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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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Sulphur Springs City Council Tables Proposed Curfew For Minors Ordinance Again
Feb05

Sulphur Springs City Council Tables Proposed Curfew For Minors Ordinance Again

Sulphur Springs City Council for the second month in a row tabled the proposed curfew ordinance, following discussion on the matter. The curfew hours for minors ordinance was pitched at the January City Council meeting in response to two businesswomen’s request for help with middle school aged children being left unaccompanied at night downtown. The City Council, after he tabled at the January meeting. City Attorney Jim McLeroy...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Ordinance Setting Curfew For Minors
Jan04

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Ordinance Setting Curfew For Minors

Sulphur Springs City Council will be asked Tuesday nigh to consider approving an ordinance which would set a city-wide curfew for unsupervised minors in public areas. Sulphur Springs City Council will be asked to consider Tuesday night an ordinance amendment which would set curfew hours for minors. On the 7 p.m. regular meeting agenda is Ordinance No. 2762, which would amend Chapter 15 of the city Code of Ordiances to include Article...

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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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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Renewing Curfew For Unaccompanied Minors
Mar01

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Renewing Curfew For Unaccompanied Minors

As the polls are closing in the Party Primary Elections tonight, the regular meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council is slated to begin. The March 1, 2022 agenda is rather short, with only 12 items listed including opening, closing, time allocated for any public comments and adjournment. One of the six action items on the 7 p.m. agenda tonight is discussion on potentially extending Ordinance No. 2762. Chairs for visitors, presenters,...

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City Attorney To Propose Curfew Ordinance For Unsupervised Minors At January City Council Meeting
Dec05

City Attorney To Propose Curfew Ordinance For Unsupervised Minors At January City Council Meeting

Celebration Plaza during an evening event Minors in Sulphur Springs could face a curfew in the new future. When two local businesswomen Tuesday night asked Sulphur Springs City Council for help with middle school-aged children being allowed out at night and after businesses close without supervision, Sulphur Springs City Attorney Jim McLeroy told them he plans to present something at the January City Council meeting that could help...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Curfew, Postpones Election
Apr10

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Curfew, Postpones Election

The April meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council may have been delayed while technical kinks were worked out of the viewing and teleconferencing systems but, once under way, officials wasted no time Tuesday night making short order of the agenda. Due to the stay at home safe and social distancing parameters in place during the global COVID-19 pandemic, Sulphur Springs City Council members and city staff signed in for a Zoom...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD
Apr07

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD

Due to COVID-19 social distancing and closed lobbies measures in place, the regular April meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council will be conduced online, and can be viewed by the public online starting at 7 p.m. tonight. The agenda is relatively short agenda, and includes for City Council consideration a curfew ordinance for minors, resolution to postpone the May 2 election and a step plan for Sulphur Springs Police Department....

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City Council Puts Curfew Ordinance On Hold
Jan08

City Council Puts Curfew Ordinance On Hold

Sulphur Springs City Hall, 201 North Davis St. Sulphur Springs City Council during the regular Jan. 7 meeting postponed a vote on a proposed curfew for minors ordinance. City Attorney Jim McLeroy Tuesday night told the council that Ordinance No. 2762 would amend the Code of Ordinances with the addition of an article establishing curfew hours for unaccompanied minors. McLeroy proposed establishing a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m....

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Cutting Crime With Curfew Laws
Jul27

Cutting Crime With Curfew Laws

By Savannah Owens In response to incidents of vandalism – many cities such as Greenville, Dallas, Rockwall, Paris, Allen, and Mt. Pleasant have implemented curfew laws. Sulphur Springs currently does not have curfew laws.  KSST interviewed various sources on the pros and cons of curfew laws and their impact on crime and vandalism. To start the discussion – Curfews for minors differ from city to city, they typically impact...

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