City Council Final action expected on budget, tax rate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Monday, 22 September 2014 12:46

In a special meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sulphur Springs City Council will consider final action to set the budget for the city, adopt the tax rate and set rates for water, sewer and sanitation in preparation for the start of the new fiscal year next Wednesday. The budget ordinance calls for a $28,244,850 budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 and to keep the same tax rate of 44 cents per $100, a rate the city has used for the past 10 years. Ordinances to increase water and sewer rates as well as sanitation rates by 2 percent will also be considered by the council on second and final reading. Also on the agenda is the discussion and possible action on a proposal amending an ordinance that created an Enterprise Project Zone for Saputo Dairy Foods, U.S.A. A public hearing is planned for the establishment of a reinvestment zone for Saputo Dairy Food and designating a certain area as an industrial reinvestment zone for Saputo. The council meeting convenes at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Room at City Hall, 201 North Davis St.

Hopkins County ‘In God We Trust’ National slogan adopted by commissioners as county motto PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kerry Craig   
Monday, 22 September 2014 12:45

Hopkins County Commissioners Court began Monday morning's business meeting with the acceptance of a donation from Judge Robert Newsom of a seal proclaiming “In God We Trust.” The resolution approved by commissioners said the words have been used since shortly after the end of World War II. Newsom said the action makes the motto special to Hopkins County. “It's been the national motto since 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower saw the need to recognize what was already recognized back in 1864 when it was placed on our coins,” Newsom said. “Today, we simply recognize what was already part of the United States for well over 150 years.” Occasionally, atheist and freedom-from-religion groups have challenged symbols such as this being attached to public buildings with protests and legal action. Newsom said he did not anticipate any opposition to the seal at this time. “It is the national motto, however, I am not going to put anything past anybody,” he said. “I did advise the commissioners ahead of time that if we decide to go ahead and go with making this our county motto, we might face a lawsuit some day. They said, 'Well, people frequently choose to sue the commissioners and the county of Hopkins anyway,' and they would rather be sued for this than any of those other things we frequently get sued for by prisoners and other people that are at odds with the county. They decided to go ahead and it was a unanimous vote.” The court then gave approval to a plan submitted by the district clerk's office for the funding and restoration of the records archives. Approval was also given for the use of some of the funds in the county's Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone Increment Fund in Precinct 1. Although the legality of the use of the grant funds by other counties has been brought into question, county commissioners were told Texas Association of Counties legal counsel Jim Allison had approved the local plan. Recognition was given to Jim Dial, the county's environmental officer, for fulfilling requirements in accordance with state law for the On-Site Sewage Facility designated representative for the county. Approval was also given to a nuisance abatement policy for the county. The nuisance policy will enable the county to better deal with issues such as old tires and safety and health issues. Newsom told commissioners that regular informational-type workshop meetings will be scheduled each Wednesday afternoon for updates on the jail construction that will continue for the duration of the construction project.

SchoolReach broadcast system comes to SBISD PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 6
Written by From Staff Reports   
Saturday, 20 September 2014 12:01

    Sulphur Bluff Independent School District got more high tech in its efforts to keep parents informed and expand types of shop projects students can create this year.

Don't Do That Again PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 3
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 19 September 2014 12:36

“Over the River and Through the Woods” main character Nick Cristano, played by Kenneth Batterton (standing), lectures both sets of grandparents, Nunzio and Emma Cristano (Bill and Beverly Owens) and Aida and Frank Gianelli (Sheila Armstrong and John D’Avignon), for setting him up on a blind date. See more on the adventures of Cristano, a marketing director, at Main Street Theatre’s performances Sept. 18-20 and Sept. 25-27, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 21. at 2 p.m.

Goals should be viewed as ‘limitless ministry’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:53

Hopkins County United Way workers were encouraged to remember they are “giving to bless others” and creating a legacy for the future as they strive to “go abundantly above and beyond” this year’s $160,000 campaign goal.

To God Be The Glory - Christian artist Cassie Edwards ready to share gifts PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 8
Written by By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor   
Saturday, 20 September 2014 08:50

Cassie Edwards has decided to take her light out from under a bushel. For years, local churches have known about her musical gifts, but modesty prevented her from “going public.” Now, she’s willing to talk about her talent and the two albums that came from reading her Bible and listening to God.

Saltillo Community Homecoming set Sunday, Oct. 12 PDF Print E-mail
Written by From Staff Reports   
Saturday, 20 September 2014 11:33

    Saltillo Community Homecoming will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in the Saltillo school cafetorium, 150 County Road 3534. This year’s event will feature visiting with friends and new acquaintances, highlight the class of 1964 and a program presented by KSST personality Enola Gay Mathews.

 United Way sets sights on $160K goal PDF Print E-mail
Written by By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:41

For the second straight year, the Hopkins County United Way campaign goal has been raised.

Hopkins County officials, DAR recognize Constitution Week PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 5
Written by From Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:55

nt091614-DAR-proclamation.jpgHopkins County Judge Robert Newsom and other county officials joined the members of the Captain David Phillips Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution Wednesday in paying homage to America’s most important document, the U.S. Constitution.

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »

Page 1 of 662