate Up In Hopkins County In January, But Still Lowest In NET Workforce Area
Mar18

Unemployment Rate Up In Hopkins County In January, But Still Lowest In NET Workforce Area

Unemployment rose slightly in Hopkins County from December 2020 to January 2021, but Hopkins County’s 5.4 percent unemployment rate was still the lowest in the Northeast Texas Workforce Development Area in January 2021. That’s also below the state unemployment rate of 7.3 percent and WDA unemployment rate of 7.1 percent. According to Texas Work Force Commission and Texas Labor Market Index’s Local Area Unemployment...

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Purdue Pharma Files Bankruptcy Plan, Establishing Trust for Nationwide Opioid Abatement Efforts
Mar17

Purdue Pharma Files Bankruptcy Plan, Establishing Trust for Nationwide Opioid Abatement Efforts

NEWS RELEASE AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Purdue Pharma filed its estimated $7 billion bankruptcy plan, which places the value of the company into a trust set up to allocate funds toward opioid abatement efforts across the nation. Texas is a leader on an instrumental committee in this bankruptcy, negotiating these abatement dollars which includes additional amounts in excess of a billion dollars...

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Save Dike From Solar Meeting Focuses On Concerns, Unification
Mar16

Save Dike From Solar Meeting Focuses On Concerns, Unification

More than 50 community members and media personnel turned out Saturday for a Save Dike From Solar meeting at Dike Community Center to express their concerns and focus on unification of like-minded community members opposed to the planned Hopkins Energy LLC project in the Dike area. Highlights from Saturday’s Save Dike From Solar meeting at Dike Community Center Community residents at the Saturday afternoon meeting expressed...

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Cumby City Council Lifts Mask Requirement, To Finish Installing Waterline On Black Jack Road
Mar12

Cumby City Council Lifts Mask Requirement, To Finish Installing Waterline On Black Jack Road

City Employees To Be Reimbursed For Some Time Used During Winter Storm, Elected Officials Salaries To Be Reduced Cumby City Council worked through the regular portion of this week’s meeting agenda in just under 45 minutes, then spent a little over 20 minutes discussing a water line on Black Jack Road. The City mask requirement, police department Facebook page, reduction of elected officials salaries, establishing a separate fund...

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Email Scam Asks TDLR Licensees To Validate Information
Mar12

Email Scam Asks TDLR Licensees To Validate Information

Texas Department of Licensing And Regulations Recommends Deleting Emails Without Clicking Enclosed Link AUSTIN – An unknown number of people appear to have been targeted with an email scam that asks them to validate their profile information with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. TDLR did not send the email, and the agency urges anyone who received it to delete the email without clicking on the link or confirming or...

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