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Hopkins County

"Rough Road Ahead" warning signs announce to drivers the condition of State Highway 19 between Delta and Hopkins counties.
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

To travelers along State Highway 19 from Delta County to Hopkins County hear and see the disrepair the “rough road ahead” signs are warning. Following a recent resurfacing and repair to State Highway 19 which spanned several months drivers are experiencing problems maneuvering. It was hoped the new surface would lessen the road noise experienced by many drivers, sadly that has not been the case. 

Mickey Barker
Mickey Barker / Facebook

Following Tuesday night’s Republican runoff election Mickey Barker earned the most votes to be named the new Precinct 1 Commissioner in Hopkins County.

“It was an enlightening experience. I enjoyed meeting lots of people. This was definitely a combined effort – I couldn’t have done this without the help of my family, friends and neighbors,” said Mickey Barker at his election night watch party with his wife, Susie of nearly 30 years by his side supporting him. “I also truly appreciate the endorsements of [former opponents] Ray Fouse and Pat Chase.”

The bridge at Brushy Creek in Delta County continues to be under construction.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

State Highway 24 (at John’s Creek) reopened late Tuesday afternoon after being closed due to excessive flooding, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The Delta County Sheriff’s office has been informing drivers to be aware some GPS devices (such as on cell phones) has not been updating with detour information, when deemed necessary.

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom along with Sheriff Butch Adams and Commissioners Beth Wisenbaker, Mike Odell, Wade Bartley and Danny Evans handle the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hopkins County Jail.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

Hopkins County held a formal dedication of the new Hopkins County Jail on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The Jail is located at 298 Rosemont in Sulphur Springs and includes a 192-capacity jail and law enforcement offices to serve the needs to Hopkins County.

Hopkins County Sheriff's Posse (from left) Sam Tatum, Billy Wayne Orr, Gary Moon, Earl Martin, Sheriff Butch Adams and Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum
Enola Gay Mathews / Reilly Springs Jamboree

Reilly Springs Jamboree recently paid tribute to a special guest – Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams. Sheriff Adams was honored for his 20 years of service to the community on Saturday, Oct. 17. He will be retiring on December 31, 2016.

Delta County joins several other counties in allowing the emergency burn ban to expire. As of Thursday, Sept. 17 citizens may burn inside the county limits. Citizens should contact the Delta County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (903) 395-2146 prior to conducting any outdoor burning.

Lamar, Delta, Hopkins and Rains are no longer under a burn ban.

A cross marks the spot of a head-on collision that killed two people on State Highway 19 east of Cooper on Aug. 13.
Mark Haslett

Last month, two people died as a result of a head-on crash a few miles east of Cooper. KETR’s Mark Haslett takes a look at the safety record of a stretch of road familiar to everyone who travels between Cooper and Sulphur Springs.

Hopkins County Courthouse celebrating 120 year Anniversary Aug. 21-22.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The celebrating expands from just the City of Sulphur Springs to Hopkins County as the historic Hopkins County Courthouse is the heart of the 120th Anniversary beginning on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. through midnight on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s officials were alerted by family members of 79-year old Lee A. Jones at approximately 3:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon, July 11 of his disappearance from his home on County Road 1180.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s officials were alerted by family members of 79-year old Lee A. Jones at approximately 3:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon of his disappearance from his home on County Road 1180.

The early bird gets the worm or in this case the autographed copy of E L James’ newest book Grey – fourth in the Fifty Shades of Grey series – that was the case Saturday morning at The Bookworm Box on Main Street in Sulphur Springs. This novel channels the view point of leading character Christian Grey on a love story that has spellbound millions of readers around the world.

NETO Executive Director Beverly Logan spoke before Franklin County Commissioners Court earlier in 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During a recent special meeting the 2014 financial auditor for Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. of the board of directors stated the organization would be responsible for raising $818,000 to overcome liabilities.

Three Hopkins County bridges are scheduled to be replaced by authorization of the Texas Department of Transportation to Highway 19 Construction LLC. Bridges will be West Greenwood Creek at FM 900, Little Caney Creek at FM 69, and at CR 528-1 (HCR 4734) at a tributary of the Sulphur River.

Cindy Roller

Nearly 7,000 residents in Sulphur Springs were without power following strong thunderstorm winds that hit Memorial Day evening.

City Manager Marc Maxwell does not expect power to be restored Tuesday morning.

Winds in excess of 60 mph caused many downed trees across Hopkins County including disabling signal lights.

At 97-years old Wilma White tends to her farm in Hopkins County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Green acres spread so far and wide on one of the oldest family-owned dairy farms in Hopkins County which is over seen by one of the oldest living dairywomen, Wilma White. Just like the many memorable years of operation, White has lived and created a lifetime of tales – literally milking time.

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