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City Council Appoints Police Chief, Fire Chief/Marshal, Utilities Director
Jun05

City Council Appoints Police Chief, Fire Chief/Marshal, Utilities Director

Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night voted to eliminate the public safety director position, with one council member voting against the measure. The city will go back to the prior tradition of having a separate fire chief and separate police chief. For the fire department, the top officer will be the fire chief/fire marshal. David James was appointed to fill that role. Jason Ricketson, a longtime officer at Sulphur Springs...

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City Hiring Expert To Help Determine How Best To Maximize Fire Department Resources And Maintain ISO Rating
Jan07

City Hiring Expert To Help Determine How Best To Maximize Fire Department Resources And Maintain ISO Rating

SSFD patch The City of Sulphur Springs is hiring an expert to help determine how best to maximize fire department resources while still maintaining the city’s ISO rating. Essentially, Mike Pietsch of P.E. Consulting Services in Garland is being tasked with evaluating and recommending where best to locate existing and future required fire stations based on Sulphur Springs’ present city limits. While city staff feel...

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Sulphur Springs Collaborating On Communications Grant Application
Oct08

Sulphur Springs Collaborating On Communications Grant Application

City Affirms Support of Ark-Tex, East Texas COGS’ Application For US EDA Build Back Better Challenge Grant Funding Sulphur Springs City Council this week approved two resolutions authorizing city staff to collaborate with other agencies in the county and across Northeast Texas in applying for regional grant funding during Tuesday evening’s meeting. AFG Communications Grant Resolution No. 1236 allows the city to join...

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3 Ordinances Receive Final Approval, 4 Ordinances Introduced At Sulphur Springs City Council Meeting
Sep02

3 Ordinances Receive Final Approval, 4 Ordinances Introduced At Sulphur Springs City Council Meeting

Three ordinances received final approval following public hearings and four additional city ordinances were introduced at the Sulphur Springs City Council meeting Tuesday night, September 1, 2020. A “commercial-industrial” reinvestment zone; involvement in Sulphur River Basin Authority; and contracts for masonry, concrete and steel for the new Grays Building were also considered. Ordinances Approved The City Council...

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Aug. 20 Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases, 32 Active Cases
Aug20

Aug. 20 Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases, 32 Active Cases

HHS Reports COVID-19 Cases Among Employees, Residents At Local Assisted Living Facility After two days without reports of any new positive COVID-19 cases, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom at 5 p.m. Aug. 20 announced 5 new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported for Hopkins County. That increasing the total number of active cases in Hopkins County to 32. There were no new recoveries to report on Aug. 20. positive COVID-19 test...

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1 New Positive Case In Hopkins County, 1 Recovered From COVID-19
May19

1 New Positive Case In Hopkins County, 1 Recovered From COVID-19

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom this afternoon reported one new positive case of COVID-19 in Hopkins County, for a total of nine positive cases since the Hopkins County Emergency Management Team began tracking coronavirus in Hopkins County in March. The individual whose test result was reported to be positive May 19 is in isolation. No additional information about the case was released by officials. The new positive test result was...

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5th COVID-19 Case Reported In Hopkins County
May01

5th COVID-19 Case Reported In Hopkins County

Hopkins County Emergency Management Team Friday afternoon reported Hopkins County has another positive case of coronavirus confirmed by the state, marking the fifth case of COVID-19 reported in Hopkins County. Positive COVID-19 test This is the first notification of a new case since April 4. The four other individuals who were confirmed by lab testing through the state to have COVID-19 have already recovered. The case they were...

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City Council Approves Asbestos Abatement And Street Improvement Contracts, Grant Application
Feb05

City Council Approves Asbestos Abatement And Street Improvement Contracts, Grant Application

Sulphur Springs City Council approved most of the items on Tuesday night’s agenda as recommended, including annexation on of the former Thermo mine property, a franchise agreement, a grant application for a thermal imager, and contracts for asbestos abatement and the street improvement program. Black History Month Sulphur Springs City Council members Harold Nash, Freddie Taylor and Mayor John Sellers Mayor John Sellers, on...

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IT Resources, Security Systems, Fire Alarm Agreements Receive Commissioners’ Approval
Nov26

IT Resources, Security Systems, Fire Alarm Agreements Receive Commissioners’ Approval

Firetrol security/access control system proposals and a fire alarm monitoring system agreement were approved were approved by commissioners. Hopkins County Commissioners during their regular meeting this week approved a information technology resources agreement, security system proposals for the county’s two new district buildings, a monitoring system and printer/copier lease contract. Commissioners approved an interlocal...

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Additional $113,100 Approved For New Pumper For SSFD
Aug03

Additional $113,100 Approved For New Pumper For SSFD

Fire Department To Begin Billing Out-Of-County Residents Mitigation Rates For Costs of Services, Equipment and Response by Sulphur Springs Fire Department Sulphur Springs City Council approved an additional $113,100 Tuesday night for the purchase of a new pumper for Sulphur Springs Fire Department as well as a program which would allow out-of-county residents to be charged mitigation rates to reoup costs associated with response by...

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