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2019-2023 Capital Improvement Program Includes 10 Major Projects
Jul12

2019-2023 Capital Improvement Program Includes 10 Major Projects

During their Tuesday night council session, the Sulphur Springs City Council approved 10 projects for the Capital Improvement Program for 2019-2023. All but two of the projects include water and sewer line replacement along with street rehabilitation. Those two projects, Highway 11 Rock Creek Crossing and a Highway 11 West  a reimbursable expense, will be sewer only.  The total cost of the 5-year plan is estimated to be $11,017,963....

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Progress Update on the Crosstown Trail
Jul11

Progress Update on the Crosstown Trail

Trail-2018-05 Trail-2018-06 Trail-2018-07 Trail-2018-08 Trail-2018-09 Trail-2018-10 Trail-2018-01 Trail-2018-02 Trail-2018-03 Trail-2018-04 A city construction crew was busy Wednesday making concrete forms and laying rebar.  Work continues on the southern portion of the Crosstown Trail. Next week the crew may complete the path from the rail crossing to Main St.  The design of the pedestrian crossing on Main has not been finalized, and...

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City Council Approves Capital Improvement Plan; Begins City Charter Amendment Process
Jul11

City Council Approves Capital Improvement Plan; Begins City Charter Amendment Process

Sulphur Springs City Council approved the Capital Improvement Plan for 2019-2023, approved an amendment to the case management software contract with GHS, voted to begin the City Charter Review/Amendment process, discussed a potential food truck ordinance, and heard speakers focused on recycling, downtown parking, and animal control. Josh Bray with Sanitation Solutions told the council that his company pays $55-$95 per ton to get rid...

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Friddle’s Death Called Great Loss to Law Enforcement
Jul10

Friddle’s Death Called Great Loss to Law Enforcement

Cumby Police officer Jarrod Friddle, 40, died Monday night of a sudden medical event following his return home from his work shift. Friddle, a former SSISD Police Officer had been with the Cumby Department for approximately two years. Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum said that the death of Friddle is a great loss to law enforcement. The sudden shock of his death adds to the grief of law enforcement but more so to Friddle’s family....

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FOUND: Local Senior Adult with Dementia Missing; Public Assistance Requested
Jul09

FOUND: Local Senior Adult with Dementia Missing; Public Assistance Requested

Sam Stewart was located on North Jackson Street near the nursing home at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. Have you seek Sam Stewart? Mr. Stewart left Sunny Springs Nursing Home Monday morning around 4 a.m. and has not been found. Sulphur Springs Police Department asks the public to assist in locating this senior adult with dementia. He walked away from Sunny Springs Nursing Home and should be on foot. If you locate Mr....

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Video Presentation: Walker, Aguilar, Johnson, Honored at City Reception
Jul06

Video Presentation: Walker, Aguilar, Johnson, Honored at City Reception

The City of Sulphur Springs honored Clay Walker for his 16 years on  the city council, Oscar Aguilar for his 12 years on the council, and Craig Johnson for his 9 years. The three were honored Thursday afternoon in city council chambers.  (See video below.) Walker, who did not seek re-election for another term, has served on the council longer than any other. Prior to Walker’ 16 years, local attorney Larry Powers held the record...

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Video Presentation: Senator Cruz Recounts Successes and Looks to Legislation Ahead
Jul05

Video Presentation: Senator Cruz Recounts Successes and Looks to Legislation Ahead

It was a Fire Marshall’s nightmare. Wednesday, July 4th, Pioneer Café in Sulphur Springs was packed wall-to-wall with shoulder-to-shoulder supporters of Senator Ted Cruz and State Senator Bob Hall. The Republican U. S. Senator and State Senate District 2 incumbents were on a whirlwind tour of Northeast Texas when they made the hour long stop in the city. Across Main Street a gathering of approximately 10-15 supporters of their...

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Recycling in Sulphur Springs Survey: Results
Jul03

Recycling in Sulphur Springs Survey: Results

A majority of respondents report they live within the city limits. And no surprise, the majority of respondents report they say care about the environment. Greater then half of the respondents report they are already doing things that help the environment. Over half have never participated in a citywide program. Respondents that had previously participated in a program said it was a positive experience. Greater than half of the...

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IDC Fireworks 2018: What Happened?
Jul02

IDC Fireworks 2018: What Happened?

Here are some facts about the Independence Day Celebration (IDC) on Celebration Plaza: The June 30th, 2018 Fireworks Show was cut short due to electrical issues. The City of Sulphur Springs did not cut the show short. Pyrotecnico was completely in charge of the entire fireworks display. The City of Sulphur Springs works closely with Pyrotecnico to make the event safe and successful. No Tax dollars went towards the Fireworks Show. The...

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Video Presentation: Dedication of Registered Texas Historical Landmark at Local Home
Jun30

Video Presentation: Dedication of Registered Texas Historical Landmark at Local Home

[Editor’s Note: Included in this article is a video of the dedication and below that, a slideshow of pictures from the past] Saturday, June 30, 2018, a Registered Texas Historical Landmark designation was unveiled at the home of Monty and Vivian Dennis Monzingo, a colonial style house built in 1939 at 333 College Street and known locally as the Ashcroft House. Mayor John Sellers presented a history of the house, introduced the...

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