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Recall: Dole Fresh Vegetables Packaged Salads Processed In NC, AZ Plants Due to Possible Listeria
Dec23

Recall: Dole Fresh Vegetables Packaged Salads Processed In NC, AZ Plants Due to Possible Listeria

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces a Voluntary Precautionary Recall of all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and Yuma, AZ processing facilities due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Example-product-code-from-Yuma,-AZ-plant Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.,is voluntarily recalling from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer...

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A Year In Review: 2021 Livestock And Forage
Dec21

A Year In Review: 2021 Livestock And Forage

Mario Villarino, Hopkins County Extension Agent By Dr. Mario Villarino, CEA-Ag/NR, [email protected] Relevance Livestock and forage production are a 3.96 billion dollars industry in the Central Region. Livestock and forage enterprises are affected by climate and market variability. Hopkins County currently has more than 100,000 head of cattle with 27,000 head of dairy cattle. Due to environmental requirements of federal and state...

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Franklin, Hopkins Continued To Have Lowest Unemployment Rates In November 2021 In NET Workforce Development Area
Dec18

Franklin, Hopkins Continued To Have Lowest Unemployment Rates In November 2021 In NET Workforce Development Area

Franklin and Hopkins Counties continued to have the lowest unemployment rates in the Northeast Texas Workforce Development Area in November 2021. Eight of the nine counties did have unemployment rates of less than 6% for the 11th month of the year, giving the Northeast Texas WDA an overall 4.9% unemployment rate, which is just above the state average of 4.5% unemployment last month. In fact, only three of the counties – Franklin,...

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Hopkins County Masonic Lodges Donate To Blue Santa
Dec17

Hopkins County Masonic Lodges Donate To Blue Santa

Hopkins County Masonic Lodges – made up of Sulphur Bluff, Sulphur Springs, and Cumby Lodges – made a donation of $1.000 to the Blue Santa program today. The funding from the Hopkins County Masonic Lodges would be utilized if there are any emergency Christmas toys needs, such as a family losing all of their belongings to a fire, this year. Otherwise, it will go into the account, used to pick up toys throughout the next year...

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SSISD Receives Superior Financial Rating, Unmodified Audit
Dec14

SSISD Receives Superior Financial Rating, Unmodified Audit

Sulphur Springs ISD received a superior financial rating and an unmodified audit trustees were told during their regular December meeting; the school board also received an update on legal and local policies that will be presented for district approval in January and heard from a woman who expressed concern for school safety at schools Financial Reports Sulphur Springs ISD Business Manager Sherry McGraw during the noon board meeting...

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SB 598 Impact On Election Equipment, Election Workers Pay Discussed At Commissioners Court
Dec13

SB 598 Impact On Election Equipment, Election Workers Pay Discussed At Commissioners Court

Elections took center stage during the regular Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. The focus specifically was on the impact of SB 598 on election equipment, pay for individuals delivering and picking up election equipment and how election workers’ hours are turned in to the county treasurer’s office. Election Workers’ Pay County Treasurer Danny Davis asked the Commissioners Court to consider requiring...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Board Agenda Includes  Appointment Of New Principal, Financial Reports
Dec12

Sulphur Springs ISD Board Agenda Includes Appointment Of New Principal, Financial Reports

As has become standard practice, the regular December Sulphur Springs ISD December Board of Trustees meeting will be held at noon instead of the regular 6 p.m. meeting time. Financial reports and hiring of an administrator are the top items on the Dec. 13, 2021 agenda. SSISD logo SSISD Business Manager Sherry McGraw is scheduled to conduct a required public hearing for the district’s 2020-21 Financial Accountability Rating....

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Grant Writer Selected For TDHCA Grant Application To Help Fund New Larger Senior Citizens Center Building
Dec10

Grant Writer Selected For TDHCA Grant Application To Help Fund New Larger Senior Citizens Center Building

The delayed start of construction of the new senior citizens center building could in the long run end up helping the city in more ways than one – as the wait meant the city is able to apply for grant which would not only help keep up with the rising costs of materials but allow the design to be expanded. The project, along with renovations at Pacific Park, were approved by voters in 2019. The city sought bonds which will be...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – December 7, 2021
Dec08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – December 7, 2021

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to the Sulphur Sprigs City Council during their Dec. 7, 2021 meeting: COVID-19 RESPONSE The Delta variant wave of Covid-19 declined for several months, but now the trend seems to have turned around. The number of active cases in Hopkins County fell from 122 to 44 in November, but quickly rebounded to 65. The number of COVID cases at the hospital also dropped to 2...

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Hopkins County Dug Deep In To Help Those In Need Through 2021 United Way Contributions
Dec08

Hopkins County Dug Deep In To Help Those In Need Through 2021 United Way Contributions

The Hopkins County community is known for it’s generosity. This year, however, Hopkins County dug deep and, in the process, set a new record of more than $211,800 donated to the 2021 United Way campaign to assist those in need, and to provide cultural and developmental enrichment opportunities in the community. When the last weekly campaign workers meeting was held on Nov. 9, Hopkins County United Way had received $185,952.15 in...

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