“Corrected” Council Approves Patrol Vehicle Bids; Hears Value of Police Body Cams During December Meeting
Dec07

“Corrected” Council Approves Patrol Vehicle Bids; Hears Value of Police Body Cams During December Meeting

The value of police body cameras and patrol vehicle cameras in use in the city was presented to the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night during their December meeting. The city is one of 35 cities in Texas that have the equipment in use for all officers and vehicles. The body camera is always running according to Police Chief Jay Sanders and the video covers a 180-degree range around the officer. Video from the cameras are...

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Raza, Reeder, Wallace Sentenced Tuesday
Dec06

Raza, Reeder, Wallace Sentenced Tuesday

Three individuals were sentenced in Eighth Judicial District Court Tuesday afternoon, December 6, 2016. Mohammad Shabeeh Raza, who was found guilty November 16, 2016, of online solicitation of a minor pled guilty Tuesday as he began the process for a second trial. The second trial was necessitated by an incorrect admonition given the defendant by his attorney. Instead of facing a second trial, Raza pled guilty and received 10 years in...

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SSISD Education Foundation Grants Awarded Tuesday
Dec06

SSISD Education Foundation Grants Awarded Tuesday

Over $20,000 in funded Grants for Great Ideas were distributed Tuesday by the Sulphur Springs ISD Education Foundation. Foundations members Ryan McKenzie, Don Sapaugh, Miki Eddins, John Campbell, and Gena Prickette accompanied by SSISD Human Resource and Communication Director Rusty Hardin and Superintendent Mike Lamb made surprise visits to various campuses in the school district. This is the second year the foundation has presented...

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“Updated” Durant Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession of Child Pornography
Dec05

“Updated” Durant Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

Monday morning in Eighth Judicial District Court, Dathan Artemus Durant, 58, was sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for Possession of Child Pornography, a Felony 2. Durant was charged in June, 2014. He, along with another Cumby man, was arrested in a child pornography sting operation. The two cases were not related. Durant’s case was developed through the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force....

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She Told Officer Syringe Used to Shoot Up Meth
Dec05

She Told Officer Syringe Used to Shoot Up Meth

At a local truck stop, a female sitting in a pickup truck and moving her jaw uncontrollably with sores on her face attracted attention to a possible need. Local law enforcement responded. Noting a green pouch and what appeared to be a syringe in the driver’s seat, the officer sought consent to search the vehicle. She told the officer that she used the syringe to shoot up methamphetamine. In his search he found two syringes in the...

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“Updated with Video” Lighted Christmas Parade, Music, Lights Filled Celebration Plaza and Streets
Dec03

“Updated with Video” Lighted Christmas Parade, Music, Lights Filled Celebration Plaza and Streets

Celebration Plaza was filled with Christmas lights and revelry Friday night both before and after the Lions Club and City of Sulphur Springs Lighted Christmas Parade. Prior to and following the parade, live music from the sound stage, multiple vendors, and a snow slide provided a variety of opportunities. The evening began with a tree lighting ceremony. The parade, broadcast on KSST and videoed for replay on Suddenlink Cable Channel...

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Wildcats Lose to State Ranked 6-A Skyline
Dec03

Wildcats Lose to State Ranked 6-A Skyline

The Wildcats’ basketball team suffered defeat for the first time this season as Dallas Skyline, the #13 ranked team in Class 6A, outscored the Wildcats, 65-47 in a Royse City tournament Saturday morning. Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta said his team was competitive all game long and he added he was proud of their effort. The Wildcats are now 6-1 this season. The Wildcats will play for third place in the tournament against Royse...

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Lights of Life Tree Lighting at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Sulphur Springs–Video Presentation
Dec02

Lights of Life Tree Lighting at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Sulphur Springs–Video Presentation

Lights of Life Tree Lighting celebrated its 21st anniversary Thursday night and having benefited the local hospital with over $2.1 million during those years. Markeda Fisher, Chair of the Foundation Board, recounted some of the equipment that has been purchased for the hospital with donated funds. She told of a friend that benefitted from the Tele-Medicine addition to the hospital. Paul Harvey, CEO of the hospital, thanked members of...

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Lady Cats Defeat Whitehouse, Longview to Win Pool Play at Winnsboro Hoopfest
Dec02

Lady Cats Defeat Whitehouse, Longview to Win Pool Play at Winnsboro Hoopfest

The Lady Cats’ basketball team won their pool with two wins Thursday at the Winnsboro Hoopfest. After using a second half rally to edge past Longview, 42-38, the Lady Cats overwhelmed Whitehouse, 76-12. In the Longview contest at the Winnsboro High School Gym, Sadavia Porter led the Lady Cats with 12 points while Autumn Tanton added 8. Kaylee Jefferson led the Lady Cats with 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 6 steals. The Lady Cats...

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18 Wildcats Named to All-District Team
Dec01

18 Wildcats Named to All-District Team

The Wildcats’ football team landed 18 players on the All-District Football Team released Thursday morning by Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens. Six Wildcats were named to the First Team All-District: quarterback Ryan Humphries, wide receiver Simeon Taylor, offensive lineman Gideon Gregory, defensive lineman D’Idrec Dugan, cornerback Terrell Turman and punter Angel Tavera. Six Wildcats also were named to the Second Team...

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