Gibson Files for Place 2 on City Council
Jan18

Gibson Files for Place 2 on City Council

Wednesday afternoon, Sara Gibson, who has lived in Sulphur Springs for 54 years, filed to seek Place 2 on the Sulphur Springs City Council. A second generation business owner, her campaign theme is “Focusing on the Future”. Ms. Gibson is no stranger to civic service. She served as a member for the Planning and Zoning Board in the late 1990’s and was one of the first members of the Downtown Revitalization Board. Her father, Bill C....

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Public Forum Dominates December City Council Meeting
Dec06

Public Forum Dominates December City Council Meeting

Public Forum took much of the time of the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night, December 5, 2017, as the council allowed extended time to Marty Brown of Wisconsin. Locally, Mr. Brown’s corporation, DOUBLE INSANITY INVESTMENTS LLC, owns the building that once housed Lou Viney’s Restaurant and Pub. Double Insanity Investments, LLC shows to be a Texas corporation with Martin C. Brown and Tamara M. Brown as officers.  Mr. Brown...

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City Manager’s Report Presented December 5, 2017
Dec06

City Manager’s Report Presented December 5, 2017

PAMPA STREET – The sewer line is finished, and the water line is finished.  I expect our contractor, Texana Land and Asphalt, to cement-stabilize the base and repave the street this month. STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM – Expect the following streets to be repaved in December: Calvert, Junell, Beth/Rasure/Rose and a portion of Gossett Lane.  Also expect portions of Woodside Lane to be reconstructed totaling 400 linear feet. CANTEX FORCE...

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Lucas Announces Intent to Run for City Council Place 2
Nov13

Lucas Announces Intent to Run for City Council Place 2

Jimmy Lucas has announced his intent to run for Sulphur Springs City Council Place 2. “I am pleased to announce my intent for candidacy to the Sulphur Springs City Council. My single encouragement for seeking this position is solely based on the fact that I feel this community includes every aspect of the city, not just portions. If elected, I will be only prompted by the citizens of this community to ensure all departments are...

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November a Busy Month for City Employees
Nov09

November a Busy Month for City Employees

Tuesday night during the Sulphur Springs City Council November meeting, City Manager Marc Maxwell presented his monthly report. Regarding streets, Maxwell reported that the rework of Moore Street is completed and the street is again open. He stated that Pampa Street rework is moving at a brisk pace. The sewer line is finished and the water line is 75% complete with all water connections expected to be completed in the next two weeks....

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Council Approve Sanders as Director of Public Service Department
Nov08

Council Approve Sanders as Director of Public Service Department

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders was named Director of the Public Safety Department for the City of Sulphur Springs during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The council voted unanimously with one member abstaining. The vote followed a statement to the council by Brandon Day, Secretary-Treasurer for the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters. Day encouraged the council to consult with the TSAFF regarding any changes to...

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Economic Development Took Center Stage at November City Council Meeting
Nov08

Economic Development Took Center Stage at November City Council Meeting

Tax abatement took center stage at the Sulphur Springs City Council meeting Tuesday night. A resolution approving tax abatement for Back Story Brewery, Saputo, and an economic development agreement providing incentives to develop 216 Main Street received approval. Saputo will be expanding in a $44-million, 10-year tax abatement. The expansion will add infrastructure to the current facility and serve to remodel the building for greater...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Agenda, November 7, 2017
Nov03

Sulphur Springs City Council Agenda, November 7, 2017

The City of Sulphur Springs City Council meets in regular session Tuesday, November 7th, 7 p.m. Here is their agenda: AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WILL BE HELD AT 6:30 P.M. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, TITLE 5, CHAPTER 551.074, PERSONNEL MATTERS SPECIFICALLY RELATING TO THE OF THE APPOINTMENT OF A DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY. The special meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10,...

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McDearmont Named to Downtown Revitalization Board; Council Approves Items on Agenda
Aug02

McDearmont Named to Downtown Revitalization Board; Council Approves Items on Agenda

Dr. Scott McDearmont was named to the Downtown Revitalization Board Tuesday night during the Sulphur Springs City Council August meeting. The council also approved all items on their agenda. Among the items a resolution supporting BEF Foods application for an Enterprise Zone Project that will add additional equipment for a Macaroni and Cheese line. The council extended the case management contract and collections contract with GHS, a...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Bids, Zoning Changes. Ordinances in July Special Session; Sales Tax Receipts Down for Second Month
Jul12

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Bids, Zoning Changes. Ordinances in July Special Session; Sales Tax Receipts Down for Second Month

During Tuesday’s Sulphur Springs City Council meeting, Finance Director Peter Kartens told the council that sales tax revenue has been slightly down during the past two months but the weaker receipts are not a trend. Kartens said he expects the revenue to increase before the end of the year. Even with the weak two months, $10,000 below estimates, the year’s receipts remain on target to be budget $90,000 above last year and the...

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