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Budgets, Tax Rate, Sewer Rate and Rezoning On City Council September 1st Agenda
Aug28

Budgets, Tax Rate, Sewer Rate and Rezoning On City Council September 1st Agenda

The regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be held at 7:00 p. m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in the Council Room at 201 North Davis Street. The following items will be discussed: Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag, Texas Flag, and invocation. Presentations, proclamations, and announcements. Manager’s report will include status report of capital improvements, wastewater treatment plant operations,...

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Chamber Connection – August 27, 2015 by Meredith Caddell
Aug27

Chamber Connection – August 27, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Chamber Connection August 27, 2015 by Meredith Caddell   Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening for Red River Credit Union, Guests for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Red River Credit Union were greeted by the Board of Directors, CEO and other employees of the Credit Union.  RRCU has been in business since 1943 and are excited to have a new location in Hopkins County.  They currently have...

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Mequite Man’s Solicitation Results in Local Arrest
Aug25

Mequite Man’s Solicitation Results in Local Arrest

Jeffery Thomas Miller, 45, of Mesquite is in Hopkins County Jail on a $50,000 bond Tuesday morning. Miller, who posted an ad soliciting sex, received a response from one whom he thought to be a minor—a 16-year old female. He began talking to her and arranged to meet for her in Sulphur Springs for the purpose of sexual acts, according to local law enforcement.  Miller, a maintenance man by profession arrived at a League Street location...

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Summer 42 Tournament at the Senior Citizens Center Winners!
Aug24

Summer 42 Tournament at the Senior Citizens Center Winners!

Saturday, August 25th was the date of the Summer 42 Tournament at the Senior Citizens Center. 28 teams battled it out for 1st – 4th place. The Senior Center has three 42 Tournaments a year. The next Tournament will be the “Earl W. Martin 42 Tournament” during the Hopkins County Fall Festival. The Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 24th at 1:00 PM at the Senior Center. Share...

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NETBIO Plans October Ribeye Round up
Aug21

NETBIO Plans October Ribeye Round up

The Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) founded in 1998 has established a reputation throughout the Southern United States for its preconditioned calf sales.  Their focus is on improving the genetic makeup of area cattle herds, enhancing management practices to meet the national quality assurance standards and producing healthy pre-conditioned calves that will perform from the time they leave the ranch until they...

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Chamber Connection – August 20, 2015  by Meredith Caddell
Aug20

Chamber Connection – August 20, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Chamber Connection  August 20, 2015  by Meredith Caddell   We finally had a cooler day…our first indicator that Stew Fest is right around the corner!!! The 46th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest is coming soon…October 24th!  All stew packets will be sent out Monday, so be checking the mail!!!   Sulphur Springs Boys Baseball Association Fall Ball Registration through August 22nd Fall Baseball Registration for...

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Supreme Court Rescues Potato House Sign
Aug19

Supreme Court Rescues Potato House Sign

  Boards and commissions representing the City of Sulphur Springs had no choice but to approve the signage posted to advertise the location of the Potato House located along a downtown street. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Reed vs. The Town of Gilbert, Arizona that such signs are protected by the First Amendment Freedom of Speech. One has to only Google or read SCOTUS blog’s explanation of Reed v Town of...

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Auto Theft Prevention; Lock the Doors
Aug18

Auto Theft Prevention; Lock the Doors

Sulphur Springs Police continue to get reports on cars being broken into on a fairly regular basis. Police Chief Jay Sanders has one suggestion that could help–lock your doors. Sanders said “handle pullers” walk around and pull the handles on parked autos. If the door opens, the individual enters the auto and extracts cellphones, wallets, money, and other items of value. Sanders once again asks that residents to lock...

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Magnolia Seed Pods and a Child Cause Spotting on Memorial
Aug18

Magnolia Seed Pods and a Child Cause Spotting on Memorial

The Sulphur Springs Police Department has figured out what happened to mar several stones of the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial over the weekend. Video showed an 8 or 9 year old girl playing between the stones of the Memorial. Speculation was that pizza and soft drinks had caused the spotting on the stones. It turned out the girl was throwing seed pods from a Magnolia tree up against the memorial’s stones. Police Chief Jay...

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”Reminder” 120th Anniversary of Hopkins County Courthouse!
Aug18

”Reminder” 120th Anniversary of Hopkins County Courthouse!

This Friday the 21st, Hopkins County Courthouse is having their 120th Anniversary Celebration! This wonderful celebration starts at 6pm, and it includes a variety of activities! These activities include the following: Lectures, Courthouse Tours, Ghost Tours, Genealogical Society involvement; Scavenger Hunt, Fun Run, Courthouse Art Contest and most importantly Re-dedication of the Courthouse! Courthouse History: Celebration Plaza was...

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