Cub Cadet Remains Open During Repairs
May26

Cub Cadet Remains Open During Repairs

The Cub Cadet Store in Sulphur Springs sustained a considerable amount of roof damage during the Memorial Day Storm that blew through on Monday.  KSST News spoke with owner, Mickey Pegg, who considered himself lucky considering all of the damage sustained just across the street at the Sulphur Springs Airport.  As this is normally his busiest time of year, he will remain open as they repair some of the roof damage.  Luckily, none of...

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Civic Center Damage Not Fully Evaluated Yet
May26

Civic Center Damage Not Fully Evaluated Yet

KSST News has learned from Civic Center staff that a large portion of the roof over the auditorium was peeled off of the building allowing rain water to pour in onto the stage.    A roofing company is on the way to evaluate the damage and hopefully cover the missing portion with tarps to stop the leaking.  As more rain approaches the Hopkins County area, staff members are worried that there could be more damage.  Although a decision...

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Chamber Connection  May 7, 2015 by Meredith Caddell
May07

Chamber Connection May 7, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Thank you to everyone who attended the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Best Western Trail Dust Inn & Suites last Friday evening. It was a wonderful event with live music and food provided by Home Plate Family Restaurant. Guests were entered to win fabulous prizes along with a night’s stay in the spectacular Presidential Suite. The Best Western Trail Dust Inn & Suites is located at 1521 Shannon Road, E. in Sulphur...

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Chamber Connection
Apr30

Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection April 28, 2015 by Meredith Caddell Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Best Western Trail Dust Inn & Suites, Friday, May 1st at 5:00 Please make plans to join us for refreshments, music and door prizes, this Friday from 5-7 at the Best Western Trail Dust Inn & Suites! They are located at 152 Shannon Road, E. in Sulphur Springs. It has been a long haul since the fire, but they are up and going and would...

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Memorial Hospital Board Hears Reports; Pursues Lease
Apr28

Memorial Hospital Board Hears Reports; Pursues Lease

Although March revenue was up, the deductions and expenses for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital created a little more than a one million dollar loss to the hospital district for the month, according to Donna Wallace, hospital CFO. She said that cash-on-hand is holding strong with 83-days of cash-on-hand.  The hospital board met Monday night in the hospital plaza board room for their regular March meeting. During the meeting, the board...

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Established Local Business Relocates, Help Wanted
Apr23

Established Local Business Relocates, Help Wanted

‘Texas Cocktail Lounge’ has relocated to an existing building at 1495 E Industrial Dr here in Sulphur Springs. ‘Cocktails’ as they are known by was previously located in a local hotel.  Remodeling is still underway and the business is considered a ‘soft’ opening. A grand opening is coming soon. I spoke with the owner Alan Johnson and he says the bar is open right now.   They will have Live Music;...

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Option County Jail Sales Tax Resolution Unanimous

On April 13, 2015, the Commissioners Court of Hopkins County, Texas endorsed S.B. 1158, a resolution that would provide Hopkins County Texas voters with the opportunity to determine whether to fund the county jail obligation through a local option sales tax, instead of property taxes. The resolution was passed with a vote of 5 to 0. Back in November, 2013, Hopkins County approved general obligation bonds to fund the $16 million...

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Despite Slow Start for the Day, Celebration Plaza is in Full Swing
Apr18
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Still no Love for SB1158
Apr13

Still no Love for SB1158

With the most recent check up on SB1158, absolutely NOTHING has happened with it as of yet.  The Hall-sponsored bill is still stuck in the Finance Committee of the Texas State Senate.  Not only stuck, but yet to even be read (or considered) by the committee.  Senator Hall actually explained another one of his bills to the Finance Committee last week, but even that bill was in effect “tabled” as no one else spoke for or...

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*UPDATE* Will McDonald’s Protests Come to Sulphur Springs?
Apr11

*UPDATE* Will McDonald’s Protests Come to Sulphur Springs?

McDonald’s Corp. announced April 1, 2015 that 90,000 of the 750,000 McDonald’s employees would receive a pay raise of one dollar above the local minimum wage starting in July, eventually reaching over $10 an hour. This pay raise only applies to establishments officially owned by the McDonald’s Corperation. Any franchise establishments that are owned by individuals are left out of this raise, unless the franchise...

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