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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Diversified Minerals Begins Groundwork
Apr01

Diversified Minerals Begins Groundwork

Groundwork began on the new Diversified Minerals manufacturing facility. The facility is 45,000 square feet and is located at 46 Pioneer Parkway, west of CMH Road. The construction is being done by Dixon & Dixon Construction, the same company that is repairing and refurbishing the CNB Mortgage building. Diversified Minerals is a cement and construction/environmental product manufacturing company based out of Oxnard, California....

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Celebration Plaza Expands Restaurant Options
Mar24

Celebration Plaza Expands Restaurant Options

Some downtown businesses are being renovated as several more restaurants will be opening up in the near future. In the next six months a new Mexican food restaurant should be opening on Connaly Street. The owner’s vendor location has been a favorite at the downtown market for the past two years. On Davis Street, Momma Faye’s, a BBQ place is expanding to Sulphur Springs. They are currently located in Dallas’ Deep...

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School Districts Owe Staggering 111.5 Billion in Debt
Mar20

School Districts Owe Staggering 111.5 Billion in Debt

Flynn lays out HB 114 School Districts Owe Staggering 111.5 Billion in Debt Austin-State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) today presented information in support of his Transparency Legislation HB 114 and HB 1378. This information was troubling to many in the audience, as throughout the state, when it was revealed that the total school district municipal debt is more than 112 billion dollars and over 20 school districts are indebted...

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County Line School Committee Seeks Help
Mar20

County Line School Committee Seeks Help

Members of the County Line School Historical Marker Committee are seeking photos, news clippings and memories about the Old County Line School, which once straddled the Hopkins and Rains County lines. The school’s history began in 1899, and ended in 1947 when it consolidated with Miller Grove ISD. The lower floor of the building had classrooms and the upper story of the school building was used for Woodmen of the World meetings....

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Bulkley Trucking History and Upcoming Driver’s Event
Mar19

Bulkley Trucking History and Upcoming Driver’s Event

With a home in Hopkins County, Buckley Trucking is an over the road Trucking Company specializing in time and tempersture-sensitive freight. At age 19, Clint Buckley started the company with a license and just one truck. Today the trucking firm remains locally owned and operated, has 60 trucks on the road and employs over 100 persons. Each spring drivers with the best fuel mileage and performance are recognized. This year’s...

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Memorial Hospital initiates “Care to Share”
Mar19

Memorial Hospital initiates “Care to Share”

Memorial Hospital wants to hear your story in your words! The hospital administration invites patients, visitors, and family members of patients to call the “Care to Share” telephone line 903-438-4700 at any time to share their personal experience. Whether the experience is good or bad, complaint or compliment, Memorial Hospital wants to hear, in your own words, your experience. When calling, leave your message at  the prompt. The...

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“Updated” Dan the Man Has an Auction Saturday
Mar17

“Updated” Dan the Man Has an Auction Saturday

Dan Hammiter, better known to most people in Sulphur Springs as Dan The Man is planning an auction this Saturday for what he considers an interesting collection of items from local businesses that have closed. Dan the collector discussed items on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Tuesday morning.

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