The Hope Tourism Commission met Thursday September 12th in the McLarty Room of the Hope Visitors Information Center. The meeting began with a look at August Revenue and Expenditures. The Commission voted to accept the reports as presented. Dolly Henley spoke to the Commission on behalf of the Southwest ArkansasContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday September 10th. The meeting opened with a public hearing on a request by Willie Walker to close an undeveloped segment of Greenwood Street. There was no opposition and an ordinance was passed to close the undeveloped street. The board heard a presentation on theContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday August 21st for their second meeting of the month. The board immediately went into executive session at 7:02pm. The meeting reconvened at 7:11pm. Mayor Montgomery says the executive session was to discuss the city manager’s upcoming performance review. No action was taken. The boardContinue Reading

The Hope School Board met Monday August 19th for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order by Willie Buck. Under the Superintendent’s Report, Dr. Bobby Hart said enrollment is 2,322 and this is about 100 more than this time last year. Dr.Hart says that number could dropContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday for their first meeting of August. First up, Jim Hunter of the Klipsch Museum offered a proposal for the Klipsch Museum to lease and revitalize the Paul Klipsch Auditorium that occupies the second and third floor of City Hall. Hunter proposed that the cityContinue Reading

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday July 25th. The meeting opened with an address from Terrie James of the Hempstead County office of the Cooperative Extension Service. She noted that her office will not be moving to the new courthouse but hopes to move to the college. She saidContinue Reading

The Hope City Board held their second meeting of July on Tuesday. The board opened by considering the acceptance of a $24,720.88 grant to fund 50% of a detective’s salary to address domestic crimes. The city will provide an in-kind match of $8,847.02. The board approved the acceptance of. theContinue Reading

The Hope School Board held their monthly meeting Monday July 15th. Under the Superintendent’s Report, Dr. Bobby Hart noted the district “carryover” or reserve funds as of June 30th will be about $2.5.million dollars. This is below the $4 million dollars a year ago. Dr. Hart said the district willContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday for their first meeting of July. The first order of business was to act upon a request to change the name of Julia Drive to Trinity Drive. The street is located off Hervey and Commerce. Mt. Kirby Investments asked for the change. They areContinue Reading

The Hope City Board held their 2nd meeting of June Tuesday June 18th. After consideration of the minutes the board looked at a request for a sign variance at the Cairo-Fulton Depot which houses the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council. One sign will be a 4 x 8 and one isContinue Reading