The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday in the large courtroom at the Courthouse. The JP’s and spectators were social distanced. Following the approval of the minutes the JP’s turned their attention towards a new county handbook. Handbook Committee Chairman James Griffin suggested tabling the the consideration until the JP’sContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met via Zoom on Tuesday for their regular meeting. After reviewing the minutes the board looked at an application for a COVID-19 grant. This grant would cover overtime related to COVID-19 as well as funds needed for supplies related to the pandemic. Assistant City Manager/ PoliceContinue Reading

The Hope Tourism Commission met Tuesday via conference telephone call. Following the approval of the minutes, the board moved on to April revenue. The 2% tax on lodging and prepared food brought in $47,245 in March. There was some confusion on whether this was correct or the proper amount wasContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday via Zoom. The board’s first item of business was choosing a construction company for the city’s Class IV landfill. The low bid was$190,450 from Marsau Enterprises of Enid, Oklahoma. The board accepted that bid. Because it the bid was so good the city willContinue Reading

The Hempstead County Quorum Court held their April meeting via Zoom. The meeting opened with consideration of a resolution that would partner with the Arkansas Department of Transportation to remove the weight restriction of 64,000 pounds on state highway 195 between highway 355 and highway 73. It would also clarifyContinue Reading

The Hope City Board held their second virtual meeting on April 22nd.  Following the Prayer and pledge,  Mayor Steve Montgomery told the board that city attorney Joe Short suggested when the board votes on anything in these virtual meetings, they do so by a “roll call” vote.   The board’s firstContinue Reading

The Hope School Board met Monday night via Zoom. Following the approval of the minutes and expenditures the board moved into the meeting. Superintendent Dr. Bobby Hart noted current enrollment is 2,225. Dr. Hart then introduced the principals from several campuses including Ms. Stewart from Clinton, Dr. Duke from HAPS,Continue Reading

The Hope City Board met in an unprecedented manner Tuesday for their first virtual meeting. Due to social distancing the meeting was streamed to members, the media, and the public with all board members checking in from areas away from City Hall. The meeting was delayed a few minutes toContinue Reading

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday March 12th for what was originally termed a special meeting. The meeting began with Judge Jerry Crane introducing new JP Robert “Whit” Whitlock. Whitlock was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of JP Olen Dorman. JP Ed Darling moved theContinue Reading

The Hope City Board held their second meeting of February Tuesday. Following the Pledge and approval of the minutes the board considered a waive bid ordinance on a tank monitoring system. The system is for the Hope Landfill and is a leachate monitoring system. Current pumps were purchased from AdvancedContinue Reading