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Local Developers Breathe New Life into Old Building
Jun25

Local Developers Breathe New Life into Old Building

  If you have driven by the old KFC building lately, you probably have seen a LOT of activity.  KSST News stopped by and talked with Michael Churchman, one of the new owners of the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building on the North side of I-30 next to Holiday Inn Express.  Mr. Churchman and two other partners, Abel Austin and Chris Penny, purchased the building back in February with plans only to remodel and lease or sell the...

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Work toward Your Own Financial Independence Day
Jun19

Work toward Your Own Financial Independence Day

It’s almost the Fourth of July — time for fireworks, picnics and a reflection on all the liberties we possess in this country. But if you’re going to enjoy the freedom to do the things you want, especially during your retirement years, you’ll want to take the steps necessary to achieve your own “Financial Independence Day.” Here are a few suggestions for helping you reach that goal: Liberate yourself from debt. For most of us, a...

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2015 Red, White and Blue Extravaganza
Jun19

2015 Red, White and Blue Extravaganza

Tom Sellers, President of Alliance Bank and sponsor of the Independence Day Concert visited KSST to invite the entire community to the free once-a-year event. The 2015 red, white and blue extravaganza will be held on Saturday June 27 at 8pm on Celebration Plaza. In addition to the orchestra performance, a huge fireworks display is also planned. It’a a free event and a gift to the families of the community. The event will be...

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Guaranty Bank & Trust Expands to Rockwall County
Jun05

Guaranty Bank & Trust Expands to Rockwall County

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas, June 2, 2015 – Guaranty Bancshares, Inc, parent company of Guaranty Bank & Trust (Guaranty), announces the signing of a lease for space in the Texas Centre located at 2255 Ridge Road, Suite 150 to operate a full service banking center. The multi-story property allows Guaranty to further extend its presence from Northeast Texas into Rockwall. Ty Abston, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Guaranty, said,...

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Chamber Connection May 28, 2015 by Meredith Caddell
May28

Chamber Connection May 28, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off-Saturday, June 13th! Get your forms in Now!!! Entry forms are available for the 14th Annual Texas State Champion Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off at the Chamber of Commerce office at 300 Connally Street. The event will take place on Saturday, June 13th at 4:00pm at the Civic Center! Prizes are awarded in three categories: Little Dips (Ages 6-12), Big Dips (Ages 13 and Older) and Super...

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Travel Time RV – Weathered the Storms and Ready for Grand Opening
May28

Travel Time RV – Weathered the Storms and Ready for Grand Opening

Travel Time RV here in Sulphur Springs suffered minor sign damage during the recent Memorial Day storm.  But a damaged sign won’t deter them from providing RV sales and service. Kyle Springer, Internet, Sales & Finance Manager assures that no RV’s were damaged during the recent storm. The original March date for the Grand Opening was postponed due to an ice storm. However the show must go on and the Grand Opening...

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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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