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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Sulphur Spring’s City Manager’s Report, May 5th, 2015
May06
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City Council Prepares to Fuel up with AVGAS and Jet-A
May05

City Council Prepares to Fuel up with AVGAS and Jet-A

The Sulphur Springs City Council will have a brief agenda to go through at its regular monthly meeting coming up tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The main item of business will be discussion and possible action by the Council on bids and awarding of a contract for AVGAS and Jet-A fuel for the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Sulphur Springs City Manager Mark Maxwell will present his monthly managers report to the Council on capital...

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Special Meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council, May 1st, 2015
Apr28
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Third Time Bodes Well for City Grant Effort
Apr28

Third Time Bodes Well for City Grant Effort

For the third time, the City of Sulphur Springs is seeking grant funds to build at connect between Coleman and Buford Parks. City Manager Marc Maxwell is seeking funding from TxDOT to build a concrete pathway to connect the two. A Friday noon special meeting of the city council is necessary and has been called to approve the grant application. Previously, the city has sought a TxDOT grant and a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife....

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Early Voting Begins Monday for City Election
Apr25

Early Voting Begins Monday for City Election

The only race in Sulphur Springs city, school and hospital elections is one for a seat on the City Council.  Incumbent Oscar Aguilar faces a challenge from former councilman Charles Oxford. Early voting begins Monday at new City Hall and will continue weekdays through Tuesday, May 5.  Hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily except next Tuesday and Thursday, which will have extended hours of 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.  The early voting site is on...

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City Council Opposes SB 1158
Apr08

City Council Opposes SB 1158

Representatives of Hopkins County Commissioners Court and a candidate for Place 3 on the council addressed the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night during their regular April session. However their request for support of Texas Senate Bill 1158, which is somewhere under a stack of bills in the Senate Finance Committee, were rebuffed not only by a six to one vote of the council but also by the statements of city staff including...

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Taylor Honored on National Mayor’s Day
Apr06

Taylor Honored on National Mayor’s Day

Sulphur Springs Mayor Freddie Taylor was honored on National Mayor’s Day at an event at the Senior Citizens Civic Center that April 7, 2015. Taylor, who moved to Sulphur Springs from Pennsylvania in 2000, became a member of the city council in 2004 and served his first term as mayor soon after. Taylor is in his second term as mayor of the city. Mayor Taylor encourages residents to recognize the positive impact of service in our...

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