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Bidding Process Open Again For Fore Street Property Constructed By SSHS Classes

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Sealed bids are being accepted through Sept. 27 for this farm-style home constructed by Sulphur Springs High School construction classes over the last 2 years.

Sulphur Springs Independent School District is once again seeking bids for the farm-style home built over two school years by Sulphur Springs High School construction classes.

Because of the value of the new 1,550 square-foot farm-style 2 bedroom, two bath house which was offered for purchase by the school district, law required bids be sought for it. The district opened the bid process over the summer, and had planned to select an owner at their regular August meeting.

Unfortunately, SSISD Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams reported at the Aug. 12 school board meeting, the district did not receive any bids for the property. Thus, no action could be taken on the measure.

The decision was made to rebid it by sealed process, with the minimum bid price set lowered from $154,900 to $134,900.

Located at 128 Fore Street, the home includes:

  • A wrap around porch with a detached single car garage.
  • A bonus room with sliding barn doors that could be used as an office or third bedroom.
  • An open concept kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances.
  • A separate laundry room.
  • Easy-care wood-look vinyl plank and tile floors throughout, with granite and custom tile in both bathrooms.
  • Tankless water heater.
  • Spray foam insulation.
  • High ceilings.

The kitchen opens into the open living area with fireplace. The kitchen and bathrooms have granite counter tops donated by Texas Rock Tops in Cumby.

The master bath has not only a sunken tub, but double sinks and a tile and glass shower. The second bathroom includes a shower and is centrally located, making it accessible from almost anywhere in the home.

The walk-in closet in the master bedroom is large, with shelving and rods on which to hand clothes on both sides, and a window. Most of the other closets do not include shelving, leaving it to the owners to install whatever best fits their lifestyles.

The wraparound porch provides plenty of room to sit and enjoy an afternoon with family or friends.

A small walking path from the utility room leads to the one-car garage with roll up door located behind the home. Located on a corner lot, the garage is accessible via a concrete driveway from the side street.

Signed and sealed proposals will be accepted in the SSISD Business Office, located at 631 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482, on or before 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Delivery must me made during normal school business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday.  For more information, either visit the link on the SSISD website or contact Sherry McGraw by telephone at 903-885-2153, or in person at 631 Connally St. in Sulphur Springs.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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