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

The Hope School Board met Monday June 17th at the School Administration Building. Superintendent Dr. Bobby Hart welcomed new member Alvis Hamilton. The board reorganized after last month’s school board elections. Willie Buck was reelected President, Linda Haynes Vice-president, and Kathryn Dickinson as Secretary. Dickinson then assumed.leadership of the meetingContinue Reading

The Hope Tourism Commission met Thursday June 13th for their regular meeting. After looking at the financial report and tax collections, the commission looked at some advertising. The commission looked at an ad in the USA Today “Guide to National Parks”. The commission also discussed a possible billboard although noContinue Reading

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met in regular session Thursday May 23rd. First up the JP’s passed a transfer and.appropriation ordinance to use $21,900 in insurance settlement funds and approximately$12,000 from other funds to purchase a vehicle for the Sheriff’s Department to replace a vehicle that was recently submerged inContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday May 21st in the City Hall Board Room. The board first looked at some possible surplus property. The property in question was two Hope Police vehicles and an old truck which had been used by Animal Control. Also the board looked at making oldContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday May 7th. The meeting began with a report from Steve Harris of the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation. He noted the EDC recently had a request for information on a rail related project. He noted the city recently held a grant-signing for a grantContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday April 16th. The board first looked at a proposed rental policy for the downtown pavilion. The Tourism Commission has worked with the city on the proposal. The proposal calls for “Park Pavilion” to be be provided to the Farmers Market free Tuesdays from 7amContinue Reading