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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Jay Sanders Named Chief of Police

Patrol Captain Jay Sanders was appointed Police Chief by the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night. Captain Sanders, a 26-year veteran of the department, began as a patrol officer in 1988 and has now worked his way to the top. He’ll take over August 1 as current Chief Jim Bayuk moves over to the Sulphur Springs ISD Police Department. Captain Sanders says the department is in good shape in personnel and squad cars. He says some...

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Community Invited To First Responders Meet And Greet Event This Saturday
Apr22

Community Invited To First Responders Meet And Greet Event This Saturday

Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County residents are invited to two first responders events: a First Responders Meet & Greet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the new Grays Building, located at 413 Beckham Street, on the south side of in Pacific Park; and to a Battle of the Badges Softball Tournament Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Sulphur Springs High School softball field. “We invite everyone out, the more the...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Invite Community To Upcoming Events
Apr06

Sulphur Springs City Council Invite Community To Upcoming Events

Rodeo, Lewis and Abron Medical Fundraisers, First Responders Events, Kids Kingdom Work Days Coming Up This Mont Sulphur Springs City Council, before addressing the business and action items on the regular April meeting agenda, took time at the beginning of the Tuesday night, April 5, 2022 council meeting, to report on and invite community members to attend a few upcoming events they are involved in or aware of that will be happening...

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Curfew For Minors, Project Superman Among April 5 City Council Agenda Items
Apr04

Curfew For Minors, Project Superman Among April 5 City Council Agenda Items

Homestead exemption, curfew for minors ordinance and economic development project negotiations are among topics Sulphur Springs City Council will discuss during the regular City Council meeting scheduled Tuesday. Sulphur Springs Municipal Building While the regular City Council meeting isn’t scheduled to begin until 7 p.m. April 5, the elected city officials are slated to meet starting at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in executive session...

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Warning Sirens To Be Tested March 24 In Sulphur Springs
Mar24

Warning Sirens To Be Tested March 24 In Sulphur Springs

The City of Sulphur Springs plans to test the warning sirens throughout the city at lunch time Thursday, March 24, 2022, to ensure all are functioning properly, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson. The sirens could be sounded not only for weather warnings such as tornados, which are the most common in the area, but also in case of any emergency that could affect the safety and lives of citizens in Sulphur...

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Contractors Selected For Curb And Gutter Work; Backhoe Purchase Put On Hold For A Month
Mar05

Contractors Selected For Curb And Gutter Work; Backhoe Purchase Put On Hold For A Month

Contractors were selected for curb and gutter removal and replacement as part of the 2022 street improvement program, while a backhoe purchase was put on hold for a month by Sulphur Springs City Council. Also during the regular March council meeting earlier this week, action was taken to cancel the May 7 City Council election. Street Work Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director Tory Niewiadomski told the City Council the...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Eyeing Renewal Of Curfew For Unaccompanied Minors
Mar03

Sulphur Springs City Council Eyeing Renewal Of Curfew For Unaccompanied Minors

Sulphur Springs City Council, on first reading, approved renewal of Ordinance No. 2762, establishing a curfew for unaccompanied minors. Light pole and banner on Celebration Plaza in downtown Sulphur Springs. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson, during the regular City Council meeting on March 1, 2022, said the ordinance gives officers an option that serves as a safety measure, offering officers a legal option in dealing with...

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City Officials To Begin Process Of Rousting Buzzards From Trees In Town Monday
Feb11

City Officials To Begin Process Of Rousting Buzzards From Trees In Town Monday

Sulphur Springs officials will begin working with the USDA biologists Monday evening to begin the process of rousting buzzards from their roosts in the area of Main and Connally streets between Fore and Water Oak Streets. Sulphur Springs resident Gene White asked Sulphur Springs City Council during the elected officials’ January meeting to consider intervening in the area, where what appeared to be buzzards have ensconced...

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City Applying For 2 Grants Which Would Provide 18 New Portable Radios For SSPD Patrol Officers
Feb02

City Applying For 2 Grants Which Would Provide 18 New Portable Radios For SSPD Patrol Officers

Contractor Selected for Phase I of College Street rebuilding & Sidewalk Project, Reinvestment Zone For Designated For D6, Industrial Drive Property Rezoned Sulphur Springs City Council worked through the regular meeting agenda –  which included application for two grants for portable radios, selecting a contractor for Phase I of College Street rebuilding and sidewalk project, and approval of a reinvestment zone and zoning request...

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