Land Deed Transactions
- James Earl Bohanan Sr. and Jean Bohanan, trustee for the Bohanan Living Trust to Walter G. Bedell; tract in the Chas Pruter survey
- Ashley Bates and Mark Bates to Jonathan David McCain; tract in the James Hawkins survey
- John D. Bowman and Patsy R. Bowman to Lynne Marie Hansen and Scott Reid Hansen; tract in the John F. Keller survey
- William Nabors to Ragenia O. Nabors and William Nabors; tract in the Bartholomew Millhollon survey
- Jeffery L. Carpenter to Caden Clay Price and Coen James Price; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- James Fuller Jr. and Kristin Kay Fuller to Carla L. Clay; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Ana Lilia Mejia and Gonzalo Mejia to Francisco Castro and Maria Castro; tract in the George C. Wetmore survey
- Francisco Castro and Maria Castro to Ana Lilia Mejia and Gonzalo Mejia; tract in the Wm Clapp survey
- Barry Michael Strickland and Marcia Isela Strickland to Lawrence E. Pasekoff and Phyllis A. Pasekoff; tract in the John Clark survey
- Jean Harris to Stanley Horton; tract in the J. Casper survey
- James Anderson, Patricia Brown, Chris Douglas, Dvorak Douglas, Katrina Douglas, Steven Douglas, Latonya Haley, Benny Harris, Cassandra Harris, Danny Harris, Eunice Harris, Greg Harris, Jerry Harris, Marvin Harris, Michael Harris, Paula Harris, Stanley C. Harris, Deborah McCloud, Dorothy McCloud and Barbara Morgan to Jean Harris; tract in the J. Casper survey
- Darrin Ray Dickens to Brian Shurtleff
- Everett Jennings to Joshua Curtis Falls and Teresa Lynn Falls; tract in the Bell Addition
- Allen Hollins to Barry Berry; tract in the R. Miller survey
- Everett Jennings to Joshua Curtis Falls and Teresa Lynn Falls; tract in the Bell Addition
- Barry Berry to Allen Hollins; tract in the John W. Matthews; tract in the John W. Matthews survey
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Henly Land & Homes Inc.; tract in the GW Russell survey
- Mark Friddle, independently and as independent executor for the Harold Wayne Friddle Estate, to Michael McKrae Bentley; tract in the D. Padillo survey
- Donna L. Barton and Johnny R. Barton to Vicente Rios Baldillo and Tammy Rios; tract in the John Clark survey
- Barbara A. Hudson, independently and as independent executor for the Raymond D. Hudson Estate, to Walter Paulovic and Alexia Rifaey; tract in the Wm Clapp survey
- Gabino Solis to Estelfa Vanessa Trujillo Cortes and Daniel Lira; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Ashley Jennings and Ernst Jennings to Amanda Covington and Steven Neal Duncan; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Michael Brown, Sara Brown, Billy Scott Norris and Lori Norris to Randa Massey; tract in the Elizabeth Melton survey
- Jana Dewitt, Weldon Dewitt, Kris W. Koon, Mary Koon and Miki Koon to Brent Johnson; tract in the J. Y’Barbo survey
- Danise Randall and David Wayne Randall to Matthew Cody McDowell; tract in Green Acres
- Jill A. Huggins and Warren L. Huggins to Melissa Carazo and Richard Lockhart; tract in the Joseph Cloud survey
- GT Pittenger to E3 Land & Minerals LLC; tract in the NB Westerman survey
- Bobby L. Johnson and Glenda M. Johnson to Renee F. Johnson and Stephen L. Johnson; tract in the BH Elder survey
- Deanna L Vanginault as independent executor for the Ricky Lynn Vanginault Estate to Deanna L. Vanginault
Applications For Marriage Licenses
- Zachary Blake McEwin and Caitlyn Brooke Malone
- Billy Ismael Brena and Adriana Ortiz Barrientos
- James Gregory Weeks and Ellise Leanett Robertson
- Hunter Thomas Joslin and Madisyn Alyeen Parker
- Chad Nathan Wetzel and Aylin Y. Vicente Cruz
- Jonathan Tadd Olson and Shellbie Nykoal Belz
- Donald Mason Aten and Carli Michelle Withrow
- Errand Obrian Tinner and Jessica Renae Jackson
- James Edward Pharis and Ashley Nicole Kull
- Andy Todd Morrison and Clarissa Patience Barth
Land Deed Transfers
- Eileen Aske w to Cristina Reed; tract in the May Ann Collum survey
- Jeffrey Scott Galloway and Ladonna Galloway to Caleb Lyn Coates; tract in the Jesse Odom survey
- Rodney Gene Weems to Ladonna Jean Galloway; tract in the Jesse Odom survey
- David Eddins and Tia Price Eddins known as Tia Price Kirkpatrick to Kacey L. Batterton and Kenneth P. Batterton; tract in the J. Rowland survey
- Gregg Wright to Amelia Olivia Hasbrouck; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Earl R. Burns to Johnny Clay and Reva Clay; tract in the John Polk survey
- Kimberly A. Screws and Paul Alan Screws to Velma Rawson; tract in the Jose Y’Barbo survey
- Connie Briggs, Monty Tipps and Stevie Tipps to John H. Heilman; tract in the Thomas Proctor survey
- Dan I. Hamiter Sr. and Donna Hamiter to Stephanie B. Petry; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Alfredo Gomez to Charles H. Klakamp; tract in the Sarah H. Norris survey
- Eric Richey, Kristy Richey and Barbara Sustaire to Aart Dirk Antonie Van Dieden and Ingrid Paulina Elizabeth Van Dieden; tract in the James F. Hitt survey
- Imelda Molteni and Melvin J. Molteni to Lee Stuart Brophy and Aldo A. Molteni; tract in the Daniel Fuller survey
- Robert A. Blackwell and Stephanie Blackwell to Ashley C. Shackelford and Daniel W. Shackelford; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Alva C. Adams Jr., Adams Solutions LLC, to Ashley C. Shackelford and Daniel W. Shackelford; tract in the E. Melton survey
