Appraisal District Mails Notices to Some Property Owners
May22

Appraisal District Mails Notices to Some Property Owners

Earlier this month notices went out to property owners whose property had had a significant change in value. Those who disagree with the findings of the Hopkins County Appraisal District Office have a deadline approaching to register a protest and seek a change. Residents have until June 4th to question or challenge the appraisal. Notices were only sent to those whose value increased, new owners,  or if the property owner had...

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Chamber Connection May 21, 2015 by Meredith Caddell
May21

Chamber Connection May 21, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

  Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off-Saturday, June 13th! Get your forms in Now!!! Entry forms are available for the 14th Annual Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off at the Chamber of Commerce office at 300 Connally Street. The event will take place on Saturday, June 13th at 4:00pm at the Civic Center! Prizes are awarded in three categories: Little Dips (Ages 6-12), Big Dips (Ages 13 and Older) and...

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Red, White, and Brews Saturday
May20

Red, White, and Brews Saturday

Twelve Texas wineries and several Texas breweries will be represented at the first-ever Red, White and Brews Fest on Celebration Plaza Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. Several events will be featured including a one hour seminar and music. The music during the event will feature jazz. During the evening market that follows Red, White, and Brews, a marimba band will perform. Sulphur Springs Director of Community Development Shane...

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Flags Lowered on National Peace Officers Memorial Day
May15

Flags Lowered on National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Friday morning, May 15, Marine Corps League Detachment 1357 lowered the flags at Celebration Plaza and the Hopkins County Courthouse in honor of those peace officers who have died in the line of duty. The ceremony was attended by Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers as well as Sulphur Springs Police officers. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which the...

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Family Violence Leads to Arrest
May14

Family Violence Leads to Arrest

Sulphur Springs Police arrested, Michael Brandon Reynolds, 34. Reynolds was arrested Wednesday evening on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, interference with an emergency request for assistance, and unlawful restraint charges, according to SSPD Chief Jay Sanders. Sanders said the arrest is also classified as family violence, which could lead to enhanced charges. Sanders said that during the day Wednesday, Reynolds restrained...

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Chamber Connection  May 14, 2015 by Meredith Caddell
May14

Chamber Connection May 14, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

  Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting for Silver Cactus Emporium & Gospel Opry! Buddy and Ina Gore welcomed guests to their ribbon cutting for the Silver Cactus Emporium Antique & Craft Mall as well as the Gospel Opry yesterday afternoon! Whether you need space for a family get together, birthday party, music show, anniversary party…the sky is the limit. They have facilities that include tables &...

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Election Returns for Sulphur Springs
May09

Election Returns for Sulphur Springs

In the Saturday May 9th Sulphur Springs City Council Election for Place 3, Oscar Aguilar was re-elected 190 to 51 for Charles Oxford. Aguilar will begin his fourth term on the council. Oxford who has served one term in the past has been defeated the last several times he has sought a seat. The other two incumbents, Craig Johnson in Place 1 and Clay Walker in Place 2 were unopposed.

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Mayor’s Proclamations Commemorate May for Two Separate Occasions
May07

Mayor’s Proclamations Commemorate May for Two Separate Occasions

Mayor Freddie Taylor read two proclamations: one made May Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month while the other designated May 15 Put on Purple Day to educate the public about Lupus and its’ effects on individuals, families and society. “Whereas today’s society is finding more citizens involved in motorcycling on roads, and whereas more cyclists are roughly unprotected and therefore more prone to injury or death in a...

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Happy Hannah Kirby Day!
May07

Happy Hannah Kirby Day!

May the 4th is better known as “Star Wars Day” for the saga-lovers. On May 5th we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. May 6th, 2015 now stands alone as a day of its own. Today is Hannah Kirby Day. Over 100 citizens, friends, family and fans filled City Hall in downtown Sulphur Springs on Wednesday afternoon for a celebration in honor of our hometown superstar, Hannah Kirby. Mayor Freddie Taylor read a proclamation on behalf of the...

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“UPDATED” Ross Autopsy; Ranger’s Investigation Into Death Nears Completion
May06

“UPDATED” Ross Autopsy; Ranger’s Investigation Into Death Nears Completion

KSST has been given a copy of the Autopsy Report in the death of Tony Chance Ross by his family. The autopsy was conducted March 9th at 12:35 p.m. at the Tyler Forensic Center. The autopsy was requested by Smith County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Gary Alfred following Ross’ death on March 8, at 2:50 p.m. Dr. David L. Zimmerman was the forensic pathologist. On an additional page faxed to KSST, the Ross family outlined their...

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