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Hopkins County commissioners approved a plan this week to replace County Judge Chris Brown, who will be leaving the top county post in January to take over the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.

Brown had one year left on his county judge term. The plan is for the court to accept applications from interested persons and basically hire a replacement on a one-year contract, with next fall’s election determining a long-term answer.

Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter for the current term for county judge, which is expected to be Jan 2nd – Dec 31st 2014. 

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The search will soon be on for a new leader in Hopkins County as Judge Chris Brown will be recommended by the Ark-Tex Council of Governments search committee for their position of Executive Director. The Ark-Tex COG will be meeting for a final vote on the position, which oversees a $15 million budget, on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in Omaha.

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Former Hopkins County Fire Chief Carl Nix, wanted on a theft charge, turned himself in to Delta County Sheriff's officers this morning, according to KETR’s Cindy Roller. Nix was the subject of a third-degree felony theft warrant from Hopkins County.

Nix was arraigned later on Friday. Eighth Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt set Nix’s bond at $10,000. Nix was released after posting the bond, according to Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith.

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Researchers say that both nationwide and in Texas, arrests for marijuana possession show enforcement disparities along racial lines.

Oxford to take third swing at council seat

May 9, 2013
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Charles Oxford hopes that that the third time will be a charm as he tries once again to regain a city council seat.

Brian Tucker given life without parole

Apr 17, 2013

A life sentence without the possibly of parole awaits former Hopkins County jail escapee Brian Allen Tucker.

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In a strange footnote to the Hopkins County jailbreak story, a Rockwall man has been jailed for fabricating evidence related to the chase.

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The manhunt continues, with no timeline set for the conclusion of the effort to capture the men who escaped Tuesday.

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Law enforcement officials from state and local agencies are continuing the search Wednesday for two escaped prisoners in the area around Sulphur Springs.

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KETR's Cindy Roller - and her camera - were in on the fun at a dance in Hopkins County.

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A manhunt in northern Hopkins County on Wednesday ended in an arrest.

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On Saturday, Sept. 8 folks lined the streets of Sulphur Springs for the 43 Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival Parade.

West Nile Detected in Hopkins County

Aug 28, 2012
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SULPHUR SPRINGS - It is the first confirmed case of a human infected with the West Nile virus in Hopkins County this year. Reports show the victim is from Sulphur Springs.

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A woman locked in a burning vehicle had to be extricated by Hopkins County emergency personnel early Thursday morning.

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HOPKINS COUNTY - Rather than just county and statewide races on the local ballot this November, several school districts will conduct trustee elections.

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