Moving City Hall
Nov27

Moving City Hall

City of Sulphur Springs Director of Finance Peter Karstens says after Old City Hall is renovated, it should be good for another 20 to 30 years. Most of those years, it should serve as a Police Station. Friday at noon, the city Business Office closed and will reopen next Tuesday at 8 a.m. in a temporary doublewide located behind Old City Hall. In about 9 months, the Business Office will return to Old City Hall minus the drive through...

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Eternal Flame at the Veterans Memorial Vandalized
Nov25

Eternal Flame at the Veterans Memorial Vandalized

The Sulphur Springs Police Department is investigating extensive vandalism of the Eternal Flame located at the Veterans Memorial on Celebration Plaza that occurred sometime overnight Monday or early Tuesday morning. The vandalism was discovered Tuesday morning. The Eternal Flame is now tilting toward the County Courthouse and it appears has been dented. The Eternal Flame is in an area not under camera surveillance. Police Chief Jay...

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“Updated” Massey’s Robbery Suspect Identified
Nov25

“Updated” Massey’s Robbery Suspect Identified

Sulphur Springs Police Detective Sgt. Bo Fox said after reviewing lots of store surveillance footage and after talking with witnesses, he determined that 33-year old William Lee Honea of Yantis was the one who robbed Massey’s Convenience Store at Broadway and Shannon Road. A warrant has been issued for Honea’s arrest but he remains at large at last report. Anyone with info on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Sulphur Springs...

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“Updated” Downtown Expansion News
Nov23

“Updated” Downtown Expansion News

At a recent meeting of the Texas Downtown Association in Granbury, Downtown Sulphur Springs was used as a case study for use of public spaces and for branding. City Director of Community Development Shane Shepard was pleasantly surprised. Shepard added he was able to distribute about 150 packets on Sulphur Springs to developers interested in Texas at an International Shopping Centers conference. Shepard said a Schlotzsky’s Sandwich...

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“Updated” Parts of Old City Hall to be Closed and Moved
Nov23

“Updated” Parts of Old City Hall to be Closed and Moved

Due to renovation work at Old City Hall, the city of Sulphur Springs Business Office will close at noon Wednesday and will reopen on Tuesday, December 2 at a temporary location in a doublewide located in a parking lot behind Old City Hall. The Business Office is expected to be at the temporary location for nine months. The drive through window is going away, to be replaced by a 24-hour kiosk....

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“Updated” Tree Replacement Downtown
Nov20

“Updated” Tree Replacement Downtown

City work crews are having to replace four Magnolia trees on and around the downtown Plaza in recent days. One tree was broken in half during a storm, a driver on Main Street wiped out a tree and two of the trees on the Plaza died. Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell says Magnolia trees keep dying in those two spots. He adds if the trend continues, he’ll switch to Cypress trees. Maxwell speculates the surface water is too close...

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Massey Robbery Suspect
Nov20

Massey Robbery Suspect

                      The Sulphur Springs Police Department has posted a picture of an armed robbery suspect on their Facebook page. The picture, taken from a store surveillance camera, is also available for viewing on www.ksstradio.com. It shows a man wearing a mask that covers about half of his face. The Sulphur Springs Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding...

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Former Massey’s Convenience Store on South Broadway Robbed This Morning
Nov17

Former Massey’s Convenience Store on South Broadway Robbed This Morning

The Sulphur Springs Police Department is investigating the armed holdup of a gas station convenience store at Broadway at Shannon Road just after 4 Monday morning. The robber showed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded the cash drawer. The suspect wore a mask and is a white male about six-foot tall and of medium to slender build. He escaped in a white pickup. It was the fourth armed robbery in town during the past four...

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Two Men from the Metroplex Were Arrested at a Hillcrest Drive Truck Stop
Nov16

Two Men from the Metroplex Were Arrested at a Hillcrest Drive Truck Stop

Two men from the Metroplex were arrested at a Hillcrest Drive truck stop for delivery of marijuana in Sulphur Springs Thursday afternoon. Working with a confidential informant, members of the city and county Special Crimes Unit made the arrest just before 3 p.m. Thursday. About one pound of marijuana was found in a bag inside a trashcan. 28-year old Michael Lee Mitchell of Dallas and 26-year old Dominique Jerome Ledbetter of Grand...

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The Blue Santa Toy Drive is Underway
Nov14

The Blue Santa Toy Drive is Underway

The Blue Santa toy drive is underway. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders says they hope to help from 1500 to 1600 children, their biggest year ever. Parents can fill out applications at CANHelp at 613 Gilmer. Deadline for applications is November 26 although Chief Sanders says no one in need will be turned away. The Salvation Army will be taking applications for clothing from Angel Tree Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon and next...

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