SSISD Police Chief Presents Annual Racial Profiling Information; Reports Dash And Body Cams Needed
Feb12

SSISD Police Chief Presents Annual Racial Profiling Information; Reports Dash And Body Cams Needed

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Police Department this year was not only required to complete a racial profiling report for any traffic stops made, but also to modify their citations to meet additional legal requirements. The district may soon have to purchase dash cameras and potentially body cameras for Sulphur Springs ISD police officers. Racial Profiling Report In past years, Sulphur Springs ISD Police Department has...

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Tip About Wanted Man At Truck Stop Results In Warrant, Controlled Substance Arrest
Feb12

Tip About Wanted Man At Truck Stop Results In Warrant, Controlled Substance Arrest

A tip to sheriff’s deputies about a wanted person being spotted at a Hillcrest Drive truck stop resulted not only in a warrant arrest, but in a controlled substance charge as well. At least three others were arrested on marijuana and controlled substance related charges on Monday as well. A sheriff’s deputy just before 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, reported seeing Robert Harold George’s Chevrolet 1500 in a parking spot at...

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SSISD Trustees Approached About Vehicle Replacement, Management Program
Feb12

SSISD Trustees Approached About Vehicle Replacement, Management Program

Rami Saad briefed Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees on potential benefits of utilizing Enterprise Fleet Management’s vehicle replacement and management program for district vehicles. Several area school districts and governments already are utilizing the vehicle lease program for their fleets. In August 2019, Sulphur Springs City Council voted to switch from purchasing and maintaining city vehicles to...

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SSISD Trustees Asked To Consider Transportation Needs Of Band Program
Feb12

SSISD Trustees Asked To Consider Transportation Needs Of Band Program

The Sulphur Springs High School Jazz Band serenaded the school trustees this week with several numbers, which not only showed off the fun and growth of the program, but also showcased a few outstanding soloists as well. Sulphur Springs High School Jazz Band They’ve included some of the other SSISD fine arts students into their acts as well. Rose Oyad, who is advancing to State UIL Solo and Ensemble competition as both a soloist...

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Wood County Sheriff’s Report, January 29-February 4, 2020
Feb12

Wood County Sheriff’s Report, January 29-February 4, 2020

Wood County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles Sheriff Castloo would like to remind everyone … if you have any information on these or any other crimes, please contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 903-763-2201 or Crime Stoppers at 903-763-CASH.Contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office if you notice any suspicious vehicles or activity around your neighborhood. Please be aware of your surroundings. January 29 Deputies...

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Capturing Kids Hearts Recognition
Feb12

Capturing Kids Hearts Recognition

Two primary campuses in Sulphur Springs Independent School District have been recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School Nominees, SSISD Assistant Superintendent Kristin Monk reported. Courtesy Capturing Kids Hearts Both Lamary and Travis Primary schools are to be visited for consideration for this award, awarded to schools that reach “the high performing cultural tipping point” using the Flippen...

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Tira News For Feb. 12, 2020
Feb12

Tira News For Feb. 12, 2020

Janie Lewis reported that North Hopkins collected canned goods for the Tira Food Pantry recently. Fans were allowed free entry to a basketball game, with the donation of a canned food item. She says the five boxes of food were delivered to the Community Center last Thursday. Snow Thursday morning, Feb. 6, 2020 (Photo Courtesy Tammy Muse) Joyce Dodd added that Martha Payton and her brother, Von, gave a monetary donation to the pantry....

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9 Personnel Decisions Approved For SSISD
Feb12

9 Personnel Decisions Approved For SSISD

Nine personnel decisions were approved this week by Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees at their regular February meeting. An order calling for a May 2 election was also approved by the school board. Personnel Early notice of retirement was accepted from Nancy Harris, district speech therapist; Cheryl Blount, pre-kindergarten teacher at Douglass Early Childhood Learning Center; and Norman Sanders, middle...

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Father, Daughter Jailed Following Disturbance At Tira Residence
Feb12

Father, Daughter Jailed Following Disturbance At Tira Residence

A 51-year-old Tira man and his 26-year-old daughter were both arrested in family violence assault charges following a disturbance Tuesday on a County Road 4575 property, where the daughter reportedly lives in a separate residence with her boyfriend, according to arrest reports. The Tira man, deputies alleged in arrest reports, claimed he and his daughter engaged in an argument when he mentioned his granddaughter riding a four-wheeler...

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Spraggins Files For Place 5 On Sulphur Springs City Council
Feb11

Spraggins Files For Place 5 On Sulphur Springs City Council

Place 5 on the May 2 City Council Election in Sulphur Springs is now contested. Ricardo ChavarriaGary Spraggins, Ricardo Chavarro Gary Spraggins signed up shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, to run for Place 5. He faces Ricardo Chavarria, who filed candidacy for Place 5 on Jan. 23. That is the second contested race to develop for City Council this spring. Justin M.Brown and Jay W. Julian both filed candidacy Jan. 27 for Place 1 on...

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