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Old Coal Mine Property Another Step Closer To Becoming City Property
Jul01

Old Coal Mine Property Another Step Closer To Becoming City Property

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning during their regular session approved an order releasing TXU Mining Company LP and Luminant Mining Company LLC from the businesses’ obligation to restore two county roads as agreed upon in previous court orders. Basically, the Commissioners Court allowed the mine to close or relocate County Road 2307 and County Road 2309 in January 2000...

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City Closer To Gaining Ownership Of Old Thermo Mine Property
Apr15

City Closer To Gaining Ownership Of Old Thermo Mine Property

Sulphur Springs is one step closer to owning the Thermo mine property; the city receive the draft water permit, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. “For the city, that’s a major milestone passed in gaining ownership of the property,” said Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. There are still two steps, related to the bridge and road, to be achieved before that can occur, however, the city manger said. If those...

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County Judge Presented Petition Asking For Election To Make Dike A Type C Incorporated City
Aug17

County Judge Presented Petition Asking For Election To Make Dike A Type C Incorporated City

The county judge was presented with a petition Monday asking him to call an election to let Dike residents determine whether to make the community at Type C incorporated city, as promised in prior meetings by Michael Pickens. Other Dike residents voiced their views on incorporation of Dike and the Dike solar facility. Petition to Incorporate Dike Residents and property owners in Dike community began researching the matter out of a...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Has Busy Night Ahead With Workshop Followed By Regular Meeting
Aug02

Sulphur Springs City Council Has Busy Night Ahead With Workshop Followed By Regular Meeting

Sulphur Springs City Council has a busy night ahead with a workshop scheduled at 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular monthly meeting at 7 tonight (Aug. 2, 2022). The workshop focus will be on a proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-2023. City staff are continually updating and working on finances. They will present their first proposal for discussion during the 5:30 p.m. work session, which will then be revised based on discussions and...

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City Council To Consider Requests To Establish 2 Reinvestment Zones, 6 Zoning Changes
Jul05

City Council To Consider Requests To Establish 2 Reinvestment Zones, 6 Zoning Changes

Gift, 2 Economic Development Projects, Real Property Matters, Contract Amendment For 2022 SIP Also On July 5 Agenda Sulphur Springs City Council has a lengthy July 5, 2022 agenda, which includes requests to establish two reinvestment zones for new businesses and six zoning changes — including one reinvestment zone request and five rezoning requests to be presented for second and, if approved, final reading; and one new request each to...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Plat For New Housing Development, 5 Rezoning Requests
Jun07

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Plat For New Housing Development, 5 Rezoning Requests

Harrison, Spraggins To Take Oath For Council Council; Officers, City Boards and Commissions To Be Selected Sulphur Springs City has a packed agenda Tuesday night; the Council members are being asked to consider a plat for a new housing development, five rezoning requests, and requests to establish a reinvestment zone and an Advisory Sidewalk Committee. Tommy Harrison and Garry Spraggins who were unchallenged in the spring for Places 4...

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Preliminary Plat For 1,100-Plus Home Subdivision On May 3 City Council Agenda
May02

Preliminary Plat For 1,100-Plus Home Subdivision On May 3 City Council Agenda

A preliminary plat for a proposed 1,110-Plus Home Subdivision is among the topics on the May 3, 2022 Sulphur Springs City Council Agenda. The Planning & Zoning Commission in April gave preliminary approval of the request by James Webb of Oak National Development for a conceptual plat 278.24 acres of land west of Sulphur Springs into 1,159 single family lots with 11 common areas. The plan is for streets in what was presented as...

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Council Expected This Summer To Consider Granting Homestead Exemption On City Taxes
Apr07

Council Expected This Summer To Consider Granting Homestead Exemption On City Taxes

Sulphur Springs City Council is expected this summer to consider implementing an ordinance granting homestead exemptions to residential taxpayers for city taxes. Assistant City Manager Lesa Smith presented information regarding the taxing option during the regular City Council meeting Tuesday evening, April 5, 2022, noting that there is a specific timeline that must be followed if the city officials want to consider granting homestead...

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Nov. 2, 2021 Is Election Day For Texas Constitutional Amendments, North Hopkins ISD Trustees, Cumby City Council Elections
Nov01

Nov. 2, 2021 Is Election Day For Texas Constitutional Amendments, North Hopkins ISD Trustees, Cumby City Council Elections

Texas voters will have one last opportunity this week to vote in the Constitutional Amendments Election, while voters living in Cumby city limits will be asked to determined who is elected to two places on the City Council and voters within North Hopkins County school district will determine who is elected to the board of trustees. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, is Election Day. Early voting in Hopkins County in the state election was light,...

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Commissioners Court Approve Road Equipment Purchases, Renew Oil, Gas And Mineral Lease For Rushing Cemetery
Oct26

Commissioners Court Approve Road Equipment Purchases, Renew Oil, Gas And Mineral Lease For Rushing Cemetery

Hopkins County County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of three pieces of equipment for Precinct 1 and one for Precinct 3, renewed an oil, gas and mineral lease for Rushing Cemetery, and heard from three individuals during the public forum portion of Monday morning’s regular court session. Equipment Purchases Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley asked the court to consider accepting the purchase of a Case Backhoe from...

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