- Robert Stout, Tina Joan Stout, David Thurman and Didi Thurman to David L. Croxton and Vickie Croxton tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Brandi Nicole Loper to SAF Properties LLC doing business as SM Family Holdings LLC; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Jon Humphrey and Mark Humphrey to Kyle Humphrey; tract in the SB Brown survey
- Jane Carothers to Hopkins County Publishing LLC; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Bridgette Vanderslice and David Vanderslice to Franca M. Kennedy and Jeffrey W. Kennedy Trusts, Jeffrey W. Kennedy co-trustees; tract in the Simon Derrick survey
- Vera Allen, independently and as independent executor for the Paul Wyatt Allen Estate, to Raul Aguirre Nava; tract in the JH Brown survey
- David W. Miller and Rafaela Miller to Kimberly Caddell and Reece Caddell; tract in the Troy M. Thomas survey
- Sulphur Springs Antique Gallery LLC to Church of God, Bobby Harris, Bill Mangrum and David Talley trustee; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Clay Johnson and Heather Johnson to Chaney Boys; tract n the MA Bowlin survey
- Danny Williams and Patty Williams to John Wilbur and Stacie Wilbur; tract in the Merrick Griffith survey
- Lesley Clayton Jr. to Michael Antwone Clayton; tract in the Thomas Norris survey
- Danny Rose to Adrian Lopez and Maher H. Sweidan; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Carl Galligher, Linda Galligher, Linrry Owens and Ronnie Owens to Kenneth Odell Baxter and Samantha Crouch Baxter; tract in the Hugh Curlin survey
- Emily Schendel and Travis Schendel to H. Keith Hunt; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- S & R Construction LLC to Kala Anders; tract in the Spring Creek Addition Phase II
- Cecilia Delaine Glud and John Allen Glud Jr., trustees for the JAG and CDG Living Trust to Edwin G. Lampp and Tawlene Lampp; tract in the Sarah H. Norris survey
- Adam Joel Grimes to Angela Rae Grimes; tract in the Nacogdoches University survey
- Mehealani Ranch to Reserve at Sulphur Springs LLC; tract in the Jose Y’Barbo survey
Applications For Marriage Licenses
- Alan Dewayne Workman and Amy Smirna Ramirez
- Pecina Ricardo Castaneda and Corral Veronica Olayo
- Roger Lynn Melton and Promise Lashea Larkin
- Rodney Justin Condo and Brianna Marie Galaviz
- Marcus Antiquon Harris Jr. and Siana Deshaun Campbell
- David Bryan Kull and Allison Grace Bloodgood
- Tatom Grant Sink and Whitney Lee Hunters
- Caden Ray Phillips and Courtnie Kay Helterbrand
- Adam Thomas Pearson and Stephanie Faith Williams
Land Deed Transactions
- Eddie G. Lampp and Tawlene Lampp to Paula Edith Timilsina and Ramesh Timilsina; tract in the Ocela Barb survey
- Dawn Dugnolle and Garrett Dugnolle to Garrett Dugnolle; tract in the Juan Palvadore survey
- Melody Horton, Danny Horton, Robbie Horton and Stanley Horton to 2 Times LLC; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Tammy Teel Jones who is Grace E Tell to Alan Screws and Kim Screws; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Meredith Dodd as independent executor for the Laura Grace Wyatt Estate and Stephen Roy Wyatt Estate to Jeffrey N. Mann; tract in the Jose Y’Barbo survey
- David W. Miller and Pamela Miller to Jared Reece Caddell and Jeff Alan Caddell; tract in the Troy M. Thomas survey
- Leslie Nicole McDowell and Mathew Cody McDowell to Kelsey Cooper and Wesley Cooper; tract in the Sarah Norris survey
- Kathleen K. McKenzie and Michael Ryan McKenzie to Chris Meltsakos and Norma Meltsakos; tract in the J Pettyjohn survey
- John M. Clayton, Kelly Clayton and Jeremy Thompson AIF to Casey Michael and Karli Michael; tract in the Winney Jewell survey
- Jeannie Welborn who is the same person as Jeannie Wellborn-Daugherty to Pieter E. Hoekstra and TJ Hoekstra; tract in the RM Scaff survey
- Jeannie Welborn who is the same person as Jeannie Welborn-Daugherty to Jeltje I. Hoekstra; tract in the RM Scaff survey
- Jeannie Welborn who is the same person as Jeannie Welborn-Daugherty to Jan T. Hoekstra; tract in the RM Scaff survey
- James A. Donaldson and Pamela Diane Donaldson to The Ranches at River Ridge LLC; tract in the James Hansley survey
- Andres Rubalcava to Olga Rubalcava; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Alejandra Trejo Mancera and Jose Rogel to Antonia Rogel Macias; tract in the Jeremiah Ward survey
- Rowena Crum to Charles G. Crum and Nora S. Crum; tract in the Henry P. Barron survey
- Wanda Freda Walker Weathers who is also known as Mrs. Don Weathers to WFWW LLC
- Marlene Lockwood and Phillip E. Lockwood to Kim Renee Pienaar; tract in the A Caro survey
- Anita F. Beasley and Ricky N. Beasley to Kim Renee Pienaar; tract in the A Caro survey
Applications for Marriage Licenses
- Mason Charles Morton and Alissa Renee Wagner
- Odis Wayne Wren and Amberly Laine Johnson
- Larin Dwayne Ross Jr. and Raquesha Lashaun Sneed
- Johnny Dwayne Ely Jr. and Lauren Showalter
- Tovar Jose J. Gomez to Ana V. Juarez Bolanos
- Jerry Gene Crawford and Kelli Lynn Boles
- Antonio Avalos Rivera and Briones Josefina Trejo
- Keaton Kiefer and Ivette Anahi Holguin
- Austin Craig English and Kelsey Breanne Kaufert
- Erik Jamal Jackson and Raedeena L. Skrepenski
- Demetre Scott L. Goodmen to Skylia Starr Wren
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.
