Chamber Connection for July 11, 2019
Jul11

Chamber Connection for July 11, 2019

By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce It’s time again for a huge night of networking sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce! The Chamber is hosting The Chamber Showcase, a night of networking that features Chamber members in Hopkins County, on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. Booth space is already sold out, but we encourage you attend the event for $10 and enjoy the opportunity to do...

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Donation to Meal A Day from Oncor
Jul10

Donation to Meal A Day from Oncor

Pictured: Shown in Photo Left to Right Wayne Fenton, Cecil Toenniges, Debbie Wisniewski, Aley Owens, Karon Weatherman, Leon Jose, Joyce Burchfield, Larry Willis, Sharon Acker and Cindy Lancaster  Employees from Oncor Transmission, Distribution and Meter Services in Sulphur Springs collected and donated food and funds to the Meal-A-Day Center during their Annual Food Drive. Representing Oncor are Joyce Burchfield, distribution; Larry...

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City Proposes Rezoning of 2 Recently Annexed Business Parks
Jul04

City Proposes Rezoning of 2 Recently Annexed Business Parks

Pioneer Business Park Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday during their regular session discussed a number of proposed ordinances, including two to rezone two business parks. Ordinances 2747 and 2748 call for rezoning of Pioneer Business Park and Heritage Business Park to heavy industrial zones. Basically, Community Development Director Tory Niewiadomski told the council, this is a standard action following annexation of business...

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Tire Ordinance Passes; Sulphur Springs Businesses Have 6 Months To Comply
Jul03

Tire Ordinance Passes; Sulphur Springs Businesses Have 6 Months To Comply

Local tire businesses will be limited in the number of scrap and used tires on their property, as well as how they may be stored. Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday evening approved Ordinance 2746, which amends the city code regarding tire businesses. Businesses will be restricted to 500 used or scrap tires on the ground outside on the property. Those outside of the business must be secured from public view and covered to prevent...

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City To Use $10,000 Bruner Silver Award Funding To Provide WiFi Downtown
Jul03

City To Use $10,000 Bruner Silver Award Funding To Provide WiFi Downtown

By the end of the year patrons of Celebration Plaza and the downtown area could be enjoying free Internet, thanks to a $10,000 Rudy Bruner Award. The city was nominated for the national award by Ian Lockwood of Toole Design Group, the design engineer behind the downtown revitalization project. From among many cities nominated across the country, Sulphur Springs was named a finalist for a Rudy Bruner Award. “The Rudy Bruner Award...

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Sheriff’s Investigators Locate Man Who Missed Scheduled Court Appearance
Jun19

Sheriff’s Investigators Locate Man Who Missed Scheduled Court Appearance

Anthony Glenn Ewton Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford and Investigator Dennis Findley were made aware Anthony Glenn Ewton, 52, of Sulphur Springs did not appear in the 8th Judicial District Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday as he was scheduled to do. Two warrants had been issued for Ewton’s arrest on the charges he failed to appear on. So, the sheriff’s investigators went to his last known address...

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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

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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