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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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Medina, Wright Appointed To HCHD Board of Directors
Dec07

Medina, Wright Appointed To HCHD Board of Directors

Foundation For New EMS Station/Hospital District Headquarters Building Poured Tuesday Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors officially appointed a CEO and appointed two new board members during a meeting Monday and announced filing will open soon for two seats up for election in 2022. Appointments Hopkins County Hospital District CEO Brent Smith The HCHD Board of Directors reportedly on Dec. 6, 2021, officially appointed...

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Ordinance Would Prohibit Parking On South Side of East Shannon Road, But Still Allowed On North Side
Nov05

Ordinance Would Prohibit Parking On South Side of East Shannon Road, But Still Allowed On North Side

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson this week asked Sulphur Springs City Council to consider approving an ordinance that would make exiting East Shannon Road restaurant driveways between South Broadway Street and Mockingbird Lane safer. The ordinance is one of four ordinances the City Council considered at the regular November meeting. East Shannon Road Parking Ricketson explained, when recommending Ordinance No. 2794...

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Board Approves 3-Cent Reduction In Hospital District Tax Rate
Oct01

Board Approves 3-Cent Reduction In Hospital District Tax Rate

The Board of Directors this week approved a 3-cent reduction in the Hospital District Tax Rate for 2021-2022, and a budget during a special called meeting this week. 2021-22 Tax Rate The hospital district tax rate will be 22-cents per $100 property valuation, down from 25-cents. However, due to a 15.45 percent increase in appraisal values on the average taxable homestead value, property owners will likely see an increase in their tax...

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HCUW Recognizes Lead Donors To 2020-21 Campaign At Kickoff Lunch
Sep30

HCUW Recognizes Lead Donors To 2020-21 Campaign At Kickoff Lunch

Hopkins County United Way recognized lead donors to the 2020-21 campaign at a kickoff lunch, hosted at Sulphur Springs Country Club, in their honor. HCUW Board President Mike Horne welcomed those attending the luncheon and offered a prayer for the meal partaken. The United Way Board of Directors was acknowledged. Lead donors to the 2020-21 campaign included Flowserve, Sulphur Springs ISD, GSC Enterprises, City National Bank, CHRISTUS...

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Smith Appointed Interim CEO Of Hospital District While Search For Next Executive Continues
Sep29

Smith Appointed Interim CEO Of Hospital District While Search For Next Executive Continues

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors Tuesday afternoon appointed Brent Smith to serve as interim CEO while the search for a new financial executive continues. Brent Smith, HCHD COO/Hopkins County EMS director, appointed interim COO/CFO for HCHD HCHD Board voted unanimously, following an executive session at the end of the Sept. 28, 2021 meeting, to appoint Smith to serve as chief executive officer for the hospital...

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Hospital District Board To Consider Setting FY 2021-22 Tax Rate, Budget On Sept. 28
Sep25

Hospital District Board To Consider Setting FY 2021-22 Tax Rate, Budget On Sept. 28

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors have called a special meeting Sept. 28 to consider reducing the tax rate and setting a fiscal year 2021-22 budget. According to posted notice, the board will be asked to consider lowering the tax rate from 25-cents to 22-cents for the coming year. In accordance with the modifications the 86th Legislature made to the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated, the...

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