Hopkins County Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Endsley reported the county has been approved to receive funding for the purchase of two mobile generators through the hazard mitigation grant program under DR-4416. One generator is a 220 KW mobile diesel powered generator and the other is a 100 KW generator.
Endsley noted that GrantWorks wrote the grant for the Hopkins County Critical Facilities Generator Program. As part of the grant, the county agreed to provide plug and play stations for the generators. A budget amendment will be requested at a later date to cover the county’s portion of the cost.
“This covers all of the volunteer fire departments throughout our county. All the volunteer stations, which is 14 stations; a couple of the departments have sub stations. Then we have Como water and sewer facilities and Brinker and Martin Springs were two other water co-ops that did not have standby generators. Standby generators proved their weight in gold just a few weeks ago during the winter storm we had,” Endsley explained,.
“For the record, the other rural water district do have stand-alones?” Barker asked.
“Yes, at one time all of them had it. Since that time, former Commissioner Beth Wisenbaker helped with that several years ago. We had three of the water co-ops split off into three individuals. That’s why those I mentioned did not have generators at their main pumps.
Barker noted that Brashear Water Supply did not have power for a period of time during the storm and ran on the generator for an extended period of time. The generator proved very useful for those residents.
“They do prove their weight in gold,” Endsley noted. “They sheriff’s office didn’t miss a beat their whole time with their inmates. Matter of fact, we moved inmates from other counties to ours because we had power, and everything was up and running. So everything worked flawlessly.”
Endsley noted that there will be opportunities in the future to apply for additional grants to better equipped the various county departments support critical infrastructure.
Price made the motion, which was seconded by Barker, and unanimously approved to accept the grant funding. Then, Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Anglin proposed designating County Judge Robert Newsom as authorized signature for the documents pertaining to the grant program.
Newsom noted that the county has the opportunity to potentially help North Hopkins Water Corporation apply for a grant. However, an interlocal agreement is needed between the county and Ark-Tex Council of Governments to begin that process. He asked the Commissioners to approve the interlocal agreement with ATCOG to get that process started. Price seconded the motion, which then received unanimous approval of the court.
Michele Barnes told the commissioners addressed the commissioners regarding what she considers a lack of transparency on the part of the Commissioners Court regarding the planned solar project in Dike. She said the small ad that was placed in the newspaper prior to a public hearing before taxing entities considered approving tax incentives for the project gave no indication it was in regard to a proposed solar farm in Dike. The notice listed Hopkins Energy LLC, she said, but did not include the word solar.
Barnes acknowledge she would not have seen the notice anyway, because she didn’t move to Hopkins County until 8 days later.
She said questions addressed to the judge and commissioners did not result in sufficient answers. She contends the county did not effectively represent the interests of the residents they are elected to represent because they did not ask appropriate questions to provide the answers to their questions prior to granting the incentives for the Dike solar project.
She said a hand count of individuals at the Save Dike From Solar meeting conducted March 13 at Dike Community Center showed only a percentage of the 385 Dike residents have internet, and only about half of those know and have the capacity to participate in a Zoom Virtual Town Hall meeting to be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (March 22) with county and ENGIE project officials. Inability of residents to attend the meeting is indicative of a lack of transparency, Barnes told the court.
District Judge Robert Newsom noted that the Commissioners Court plans to be at the Civic Center at 6 p.m. for the meeting which will be conducted virtually with ENGIE officials but in person with county officials. All county residents and interested parties, especially Dike residents, are invited to attend the town hall meeting at the Civic Center to voice their concerns and questions to both county and company officials.
Those who can and do wish to participate in the meeting virtually, may click on the following link to register to join the virtual meeting: Click Here
Commissioners on March 8, 2021, agreed to allow Precinct 1 Commissioner Mickey Barker to purchase of a 2019 Volvo Pneumatic Roller for Precinct 1. The roller will be purchased from Romco Equipment Company through Buyboard. The cost for the purchase will be $64,860. Because the equipment is being purchased through Buyboard, the county is not required to go out for bids for the project, County Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook reported at the March 8 meeting.
