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Merger Of North Hopkins, South Sulphur VFDs Receives Approval Of Commissioners
Aug13

Merger Of North Hopkins, South Sulphur VFDs Receives Approval Of Commissioners

North Hopkins VFD Chief Bobby Harris and South Sulphur VFD Chief Jim Rich shake hands in agreement over the combining of the two departments, approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2019. A handshake between North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bobby Harris and South Sulphur VFD Chief Jim Rich marked what Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom called a “historic moment” in county...

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Tasers, Fire Alarm Systems, Rail Rep Approved By Commissioners Court
May06

Tasers, Fire Alarm Systems, Rail Rep Approved By Commissioners Court

Fire alarm systems, Tasers, maintenance guidelines, county road standards and procedures, a management provider for a hazardous mitigation grant program, and a Northeast Texas Rural Transportation board appointment were among the items Hopkins County Commissioner Court approved during their regular meeting Monday. Hopkins County Commissioner Court approved a request for Neal Barker to serve on Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation...

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North Hopkins VFD Recognized For Service
Mar26

North Hopkins VFD Recognized For Service

North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department was recognized Monday by Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley and the Commissioners Court for their “outstanding efforts” and “dedication in their perseverance to provide protection for the citizens of Hopkins County and their property.” North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department Endsley noted that each month, in order by department number, he and the commissioners court...

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Hopkins County Commissioners’ Court Meets Monday, February 25, 2019
Feb23

Hopkins County Commissioners’ Court Meets Monday, February 25, 2019

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will meet Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom on the First Floor of the Hopkins County Courthouse located at 118 Church Street in Sulphur Springs. A work session will follow the regular meeting. The Agenda for the court includes: I.             Invocation...

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Monday Commissioners Court: Congressman Honors County Judge; Sulphur Bluff Volunteer Fire Department Honored by County
Feb11

Monday Commissioners Court: Congressman Honors County Judge; Sulphur Bluff Volunteer Fire Department Honored by County

Before a packed Hopkins County Commissioners’ Courtroom Monday morning, Robbin Bass, Deputy District Director for Congressman John Ratcliff, presented County Judge Robert Newsom a flag that was flown over the U. S. Capital Building in Newsom’s honor. Commissioners also issued a proclamation honoring the Sulphur Bluff Fire Department for past and current service to the county. In honoring Judge Newsom, Bass stated that the...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Agenda for Monday, February 11, 2019
Feb09

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Agenda for Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom on the first floor of the Hopkins County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Court will meet in regular session followed by work sessions. The Agenda includes: I.             Invocation II.           Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag...

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Berger Fire Under Control Monday Afternoon; Cause of Fire to Be Investigated; County Fire Chief Commends Effort Made to Control Fire
Dec24

Berger Fire Under Control Monday Afternoon; Cause of Fire to Be Investigated; County Fire Chief Commends Effort Made to Control Fire

The first call came in Monday at 11:28 a.m. of a possible structure fire at Berger Horticulture located near Birthright on State Highway 19N. The fire was officially under control at 3:20 p.m. Monday, December 24, 2018. Hopkins County Engine 20, Sulphur Springs Fire Department Engine, and North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene at the same time. Noting the fire was consuming the front side of the building, an all...

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Voluntary Reduction in Outdoor Burning Requested by Hopkins County Fire Chief
Aug01

Voluntary Reduction in Outdoor Burning Requested by Hopkins County Fire Chief

Voluntary reduction in outdoor burning is requested by Hopkins County Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief Andy Endsley. Endsley says the county is being boxed in by other counties that are under burn bans and Hopkins County is only two weeks out from a burn ban. Delta, Rains, and Hopkins Counties are the only counties that are not under a ban. Hunt, Fannin, Red River, and Franklin counties are under burn bans. Endsley says...

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Hopkins County EMS Named Lights of Life Campaign Honorees
Oct20

Hopkins County EMS Named Lights of Life Campaign Honorees

Every year, the Lights of Life Campaign Committee selects an individual, couple, group or business that has shown exceptional service, commitment and passion for Hopkins County and specifically for their support of the hospital.   That tradition continues with the 2017-2018 Campaign Honorees…Hopkins County EMS Since August of 1983 Hopkins County EMS has compassionately served the residents of Hopkins County and the surrounding...

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Firefighters Combat Challenge: A Feature of Hot August Night Aug. 11, 12
Aug09

Firefighters Combat Challenge: A Feature of Hot August Night Aug. 11, 12

North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bobby Harris and Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley were guests on the KSST Good Morning Show to talk about this weekend’s ‘Hot August Night’, an annual fundraiser for Hopkins County Fire Departments. There are two main features: a BBQ Cook-off held as a fundraiser with serving at 5pm Saturday Aug 12, and the Scott Firefighters Combat Challenge, which is an...

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