SSISD Bands Offer Christmas Concert Dec. 10; Auction Will Help Fund Orlando Trip
Dec09

SSISD Bands Offer Christmas Concert Dec. 10; Auction Will Help Fund Orlando Trip

Sulphur Springs ISD Bands will perform a Christmas concert is Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Sulphur Springs High School Auditorium. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature “Sounds of the Season” performed by the SSISD Jazz, Middle School and High School Band programs. Admission is free to all. However, a silent auction to help fund the band’s planned spring performance trip to Orlando will also be held...

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Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Stabbing Stepfather During Argument
Dec09

Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Stabbing Stepfather During Argument

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle A 31-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused Sunday evening of stabbing his stepfather with a knife during an argument, according to sheriff’s reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 5:09 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 to County Road 1136, where a man was alleged to have stabbed his former stepfather’s hand with a knife. While responding, officials were...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Board To Consider 2 New CTE Courses, Annual Audit
Dec08

Sulphur Springs ISD Board To Consider 2 New CTE Courses, Annual Audit

School trustees to hold monthly meeting during lunch Monday Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees will still hold the monthly meeting on its usual day and place, the second Monday of the month. The meeting will take place in the board room of SSISD Administration Building. However, the board meeting will convene at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9, instead of the usual monthly 6 p.m. meeting scheduled earlier than usual. A...

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Downtown Highlighted During Christmas Festivities
Dec07

Downtown Highlighted During Christmas Festivities

A large portion of the population lined the parade route Friday evening to enjoy the Lions Club’s annual lighted Christmas procession. The route proceeded from Buford Park to Houston Street and Church, turning to highlight Celebration Plaza, packed from the Church-Jefferson Street intersection down Gilmer Street to the end of the route near The ROC. The weekend’s festivities began with the official lighting of the...

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Recall Issued For Specific Lots of Special Kitty Wet, Canned Cat Food
Dec06

Recall Issued For Specific Lots of Special Kitty Wet, Canned Cat Food

Before you feed your cat that special canned treat, check to make sure it’s not among the lots of Special Kitty brand grilled pate that was recalled today. JM Smucker Company, in the recall announcement, identifies the cause of the reall as “health concerns potentially associated with ingredients believed to not meet the Company‚Äôs quality and safety standards.” “The investigation thus far indicates that the...

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Toys Still Being Accepted For Blue Santa Program
Dec06

Toys Still Being Accepted For Blue Santa Program

If you missed the Blue Santa drive earlier this week, those who wish to give can still do so at tonight’s parade as well as in the designated Blue Santa barrels at businesses, the sheriff’s office at 298 Rosemont St. in Sulphur Springs, and various agencies throughout the county. The sheriff will be pulling the Blue Santa trailer during the Lions Club Lights Christmas Parade, and Blue Santa helpers will be accepting...

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2 Business Women Ask City For Help With Unsupervised Children Downtown
Dec05

2 Business Women Ask City For Help With Unsupervised Children Downtown

Sulphur Springs City Council Two local business women this week approached Sulphur Springs City Council regarding concerns of middle school-aged children being unsupervised downtown. “We would like to approach y’all for a curfew for the children running downtown. It is out of control. My people sit outside at night and eat. The language of the 12- and 13-year-olds, and they’re running back and forth and fighting....

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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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JetTribe Receives Approval To Host Jet Ski Watercraft Event At Coleman Lake
Dec05

JetTribe Receives Approval To Host Jet Ski Watercraft Event At Coleman Lake

JetTribe Core Watercraft Company officials have been given the go-ahead to host a jet ski watercraft exhibit on Coleman Lake in the spring. Dinh Tran, senior partner of Vosh International Corp, told Sulphur Springs City Council that with the help of the Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation Tony and Sarah Whitehead, founders of JetTribe, have established a distribution center in Sulphur Springs. Tran...

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City Officials Discuss Potential Options, Alternate Ideas For Downtown Parking
Dec05

City Officials Discuss Potential Options, Alternate Ideas For Downtown Parking

Celebration Plaza, on the square in Sulphur Springs Downtown parking and options to potentially increase or identify available parking downtown were discussed during Sulphur Springs City Council’s regular meeting this week. Place 2 Council member Jimmy Lucas said he asked that the discussion on downtown parking be placed on the council agenda after being approached by vendors downtown. The business person expressed concern to...

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