On Monday, March 22, Aulsbrook reported the county had received two bid quotes from local banks to finance the purchase over 5 years. Alliance Bank’s bid was for 2.75 percent interest, but also included a $2,000 document preparation fee and another $650 origination fee. Aulsbrook said she was told by Alliance Bank officials that smaller loans, which the $64,860 loan is considered to be, are harder to do. Since they are out the fees for an attorney to draw up the contract, those fees will be charged to the applicant for smaller loans. City National Bank offered to cover the loan at 3.25 percent interest, with no additional fees, starting July 15, 2021. The county auditor recommended going with CNB’s proposal, because overall is for a lower amount than Alliance Bank quote.
Barker proposed accepting the CNB lease purchase financing agreement. The motion was seconded by Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Price, and received unanimous approval of the four-members of the court present at Monday morning’s court session. Wade Bartley was out for a medical procedure but planned to be at the Virtual Town Hall meeting hosted at Hopkins County Civic Center with ENGIE to discuss the planned Dike solar project, Hopkins Energy LLC. Residents and concerned citizens are invited to attend to ask questions and address concerns directly to county and ENGIE officials at the 6 p.m. meeting.
The Commissioners Court also voted to rescind an interlocal agreement between the county and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs.
Endsley reminded the court that the agreement was approved by the commissioners in November on Nov. 9. This was drafted to potentially allow for reimbursement of all or part of the salary for the Local Health Authority Nurse, who was brought in spring 2020 to assist Dr. IL Balkcom with contact tracing, answering questions from county officials and residents related to COVID-19, and obtaining information that is needed that only they have access to due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The LHA nurse was thought to already be in the payroll system at CMFHSS, with the hospital paying her check since March for those services. The agreement was approved to allow for some reimbursement of pay as the LHA nurse, Endsley noted at the Nov. 9 meeting.
Two weeks later, the Commissioners approved the same type of interlocal agreement with Hopkins County Hospital District, dating back to March 2020, allowing the LHA to hire Registered Nurse Brynn Smith to assist Balkcom. HCHD then would as part of the agreement pay Smith, since it was determined she was actually an employee of the hospital district, which had been paying her salary. The HCHD then could potentially apply for reimbursement through the CARES Act for funding for her duties as LHA nurse. The agreement with HCHD remains in effect, with a few adjustments, according to Endsley
However, CMFH-SS is not a taxing entity, therefore, the county has to rescind the agreement with the hospital, but noted the agreement with the hospital district continues because it is a taxing entity.
County Judge Robert Newsom asked the court to consider approving amended rules and regulations for non-consent towing in the county. He noted that he and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tanner Crump are on a committee for such matters and during a recent meeting made a few changes.
“We actually took some of the rules and regulations off and loosened up the rules and regulation of non-consent towing,” Newsom said.
“This is also the sheriff’s office opinion to simplify the rules and regulations, does that sound right?” Newsom asked Sheriff Lewis Tatum, who affirmed it is.
Newsom then made the motion, seconded by Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Anglin, to approve the non-consent rules and regulations as presented. The court unanimously approved the non-consent towing rules and regulations as presented.
The judge and all four commissioners were recognized for completing educational training through the VG Young School of County Commissioners Courts held at College Station Feb. 2-4, 2021.
Farmers Electric Cooperative’s request for utility easements across County Road 1170, east of County Road 1171 was also granted by the Commissioners Court during the March 22, 2021 meeting.
Hopkins County Commissioners Court also designated April 23 and 24 as County Clean Up Days.
Land Deed Transactions
- Eric Reed to John Perez Jr. and Kimberly Perez; tract in the Daniel Halbrooks survey
- Andrew Wayne Otwell and Janice Otwell to Candace Espinosa and Sean Espinosa; tract in the Nacgdoches University survey
- Madison Park Investors Texas LLC to CHRISTUS Hopkins Health Alliance; tract in the Elizabeth Melton survey
- Mary K. Houchard trustees for the Charles H. Williams Revocable Living Trust and Joyce M. Williams Revocable Living Trust to Mary K. Houchard, Kyla Williams, Aaron James Williams and James Allen Williams; tract in the M. Y’Barbo survey
- Candace Gaddis, Donny Gaddis, Randa Gaddis and William Gaddis to Ashley Shackelford and Daniel Shackelford; tract in the Moore Addition
- Victoria Crow and Rebecca L. Garrett to Richard L. Buttles; tract in the MW Matthews survey
- Ryan Pope to Irma Cuadros and Victor Tovar; tract in the Mariana Ballanova survey
- Eliceo Diosdado and Yolanda Diosdado to Rosalinda Diosdado; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Kevin Mohl and Shari Mohl to Pine McQuay and Samantha McQuay; tract in the Jose Y’Barbo survey
- Rebecca Warnock Greenwade Stephen Greenwade to Sanfras Investment LLC; tract in the John K. Lyle survey
- Delayne Dillard, Kim Dillard and Honeysuckle Creek Development Inc. to Phillip Darity; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Atascosa Real Estate Group LLC to Rodney Peace; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Marcoleta Stephens to LJ Martin Ranch LLC; tract in the Franklin Morris survey
