Hopkins County

AUSTIN - The Texas jobless rate in April dropped below 7 percent (6.9 percent) for the first time in three years, bringing with it improved figures for several Northeast Texas counties.

911 services down in Hopkins County

May 8, 2012
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SULPHUR SPRINGS - Hopkins County dispatch is reporting that a total equipment failure occurred overnight resulting in the loss of 911  fire and  law enforcement service in the county.

WEAVER - Hopkins County firefighters were unable to save a rural home Wednesday morning as they were called to CR 3531 in Weaver.

I-30 traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Mar 15, 2012

HOPKINS COUNTY - An Indiana resident is behind bars after a traffic stop in Hopkins County netted more than 50 pounds of marijuana.

We’ve been reporting this week on the city council and school board races in our region, as Monday marked the filing deadline for the May 12 elections. Filing also came to a close Monday for area hospital board elections, scheduled for the same day.


The latest edition of the United States Drought Monitor for the State of Texas shows a few area counties no longer under a drought.

Local candidates to speak on President's Day

Feb 20, 2012

SULPHUR SPRINGS - A GOP President’s Day political forum and fundraising dinner will be held Monday night at the Hopkins County Civic Center.

Bankston files paperwork for hospital seat

Feb 14, 2012

SULPHUR SPRINGS - A university instructor is the first to file for the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. 

Texas lawmaker to forgo second term for judge's post

Dec 21, 2011

AUSTIN - District 3 State Representative Erwin Cain says he will not seek another term in Austin, but rather behind the bench. 

Local unemployment figures show positive gains

Dec 19, 2011

According to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission, Hopkins County’s lowest jobless rate in the region continued to fall, down to 6.5 percent in November, a half percent drop from October.

Dead end area of Bonham and Bois D Arc streets where shots were reportedly fired Friday.

COMMERCE - Multiple shots were fired and four suspects arrested following a Friday morning pursuit in Commerce. 

Authorities raid Northeast Texas drug operation

Oct 13, 2011

HOPKINS COUNTY - An investigation is underway after a huge marijuana farm was found along the Hopkins-Franklin County line.

Neal to run for vacant constable's seat

Sep 28, 2011

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Longtime Hopkins County deputy Bobby Neal has announced he'll seek the democratic nomination for Precinct 2 Constable.

Local burn bans to remain in effect for awhile

Sep 26, 2011

Area county commissioners approved to extent their county's current burn bans during meetings Monday morning.