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April 2022 Designated As Fair Housing Month In Sulphur Springs
Apr06

April 2022 Designated As Fair Housing Month In Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers during the presentations and announcements portion of the April 5 City Council meeting, proclaimed April 2022 as Fair Housing Month in Sulphur Springs, and noted the importance of the fair housing laws. Sellers noted that Title 3 of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination in housing and declares it’s nation policy to provide within constitutional limits for fair...

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Council Paves Way for Block Grant; Proclaims April Fair Housing Month in City
Jan03

Council Paves Way for Block Grant; Proclaims April Fair Housing Month in City

Citizens of Sulphur Springs are urged to be aware and support fair housing laws as a result of a proclamation read by Mayor John Sellers Tuesday night January 2, 2018 during the regular session of the council. April is Fair Housing Month. Housing and streets were the primary focus for the council as they met in the first session of the New Year. Members of the council approved designated signatories for documents pertaining to a Texas...

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Agreement For D6, Contracts For Legal Research, Construction Of Trusty Housing Facility Approved
Mar30

Agreement For D6, Contracts For Legal Research, Construction Of Trusty Housing Facility Approved

A 381 agreement was approved for D6, Inc., along with contracts for legal research resources and construction of a trusty housing facility, and other items this week. 381 Agreement Hopkins County Commissioners Court at their regular meeting this week approved a 381 agreement for D6, Inc., providing a tax incentive for the company to relocate its corporate headquarters from Oregon to Sulphur Springs, Texas and expand their...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Three 380 Infill Housing Agreement Requests, Final Plat
Feb03

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Three 380 Infill Housing Agreement Requests, Final Plat

Approval of three 380 infill housing agreement requests and a final plat by Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night will allow for construction of three single family homes and two apartment buildings. The City Council also gave the go ahead for a drainage repair project on Beckham Street and to a proposal for solid waste concrete crushing. Screen capture from the Feb. 2, 2021 Sulphur Springs City Council meeting, conducted via...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Requests for 5 Building Projects That Will Provide 80 New Housing Units
Jan06

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Requests for 5 Building Projects That Will Provide 80 New Housing Units

Sulphur Springs City Council on Jan. 5 approved requests involving five building projects that, upon construction, will provide about 80 new housing units in Sulphur Springs. 380 Agreements The council first granted two 380 agreements, to SM Family Holdings LLC and one 380 agreement to Adrian Lopez. After constructing a single family home on property already within the city limits in identified areas (infill housing development). the...

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Poverty in Hopkins County: Health, Food, Housing, Programs
Sep10

Poverty in Hopkins County: Health, Food, Housing, Programs

By Jim Rogers With a number of local arrest reports showing “homeless” and other visually evident signs of poverty’s affect, KSST News has begun an examination of the local poverty rate and its impact in Hopkins County and the communities and cities that comprise the county. Although the following article, the first of several, is not an exhaustive view of poverty, it does cover information that should cause local residents to...

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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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City Council Approves Tire Ordinance, Revokes Ocean Spray Tax Abatement

City officials gave approval on first reading Tuesday night an ordinance to provide regulation of tire businesses, and decided to revoke an existing Ocean Spray tax abatement. Ordinance No. 2746 would amend Chapter 15 of Sulphur Springs Municipal Code, by adding Article VII, Sections 15-301 and 15-308, requiring tire businesses to cover used and scrap tires on the property, make sure they remain within a fence and will limit the...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Agenda June 4, 2019
May31

Sulphur Springs City Council Agenda June 4, 2019

CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL JUNE 4, 2019 7:00 P.M. AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 6:30 P.M. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SECTION 551.074, PERSONNEL MATTERS SPECIFICALLY RELATING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES. The regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the Council Room at 201...

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City Manager’s Report – June 2022
Jun09

City Manager’s Report – June 2022

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to the City Council during the regular monthly council meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. CLAIMS We had one minor workers compensation claim in May. We did not have any liability claims in May. SENIOR CITIZENS BUILDING The contract with Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is not ready for signature yet. I expect to sign this month. After that...

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