“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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Public Library Happenings for November
Nov13

Public Library Happenings for November

Preschoolers (and parents of preschoolers) Read to Me is back at Sulphur Springs Public Library! You are invited to participate in the themed book reading, song singing, and activity enriched program. This year promises to be a great one. Read to Me will be held in the Storytime Room within our Children’s Library and will be offered on specific Thursdays 11:15 to noon. Next program dates are November 20 and December 11. Please check...

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“Updated” Murder Suspect Found Dead
Nov11

“Updated” Murder Suspect Found Dead

http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Franklin-Co.-Murder.mp3 The body of a man wanted for murder in Franklin County was found in Hopkins County Tuesday morning. Authorities believe 55-year old Keith Lynn McDowell died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body and vehicle were found just before 8 a.m. on County Road 2381. McDowell was wanted for the murder of 31-year old Angie Joe Smith, who was shot to death just...

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Crime Stoppers Donates Equipment to the Police Department
Nov07

Crime Stoppers Donates Equipment to the Police Department

Recently the local Crimestoppers group purchased a computer system for the Sulphur Springs Police Department to collect a database of info on local children in case any of them goes missing. Info on about 100 children was gathered at Kids Zone during Fall Festival. Patrol Captain Jason Ricketson said in the past children were fingerprinted and parents were given cards to keep. He explained if those cards were lost, the information...

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“Updated” City Managers Report
Nov07

“Updated” City Managers Report

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell reported on street work, the Wastewater Treatment Plant and tornado warning sirens in his Manager’s Report to the City Council Tuesday night. He reported that the annual paving program was completed with Morris Drive, Russell Drive, Kendall Lane, Fuller Street, North Davis Street from the Blacklands Railroad tracks to Park Street and Hinnant Street all being paved. Maxwell added League Street,...

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Peter Karstens Discusses Renovating the Old City Hall
Nov07

Peter Karstens Discusses Renovating the Old City Hall

In order to renovate old Sulphur Springs City Hall, the city business office, water department and tax collection office will be relocated to a temporary building that will be located just west of old City Hall. The building will arrive the week before Thanksgiving and should open the week after Thanksgiving. The drive-through pay window is being replaced by a machine where bills can be paid. City departments will relocate to old City...

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