Mayor Celebrates Arbor Day Planting Tree in Buford Park
Apr28

Mayor Celebrates Arbor Day Planting Tree in Buford Park

Sulphur Springs Mayor Kayla Price-Mitchell planted a tree in honor of Arbor Day Thursday, April 28, 2016, near the new pavilion in Buford Park. The 9 a.m. event, attended by city staff members and fellow City Council member Emily Glass, brought attention to the loss of trees due to drought and new construction.  tree 1 tree 3 tree 2 20160428_090031 tree 4   Share...

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Law Enforcement Association Endorses Glass For City Council
Apr21

Law Enforcement Association Endorses Glass For City Council

Members of the Hopkins County Law Enforcement Association have officially endorsed Emily Glass’ campaign for re-election to the Sulphur Springs City Council. Emily is running for Place 5 on the council. “We stand behind Emily Glass for City Council based upon her integrity, honesty, and the ideas that she promoted here throughout her tenure,” said Dennis Findley with the HCLEA. “We look forward to everybody...

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City Manager’s Report: Sewer Improvement Will Assist Development On South Broadway, Shannon Rd
Apr06

City Manager’s Report: Sewer Improvement Will Assist Development On South Broadway, Shannon Rd

EZ MART SEWER PROJECT – At a previous meeting, the city council approved a sewer project on Mockingbird Lane between Furr’s and EZ-Mart that would divert wastewater flow from three fast food restaurants and one apartment away from the Mockingbird sewer main and toward the trunk line that parallels South Town Branch.  The new line would also carry flow from any new development south and east of Chili’s.  This project has begun, and it...

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City Council, Police Chief Honor Life Saving Response of Officer Shufeldt
Mar02

City Council, Police Chief Honor Life Saving Response of Officer Shufeldt

Tuesday night during the Sulphur Springs City Council meeting, Police Chief Jay Sanders presented a Life Saver Ribbon to Officer Josh Shufeldt for his efforts in saving a life. Shufeldt was working the late shift in October of 2015 when he responded to a call on Airport Road. When he arrived at the location, he found an adult male who had overdosed and was unconscious, unresponsive, no pulse, and not breathing. Shufeldt began chest...

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Police and Firefighters Associations in Sulphur Springs Seek Pay Increase
Feb23

Police and Firefighters Associations in Sulphur Springs Seek Pay Increase

Sulphur Spring Professional Police Association and the city’s Professional Firefighters Association are seeking an increase in salaries that would amount to a $1.2 million dollar budget increase for the City of Sulphur Springs and a 13-cent per $100 evaluation increase in city taxes to pay for the salary increase. In a packet presented to the city and city council, they are spelling out their desires and presenting a comparison with...

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Oxford Files for Place 5 on City Council
Feb17

Oxford Files for Place 5 on City Council

One more time… Former Sulphur Springs City Councilman Charles Oxford, a perennial candidate for city council, has filed for Place 4 on the Sulphur Springs City Council Wednesday morning. He will oppose incumbent Freddie Taylor, who filed shortly after the start of filing. Filing for a place on the city council ends Friday, February 19th. Last year Oxford filed for Place 3 on the council. He lost that election to then incumbent...

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Glass Seeks Re-election to City Council Place 5
Feb13

Glass Seeks Re-election to City Council Place 5

Emily Glass wasted no time in filing to seek re-election to Place 5 of the Sulphur Springs City Council. Mrs. Glass currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem on the council. An officer of Alliance Bank, she is also involved in a number of activities. Perhaps her greatest joy is her family and family heritage. Mrs. Glass is involved in a number of community, church, and county activities. Holding firmly to her roots, she is the President of...

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Lucas Seeks City Council Place 5
Feb11

Lucas Seeks City Council Place 5

Wednesday afternoon, Jimmy Lucas filed to seek Place 5 on the Sulphur Springs City Council. The seat is currently held by incumbent Emily Glass. Lucas has lived in Sulphur Springs his whole life and stated that he likes to say he is an original Sulphur Springs person because he is one of the few who have an 885 home phone number. He has never sought political office before. Lucas said he manages millions of dollars in accounts for...

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Mayor’s Minute by Mayor Kayla Price February 2016
Feb04
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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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