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SSHS Interior Design Team Win State, Qualify For National FCCLA Contest
Apr17

SSHS Interior Design Team Win State, Qualify For National FCCLA Contest

Three members of Christina Davis’ interior design class at Sulphur Springs High School won the state FCCLA championship. Sophomores Mykylie Meador, Kaylee Schumacher and Jillian Jumper advanced from regional competition to the state interior design contest, both contests conducted virtually due to COVID-19 this year. “They won first place in state. One of the judges gave them a perfect score. I’m really proud of the...

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SSISD Board Approves Laptop Lease, Head Start COLA, School Naming Policy
Apr14

SSISD Board Approves Laptop Lease, Head Start COLA, School Naming Policy

A lease agreement for laptops, Head Start COLA (cost of living adjustment) for Head Start and a school naming policy were among the items Sulphur Springs ISD trustees approved during their regular board meeting Monday night. The school board, minus two members who were at the high school watching the honor society induction ceremonies their students participated in, made short work of the regular agenda in less than an hour. Head...

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Crain Reports No Problems Noted In County Audit
Apr13

Crain Reports No Problems Noted In County Audit

HVAC Units For Courthouse, Building Consulting Services, Donations, Agreement with City Approved By Commissioners Court Lewis Crain of Rutherford, Crain & Company, PC, when presenting the audit during the April 12, 2021 Hopkins County Commissioners Court, say despite a strange year, Hopkins County’s financials look good as far as the annual independent review. Crain repors the biggest change in revenues between the 2018-19...

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Listen to the Phone Scam
Apr13

Listen to the Phone Scam

Thieves, scams and con artists have been around since the beginning of time. Telephone based fraud really hit it’s stride in the 1980s. Internet based calling, Caller ID spoofing, and the dramatic price drop in acquiring a phone number has allowed thieves ramp up their efforts. “Call Centers” can now exist anywhere in the world, and contact people anywhere virtually free. Some seek personal information, credit cards...

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Spring Signals Start Of Construction Projects In Sulphur Springs
Apr11

Spring Signals Start Of Construction Projects In Sulphur Springs

Spring signals a time of new things, and in Sulphur Springs, many are taking advantage of the warmer weather to begin construction projects – including road work, new apartments and multifamily housing units and business renovations. Four additional single family housing projects were green lit by city officials, and the city also approved a contract to jump start the Saputo sewer line expansion project, submission of a grant...

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City of Sulphur Springs Receives ‘Clean Unmodified’ Opinion On FY 2019-2020 Audit
Apr10

City of Sulphur Springs Receives ‘Clean Unmodified’ Opinion On FY 2019-2020 Audit

Sulphur Springs City Council this week received a brief update on current year financials, including sales tax numbers, then a report from the Frisco firm that conducted the annual City of Sulphur Springs for fiscal year 2019-2020 independent audit. Sulphur Springs Finance Director Lesa Smith first reported that sales tax is up 6.4 percent currently over the same time period last year, which she noted is great news for the city....

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City Staff Preparing Plan To Address Facility Needs At Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant
Apr09

City Staff Preparing Plan To Address Facility Needs At Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant

American Rescue Plan Act Could Help Fund Rehab Project City employees had planned to do some maintenance work on one of the water tanks, but now are working on what is expected to be a multi-million dollar plan to address facility needs at Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant The city allocated $360,000 in the budget t\o renovate the baffles in clearwell...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 6, 2021
Apr07

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 6, 2021

Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the following monthly manager’s report  during the April 6, 2021 council meeting: April 06, 2021 TO: CITY COUNCILFROM: CITY MANAGER, MARC MAXWELLSUBJ: MANAGER’S REPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE The number of active cases in Hopkins County decreased since our last meeting with 141 active cases as of April 5th. There are zero patients in the COVID unit at the hospital as of...

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Customers Behind On City Utility Bills Due To COVID-19 Have 24 Months To Pay Amount Owed
Apr07

Customers Behind On City Utility Bills Due To COVID-19 Have 24 Months To Pay Amount Owed

Sulphur Springs City Council determined Tuesday night that customers who are behind on city utility bills due to COVID-19 will have up to 24 months to pay off the amount owed on their bills without fear their water service will be turned off. As of Tuesday morning, April 6, a total of $157,384 in past due amounts is owed by city utility customers. Of the 503 accounts behind by 30 days or more, 29 are 12 months or more past due. City...

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Building Maintenance, Wrecking and Salvage Yard Regulations Discussed During Commissioners Work Session
Apr06

Building Maintenance, Wrecking and Salvage Yard Regulations Discussed During Commissioners Work Session

Hopkins County Commissioners during a Monday work session discussed a number of topics, including the outdoor sound stage at the Civic Center, building maintenance, wrecking and salvage yard regulations, and NETEX’s railroad vegetation maintenance proposal. According to Judge Robert Newsom, the court conferred with Hopkins County Civic Center Manager Lonnie Fox regarding the condition and use of the outdoor sound stage, or...

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