Kids Kingdom Closed Monday – Wednesday
Feb05

Kids Kingdom Closed Monday – Wednesday

Kids kingdom will be closed Monday February 8, Tuesday February 9, and Wednesday February 10 for mulching. Share...

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Senior Word for February 4th, 2016
Feb04
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Four Transferred to Prison
Feb04

Four Transferred to Prison

Perry Jeff Yates, 31, Stanton Wayne Yates, 30, Patrick Wayne McMahan, 31, and Cody Scott Shaw, 27, were transferred to the Texas Department of Corrections Thursday morning according to Sheriff Butch Adams. Adams stated that the four were first transferred to Hunt County where they were placed on a bus for the trip to Huntsville. The Yates brothers worked together in burglarizing several in Hopkins County and the Collin County area....

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Chamber Connection  February 4th, 2016 by Meredith Caddell
Feb04

Chamber Connection February 4th, 2016 by Meredith Caddell

Chamber Connection   Chamber Connection   February 4, 2016 by Meredith Caddell Saddle Up & Save the Date…2/18 is the 90th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet Dust off your boots and put on your jeans for a rip-roarin’ good time at the 90th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet/Annual Membership Meeting!  This is a great night to enjoy a delicious meal and congratulate the deserving recipients of the many awards!  Tickets are $25 with...

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Mayor’s Minute by Mayor Kayla Price February 2016
Feb04
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Public Library Offers Preschool Storytime, Multiplayer Minecraft, and Options for Adults
Feb03

Public Library Offers Preschool Storytime, Multiplayer Minecraft, and Options for Adults

Storytime at Sulphur Springs Public Library.  The Very Ready Reading Program for Preschoolers is held on the first and third Fridays of each month at 10:30.    Parents and caregivers are a child’s first teacher. One of the 7 Ways to help your child get ready to read is to Share Sounds: Sounds are the building blocks of words.  February 5 is our next Storytime! Multiplayer Minecraft every Tuesday 3-6pm.  Minecraft is a popular build...

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City Council Proclaims February Black History Month, Hears Reports,
Feb03

City Council Proclaims February Black History Month, Hears Reports,

Mayor Kayla Price read a proclamation honoring Black History month as the Sulphur Springs City Council meet in regular session Tuesday evening. The council received reports from the city manager (report here), chief of police (report here), and a report regarding the HOME Program. They also approved a resolution that would prohibit the open carry of a weapon during an open session of the city council. City Human Resources Director...

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Race/Ethnicity of Traffic Stops in Sulphur Springs Reflect City Population Diversity Ratios
Feb03

Race/Ethnicity of Traffic Stops in Sulphur Springs Reflect City Population Diversity Ratios

Caucasians make up 75% percent of all traffic stops in Sulphur Springs, 11% are African-American, and 12% are Hispanic. In a report to the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night, Police Chief Jay Sanders presented an annual racial profiling traffic stop and arrest report. In the report, Sanders pointed out the number of traffic stops for the year total 5113. In those stops officers have only known the race or ethnicity of the...

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City Manager Report Notes Destruction of K-9 Vehicle in Local Fire
Feb03

City Manager Report Notes Destruction of K-9 Vehicle in Local Fire

In his report to the February meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council, City Manager Marc Maxwell noted street projects completed and those begun. He also noted that work on the Davis/Tomlinson downtown parking lot will begin Friday, February 5th. The city will also be installing lights and landscaping for a county 90-space parking lot to be built at the northeast corner at Jefferson and Rosemont Streets. He also noted the K-9...

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EDC Presents State of the Economy Report to City Council
Feb03

EDC Presents State of the Economy Report to City Council

With only 3.8 percent unemployment in December, Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County face a good news/bad news situation.  Economic Development Director Roger Feagley presented his State of the Economy Report to the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday Night. He pointed to the employment rate as an indicator of the stability of jobs in the area. Although the numbers are not exact, Feagley said people whose benefits have expired, who are...

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