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Refinancing Of 2 Bonds Projected To Save The City $214,000 Over 10 Years
Oct08

Refinancing Of 2 Bonds Projected To Save The City $214,000 Over 10 Years

A 2020-21 budget update, refinancing 2 bonds, continuation of the 2021 street improvement program, selection of a candidate to serve as city secretary starting in December, purchase of equipment for the street department and selection of a bid for paving Westwood Street were among the items Sulphur Springs City Council tackled as part of their regular October meeting agenda this week. Financial Update The unaudited numbers for the...

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Ordinance Establishing Reinvestment Zone For $4 Million J-B Weld Expansion Approved
Oct07

Ordinance Establishing Reinvestment Zone For $4 Million J-B Weld Expansion Approved

Sulphur Springs City Council approved on first reading Ordinance No. 2791, establishing an industrial reinvestment zone for J-B Weld, LLC, located at 400 CMH Road, just off West Industrial Drive in the Pioneer Business Park. J-B Weld is expanding its building and adding employees. J-B Weld Logo The reinvestment zone is needed in order for J-B Weld to be able to attain a tax incentive from Hopkins County Hospital District Board of...

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$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage
Oct06

$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, in a special session Tuesday afternoon, committed the just over $7 million in ARP (American Rescue Plan) funding which has been allocated to the county toward 6 purposes: to assist NETEX, a communications tower, road equipment, salary replacement, a trustee facility and retainage. The Court also approved a security proposal and budget amendments for insurance proceeds received. American Rescue Plan...

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Alliance Bank Chairman/CEO Tom Sellers Elected Chairman Of The Nation’s Largest State Community Banking Association
Oct06

Alliance Bank Chairman/CEO Tom Sellers Elected Chairman Of The Nation’s Largest State Community Banking Association

AUSTIN, Texas—The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is proud to announce that Tom Sellers, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Sulphur Springs-based Alliance Bank, has been elected chairman of the IBAT board of directors for 2021-22. He officially accepted this position during the association’s 47th annual convention held September 18-21 in Austin. Tom Sellers, Alliance Bank chairman of the board/CEO and...

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Statewide Banking Organization Honors Alliance Bank With 2021 Best Of Community Banking Award
Oct06

Statewide Banking Organization Honors Alliance Bank With 2021 Best Of Community Banking Award

Independent Bankers Association Of Texas Recognizes Sulphur Springs-Based Community Bank For Its Video Marketing SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas—The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT)—the largest state community banking association in the nation—recently honored Alliance Bank with a Best of Community Banking (BOCB) Award. The bank, based in Sulphur Springs, Texas, received a Community Spirit/Gold Eagle BOCB Award for its...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Oct. 5, 2021
Oct06

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Oct. 5, 2021

Marc Maxwell presented the following monthly city manager’s report to Sulphur Springs City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. COVID-19 RESPONSE –The Delta variant wave of COVID-19 seems to have peaked. The number of active cases in Hopkins County decreased 36% since our last meeting with 240 active cases as of October 3. There are 18 patients in the COVID unit at the hospital Monday (and 15 Tuesday),...

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Chamber Issues Final Call For Cooks To Register For Stew Contest
Oct06

Chamber Issues Final Call For Cooks To Register For Stew Contest

By Butch Burney This is the last chance for stew cooks to get their registration forms in for the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, sponsored by Alliance Bank, Alliance Bank Financial Services and Galyean Insurance. The contest will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at Buford Park. Get Your Stew On We have almost 140 pots of stew already registered, but we have room for more, if you get your registration in soon. Come by...

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$24,639 Collected During First Week Of 2021 HCUW Campaign
Oct05

$24,639 Collected During First Week Of 2021 HCUW Campaign

A total of $24,639 of the $150,000 goal was collected during the first official week of the 2021 Hopkins County United Way campaign. Hopkins County United Way Oct. 15, 2021, the first weekly campaign report meeting Although only half a dozen were able to stay for the entire meeting, several HCUW campaign workers stopped by before or sent the donation packets they’d collected with other volunteers to the first campaign report...

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No Excuses – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct05

No Excuses – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Business News – October 5, 2021 CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Nothing will keep us from making your breast health a priority, whether you need a mammogram,...

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Cummings Announces Intent To Seek Re-Election As Justice Of The Peace For Precinct 2
Oct04

Cummings Announces Intent To Seek Re-Election As Justice Of The Peace For Precinct 2

Judge Brad Cummings announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for re-election as Hopkins County Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 2. Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Brad Cummings Judge Cummings has served the citizens of Hopkins County for 13 years. The last 6 1/2 years, he has served as Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 2, which includes Hopkins County Precincts 3 and Precinct 4. The Justice Courts have original...

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