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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Another Sex Abuse of a Child Charge Adds Another $1-Million to Dixon Bond; Trial Set for March 7
Feb13

Another Sex Abuse of a Child Charge Adds Another $1-Million to Dixon Bond; Trial Set for March 7

Add an additional $1-million to the bond total for James Hunter Dixon. Dixon has yet another charge for continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children based on an 8th Judicial District Court indictment. This bond was added February 12,, 2016. According to the District Attorney’s Office, Dixon goes to trial March 7th. On Friday, January 8, Justice of the Peace B. J. Teer held a magistrates hearing for James Hunter Dixon,...

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Planning and Zoning to Hear Heavy Commercial Zoning Request
Feb13

Planning and Zoning to Hear Heavy Commercial Zoning Request

Looking to the future, the owner of 89.6 acres located on the South side of Wildcat Way between Arbala Road and Holiday Drive and a 1.2 acre lot at the corner of Wildcat Way and Arbala Road is seeking to have the properties rezoned from Single Family to Heavy Commercial. The request is the only new item on the February 15th Monday evening agenda for the City of Sulphur Springs Planning and Zoning Commission. Commission members will...

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Lady Cats Softball Competes Scrimmages; Open Regular Season Thursday
Feb13

Lady Cats Softball Competes Scrimmages; Open Regular Season Thursday

The Lady Cats split a pair of scrimmage games at Lady Cat Park Friday night. The Lady Cats came up just short, losing to North Lamar 2-0 in the first game. Then the Lady Cats shut out Prairiland, 7-0 in the late game. The two contests complete the scrimmage portion of the Lady Cats schedule. They will open the regular season in their own three-day Sulphur Springs Tournament that gets under way next Thursday at Lady Cat Park. Share...

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Lady Cats Suffer Close Loss to T High
Feb13

Lady Cats Suffer Close Loss to T High

The Lady Cats Soccer Team suffered a tough close loss, 1-0 to Texas High Friday night at Gerald Prim Stadium. The Lady Tigers scored a first half goal and it was all they needed as they kept the ball out of their goal all night long. The Lady Cats are now 4-2 in district play. Their season mark is now 13-3. The Lady Cats complete the first half of district play next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hallsville. Share...

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Wildcats Lose to Longview; Wrap Up Season Tuesday in Marshall
Feb13

Wildcats Lose to Longview; Wrap Up Season Tuesday in Marshall

The Wildcats Basketball Team got off to a slow start and trailed Longview by 16 at the half, 37-21 Friday night in Wildcats Gym. Although the Wildcats played better in the third and fourth quarters, the big deficit was too much to overcome as the Lobos took at 61-50 win. On Senior Night, freshman Keaston Willis led the Wildcats with 20 points, including 4 three-pointers. Sophomore Bryson Lynn added 14 points, including 4...

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Lane Bench Poured in 43 to Lead Saltillo Lions to Victory
Feb12

Lane Bench Poured in 43 to Lead Saltillo Lions to Victory

Lane Bench scored 43 points to lead Saltillo to a 74-40 win over Bloomburg Friday night. Bill Giles stated, This was a good performance for our team following a poor performance in the second half in our last game.” A big second and fourth quarter gave the Lions the edge in the game. Giles said that Lane scored 43 points in 28 minutes and is one of the best performances see in Saltillo in a long time. Teammates were credited...

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Hearts of Life Offers Valentine’s Adoption Opportunity
Feb12

Hearts of Life Offers Valentine’s Adoption Opportunity

Bo is looking for a home—again. Bo was adopted but the family that adopted him did not follow through with their plan of having a house on a larger property. Bo isn’t a prospect for anyone living in an apartment.  Bo is a very loving dog and Hearts of Life would like for him to have a loving home where he can have room to play. Hearts of Life will present a Valentine’s Day Adoption opportunity Saturday morning at Petsense, 1707...

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“Updated” County Taxing Entities Will Lose $6.62 Million; Local Coal Mining Operation to Close Permanently
Feb12

“Updated” County Taxing Entities Will Lose $6.62 Million; Local Coal Mining Operation to Close Permanently

Luminant Mining Company LLC will cease operations at its Monticello Mines. The closing will result in the elimination of all related operating jobs. Luminant calls this a difficult decision and states that all employees will be laid off according to the Collective Bargain Agreement. Locations included are in Sulphur Springs, Mt. Pleasant, and Winfield. The layoff is permanent as the entire mining operation will be closed. Luminant...

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Bill Bradford Road Closed Monday
Feb12

Bill Bradford Road Closed Monday

Bill Bradford Road will be closed to thru traffic Monday between Broadway and Carter as reconstruction of the street begins. Utilities work has been underway on Tennessee Street, which is a part of the project. This $1.4 million project will include water and sewer utilities, underground drainage on the western end of the street and complete reconstruction of the street.  Most of the street will be paved with asphalt, but both ends of...

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