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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting Monday 10.26.20

  TIME:                   9:00 A.M. DATE:                   Monday, October 26, 2020 PLACE:                In The Commissioners’ Courtroom On The First Floor Of The Hopkins County Courthouse Located At                                 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX.                            Invocation Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag   AMERICAN FLAG: TEXAS FLAG:  “Honor The Texas Flag; ...

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United Way of Lamar County Provided Assistance During Covid

  On March 23rd the United Way of Lamar County  opened a Covid-19 Crisis Fund to help those financially impacted by the coronavirus in our community. Since that time, $49,837.96 in donations have been received and approximately $49,000 in assistance has been distributed.  Two emergency grants were given to partner ...

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Paris Police Report Thursday (Oct 22)

Trevarrion Trevon Davis Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 2500-block of E. Cherry Wednesday afternoon at 3:03 when they observed a child not wearing a seat belt. The officer smelled marijuana and found 21 small baggies of marijuana in the center console. They arrested the driver, Trevarrion Trevon Davis, ...

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MPISD – News

From left: Brianne Davis, Jillian Adair, Joshua Espinoza, Abril Ramirez, Samantha Valdez, Migel Guerrero The Mount Pleasant High School Choir has selected its officers for the 2020-2021-school year. Leading the group is President Migel Guerrero, Vice-President Samantha Valdez, Secretary Abril Ramirez, Stage Manager Joshua Espinoza, and Photographers Jillian Adair and ...

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CARES Act Providing New Services For Intellectually Impaired Students

Intellectually impaired students in Texas are now eligible for up to $1500 in supplemental special education services thanks to $30-million from the Federal Cares Act. The TEA says the program will help connect Texas families to high-quality, personalized services. Parents can use the money to select needed assistance from a ...

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Five Deaths Reported At Fannin County Veterans Home

Clyde Cosper Veterans Home, Bonham, Texas State records show five deaths at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham since October. That number comes after 49 total residents of the facility tested positive for the virus. In the last report, there are 22 residents with COVID-19 currently ...

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Applications for Mail-In Ballots Due Friday

The Texas Secretary of State’s office deals with a spike in requests for mail-in ballots ahead of next month’s election. The elections division received just 71,000 requests for mail-in ballots four years ago. This year, they’ve received 470,000. Applications for mail-in ballots must be received by county offices tomorrow, not ...

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Texas Up 50% Since Oct. 1

Hospitalizations in Texas from COVID-19 are now up 50% since Oct. 1. The state today reported 4,782 lab-confirmed COVID hospitalizations. Hospitalizations have been climbing almost every single day for the last month. We were down to 3,081 at one point in Sept. The state still reports having 12,019 available hospital ...

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Lamar County Early Voting Hours

Early Voting for the November 3 elections are as follows: Monday, October 19 – Friday, October 23, 8:00 – 5:00 Saturday, October 24, 9:00 – 1:00 Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30, 8:00 – 5:00                           Early Voting ...

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More Active COVID Cases In Texas

According to state health officials, the second coronavirus wave in Texas continued with more active cases than at any time since the summertime peak. As of Wednesday evening, an estimated 84,538 were active. That was the most since Sept. 1. Of those, 4,782 cases required hospitalization, the most since Aug. ...

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Texas #1 in Early Voters

Texas leads the nation in the total number of early votes cast so far. Texans have voted more than half of the total ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election -8,969,226. 27.22% of registered voters have already cast their ballots. Early voting ends on Friday, Oct. 30.

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Top Texas Races In November In Virtual Dead Heat

According to the latest poll from Quinnipiac, President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden are tied in Texas with less than two weeks until election day. Biden has jumped five percentage points in the past month, and the race is at 47-percent apiece, deadlocked. Quinnipiac’s poll also shows Democrats ...

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Paris Ralley Slated For Tuesday On Confederate Statues In Public Property

An organization called “Paris Collective” will host a rally at Culbertson Fountain at 3:00 pm Oct. 26 to advocate for relocating or removing Confederate statues on public or government property. The rally is part of the Texas Reconstruction Project. There will be guest speakers, community members speaking, and organizers urge ...

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Free COVID Testing In Paris Thursday 1022

FREE COVID-19 Testing for Lamar County Residents will be provided by the Paris-Lamar County Health District today from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. You must schedule an appointment by contacting Emily at (903) 785-4561 ext. 243.

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Hopkins County Coronavirus Report 10.21.20

Hopkins County-Sulphur Springs Emergency Management on Wednesday reported 42 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative totals to 583 positives and 414 recoveries. There were no recent recoveries Wednesday. There are currently 169 active cases. At the latest report, the Sulphur Springs facility tested 1,676 at 128-A Jefferson Street.

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Sulphur Springs ISD Coronavirus Report

Here’s the latest update from Sulphur Springs ISD on the COVID-19 situation. On Wednesday, the district announced that two students at the high school, three students at the Middle School, and a staff member at Bowie primary school had tested positive for COVID-19. They will contact all students and staff ...

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Campbell, Commerce School Districts Announce Cancelations

The Campbell and Commerce school districts made cancellations due to COVID-19. Campbell ISD moved to remote learning through Friday, Oct. 30, with a return to in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 2. Commerce ISD closed campuses at the end of the day Wednesday. They will reopen Thursday, Oct. 29, and they ...

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Hopkins County Cemetery Vandalized

Photos from Vickie Pickel Facebook Page Hopkins County Deputies are looking for whoever is responsible for vandalizing the Aiguier Cemetery. At least 24 grave markers and headstones were damaged or destroyed. Anyone with information should call the Hopkins County Sheriff Office at 903-438-4040.

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Ex-Blue Bell CEO Indicted

A grand jury indicted the former president and chief executive of Blue Bell Creameries in Austin’s federal court. Authorities charged Paul Kruse with wire fraud and conspiracy in connection with the alleged scheme to cover up the company’s 2015 listeria outbreak that killed three people. Kruse allegedly told employees to ...

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2021 Should Be Big Year For Businesses Moving To Texas

More than 200 companies have relocated to Texas over the past decade, and the business network Y-Texas says 2021 could be the biggest year yet. Financial analyst Bill Dendy says it’s becoming a no-brainer to business owners who are leaving states like California in droves. Dendy says employees follow because ...

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