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Resolutions, Land Lease, Software, Approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Court.
Jul23

Resolutions, Land Lease, Software, Approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Court.

Hopkins County Commissioner Court resolved to submit a hazard mitigation assistance grant application and to support state funding to match competitive federal rail programs. Approval was also given for a county property to be leased, a new software program for the county tax assessor/collector’s office, printer/copier contracts, a holiday calendar and a couple of budget amendments during Friday’s regular Commissioner...

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USDA Announces Increased Funding For School Meals, Child And Adult Care Meals
Jul22

USDA Announces Increased Funding For School Meals, Child And Adult Care Meals

July 22, 2022 Support Provided For Schools And Child Care Providers Dealing With Rising Food Costs U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an increase in funding to help schools continue to serve kids healthy meals this coming school year and provide financial relief for schools and child care providers. Effective July 1, 2022, the reimbursement schools receive for each meal served will increase by approximately $0.68...

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Arrest Made In Connection With Bank Robberies, Including Pilgrim Bank-Sulphur Springs
Jul22

Arrest Made In Connection With Bank Robberies, Including Pilgrim Bank-Sulphur Springs

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas on July 22, 2022, reported an arrest has been made in connection with a series of bank robberies, including the June 15 robbery at Sulphur Springs Pilgrim Bank. The man taken into custody is believed to have been involved in robberies reported over the course of a month at five Texas banks, according to a press release posted July 22 on the Department of Justice website by...

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July 22 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes 3 Contracts, Holiday Calendar
Jul21

July 22 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes 3 Contracts, Holiday Calendar

Commissioners Slated To Hear From Tax Collector, Chief Appraiser, FEC & Big Ditch Works Reps During Friday Morning Work Session Hopkins County Commissioners will be holding their regular meeting and work session this Friday morning instead of Monday due to a scheduling conflict. While the regular July 22 Commissioners Court agenda appears to be mostly routine, the work session appears a bit longer than usual and will be the second...

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TWC Invites Applications for Critical Skills Registered Apprenticeships
Jul14

TWC Invites Applications for Critical Skills Registered Apprenticeships

July 14, 2022 News Release AUSTIN – Applications from Texas employers are now being accepted for statewide apprenticeship projects under the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Critical Skills Initiative. Apprenticeships provide both classroom instruction and on-the-job paid work experience. Funding will support apprenticeships in specific high-demand, high-wage middle skills careers, defined as occupations that require some education...

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New AV System To Be ‘Statement Piece’ For SSHS
Jul14

New AV System To Be ‘Statement Piece’ For SSHS

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees, during the regular July board meeting this week, approved a new $96,000 AV system for Sulphur Springs High School cafeteria for the 2022-2023 school year. Jarret Wilson asked the school board to consider approving a cafeteria AV project at Sulphur Springs High School, which involves purchasing of an AV system with multiple screens. The project is to be obtained from C-N-C Pro AV through a...

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SSISD Board Asked To Consider Increasing Pay For Food Service Employees, Custodians
Jul12

SSISD Board Asked To Consider Increasing Pay For Food Service Employees, Custodians

Two Sulphur Springs ISD cafeteria workers asked the school board Monday evening to consider increasing the pay for district food service employees and custodians to a livable wage. Melinda Kile and SSISD Board of Trustees Robbin Vaughn, Superintendent Michael Lamb, Board President Craig Roberts and Vice President Jason Dietze, Melinda Kile, during the public forum portion of the July 11 SSISD Board of Trustees meeting, provided school...

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Special Court, Plat, Fire Department Donations, Easement, Bridge Improvements Discussed
Jul12

Special Court, Plat, Fire Department Donations, Easement, Bridge Improvements Discussed

A special court, final plat, fire department donations, road easement and bridge improvements were discussed and approved by Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning. Easement Jason Lacomfora asked the county to grant an easement for property located on Airline Drive, located just west of Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. He noted that he’d first contacted city staff about obtaining the easement. He said he was advised...

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City Budget, Master Fees Schedule Ordinances And 2022 SIP Contract Amended
Jul07

City Budget, Master Fees Schedule Ordinances And 2022 SIP Contract Amended

Inflation has skyrocketed over the last year, increasing costs of pretty much everything, forcing many individuals, groups and businesses to cut back or find other ways to make up the difference in their budgets. The City of Sulphur Springs is no exception. To more accurately reflect the record inflation levels and changes from projected revenues and expenses, Sulphur Springs City Council approved Ordinances adjusting the city budget...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report — July 5, 2022
Jul06

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report — July 5, 2022

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to the City Council during the regular monthly council meeting on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Claims We had four workers compensation claims in June. Two were serious enough to result in lost time. One resulted in hospitalization. Both of the more serious injuries were in the Capital Construction Division. (The more serious injury a worker fell off the back of the...

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