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District court takes first steps toward resolving bail bond issue

Several thousands of dollars were collected Monday morning in Hopkins County’s 8th Judicial District Court when Judge Robert Newsom took the first steps toward resolving a long-running issue with bail bonds in the county.


Testing summer’s bounty

Juanice Tomlinson (center) and her daughter, Jamie test Vanessa Bennett’s tomatoes before buying them at Saturday’s Main Street Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market opens every Saturday on Main Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this summer. Hours will be extended to 2 p.m. in the fall.

Blacklands railroad growing, assumes management of new short line

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In the more than 10 years since Blacklands Railroad became a reality, the short line railroad has continued to grow and, this past week, assumed operation of a new short line railroad in Rusk County.


Commissioners expected to approve hiring freeze Monday

Hopkins County commissioners, facing budget shortfalls, are poised to enact a hiring freeze in a Monday meeting, as well as consider spending an initial $20,000 to evaluate current needs at the county jail.


Trooper makes third drug bust of the week while patrolling I-30

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For the second night in a row, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Joseph Hogue made a felony arrest after seizing more than 5 pounds of marijuana as a result of a routine traffic stops on Interstate 30. It’s also the third I-30 bust made this week by Hogue, who also seized 1 kilogram of methamphetamine Sunday night.

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