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North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department Benefits from Forest Service Grant
Oct30

North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department Benefits from Forest Service Grant

With over 85 percent of Texas fire departments being operated by volunteers, funding for essential equipment and training can be hard to come by. The Texas Legislature allocates funding to Texas A&M Forest Service for pass-through grants to Texas volunteer fire departments in an effort to help them better protect lives and property. This year the agency received $24.3 million to distribute to volunteer fire departments through the...

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VFDs In Hopkins County Benefit From Community Fundraiser, CARES Act
Oct01

VFDs In Hopkins County Benefit From Community Fundraiser, CARES Act

Thursday was a big day for the volunteer fire departments in Hopkins County. All VFDs in Hopkins County benefitted from a community fundraiser and CARES Act funding. Jason Tully started a program to help raise funds for the county’s 11 VFDs who are even lower on funding than usual since many weren’t able to hold their usual fundraisers this year. Tully encouraged the community to make donations either at his insurance business...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Agendas For Feb. 10, 2020
Feb08

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Agendas For Feb. 10, 2020

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TIME: 9:00 A.M. DATE: Monday, February 10, 2020 PLACE: In The Commissioners’ Courtroom On The First Floor Of The Hopkins County Courthouse Located At  118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX. I. Invocation II. Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag A. AMERICAN FLAG: B. TEXAS FLAG:  “Honor The Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance To Thee, Texas, One State Under God, One And Indivisible.” The Following Items Will Be...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Jan. 27, 2020 Meeting Agenda
Jan26

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Jan. 27, 2020 Meeting Agenda

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TIME: 9:00 A.M.DATE: Monday, January 27, 2020PLACE: In The Commissioners’ Courtroom On The First Floor Of The Hopkins County Courthouse Located At 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX. I. InvocationII. Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag A. AMERICAN FLAG: B. TEXAS FLAG: “Honor The Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance To Thee, Texas, One State Under God, One And Indivisible.” The Following Items Will Be Considered By...

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Jan. 27 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Emergency Management Appointments, Fire Agreements
Jan26

Jan. 27 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Emergency Management Appointments, Fire Agreements

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked during their regular 9 a.m. meeting Monday, Jan. 27, to consider at least two items each for the cities of Como, Cumby and Tira, as well as four requests from Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc., a plat and matters related to two roads. Hopkins County Commissioners Court The court members will be asked to consider an emergency management coordinator and a fire investigation agreement each...

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Plat Request Tabled;Red Cross, Fire Protection Agreements Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court
Jan13

Plat Request Tabled;Red Cross, Fire Protection Agreements Approved By Hopkins County Commissioners Court

Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks presents education training certificates to commissioners, recognizes judge. Hopkins County Commissioner Court made short work of Monday’s regular meeting, going through the agenda in about 15 minutes. Plat Request The court was asked to consider approving a plat request to separate two lots in Together Good Deeds II Addition to sell. County Clerk Tracy Smith told the court...

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Commissioners Consider Fate Of 2 County Roads, Cyber Security Training, Fire Protection Contracts
Dec25

Commissioners Consider Fate Of 2 County Roads, Cyber Security Training, Fire Protection Contracts

Hopkins County Commissioners Court during Dec. 23 court session Hopkins County Commissioners this week agreed to let a land owner take over maintenance of two county roads, approved four fire protection agreements and an agreement for cyber security training. 2 County Roads Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Anglin told the court during their regular meeting Monday, Dec. 23, that Jack Kempanaar approached him a few months ago about the...

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Merger of Two Volunteer Fire Departments, Fundraising for New NH-SS Substation
Dec12

Merger of Two Volunteer Fire Departments, Fundraising for New NH-SS Substation

NH-SS VFD Chief Bobby Harris Earlier in 2019, the North Hopkins Volunteer Fire Department led by Chief Bobby Harris and the South Sulphur Volunteer Fire Department led by Chief Jim Rich merged into one department. It is now called the North Hopkins-South Sulphur Volunteer Fire Department. NH-SS VFD serves the fire region stretching from Hwy 11 West northward and northeasterly all the way to Hatchetville Road, east of Hwy. 19 North. A...

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Volunteer Firefighters Recognized at Reilly Springs Jamboree on November 16
Nov20

Volunteer Firefighters Recognized at Reilly Springs Jamboree on November 16

Nine firefighters from various Hopkins County volunteer departments attended the Reilly Springs Jamboree on November 16, 2019 to tell the audience why they serve as first responders. Their individual responses were well received and applause went up in appreciation of their courageous work. This visit was by invitation following a rough week of fire fighting across the county, which included four separate structure fires handled by...

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Hopkins County Records for Oct. 25, 2019
Oct25

Hopkins County Records for Oct. 25, 2019

Land Deed Transactions Lisa Renee Mitchell, Michael Keith Mitchell, Lisa Renee Mitchell Touchtone and Steven Touchtone to Nona Fair Gober; tract in the E. Melton survey Amanda Weatherford and Corley M. Weatherford to Brian Adams and Chelsea Adams; tract in the James Ford survey David M. Owens and Emma L. Owens to Marica Castillo and Samuel Castillo Gonzalez; tract in the John S. Bowen survey Don E. Courtney to Colbie Cross Norment;...

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