Updates To Chamber Of Commerce Annual Membership Directory
Jul22

Updates To Chamber Of Commerce Annual Membership Directory

Listen to the interview or watch the video. Around the end of July, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President Meredith Caddell hopes to have updated inserts that can be added to the Chamber’s annual Membership Directory. Ms. Caddell says the insert will include businesses that joined the chamber after the directory was distributed in late January. It can also include changes that any chamber member business has had since the...

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Chamber Directory Insert
Jul21

Chamber Directory Insert

An interview with Meredith Caddell from the Chamber of Commerce about new member...

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Adam Teer Named Civic Center Manager
Jul19

Adam Teer Named Civic Center Manager

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom announced Friday that Adam Teer, the current Director of CANHelp, has been selected to be the Civic Center Manager beginning August 1. Teer will be allowed to help CANHelp fill its’ Director vacancy and train the new person. Teer will replace Interim Civic Center Manager Dana Cleaver, who is leaving to work at the Hageman Reserve in Sulphur Bluff. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director Video by...

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Boil Water Rescinded for Cumby Residents
Jul18

Boil Water Rescinded for Cumby Residents

The Boil Water Notice for residents of Cumby has been rescinded as of today. “Corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality…indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of July 18.” If you have questions, contact Roger Petty at 903-994-2272 or...

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Needs Improvements
Jul18

Wastewater Treatment Plant Needs Improvements

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell says the city needs to make some more improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, built in the 1970’s. The city has been under TCEQ enforcement for some time now after the city was out of compliance for a big measurement, total suspended solids, for four months during a year’s time. That problem has been eased by new filters but other elements have exceeded upper limits from time to time....

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Happy Birthday Fred
Jul18

Happy Birthday Fred

You have wished me and every other member of the First Baptist Church a Happy Birthday for over 30 years. You have never missed. Fred we wait for and cherish the calls.  Family forgets, friends forget but you never have. We love you Fred, Happy...

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Dorothy Edwards honored as 50-Year Banker
Jul17

Dorothy Edwards honored as 50-Year Banker

AUSTIN, July 17, 2014 – The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, honored Dorothy Edwards of Sulphur Springs with the 50-Year Banker Award during its 20th Annual TBA Senior Management Summit in Lost Pines on July 17. This prestigious award honors bankers with a half century or more of service and dedication to the banking industry. Edwards is an assistant cashier at City National Bank in...

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Late SSISD Tax Payers Face Penalties, Interest, Attorney’s Fees
Jul17

Late SSISD Tax Payers Face Penalties, Interest, Attorney’s Fees

Those who have yet to pay Sulphur Springs ISD taxes this year took a big financial hit on July 1 as delinquent accounts went to a collection attorney. School District Tax Collector Sandra Gibby said those accounts now reflect 41.6% in penalties, interest and attorney’s fees on top of the base tax due. Ms. Gibby said pressure from the attorney usually resulted in increased payments. 96.26% of taxpayers have already paid their taxes...

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Hopkins County Inmate Population Update
Jul17

Hopkins County Inmate Population Update

The total Hopkins County inmate population was at 102 early Wednesday morning. A whopping total of 25 inmates were being housed at county expense in Franklin County. Sheriff Butch Adams told County Judge Robert Newsom the large number was necessary due to an inmate knocking out a window in the Hopkins County Jail a few days ago. Judge Newsom said the number in Franklin County would drop after the window is repaired in the local jail....

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Judge Newsom Says Preparation For Fiscal Budget Is Ahead Of Schedule
Jul17

Judge Newsom Says Preparation For Fiscal Budget Is Ahead Of Schedule

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said preparation of a budget for the next fiscal year is ahead of schedule and he is optimistic a preliminary budget can be adopted by a July 31 deadline. He added he and the County Commissioners are meeting often on the budget, which he hoped would be all wrapped up by September 1. Judge Newsom said the budget contained no new money. He said he’s optimistic concerning the economy of the county. By...

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