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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Nov. 15, 2021 Special Session, Executive Session Agenda
Nov13

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Nov. 15, 2021 Special Session, Executive Session Agenda

NOTICE OF SPECIAL SESSION 11:30 A.M. Monday, November 15, 2021, In The Commissioners’ Courtroom On The First Floor Of The Hopkins County Courthouse Located At 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. I. Invocation II. Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag AMERICAN FLAG TEXAS FLAG: “Honor The Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance To Thee, Texas, One State Under God, One And Indivisible.” The Court May Go Into Executive Session To Discuss Legal...

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Smith Officially Appointed To Serve As City Attorney
Nov12

Smith Officially Appointed To Serve As City Attorney

City Manager Authorized To Negotiate Engineering Contract For Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant Improvements As anticipated, local attorney Nate Smith was officially appointed to serve as Sulphur Springs City Attorney. Sulphur Springs City Council during the regular November meeting voted unanimously for Smith to fill the opening beginning Dec. 8, 2021, approved a resolution to attain an engineering firm for improvements at the...

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SSISD Education Foundation To Be Submitted As Potential Charity For Hopkins County Jury Duty Reimbursement Donations
Nov11

SSISD Education Foundation To Be Submitted As Potential Charity For Hopkins County Jury Duty Reimbursement Donations

Hopkins Energy LLC Agreement Amended By 1 Year, Stampede Solar Road Maintenance Agreement Granted Sulphur Springs ISD Education Foundation was approved to be submitted to the list of charities to which Hopkins County jurors may donate their daily reimbursement for jury service. Hopkins County Commissioners Court also amended and restated a 381 agreement with Hopkins Energy LLC, a road maintenance agreement with Stampeed Solar Project...

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Hopkins County United Way Receives Over $75,500 In Donations, Pledges During Final Week Of 2021-22 Campaign
Nov09

Hopkins County United Way Receives Over $75,500 In Donations, Pledges During Final Week Of 2021-22 Campaign

Total Pledged So Far Totals Over $185,000 To Benefit 18 Agencies Hopkins County United Way campaign workers weekly to cheer for each donation and pledge announced during the weekly report meeting. This week, however, the cheers were especially big as the campaign goal got ever closer to the $40,000 needed to meet the $150,000 goal for the 2021-22 campaign. When HCUW 2021-22 Campaign Chair Kristy Moseley called out the weekly total of...

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A&M-Commerce ‘Must Love Dogs’ Class to Assist with Commerce Dog Park Grand Opening
Nov08

A&M-Commerce ‘Must Love Dogs’ Class to Assist with Commerce Dog Park Grand Opening

COMMERCE, Texas — Students in the “Must Love Dogs” signature course at Texas A&M University-Commerce will help celebrate the grand opening of a long-awaited dog park in Commerce, Texas on Nov. 29. A&M-Commerce professor Sandy Kimbrough, Ph.D. Signature courses provide an opportunity for faculty to highlight their knowledge and passion for a topic of their choosing, often outside of their discipline. Aimed at first-year...

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Ordinance Would Prohibit Parking On South Side of East Shannon Road, But Still Allowed On North Side
Nov05

Ordinance Would Prohibit Parking On South Side of East Shannon Road, But Still Allowed On North Side

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson this week asked Sulphur Springs City Council to consider approving an ordinance that would make exiting East Shannon Road restaurant driveways between South Broadway Street and Mockingbird Lane safer. The ordinance is one of four ordinances the City Council considered at the regular November meeting. East Shannon Road Parking Ricketson explained, when recommending Ordinance No. 2794...

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County Clerk Contracts With Service To Convert Archived Records, Make Them Accessible Online
Nov02

County Clerk Contracts With Service To Convert Archived Records, Make Them Accessible Online

Within a few months archived historic records maintained by Hopkins County Clerk’s Office are expected to be accessible online. County Clerk Tracy Smith was given the go-ahead this week to contract with Vista Solutions Group for the project, and District Clerk Cheryl Fulcher said she too is considering the option so that older records dating back to the 1800s in her office could potentially be made available online as well. Hopkins...

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TWC, Workforce Boards, Veterans Commission Host Nov. 4 Hiring Red, White and You Fairs For Veterans
Nov02

TWC, Workforce Boards, Veterans Commission Host Nov. 4 Hiring Red, White and You Fairs For Veterans

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, TWC News Release AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host veterans hiring fairs in 28 cities throughout Texas on Thursday, Nov. 4. The events will be a combination of in-person and virtual events. TWC’s 10th annual Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair is a joint initiative supported by the...

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Road Improvement, LED Conversion, Tornado Shelter Grants Discussed During Commissioners Court Meeting
Nov02

Road Improvement, LED Conversion, Tornado Shelter Grants Discussed During Commissioners Court Meeting

Hopkins County is seeking grants to help fund drainage systems for four county roads as well as Pipeline Road, and agreed to provide the required grant funding match to convert several buildings to LED lighting systems. An architectural firm too was selected to design and oversee construction of a building to serve as a tornado shelter, which would be built with federal funding. Road Grants Beth Wisenbaker, who serves as local grants...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Making Section Of South Service Road No Parking Zone
Nov01

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Making Section Of South Service Road No Parking Zone

Sulphur Springs City Council at the regular Tuesday meeting will consider as well as hear a proposal for an ordinance which would establish a no parking zone on a section of East Shannon Road, action to obtain engineering services for water treatment plant improvements, and conduct public hearings then consider granting final approval of two additional ordinances. Sulphur Springs City Council Chambers, located inside the Municipal...

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