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Commissioners Court Agrees to Tax Rebate Program
Jun17

Commissioners Court Agrees to Tax Rebate Program

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Hopkins County Commissioners Monday agreed to a proposal from Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation to move away from tax abatement programs to tax rebate programs The program still allows the county go grant tax incentives for businesses, especially new businesses investing in a Hopkins County location. However, instead of the business getting the abatement up front. The...

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City Council Approves Tire Ordinance, Revokes Ocean Spray Tax Abatement
Jun05

City Council Approves Tire Ordinance, Revokes Ocean Spray Tax Abatement

City officials gave approval on first reading Tuesday night an ordinance to provide regulation of tire businesses, and decided to revoke an existing Ocean Spray tax abatement. Ordinance No. 2746 would amend Chapter 15 of Sulphur Springs Municipal Code, by adding Article VII, Sections 15-301 and 15-308, requiring tire businesses to cover used and scrap tires on the property, make sure they remain within a fence and will limit the...

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Nuisance Abatement Act, TCEQ Contract Approved by Commissioners Court; Update Given on NET Data
Jun04

Nuisance Abatement Act, TCEQ Contract Approved by Commissioners Court; Update Given on NET Data

Hopkins County Commissioners Court during their regular session Monday renewed a Nuisance Abatement Act and a contract with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Commissioners also heard an update from company officials regarding i3 Vertical’s acquisition of NET Data. Citizen Comments Dave Graves updates Hopkins County Commissioners Court about NET Data following the company’s acquisition by i3 Verticals. During the...

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Smith: Hopkins County EMS Receives American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition
Jun02

Smith: Hopkins County EMS Receives American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition

Brent Smith, director of Hopkins County EMS services, explains to Hopkins County Hospital District Board the process that went into the EMS service receiving gold plus recognition through the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS program. Hopkins County EMS has earned the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS gold plus recognition, according to Hopkins County EMS Director of services Brent Smith. The...

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City Council Will Consider Ordinance Regulating Scrap Tires At Local Shops At  June 4 Meeting
Jun01

City Council Will Consider Ordinance Regulating Scrap Tires At Local Shops At June 4 Meeting

Sulphur Springs City Council is asked to consider approving an ordinance regulating scrap tires at local tire shops: businesses would have to cover and shield stockpiles of scrap tires from the public, and would be limited in the number of scrap tires allowed on the property. Sulphur Springs City Council will be asked Tuesday, June 4, to consider approving an ordinance regulating scrap tires at local tire shops. The ordinance would...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Revoking An Ocean Spray Tax Abatement
May31

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Revoking An Ocean Spray Tax Abatement

Sulphur Springs City Council are scheduled to consider taking action regarding an existing tax abatement granted to Ocean Spray Cranberries. City Manager Marc Maxwell said city staff are expected to recommend to the council that the abatement be revoked because the terms of the abatement have not been fulfilled. The council was asked to discuss and consider taking action on the matter at their regular May meeting. After discussion,...

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Meal A Day Benefits From Burgers and Fries Donation
May30

Meal A Day Benefits From Burgers and Fries Donation

Pictured from left: Kate DelCastillo, Jacky Cruz and Karon Weatherman Kate DelCastillo and Jacky Cruz presented a $1,225 from from Burgers and Fries to Karon Weatherman for the Meal A Day program. Burgers and Fries employees for years have donated all of their tips to Meal A Day. Customers also make donations for Meal A Day in a designated donation jar at Burgers and Fries. When the jar is full, Burgers and Fries staff donate all the...

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Downtown Business Alliance Members: Partners in Promoting Local Business
May15

Downtown Business Alliance Members: Partners in Promoting Local Business

Meeting in the luxurious surroundings of Hope Smith Interior Designs at 115 Gilmer Street, the 20-plus persons attending the Downtown Business Alliance gathering on Tuesday May 14, 2019 represented a vibrant cross-section of individuals and interests. Several were new in town or involved in a new business. Increasing membership is proving that DBA is a continued boon for the merchants in our town. President Billie Ruth Standbridge...

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Walmart Launches Curbside Pick Up Service Friday
May03

Walmart Launches Curbside Pick Up Service Friday

Walmart curbside pick up started Friday, May 3, at the Sulphur Springs store, located at 1750 South Broadway St., where additional staff have been hired and trained for this purpose. “The first order is $10 off. There are 52 slots a day. We have some this week still open. We are full today. This is a free service. Everybody else charges, but this is free,” said Todd Ward, manager for the local store. To order, customers...

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Chick-fil-A First 100 Campout 12-Hour Event Under Way
May01

Chick-fil-A First 100 Campout 12-Hour Event Under Way

Chick-fil-A’s Sulphur Springs restaurant officially opens Thursday morning. To get kick off the celebration, local franchise owner and operator Bryson Billington invites residents to a First 100 Campout 12-hour event. Community members are invited to camp overnight from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with other Chick-fil-A enthusiasts. Up to 100 adults, who bring a government issued ID that’s within the eligible zipcodes and meet...

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