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City Awarded $2.4 Million American Rescue Plan Grant For Old Thermo Mine Road Improvements
Sep07

City Awarded $2.4 Million American Rescue Plan Grant For Old Thermo Mine Road Improvements

News Release Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Award Is Part of US Department of Commerce’s $300 Million Coal Communities Commitment WASHINGTON – Today (Tuesday, September 6, 2022), U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.4 million grant to the city of Sulphur Springs, Texas, for roadway improvements needed to boost business growth at the Thermal...

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Rural Texans, internet providers worry that feds’ broadband expansion plan will have a painfully slow rollout
Feb14

Rural Texans, internet providers worry that feds’ broadband expansion plan will have a painfully slow rollout

By Pooja Salhotra, The Texas Tribune Feb. 14, 2024 “Rural Texans, internet providers worry that feds’ broadband expansion plan will have a painfully slow rollout” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Texas is poised to receive more than $3.3 billion in federal money...

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Plans For Jail Trusty Facility Taking Shape But Still In Design, Development Stage
Dec15

Plans For Jail Trusty Facility Taking Shape But Still In Design, Development Stage

Plans for the 48-bed jail trusty facility are beginning to take shape, but are still in the design and development phase, according to DRG Architects LLC Principal Architect Wayne Gondeck. DRG is the company that designed the current Hopkins County jail facility/sheriff’s office. Wayne Gondeck, DRG Architects LLC President and Principal Architect, discusses with county officials plans for the new trusty housing facility to be...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Community Asked To Weigh In On ESSER III Fund Use Plan
Jul09

Sulphur Springs ISD Community Asked To Weigh In On ESSER III Fund Use Plan

The Sulphur Springs ISD community is asked to take a little time to weigh in on an ESSER III fund use plan. SSISD logo SSISD applied for its allocation, $7,984,629, of the $11.2 billion appropriated to the State of Texas for public education purposes under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act through the ESSER III Fund. Funds may be spent for costs incurred March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2024. The ESSER III funding must meet one of 15...

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City Staff Preparing Plan To Address Facility Needs At Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant
Apr09

City Staff Preparing Plan To Address Facility Needs At Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant

American Rescue Plan Act Could Help Fund Rehab Project City employees had planned to do some maintenance work on one of the water tanks, but now are working on what is expected to be a multi-million dollar plan to address facility needs at Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant The city allocated $360,000 in the budget t\o renovate the baffles in clearwell...

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Jan. 12 Deadline For Rural Hospitals, Nursing Facilities To Apply For ARPA COVID-19 Funding
Jan11

Jan. 12 Deadline For Rural Hospitals, Nursing Facilities To Apply For ARPA COVID-19 Funding

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is reminding rural hospitals and nursing facilities in Texas to apply for $128 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to help pay for critical staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Jan. 12. “We’re encouraging health care providers who have worked so hard in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of this...

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City Managers Report June 4th 2024
Jun10

City Managers Report June 4th 2024

CLAIMS – We did not have any workers’ compensation claims or liability claims in May.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN – We have applied for a $250,000 grant from the General Land Office (GLO) to help pay for the plan. They required an amendment to our  Financial Management Policy. The amendment was approved at the last meeting. We are  still awaiting word from the GLO.  COLLEGE STREET – The street itself is  ...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report for April 2024
May08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report for April 2024

CLAIMS – We had one minor workers’ compensation claim and no liability claims in April. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN – We have applied for a $250,000 grant from the General Land Officeto help pay for the plan. They require an amendment to our Financial Management Policybefore they approve the grant. The amendment is on the agenda. COLLEGE STREET – We are on the home stretch. I still think we will have the street open by June 01.HOLIDAY DRIVE –...

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Trustee Building Update
Apr14

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Trustee Building Update

April 13, 2023- Hopkins County Commissioners Court, the sheriff, chief deputy and jail administrator met with SEDALCO Construction Services to discuss progress and get some clarification for some items for construction of the facility. In November, the Commissioners Court approved a guaranteed maximum price contract for $4,799,477 for a 48-bed trusty facility, which is still within the $4.9 million budget for the...

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First Phase Of Construction Begins On New Jail Trusty Housing Facility
Jan11

First Phase Of Construction Begins On New Jail Trusty Housing Facility

The first phase of construction has begun on the new jail trusty housing facility on Houston Street, across from Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center which houses the current jail and sheriff’s office. Hopkins County Commissioners Court, the sheriff, chief deputy and jail administrator met with SEDALCO Construction Services Superintendent Brad Huber, Project Manager Will Burgess, Wayne Gondeck with DRG Architects, and other...

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