- Carolyn Lawson Millsap and Randy Millsap to Kason Childress and Rayli Childress; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Frederico Resendiz to Andrea Resendiz, Bianca Resendiz, Neida Resendiz, Noemy Resendiz and Nora Resendiz
- Kylie D. Littlefield and Mitchell Smith to Amanda Brandenburgh and Lance Brandenburgh; tract in the Jose Y’Barbo survey
- Miseal Garcia Saldana to Juan Paredes; tract in the WM Pierce survey
- Kelsey Dorman Cooper and Wesley Harden Cooper to CBJ Real Estate Holdings LL; tract in the Maria Santos Coy survey
- Kelsey Dorman Cooper and Wesley Harden Cooper to Church Street Professional Buildings LLC; tract in the Maria Santos Coy survey
- Cary Barnett, Gary Barnett and Terry Barnett Williams to Jerry Barnett; tract in the L. Vannerson survey
- Cary Barnett, Gary Barnett and Jerry Barnett to Terry Barnett Williams; tract in the L. Vannerson survey
- Mark Bennett and Tara Bennett to Twyla Jean Fortner\
- Ninja Investments LLC to Alysen Whitney Best and James Paul Best Jr.; tract in the E. Melton survey
- Cole Family Revocable Trust, Kevin Cole and Sonja Cole co-trustees, to Kevin Cole and Sonja Cole; tract in the WG Chester survey
- Kelly Jack Broyles and Linda Gayle Broyles to Andrew Hawkins and Gabrielle Hawkins; tract in the William Moore survey
- Karina Vazquez to Travis Lee Baxley; tract in the JG Procello survey
- Juan Tinajero to Claudia Alvarez and Hugo Alvarez; tract in the Agaton Caro survey
- Bryant & Owens Revocable Living Estate Trust, Linda Marie Bryant also known by Linda M Owens, trustees to Jose J. Patino; tract in the Francis Wilson survey
- Antonio Gamez and Maria Gamez to Jose J. Patino; tract in the Francis Wilson survey
- Adrian Lopez to Maher H. Sweidan; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Edith Lee Trotter to Lorne Trotter and Louis L. Trotter
- Louis L. Trotter to Edith Lee Trotter and Lorne Trotter
- Chani Graves and Richard Marshall Graves to Kathy Cramer and Ronald Cramer; tract in the George C. Wetmore survey
- Bowling Family Revocable Living Trust, Jackie Verne Bowling, co-trustee, to Charles Lansford and Judy Lansford; tract in the RM Mitchell survey
- Coy Tatum, Alisha Wright and Gregory Wright to Carol Smith Johnson and Larry Mike Johnson; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- David P. Stuard and Patsy Stuard to David P. Stuard; tract in the John Jordan survey
- Linda L. Deas to Oscar Norberto Monarrez Carrillo and Victoria Marie Monarrez
- Arthur Foster Jr. to John Rushin and Wendy Rushin; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- David M. Owens and Emma Owens to Anna Carpenter, Layton Carpenter and Shannon Carpenter; tract in the John S. Bowen survey
- Jose Angel Soriano and Jacqueline Yagaira to David Owens and Emma Owens; tract in the Spring Creek Addition
- David Owens and Emma Owens to Jacqueline Soriano and Jose Angel Soriano; tract in the Spring Creek Addition
Applications for Marriage Licenses
- Robert Anthony Pennington and Jordyn Leann Pennington
- Connor Matthew Santone and Huiling Chen
- Darrell Wayne Dailey and Gina Gayle Odell
- Benethan Dovantis Hill and Brandi Nicole Rogers
- Cristian G. Garcia Munoz and Alli Nicole Kinnington
- Harold Lloyd Rose III and Morgan Taylor Arnold
- James Austin Shortnacy and Chandra Danette Green
A 21-year-old Cumby man arrested following a FM 1870 drunk driving crash reportedly lied to the trooper investigating the crash. The driver allegedly claimed there was no child in the car seat in the car during the crash, but was later reported to have called someone who removed the child from the crash site before officials arrived, a trooper alleged in arrest reports.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Warren Williamson reported responding in the early morning hours Sunday, March 14, on FM 1870 to a vehicle crash. Upon arrival, the trooper observed a Ford Mustang in the middle of the road with numerous open alcohol containers visible inside the car.
“At the scene, it was apparent there was a car seat in the rear seat. Based on the blood in the car it was readily apparent that someone had retrieved a child from the car seat but there was no child present at the scene,” Williamson wrote in arrest reports.
Cole William Peterson of Cumby reportedly identified himself to the trooper and admitted to being the driver of the red Mustang at the time of the crash. Williamson reported smelling a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage on 21-year-old Peterson’s breath while talking with him. Peterson admitted to consuming numerous alcoholic beverages prior to operating the car, but denied that a child was in the car at the time of the crash, Williamson alleged in arrest reports.
Peterson was unable to successfully complete standard field sobriety tests and demonstrated he did not have the normal use of his mental and physical faculties due to alcohol, Williamson noted in arrest reports. At that point, Peterson was place under arrest for driving while intoxicated and taken to jail. He blew 0.147 and 0.142 on breath tests, well over the 0.08 legal limit for blood-alcohol content, Williamson stated in arrest reports.
“I contacted the mother of the child who confirmed she had lied to deputies who responded to her residence to check the welfare of the child. The mother confirmed the female child,” Williamson alleged in arrest reports, “approximately 1.5 years of age, was with [Peterson], in the vehicle at the time of the crash and that he had called someone to take the child from the crash scene to the mother in Como. The mother also confirmed that the child had received minor injuries during the crash.”
Williamson alleged that Peterson, by not seeking medical attention for the child considering the severity of the crash and his actions, acted with criminal negligence for the child’s safety and wellbeing. Peterson’s actions were a “gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances,” Williamson wrote in arrest reports. The trooper alleged in arrest reports that Peterson “tampered with evidence by having the child removed from the scene and attempting to conceal that the child was involved in the crash.”
