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CARES Funding For Qualifying Small Businesses Being Distributed By City
Oct27

CARES Funding For Qualifying Small Businesses Being Distributed By City

CARES funding to help qualifying small businesses has finally come through. The checks for $2,500 were being distributed Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 by the City of Sulphur Springs to 28 qualifying small businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. This City of Sulphur Springs COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program is made possible by the CARES Act-Coronavirus Relief Fund. The funding is passed through to the city from the state of...

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Head Start CARES Act Spending Plan, 3 Personnel Changes Approved By SSISD Trustees
Nov10

Head Start CARES Act Spending Plan, 3 Personnel Changes Approved By SSISD Trustees

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees made quick work of the regular portion of the November agenda Monday, including appointment of representatives to the Civic Center and Appraisal District Boards, an agreement with the Country Club and a Head Start CARES Act spending plan. Three personnel items were also approved following an executive session. SSISD Board of Trustees and administrators continue practicing social distancing, with...

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City, County Recognized For Sharing CARES Funds For Devices For SSISD Students
Oct20

City, County Recognized For Sharing CARES Funds For Devices For SSISD Students

The city and county were recognized by Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees and administrators Monday evening for CARES Act fund contributions for devices for SSISD students. “We have the wonderful honor of being able to recognize the City of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County for contributions to the Sulphur Springs Independent School District,” SSISD Board of Trustees President Robert Cody said...

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Volunteers Needed For Texas CARES, COVID-19 Serological Testing, Survey Program
Oct19

Volunteers Needed For Texas CARES, COVID-19 Serological Testing, Survey Program

Texas CARES Could Help Determine How Many Have COVID-19 Antibodies, Potentially Some Degree of Immune Protection Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are partnering with Texas Department of State Health Services to launch the Texas Coronavirus Antibody Response Survey, Texas CARES, in an effort to help public health professionals and scientists better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Texas and...

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VFDs In Hopkins County Benefit From Community Fundraiser, CARES Act
Oct01

VFDs In Hopkins County Benefit From Community Fundraiser, CARES Act

Thursday was a big day for the volunteer fire departments in Hopkins County. All VFDs in Hopkins County benefitted from a community fundraiser and CARES Act funding. Jason Tully started a program to help raise funds for the county’s 11 VFDs who are even lower on funding than usual since many weren’t able to hold their usual fundraisers this year. Tully encouraged the community to make donations either at his insurance business...

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Sulphur Springs ISD To Receive Additional Funding For Connectivity
Sep02

Sulphur Springs ISD To Receive Additional Funding For Connectivity

Sulphur Springs ISD and Sulphur Bluff ISD are among many school districts across Texas that have taken advantage of money funneled through the state to help with technology and connectivity purchases related to COVID-19. Sulphur Springs ISD will receive additional funding for connectivity. SSISD logo SSISD trustees this summer agreed to the purchase of 600 iPads and 100 AT&T hotspots to ensure district students have access to...

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Tax Rate Process, Federal Funding Discussed At June 22 SSISD Board Of Trustees Meeting
Jun23

Tax Rate Process, Federal Funding Discussed At June 22 SSISD Board Of Trustees Meeting

School finance is complicated on a good day. Add in changes in legislation, “golden pennies” and a pandemic and the budget process becomes even challenging. That’s exactly what school officials are up against this year. A school financial advisor and assistant superintendent discussed with Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees the complexities of shaping the tax rate this year as federal funding available to help...

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A&M-Commerce Selected To Receive Texas Emergency Aid Funding For Students
May19

A&M-Commerce Selected To Receive Texas Emergency Aid Funding For Students

Austin, Texas – Texas A&M University-Commerce is among 57 higher education institutions selected from among 124 applicants to receive Texas Emergency Aid Grant Program funding, according to an announcement Monday by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Higher Education Foundation, the Greater Texas Foundation and the Trellis Foundation. In addition to TAMU-C, other colleges and universities around the region named as...

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Part-Time Employee Approved To Assist Judge’s Office With Extra Duties Due to COVID, Indigent Defense
Nov09

Part-Time Employee Approved To Assist Judge’s Office With Extra Duties Due to COVID, Indigent Defense

A part-time employee was approved to assist the 8th Judicial District Judge’s office with extra duties due to COVID-19 and indigent defense. Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved the request to be allowed to employee additional staff and a budget amendment to cover the cost. Hopkins County Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook presented the request on behalf of 8th Judicial District Eddie Northcutt, who was unable to attend because he...

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City Council Approved Reinvestment Zone, 380 Agreement For D6, Inc.
Nov05

City Council Approved Reinvestment Zone, 380 Agreement For D6, Inc.

Sulphur Springs City Council tackled numerous items during the November meeting, including a reinvestment zone and economic development agreement for D6, Inc., close out the CARES Act Small Business Assistance Program and purchase of a track loader. The agenda also included five ordinances dealing with rezoning and establishment of reinvestment zones. Sulphur Springs Municipal building Reinvestment Zone, EDC Agreement The City Council...

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