City To Hold Sept. 24 Hearing Regarding Special Election Called For Proposition A
Sep17

City To Hold Sept. 24 Hearing Regarding Special Election Called For Proposition A

If you have comments, questions or thoughts regarding the upcoming special election for Proposition A, then be sure to mark Sept. 24 on your calendar. A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. that Tuesday at City Hall, 201 North Davis St., to notify Sulphur Springs residents of the scope and budget impact of the proposition. Sulphur Springs City County at their regular July meeting called for the Nov. 5 election this summer in order to...

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Hopkins County Hospital District Board Of Directors Agenda for Sept. 17, 2019
Sep16

Hopkins County Hospital District Board Of Directors Agenda for Sept. 17, 2019

Hopkins County Hospital District Called Meeting of Board of Directors Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Notice is hereby given that a Called Meeting of the Board of Directors of Hopkins County Hospital District will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Plaza Conference Room of the CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic at 113 Airport Road, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 AGENDA Call to OrderInvocationPublic ForumReview and Approve Tax Rate...

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Sept. 17 Hospital District Board To Consider Tax Rate, Budget, Organization
Sep14

Sept. 17 Hospital District Board To Consider Tax Rate, Budget, Organization

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors have called a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 17 to discuss a number of items during their regular session and at least two during executive session. Budget and Tax Rate The hospital district board are slated to review and approve the tax rate and budget for the fiscal year which will end on Sept. 30, 2020. HCHD CEO Ron Folwell in May reported the district to be “doing fairly...

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SSISD Receives $1.035 Million In Additional State Aid From 6 Years Worth Of Property Value Studies, Appeals
Sep14

SSISD Receives $1.035 Million In Additional State Aid From 6 Years Worth Of Property Value Studies, Appeals

Sulphur Springs Independent School District is contracting with a legal firm to see if additional state funding through property value studies and appeals. “We have had a contract with Linebarger since 2013 and this is where they take the Comptroller’s values and look at what they are compared to the county’s. When the Comptroller’s is a lot higher, they’ll just use that or appeal it for us. It’s...

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Sept. 9 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Budget, Tax Rate, Records Preservation
Sep07

Sept. 9 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Budget, Tax Rate, Records Preservation

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday will be asked to consider a number of financial matters at Monday’s regular court session. After a public hearing for the proposed 2020 budget, the commissioners court will be asked to consider approving both the the county tax rate and budget for 2020. No change is proposed in the tax rate, and the budget is reported to be very similar to that of the...

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Go Ahead Given For New Business Building On Gilmer Street, Plus An 8-Unit Building And 6 Quadplexes
Sep06

Go Ahead Given For New Business Building On Gilmer Street, Plus An 8-Unit Building And 6 Quadplexes

If you’ve driven down Gilmer Street at the Oak Avenue split this spring and summer, you most likely wondered what was planned for the property where the old house was removed. That is tabbed to become Stone Leaf Stone Leaf Addition Sulphur Springs City Council this week agreed to a request from GNZ Land Holdings, LLC, to combine several lots totaling 4.916 acres of property, just off Gilmer Street, into two lots. This will...

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City Property Tax, Utility Rates Approved On First Reading By Council
Sep04

City Property Tax, Utility Rates Approved On First Reading By Council

Sulphur Springs Finance Director Lesa Smith, City Secretary Gale Roberts Sulphur Springs City Council approved on first reading several ordinances dealing with the city property tax and service rates, as well as another amending the 2018-19 budget. Budget City Finance Director Lesa Smith asked the council to approve Ordinance 27851, which amends the 2018-19 budget. She explained that Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport has sold more jet...

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Debbie Mitchell: Proposed County Property Tax Rate To Remain Same for 2019-2020
Sep03

Debbie Mitchell: Proposed County Property Tax Rate To Remain Same for 2019-2020

State officials urge agencies to take ‘aggressive action’ to stop FM 71 flooding The regular portion of Tuesday’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting took only about 10 minutes, just long enough to hold a brief public hearing for the county property tax rate, and for commissioners to approve one line item transfer and acknowledge a resolution made by Sen. Bob Hall. The commissioners court then entered into an...

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Public Hearing Slated Tuesday For County Tax Rate
Sep01

Public Hearing Slated Tuesday For County Tax Rate

Commissioners Court Plans Executive Session, To Receive Annual Inspection from SSFD, Sulphur River Resolution Hopkins County Commissioners Court Hopkins County Commissioners Court will hold a special Tuesday meeting for public comment on the proposed tax rate. The first public hearing for the tax rate, held during the regular Aug. 26 court session, passed with no public comment. County Tax Assessor/Collector Debbie Pogue Mitchell...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider 11 Ordinances, Asset Forfeiture and EDC Budgets At Sept. 3 Meeting
Aug30

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider 11 Ordinances, Asset Forfeiture and EDC Budgets At Sept. 3 Meeting

Aside from the City Council and a few other city officials, the Council Room at Sulphur Springs City Hall was empty during the required public hearing for the city tax rate. Proposals for 11 city ordinances will be read for the first time during the Sept. 3 meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council. Most of the ordinances relate to the city budget, tax rate and services fees. However, one ordinance would prevent people from rolling down...

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