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Tyrik Rollison Joining Coach Owens’ Football Staff at SSHS
Jun18

Tyrik Rollison Joining Coach Owens’ Football Staff at SSHS

On Thursday, June 17, we met up with Wildcats football head coach Greg Owens at the Multi Purpose Building to discuss his recent athletic program update at the June 15 SSISD board meeting. Coach Owens said the athletic update he gave was to answer any questions given to him by the school board that asked by the public and community in regards to things they may not understand. The athletic program update is good because it allows...

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SSISD Eligible To Apply For $11.5 Million In Federal ESSER Grant Funding
Jun18

SSISD Eligible To Apply For $11.5 Million In Federal ESSER Grant Funding

Sulphur Springs ISD students and staff could benefit from up to $11.5 million in federal ESSER Grants funding over the next three years, provided the district can adequately articulate in grant applications that the funds meet the terms stipulated for their intended use. SSISD Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams reported the district has been notified SSISD is eligible to receive two types of federal funding, but must apply to...

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2021 SSHS Wildcat Football Season Tickets To Be Sold Online
Jun17

2021 SSHS Wildcat Football Season Tickets To Be Sold Online

Wildcat football season tickets will be sold online this year, a June 17 release from Sulphur Springs ISD superintendent’s office stated. Individuals who were season ticket holders in 2019 will be contacted first via email (or by letter if the school has no email on file) with instructions on how to secure season tickets in the next week or so. The email will come from the email address of [email protected] More...

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Texas A&M System to Observe New National Holiday
Jun17

Texas A&M System to Observe New National Holiday

BRYAN/ COLLEGE-STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System will shut down Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth being designated a national holiday, Chancellor John Sharp announced Thursday. “This is a special day that originated in Texas and we’re proud to honor it,” Sharp said.   President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act today, establishing June 19...

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Current Tax Practices Discussed At Sulphur Springs ISD Board Of Trustees Meeting
Jun17

Current Tax Practices Discussed At Sulphur Springs ISD Board Of Trustees Meeting

It’s no secret school finance is a complicated animal, with many different factors affecting funding, including how high Sulphur Springs ISD and other school districts may set the ad valorem rate. Lucas Janda with Live Oak Public Finance LLC discussed with SSISD Board of Trustees the “current tax practices” aspect of school finance, specifically the state’s values versus appraisal district values in Texas....

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Coach Owens and Football Edge Continue Building on Progress After Week 2
Jun17

Coach Owens and Football Edge Continue Building on Progress After Week 2

On Thursday, June 17, we met up with Wildcats head coach Greg Owens to discuss how the Edge has gone for him and his squad as the second week of Edge has concluded. Coach Owens said he still wishes more students would participate in the summer strength and conditioning program, but recognized that so many student-athletes are still away on vacation, participating in a summer sports league, or away on a church camp. The Wildcats...

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37 Personnel Changes Approved By SSISD Board Of Trustees
Jun16

37 Personnel Changes Approved By SSISD Board Of Trustees

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees, following two executive sessions Monday evening, approved 37 personnel changes which will impact SSISD campuses except the administrative complex. SSISD logo The first executive session was brief, with trustees adjourning to another room to discuss a personnel matter, the regular session resumed with no action or discussion on the closed session. Overall, changes included one retirement, one...

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Wildcats 7 on 7 Goes 1-2 in State Qualifier Tournament Last Weekend in Tyler
Jun16

Wildcats 7 on 7 Goes 1-2 in State Qualifier Tournament Last Weekend in Tyler

Matt Young Last weekend about 18 students travelled to Lindsay Park in Tyler for the state qualifier for 7 on 7. While the Wildcats were able to win one game last Saturday, they dropped two games to be eliminated from the tournament. In spite of this, Wildcats offensive coordinator Matt Young called Saturday a “good day.” The Wildcats opened up their state qualifying tournament with a game against Corsicana, with Sulphur...

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Wildcats Soccer Getting in Morning Practices During The Edge
Jun16

Wildcats Soccer Getting in Morning Practices During The Edge

On Wednesday, June 16, we met up with Wildcats soccer coach Alexi Upton to discuss how The Edge was going for his program. In its second week, Coach Upton said men’s soccer has averaged about 20 participants, give or take. According to Coach Upton, about 60 kids are in the soccer program, so about 1 in 3 kids are at the Edge as of the first two weeks. “It isn’t perfect,” Coach Upton said about his numbers,...

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Mesquite Man Sentenced On Aggravated Assault Charge
Jun16

Mesquite Man Sentenced On Aggravated Assault Charge

Fort Worth Man Pleads Guilty To Felony DWI An 18-year-old Mesquite man was sentenced on an aggravated assault charge. A 61-year-old Fort Worth man pleded guilty to felony DWI and was sentenced in court this week as well, according to court and jail reports Aggravated Assault Sentence A sentencing hearing was conducted Monday in the 8th Judicial District Court for Justin Quentil Richards, on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon...

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