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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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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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Basics About The Economic Impact Payments Approved For Individuals In CARES Act
Apr02

Basics About The Economic Impact Payments Approved For Individuals In CARES Act

By now most have heard that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was passed, which for many individuals will mean a much needed extra check for many. According to the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, economic impact payments approved in the CARES Act will start rolling out in about 3 weeks. And, most people won’t have to do anything to receive this COVID-19 rebate except wait a few weeks....

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2nd Round of Economic Impact Payments Already Being Distributed
Dec30

2nd Round of Economic Impact Payments Already Being Distributed

Some US residents will begin 2021 with money in the bank. The Internal Revenue Service Tuesday night reported a second round of Economic Impact Payments are already going out to taxpayers across the country. Authorized by the newly enacted Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the second round of payments or “EIP 2,” is generally $600 for singles and...

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Commissioners Court Tabled Road Closure Order, Approved Agreements, Contracts
Nov24

Commissioners Court Tabled Road Closure Order, Approved Agreements, Contracts

Hopkins County Commissioners Court on Monday tabled a road closure order but approved several agreements and contracts as presented. Road Closure The court was originally scheduled to consider approving road closure order for a portion of County Road 3602 during their regular meeting Monday. However, Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley asked the court to table the motion as not all steps in the process required to close a road had...

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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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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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City Offering Grants Of Up To $2,500 To Qualified Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19
Jul16

City Offering Grants Of Up To $2,500 To Qualified Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Only 31 Applications Received So Far For City’s Small Business Assistance Program Applications were still available Thursday for eligible Sulphur Springs businesses interested in applying for the City of Sulphur Springs’ small business assistance grant program. The city proposed the planned program, which gained approval, at last Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting to provide a small amount of assistance to...

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Equipment Lease, Fireworks Contract Approved by Commissioners Court
Jun22

Equipment Lease, Fireworks Contract Approved by Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court considered a number of items during their regular meeting Monday morning, June 22. The Commissioners Court approved a lease agreement for a backhoe, reappointment of officers and reorganization of some duties at the fire department and related budgetary amendments, security agreements for four county facilities, agreement for fireworks on the 4th of July, and inter-local agreements with 2 neighboring...

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