Peterson was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger under the age of 15 years in the vehicle, abandoning or endangering a child with criminal negligence, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair.
Peterson remained in Hopkins County jail Sunday evening March 14, 2021 on all three charges stemming from the alleged FM 1870 drunk driving crash. Bond was set at $30,000 on the tampering with evidence charge, and $10,000 each on the DWI with child passenger and child endangerment-criminal negligence charge, according to jail reports.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.
Land Deed Transactions
- Brad Beers, independently and as trustee, to Annette Wilburn and Gerald Wilburn; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Barbara Dorner and Bert Dorner to Gina Dorner Goldsmith; tract in the Nathaniel Harris survey
- Barbara Dorner and Bert Dorner to Joey Loyd Dorner; tract in the JW Davis survey
- Barbara Dorner and Bert Dorner to Jeffery Bert Dorner; tract in the William S. Johnson survey
- James Carr to Williams Stump; tract in the JR Autwell survey
- Jerry Doyle England and Linda Darlene England to Debbie Jones; tract in the Henry L. Ward survey
- Canyon Safari Ranch LLC to Douglas Oil & Gas LLC; tract in the EP Gaines survey
- Barbara Bailey and Jimmy Bailey to Kent Bailey and Kim Bailey; tract in the Elizabeth Mitchell survey
- Bailey Guffey and GA Guffey to Lorett Koepke and Maria-Rosa Martinez; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Charlotte Haygood and Raymond L. Haygood to Robert Hank Van Gerwen; tract in the John K. Lyle survey
- David M. Owens and Emma L. Owens to Silvia Herrera and Josafath Herrera Martinez; tract in the John S. Bowen survey
- Carla Jane Klein to Billy Howard; tract in the WL Houghton survey
- Harold Glenn Dixon and Linda Jane Dixon to Natasha Lynn Dixon; tract in the J. Y’Barbo survey
- Nancy Harris to George Harris Jr., Jacob Harris, Matthew Harris and Seth Harris; tract in the AB Hudson survey
- Bradley Lassiter and Mary H. Lassiter to Saber Ranch LLC; tract in the Ulysses Aiguier survey
- Tam Dinh Bui and Dao Anh Pham to Donghu H. Bui and Giang K Bui; tract in the Nacogdoches University survey
- Joe Dan Kennedy and Jonathan Kennedy, independently and as agent, to Elizabeth Sandra Thomas and Nicholas Stephen Thomas; tract in the Kennedy Addition
- Bill Henderson to Alicia Henderson; tract in the James Barrett survey
- Alicia Henderson to Bill Henderson; tract in the James Barrett survey
- June Sykes to Felicia Allen; tract ion Live Oak Street
- Danny Horton to Robbie Horton and Stanley Horton; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Joann Steele and Keith Steele to Rexanne McCauley; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Christina Ann Webb and Everett Allen Webb to Christina Ann Webb and Everett Allen Webb; tract in the E Melton survey
- Dixie Roberts Sivley and Donald Wayne Sivley Jr. to PR Real Estate LLC; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Johnny Washington Jr. and tom Washington Jr. to Floyd T. Underwood and Rhonda Underwood; tract in the James Gahagan survey
- Brian Shurtleff and Ricki Shurtleff to Leticia Hernandez; tract in the Bell Addition
- Joe Dan Kennedy and Jonathan Kennedy, independently and as agent, to Brandon K. Nelson; tract in the Kennedy Addition
- Josephine Manaster to Anna Jean Benecke; tract in the FG Lovell survey
- Holly Fain known as Holly Foard, Terry Fain, Donald C. Foard and Martha Brumley Foard to Kim Hoa Lindsey; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Dianne R. Hart to Ken Ord and Susan Ord; tract in the Thomas Proctor survey
- Reynaldo Jaimes Enciso to Bill Harris; tract in the James Gahagan survey
- Ron Alan Watson to Danny Cooksey and Hunter Cooksey; tract in the John G. Procello survey
- Ana C Shew and Andy Shew to Iman Bahrun and Joshua Williams; tract in the E. Melton survey
- Caryn L. Watson and Ron A. Watson to Danielle Lea Cooksey and Hunter Cooksey; tract in the John G. Procello survey
- Steve Tendrup to Joseph Allen Tendrup
- Linda Jane Dixon to Harold Glenn Dixon; tract in the E Esparsa survey
- Imogene Gober Estate, Michael E. Taylor administrator, to Joe Mack Gober; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Wanda Galyean and Wayne Galyean to Donald Lee McKay Jr.; tract in the James Lee survey
- Colton Argenbright to Chad Argenbright and Kara Argenbright; tract in the O Barb survey
- Justin Minick to Erica Lynn Evans known as Erica Minick; tract in the Henry P. Barron survey
- Erica Lynn Evans known as Erica Minick to Daniel Gilbreath and Sammy Gilbreath; tract in the Henry P. Barron survey
- Billy Ray Howard to Logan Paul Merrell; tract in the WC Towers survey
- Lewis Craig Swindell and Joe Vicars to SAF Properties LLC as SM Family Holdings LLC; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Sergio Mendez to Mendez and Mendez Bent LLC; tract in the E Melton survey
- Casie M. Benson, Nathan J. Benson and Harriett Fletcher to MidFirst Bank; tract in the J Y’Barbo survey
- Terry Lee Manning to Celia Bagwell; tract in the J. Y’Barbo survey
- Russell Waddington and Teresa Erin Waddington to Frank Deniz and Irene Deniz trusts, Jodi Deniz and Matthew Deniz, trustees; tract in the Ira Stephenson survey
- Laveta Putman to Aldon Grant Harris and Sarah Grace Harris; tract in the A Parks survey
- Lydia Cline to Andrew Cline; tract on Tarrant Street in Cumby
