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Housing boom leads to increase in property values

Property taxes are the largest source of local funding for schools, streets, police and fire protection in Hopkins County. According to the draft of the fiscal 2016 budget, the net taxable value for property in the county has increased by 3.2 percent this year. 


Where’s the beef? On Celebration Plaza Oct. 16; Tickets on sale for steak competition

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom has set aside Oct. 16 to officially recognize beef producers in Hopkins and surrounding counties in conjunction with the inaugural Cattleman’s Classic and Ribeye Round-up on Celebration Plaza.


Como-Pickton hires about 20 new staff

Como-Pickton Consolidates Independent School District staff will begin reporting for duty on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 a.m. New teacher orientation began at 8:30 a.m. Monday, in the high


Yantis school board changes meeting format

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Yantis Independent School District Board of Trustees this week voted to change the way a portion of the meeting is conducted — when to be more specific.

Trustees voted during their regular meeting Monday night to alter BE Local policy so that the executive session can be held prior to the start of the open portion of their meetings, YISD Superintendent Peter Running reported.


Meet the Teacher events scheduled across Hopkins County

Several local school districts have scheduled Meet the Teacher as well as other activities such as pick up, fish camp and Back to School Bashes next week. 

Parents of Sulphur Springs students from grades five down will want to note that all Meet the Teacher activities will be held in the evening so as not to disrupt teachers and staff who are involved in professional development activities in the morning and afternoon, according to Sulphur Springs Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Kristin Monk.

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