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Appraisal District board approves 2018 budget

In a public hearing at noon Wednesday, the Hopkins County Appraisal District board approved a $702,745.17 budget for fiscal year 2018.


HCGS debuts updated website, new equipment, preps for lock-in

Hopkins County Genealogical Society is committed to preserving historical materials, protecting family histories and records, promoting research, providing resource materials, and expanding awareness of genealogical and historical information.


City receives tax allocation increase

Sulphur Springs and other cities in Hopkins County found out Wednesday they will be getting another good sales tax present from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Hegar announced Wednesday he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $679.9 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 9 percent more than in July 2016.

For the rest of the story, see the July 13 News-Telegram.

Two arrested, 165 pounds of weed seized

Two Odessa women were jailed just after 10 p.m. last night after Sulphur Springs interdiction officer Cleve Williams found 165 pounds of packaged marijuana during a traffic stop near the 131-mile marker on Interstate 30 east.


Como installs new playground for kids

The city of Como has a new park and playground area for children to enjoy. It includes a small merry-go-round, slide, swing sets, teeter-totter and bench where adults can sit and watch their kids playing. 

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