Sulphur Springs City Council Approves 380 Agreement Policy Change Providing Infill Housing Incentives
Aug05

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves 380 Agreement Policy Change Providing Infill Housing Incentives

Sulphur Springs Municipal Building Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday evening approved an a zoning amendment and an incentive agreement which the city manager anticipates will help with street and infrastructure maintenance and costs, and provide homes on under-developed or under-utilized areas of town. The city has for a while had trouble maintaining street, only able to afford repairs at half the rate of decay. A street...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Has Full Agenda Tuesday
Aug04

Sulphur Springs City Council Has Full Agenda Tuesday

Sulphur Springs City Council has a full evening of work ahead Tuesday, with a budget work session and full meeting agenda which includes recommendations for three ordinance amendments, 10 resolutions, two contract service bids, a lease agreement, consideration of action for a November election and an executive session for an economic development matter. Sulphur Springs Municipal Building The council via scheduled at 6 p.m. to hold a...

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TWC: State Unemployment Benefits To Continue But $600 Federal Payment Ends July 25
Jul24

TWC: State Unemployment Benefits To Continue But $600 Federal Payment Ends July 25

Other CARES Act Benefits Continue Through December AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission reminds claimants that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) ends the week of July 25, 2020. TWC logo FPUC provided an additional $600 per week to claimants who lost work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Texans will continue to receive state unemployment benefits for the remainder of their claim. For those on regular...

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City Offering Grants Of Up To $2,500 To Qualified Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19
Jul16

City Offering Grants Of Up To $2,500 To Qualified Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Only 31 Applications Received So Far For City’s Small Business Assistance Program Applications were still available Thursday for eligible Sulphur Springs businesses interested in applying for the City of Sulphur Springs’ small business assistance grant program. The city proposed the planned program, which gained approval, at last Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting to provide a small amount of assistance to...

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Commissioners Approve Infrastructure Grant, Solar Reinvestment Zone, Mental Health Transport Agreement
Jul13

Commissioners Approve Infrastructure Grant, Solar Reinvestment Zone, Mental Health Transport Agreement

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved resolutions Monday agreeing to give the county judge authority to sign off on documents granting a reinvestment zone for Pine Forest Solar LLC and to move forward with a grant that would provide some funding for county road improvements. Health insurance and a multi-agency mental health transports agreement were also approved by the commissioners court during the July 13, 2020 session....

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – July 2020
Jul08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – July 2020

The following Manager’s Report was presented July 7, 2020, to Sulphur Springs City Council by City Manager Marc Maxwell. COVID-19 RESPONSE • Most City Offices have reopened. Police Department, Fire Department, Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant remain closed. The Municipal Library has reopened.• Police and Fire continue to implement new procedures for dealing with persons suspected of COVID-19.• Police and Fire...

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City Of Sulphur Springs Establishes Small Business Assistance Program In Response To COVID-19
Jul07

City Of Sulphur Springs Establishes Small Business Assistance Program In Response To COVID-19

Applications Available Online And Will Be Accepted Beginning At 8 a.m. July 8 Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night authorized the establishment of a small business assistance program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualifying small Sulphur Springs businesses can download the application starting Tuesday evening from the COVID-19 Business Resources menu on the City of Sulphur Springs’ website to seek up to $2,500 in...

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Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case
Jun26

Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued another executive order in response to the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across the state. The order places limits on some businesses, such as bars, and services such as water and outdoor activities. Governor Greg Abbott issues an executive order limiting some businesses and services in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases across the state this week. “As I said from the start, if the...

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Tax Rate Process, Federal Funding Discussed At June 22 SSISD Board Of Trustees Meeting
Jun23

Tax Rate Process, Federal Funding Discussed At June 22 SSISD Board Of Trustees Meeting

School finance is complicated on a good day. Add in changes in legislation, “golden pennies” and a pandemic and the budget process becomes even challenging. That’s exactly what school officials are up against this year. A school financial advisor and assistant superintendent discussed with Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees the complexities of shaping the tax rate this year as federal funding available to help...

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Mosquito Control Spraying Slated June 18 In Cumby
Jun18

Mosquito Control Spraying Slated June 18 In Cumby

Elections, Cleanup Dates, Audit, Utility Rates Addressed At Recent Cumby City Council Meetings The City of Cumby announced that a company will be mosquito control spraying in town Thursday evening, June 18. The city approved the mosquito control measures during their regular June board meeting, conducted zia Zoom. NR (Noble Resources) Pest The city was quoted an estimate of $120 from NR (Noble Resources) pest per treatment. The...

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