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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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City Council Agrees To 4-Way Stop At College, Jackson, Franklin Drive Intersection
Nov03

City Council Agrees To 4-Way Stop At College, Jackson, Franklin Drive Intersection

Sulphur Springs City Council approved a resolution reconfiguring the College Street, Jackson Street and J.D. Drive intersection into a 4-way stop and considered on first reading a proposal to amend a traffic ordinance regarding the speed limit on Mockingbird Lane. Intersection Resolution The City is getting ready to open up the first phase of the reconstructed College Street, and is nearing the completion of the intersection of...

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City Council Addresses Oncor Rate Change Request, Sewer Main Expansion Contract
Oct06

City Council Addresses Oncor Rate Change Request, Sewer Main Expansion Contract

Sulphur Springs City Council this week made short order of the regular meeting agenda, addressing all items — including an Oncor rate change request, amendment to the police budget and a community facilities contract for a sewer main expansion, and heard the monthly manager’s report — in just 17 minutes. While presenting his monthly report to the City Council during the Oct. 4 meeting, City Manager Marc Maxwell noted that City...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Tax Rate, Budget Amendments, Appropriations Ordinances
Sep15

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Tax Rate, Budget Amendments, Appropriations Ordinances

Eligible Property Owners Will Benefit From 20% City Homestead Tax Exemption; 9% COLA Raise, Increased Longevity Pay Approved For City Employees The regular Sulphur Springs City Council meeting was heavily focused on the budget, tax rate and impact of the economy on city finances. Some positives noted included ability of eligible Sulphur Springs property owners to benefit from a 20% homestead exemption on city property taxes for the...

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Changes Proposed For City’s Enterprise Zone Program, Video Gaming Facility Policies
Aug06

Changes Proposed For City’s Enterprise Zone Program, Video Gaming Facility Policies

Sulphur Springs City Council this week approved on final reading a reinvestment zone and a rezoning request, as well as a reinsurance contract, a resolution appointing 3 to the Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Board, and on first reading two ordinance amendments. Video Gaming Facility Ordinance Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson asked the City Council to consider approving Ordinance No. 2810, which would amend...

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Governor Proclaims July “Watch Your Car Month”
Jul19

Governor Proclaims July “Watch Your Car Month”

Motorists Urged To Protect Themselves From Auto Burglary, Theft (AUSTIN, Texas – July 19, 2022) With summer being Texas’ busiest time of year for auto burglary and theft, Governor Greg Abbott has declared July “Watch Your Car Month.” The proclamation notes that Texans experience nearly $2 billion in losses every year due to motor vehicle crime. “Our communities cannot prosper if they are not safe.  The actions and choices...

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Sulphur Springs Emergency Sirens Will Be Tested July 6
Jul06

Sulphur Springs Emergency Sirens Will Be Tested July 6

Emergency sirens will be tested in Sulphur Springs at noon today by Sulphur Springs Emergency Management office, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson.  The test is to gauge the reliability of the emergency warning system and is conducted to find any potential flaws in the system so they can be corrected prior to a real emergency situation. The sirens could be sounded not only for weather warnings such as tornados,...

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Police Seek Help Identifying, Locating Suspect In Bank Robbery
Jun16

Police Seek Help Identifying, Locating Suspect In Bank Robbery

As of Thursday morning, local authorities had yet to apprehend or identify a suspect in the June 15 Pilgrim Bank robbery, according to police. Sulphur Springs Police and Lake Country Crime Stoppers are asking anyone with video or information to call in tips. The bank robbery reportedly occurred during the noon hour at the South Broadway Street bank. SSPD was notified at 12:55 p.m. June 15, 2022. The suspect was reported to be a...

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* Updated: Local Authorities Investigating Bank Robbery
Jun15

* Updated: Local Authorities Investigating Bank Robbery

** Last updated at 3:27 p.m. June 15, 2022** Local authorities are investigating a bank robbery reported on South Broadway Street Wednesday afternoon. Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the suspect. Sulphur Springs Police Department at approximately 12:55 p.m. June 15, 2022, received notification of what was reported to be a robbery at Pilgrim Bank. The suspect was reported to be a white male,...

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