Certificates of Obligation Resolution Approved, City Managers Report
Sep04

Certificates of Obligation Resolution Approved, City Managers Report

As part of the budget for the next fiscal year, the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night approved a resolution directing publication of a notice of intention to issue combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation. Director of Finance Peter Karstens said the c.o.’s would fund extra street work and equipment and engineering plans for the Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade and for the remodeling of old City Hall....

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Happy Birthday KSST Channel 18
Sep04

Happy Birthday KSST Channel 18

Was Monte Harry ever that young?

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Marc Explains the I-30 & Hwy 19 Interchange “Change”
Sep02

Marc Explains the I-30 & Hwy 19 Interchange “Change”

Some big changes appear to be coming to the State Highway 19 at I-30 intersection. TXDOT is proposing to restripe, put up signage and widen the intersection from one land in each direction to two. Traffic lights and yield signs will be eliminated. Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell says the intersection will operate like a cloverleaf. TXDOT Area Engineer Tammy Simms explained the idea to the City Council and then they passed a...

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Join Us Tomorrow at Big Smiths
Sep02

Join Us Tomorrow at Big Smiths

Join the KSST and Channel 18 TV crew at Big Smiths BBQ and Catfish during the noon hour on Wenesday September 3 as Steve and Donna Smith and their staff celebrate 25 years in business. The location is Hwy 154, three miles south of I- 30. Steve and Donna Smith, owners of Big Smith’s Barbeque, are celebrating their 25th business anniversary Wednesday. They actually went into business on September 1, 1989. Their first restaurant was just...

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Wound Care at Memorial Received the Healogics Center of Distinction Award
Aug29

Wound Care at Memorial Received the Healogics Center of Distinction Award

Thursday afternoon the doctors and staff of Wound Care at Memorial received the Healogics Center of Distinction Award in recognition of excellent healing outcomes, high patient satisfaction and outstanding clinical performance for the past two years. In presenting the award to Drs. Bill Dietze and Dr. Duchamp, physicians for Wound Care at Memorial, Chanda Fulghium, stated that the local Wound Care center has a 98% cure rate and...

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Sherry McGraw SSISD Business Manager
Aug28

Sherry McGraw SSISD Business Manager

Sulphur Springs ISD Business Manager Sherry McGraw said putting together the budget for this school year was relatively easy. Lots of things that were started last year were continued including a new salary scale and different pay grades. Ms. McGraw said the tax rate was reduced one-cent on the Interest and Sinking fund side. The budget includes 22 new positions mostly due to co-teaching and extra aides. Sulphur Springs ISD Business...

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Sulphur Springs School Board Adopted its’ Budget for This School Year
Aug27

Sulphur Springs School Board Adopted its’ Budget for This School Year

The Sulphur Springs School Board adopted its’ budget for this school year at a special meeting Monday night. The overall budget included budgets for the general fund, debt service and food service. The board also approved a tax rate for the budget of a little over $1.35 per $100 valuation. The Maintenance and Operation portion is $1.04 and the Interest and Sinking Fund is just over 31-cents.

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Hospital Approves Deficit Budget
Aug27

Hospital Approves Deficit Budget

Prior to voting for a deficit budget and a tax rate increase, Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board member Suzanne Bankston said she was unhappy. She said she would vote for the budget as the very best that they could do but she added the board needed to look for major ways to make major revisions in the budget. Ms. Bankston said the board needed to determine what services they could deliver and which ones might be best done by...

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Tom Sellers Takes the Bucket Challenge
Aug25

Tom Sellers Takes the Bucket Challenge

Alliance Bank President Tom Sellers had water and ice poured on his head Monday afternoon to raise funds and awareness for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Sellers accepted the ice bucket challenge from Brian Tolliver and Brian Tolliver Ford. Sellers also challenged Guaranty Bond Bank President Craig Roberts, City National Bank’s Ricky Reynolds, former Wildcats Football Coach Dwayne McMeans and...

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Sulphur Springs School Board Meets Monday on our Tax Rate
Aug24

Sulphur Springs School Board Meets Monday on our Tax Rate

The Sulphur Springs School Board will conduct a public hearing on the tax rate for the budget for this school year at a special meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the Admin Building. The tax rate is $1.35 cents per $100 valuation, same as last year. The board is also expected to adopt the budget for next school year. Classes get underway Tuesday. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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