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Sulphur Springs City Council Sept. 1 Meeting Agenda Includes Hearings For Tax Rate, Zoning Ordinances
Sep01

Sulphur Springs City Council Sept. 1 Meeting Agenda Includes Hearings For Tax Rate, Zoning Ordinances

The Sulphur Springs City Council Sept. 1 meeting agenda includes public hearings regarding the proposed tax rate, two zoning ordinances and a budget amendment ordinance. The agenda also includes numerous other items, including consideration of a contract for construction of the Grays Building, an emergency services mutual aide agreement between the cities of Sulphur Springs and Commerce, Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic...

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On Hopkins County Ballots: School, City, District, County, State, National Elections
Oct14

On Hopkins County Ballots: School, City, District, County, State, National Elections

At least 15 state, national and federal races are on Nov. 3 Hopkins County ballots. Overall, there are 38 different ballots, including elections for 7 county and 3 district positions with only one candidate; and 3 school board and 2 city elections which have drawn multiple candidates. Local elections include those for Sulphur Springs City Council, Cumby City Council, Miller Grove ISD Board of Trustees and North Hopkins ISD Board of...

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Candidate Profiles: Cumby City Council Election
Oct12

Candidate Profiles: Cumby City Council Election

Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, for the General Election. In addition to containing national, county and state races, the ballot for voters who live in Cumby will contain the Cumby City Council and City of Cumby sales and use tax reauthorization elections as well. Sample ballot for Cumby elections Voters who reside within the city limits of Cumby will be asked to choose one of two choices for Alderman Place 1 and Alderman Place...

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Candidate Profiles: Sulphur Springs City Council Place 1, Place 5
Oct12

Candidate Profiles: Sulphur Springs City Council Place 1, Place 5

Sulphur Springs City Council will hold an election to fill places left vacant when 4 members resigned in December. The election was scheduled to be held in May, but was postponed due to COVID-19. Voting will be conducted along with other General Election Voting on Nov. 3. Sulphur Springs City Council Nov. 3 Special Election sample ballot Early voting by personal appearance will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13 and continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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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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City Manager: Senior Citizens Center Fully Funded According To Plan, Design Process Not Final
Aug28

City Manager: Senior Citizens Center Fully Funded According To Plan, Design Process Not Final

Sulphur Springs Approved For $750,000 TPWD Grant For Pacific Park Improvements The new Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center will be fully funded for construction of an 8,331 square-foot building, according to the city’s original plan, which will “meet all the needs” for the facility, Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell said during a press conference called Friday morning to clarify details about the project....

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Sulphur Springs City Council Approves 380 Agreement Policy Change Providing Infill Housing Incentives
Aug05

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves 380 Agreement Policy Change Providing Infill Housing Incentives

Sulphur Springs Municipal Building Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday evening approved an a zoning amendment and an incentive agreement which the city manager anticipates will help with street and infrastructure maintenance and costs, and provide homes on under-developed or under-utilized areas of town. The city has for a while had trouble maintaining street, only able to afford repairs at half the rate of decay. A street...

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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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City Budget Beginning To Experience Financial Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic
May07

City Budget Beginning To Experience Financial Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The budget for the City of Sulphur Springs is beginning to experience the financial impact of COVID-19, according to City of Sulphur Springs Finance Director Lesa Smith. Last month, Smith told the Sulphur Springs City Council there are several areas of city finance that could potentially be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The full amount will depend on numerous variables, including changes in spending habits, how long things remain...

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Plat Request for Connally Corner Addition, Ordinance Approved By City Council
May06

Plat Request for Connally Corner Addition, Ordinance Approved By City Council

Sulphur Springs City Council made quick work of the May agenda, wrapping up the entire Zoom conference meeting in 40 minutes. During the May 5 meeting, the City Council approved one ordinance, two resolutions, a final plat request for Connally Corner Addition and heard about a few projects in progress or planning stages. Ordinance No. 2766 The Council heard on second and final reading Ordinance No. 2766, which amends and updates...

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