Charles D. "Butch" Adams


Charles D. "Butch" Adams was born February 26, 1955. He is a 1973 graduate of Yantis High School. He attended Tyler Junior College following high school graduation and earned an Associates of Arts Degree.

Adams went to work for the Sulphur Springs Police Department on June 19, 1977 and became a detective in 1988. He successfully ran for sheriff in a 1996 campaign and was sworn-in to the office of sheriff of Hopkins County on January 1, 1997.

He holds a Masters Peace Officers License through the State of Texas.

Butch is married to the former Beth Allen, a native of Hopkins County. Beth works at Copy Products Inc. in Sulphur Springs. Butch and Beth are the parents of three sons, Cheve, Nathan, and Zachary Adams.



County Commissioner Pct. #4

Danny W. Evans

Danny W. Evans is the County Commissioner for Precinct #4, that covers the area basically west of Highway 19 and north of Interstate-30, including the town of Cumby. Danny is serving his first term as Commissioner, having been elected in 2002.

Prior to his election, Danny was a dairy farmer in the Peerless Community and served on both the Dairy Farmers of America and Mid-America Dairymen boards. He continues to serve as a Director of the Hopkins-Rains Farm Bureau Board and numerous other social and agricultural appointments.

Danny is a lifelong resident of Hopkins County and the son of the late Marvin and Jean Evans, of the Peerless Community. He is a 1970 graduate of North Hopkins High School and received his Agricultural Education Degree from East Texas State University. He has also taught Vocational Agriculture and served numerous terms on the North Hopkins School Board and North Hopkins Water Board.

Danny is married to the former, Debra Dixon, and they are the parents of three daughters, and grandparents of two grandsons. They live in the Peerless Community.


Justice of the Peace

Precinct # 1

Yvonne Miller King



Judge Yvonne Miller King is the daughter of Delores Miller and the late James E. Miller. She was reared on a Hopkins County dairy farm in the Reilly Springs Community. She is married to Roy King, a Hopkins County native, of Brashear. Together they have six children and eight grandchildren.

Yvonne graduated from SSHS in 1971, where she was actively involved as a cheerleader. She attended Paris Junior College, following high school graduation.

Miller was elected to office as Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 and sworn into office on January 1, 1999. She has received additional training from the Texas Justice Training Center, a division of Southwest Texas State University.

Yvonne is an active member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs and has served as secretary of her Sunday School class for many years. She is a member and past director of the Sulphur Springs Rotary Club, a member of the Northeat Texas Livestock Association, was president of the 2001 Leadership Sulphur Springs Class, and is a member of the Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. She is serving as a director of the North Texas Justice of the Peace and Constables Association and served Hopkins County as a member of the Sulphur Springs Sesquicentennial Committee in 2004.

King and her husband live in a newly constructed country home in Reilly Springs, where they enjoy their registered Brangus cattle, horses, and donkeys. They also enjoy entertaining family and friends and doing volunteer work in the community.

Roy King is employed as a loan officer at City National Bank in Sulphur Springs.


County Clerk

Debbie Shirley

Debbie Shirley, and her staff.

Debbie Shirley, a Hopkins County native, was born in Sulphur Springs, TX, on May 12, 1955, the daughter of Bob and Helen Pitts. She is a 1973 graduate of Como-Pickton High School and attended Tyler Junior College, following high school graduation.

Debbie went to work for the Hopkins County Clerk's office on May 29, 1974, as a deputy clerk. When County Clerk Mary Attlesey retired, she successfully ran for the office in March 1996. She was appointed to fill the unexpired term on March 18, 1996. She has been a member of the County Clerk staff for over 30 years and nine of those years she has served as County Clerk.

Throughout her employment with the office, Debbie has continued to attend classes and seminars to improve her skills, including the Texas A&M University School of Law Program, Texas College of Probate Judges Seminar, Election Seminars, and Vital Statistics Seminars. She is a member of the County and District Clerks Association and serves as chairman of the nominating committee for that organization.

Debbie is the mother of one daughter, Lacy, a 2001 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, who now lives in Dallas, while working and attending college.



8th Judicial Judge
Robert E. Newsom

A 1970 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, Judge Robert Newsom has served as the 8th Judicial District Judge from 1997 to the present. He is a 1974 graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce and graduated with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence Degree from Texas Tech University, in 1986.

Robert has served as Hopkins County Attorney from 1993 to 1997, and was an Assistant District Attorney in Hopkins County from 1987 to 1993.

Robert is married to his wife of 33 years, Robbie, who is a registered nurse at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. They are the parents of two grown sons, who serve in the military. Joel, a Captain in the U.S. Amry, has just returned from a tour of Afghanistan and is attending school at Texas A&M University in College Station to pursue a career as an instructor at West Point. Jonathan is a Captain in the U.S. Army and is now serving in Iraq.

The Newsoms have three grandchildren, Madilyn, 6, Hannah, 2, and Jackson, 4.

They are active members of the New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, where Robert serves as an Elder and a member of Gideon International.


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