- Robert Williamson and Sandi Williamson to Universal Outsourcing LLC DBA We Buy Houses in USA; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Universal Outsourcing LLC DBA We buy homes in USA to Cavadian Properties; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Linda L. Deas to Richard Aguilar; tract in the Willis Chambers survey
- Wayne Cooper to Stone Lake Home Owners Association Inc.; tract in the Nacogdoches University survey
- Kevin Ray Humphries to Autumn Taylor Fix and Tyler James Fix; tract in the Hodge Adams survey
- Mary E. Bravo to David Eduardo Morales Frias and Mariela Elizabeth Morales; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Eileen Askew to Rosalia Crosby and Taleo Michael Crosby; tract in the Mary Ann Cullum survey
- John Mark Clayton and Kelly Sims Clayton to Elisa Justine Johnson and Jeremy James Thompson; tract in the Winnie Jewell survey
- Benjamin Lamborn and Moira Lamborn to Cindy Dodd and Darrell Dodd; tract in the JG Procello survey
Applications for Marriage Licenses
- Austin Jared Keyes and Meagan Leeann Shearin
- Jordan Lee Chaney and Alysia Breanne Humphrey
- Robert Crawford Templeton and Kristy Shannon Kinslow
- Jeremy Shayne Robinson and Monica Lynn Hodges
- Samuel Evan Gray and Shannon Leigh Trotter
- Joshua Frank Foster and Emily Ann Moran
- Paul Michael Giroux and Carrie Ann Friddle
- Jackson Ray Waite and Madisyn Faith Gauntt
- Robert Bryan Noe and Virginia Jane Minnett
- Christopher Zachary Rankin and Christie Lee Bulin
- Jonathan Drake Van Holten and Kaylan Sue Bounds
- Christopher Ryan Henderson and Grace Eileen Tucker
- Bobby Dewayne Wilkerson and Minta Lee Mannon
- Tristan Saul Saldana and Elizabeth Alvarez Resendiz
- Tony James Beaver and Ashley Marlowe Hicks
- Terry Benard Williams and Debbie Johnson Dixson
- Shawn Aaron Cox and Tiffany Mae Tippett
- Robert Lee Peek and Tori Lynne Batchelor
Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers, known locally for his passion for genealogy and history, this week took during the regular City Council meeting to recognize the significance of the day to Texas and encouraged citizens to join him in celebrating Texas’ historical past.
“It is imperative that the citizens of the great State of Texas make every effort to preserve, protect and promote the diversified and cultural history of our state,” Sellers read from a proclamation recognizing March as Texas History Month. He noted the significance of issuing the proclamation on March 2, 2021, as it marked the 185th anniversary of the signing of Texas Declaration of Independence which created the Republic of Texas.
The Republic of Texas existed for nine years before becoming the 28th state to join the Union. Sellers noted that the Republic of Texas in February 1845 approved a resolution to enter the Union, which became known as the Constitution of 1845, and allowed Texas to retain its right to divide into four states in addition to the original Texas. The Republic of Texas joined the Union on Dec. 29, 1845.
Sellers noted other things that distinguish Texas are the facts that it is “the only state that was a Republic before joining the Union, the second largest state in land mass and the second largest in population. It occupies about seven percent of the total land and water areas of the United States.”
Other historic notables are the Alamo complex, purchased in the early 20th century by Texas Legislature, with the Alamo chapel designated as the official Texas State Shrine. Alamo Day is celebrated on March 6 annually to commemorate the significance of the shrine.
The Texas Rangers, established in 1826 by Stephen F. Austin as a “unique group of lawmen used to track down outlaws, settle feuds and reconcile land disputes, is another significant note in Texas History. The agency became part of Texas Department of Public Safety in 1935 and continues to stand for law and order in the state today.
Texas is the Lone Star State, named for the single five-point white star on a blue background, with one upper white and one lower red horizontal stipe each. Local governments, including Sulphur Springs City Council and Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees, open meetings with an invocation and reciting of the pledges of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.
Sellers urges all citizens to join him in observing Texas History Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Hopkins County Commissioners during a special court session called Monday, the Commissioners Court acted on a request for a property tax payment refund, accepted a donation and tabled a a contract to obtain new equipment for Precinct 1.
Tax Payment Refunding Request
On Feb. 22, the Commissioners Court was asked to consider a request from Carlos Whitaker for the $5,367.16 he paid on someone else’s taxes to be refunded to him.
Hopkins County Tax Assessor/Collector Debbie Pogue Mitchell at the Feb. 22 meeting explained that the county had received a letter requesting the refund.
“Someone had told the man if he paid the taxes, it was going to be his. He didn’t pay Sulphur Springs ISD because they were quite a bit more than ours, but he did pay Hopkins County for three accounts in the amount of $5,367.16. So, they are asking for a refund of that money back to Mr. Whitaker,” Mitchell explained to the Commissioners one week ago.
Mitchell directed the request to the Commissioners Court because the amount paid is over $500; any refund above $500 requires a ruling by the Commissioners Court.
“I have to do refunds all the time for things from the Appraisal District, but I don’t ever have customers that pay other people’s accounts that come back and ask for a refund. That’s also very unusual,” Mitchell noted.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley pointed out the man did not go through the proper channels regarding the matter and asked why he didn’t go through his attorney to handle that transaction.
“I don’t know,” Mitchell replied to Bartley. “I didn’t wait on him. I don’t know what his intent was. The first story that I was kinda involved with, this man thought his house was built on one of these tracks. It is not, had nothing to do with it. The one acre that his house is on is like three tracts over. I don’t know where he got his information. I have no idea what the man had in his mind.”
Mitchell recommended that the $5,367.16 paid by Whitaker on the other person’s taxes be refunded to him.
“He should get his money back. He’s not going to get the property,” Mitchell said on Feb. 22, noting that approximately $10,000 in taxes are still owed to Sulphur Springs ISD for the properties in question. “Just because he paid me, he’s not going to get the property, and it wouldn’t matter if he paid the school, he’s not going to get the property. It does have a suit on it, but he was way out of line in paying the taxes.”
“My opinion is he was not trying to pay the taxes for someone. His intent was not to pay the taxes for someone. His intent was to gain the land so he was misinformed,” County Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook told the court last week.
Bartley said he’d like to have more time to think about the matter, and made a motion Feb. 22 to table the matter. Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Price seconded the motion, and the Commissioners Court unanimously agreed to table the request.
Monday, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom noted that the commissioners had time a work session last week to take a closer look at the situation and discuss it.
They “un-tabled” the request, with Price making the motion to return the money to Whitaker as requested. Bartley seconded the motion, which then received unanimous approval of the Commissioners Court.
Other Court Business
The agenda called for the Commissioners Court to consider approving the purchase of a 2019 Volvo pneumatic roller for Precinct 1 through Buyboard cotnract with Romco Equipment Company. However, at the March 1, 2021 meeting, Barker asked that the request be tabled. He noted that he needed to gather more information regarding the matter. Barker said he had planned to rent the needed equipment, but may still propose something different. He noted the Aulsbrook is checking into the matter for him.
Aulsbrook recommended accepting a donation of $41,538 from Summit Ranch Investments to Precinct 4 for road repairs on County Road 4721, and approving a budget amendment to move that funding from the general fund to the Precinct 4 road building fund to be used to make road repairs on CR 4721.
“I have a gentleman who bought some property down there. He’s wanting to be able to access Interstate 30, so he’s going to pay to have it rocked,” Price said, noting that there’s a house and the intend to add at 1-2 more homes along that stretch.
The court agreed and approved the budget amendment.
The Commissioners Court also approved payment of bills, revenues and expenses, and financial statements are presented. Typically, these items would have been approved at the Feb. 22 meeting. Aulsbrook at that time explained that her office had been off last week due to the weather and asked that the court delay payment and approval of all except payroll for another week to allow time for the necessary work to prepare them.
Land Deed Transfers
- Jennifer Mays Cooper to Saltillo ISD; tract in the Charles Thompson survey
- Anthony Todd Bernhardt, who is also known as Anthony Todd Hughes, and Katherine Ann Hughes, who is also known as Kathy Akaann Hughes, to Karli Emmons and Seth Roberts; tract in the Starr survey
- Rhonda Batchelor, Don Edwards Reynolds, John Charles Reynolds and Terri Reynolds to Candice Mead and Nick Mead; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- B Dees and Christopher Dees to Jessica Amy Tarifa and Pablo Tarifa; tract in the Numan McGee survey
- Linda T. Buchanan to Breanna N. Dees who is known as Breanna N. Mefford; tract in the Numan McGee survey
- Melva Edwina Burkett to Larry Craig English LLL; tract in the ER Henley survey
- Diana L. Williamson, trustee for the Diana L. Williamson Trust, to McIlrath Properties LLC; tract in the Ira Stephenson survey
- Thomas Jenkins to Roberto Gregorio; tract in the RC Graves survey
- Zachary L. Loyd to David Christopher Kirk and Kayla Suzanne Spencer; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- David Leigh Crone to Cameron Gray and Madison Gray; tract in the Mary Ann Bowlin survey
- Matthew Richey to Adrian Lopez and Maher H. Sweidan; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Jeffery B. Davis who is also known as Jeffery Blane Davis and Jeffrey Blane Davis to Alexander Mario Valenzuela; tract in the John Morris survey
- Alexander Mario Valenzuela to Jeffery B. Davis who is also known as Jeffery Blane Davis and Jeffrey Blane Davis; tract in the John Norris survey
- Mark Thomas and Stephanie Thomas to Adrian Lopez; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Danielle L. Cooksey and Hunter W. Cookseyt o Daniel Jacobs; tract in the Santos Coy survey
- Julia Romero and Irma Villasenor to Mariano Romero; tract in the MA Bowlin survey
- Larry Newton and Sharon Newton to Syet Hussain, Syed Akbar Hussain and Muzafar Syed Jameel; tract in the HT Barclay survey
Applications for Marriage Licenses
- Juan A. Ramirez Morales and Maria Guadalupe Carmona
- Rodney Glen Mize and Mary Catherine Harvin
- Brandon Paul Gomez and Hanna Michelle Ottwell
- David Rojo and Alice Mae Richey
- Jerome Vaughn and Etha Delorsie Mosley
- Tyler Glenn Davison and McKenzie Nicholle Francis