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City, County Recognized For Sharing CARES Funds For Devices For SSISD Students
Oct20

City, County Recognized For Sharing CARES Funds For Devices For SSISD Students

The city and county were recognized by Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees and administrators Monday evening for CARES Act fund contributions for devices for SSISD students. “We have the wonderful honor of being able to recognize the City of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County for contributions to the Sulphur Springs Independent School District,” SSISD Board of Trustees President Robert Cody said...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Board To Appoint Head Start Policy Council Rep, Consider Renewing Legal Contract
Oct18

Sulphur Springs ISD Board To Appoint Head Start Policy Council Rep, Consider Renewing Legal Contract

The Oct. 19 Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees meeting agenda is light on action items, but heavy on administrative and informational reports. A special recognition, Red Ribbon Week, the bilingual and English as a second language program, and Head Start training are among the the items listed under the latter heading. SSISD logo Superintendent Michael Lamb is scheduled to recognize the City of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County for...

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Candidate Profiles: Sulphur Springs City Council Place 1, Place 5
Oct12

Candidate Profiles: Sulphur Springs City Council Place 1, Place 5

Sulphur Springs City Council will hold an election to fill places left vacant when 4 members resigned in December. The election was scheduled to be held in May, but was postponed due to COVID-19. Voting will be conducted along with other General Election Voting on Nov. 3. Sulphur Springs City Council Nov. 3 Special Election sample ballot Early voting by personal appearance will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13 and continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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Sulphur Springs City Council Place 1 Candidate Jay Julian
Oct10

Sulphur Springs City Council Place 1 Candidate Jay Julian

Four places are on the November 3, 2020 ballot for the special Sulphur Springs City Council election. The seats became open when four council members resigned in December. Harold Nash Sr. was appointed on Dec. 13 to serve in Place 2 on the council until the election; he was the only candidate to file for the seat. Oscar Aguilar was the only candidate to file for Place 3 on the council. He was sworn in to the sea Both Nash will appear...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Place 5 Candidate Ricardo Chavarria
Oct10

Sulphur Springs City Council Place 5 Candidate Ricardo Chavarria

Four places are on the Nov. 3 ballot for the special Sulphur Springs City Council election. The seats became open when four council members resigned in December. Harold Nash Sr. was appointed on Dec. 13 to serve in Place 2 on the council until the election; he was the only candidate to file for the seat. Oscar Aguilar was the only candidate to file for Place 3 on the council. He was sworn in to the sea Both Nash will appear on the...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – October  2020
Oct09

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – October 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the monthly manager’s report: COVID-19 Response The number of active cases in Hopkins County maintains a range of 30 to 90 cases and was at 74 active cases as of October 5th. The state tested 398 people in its most recent round of testing. We have had 314 recoveries in Hopkins County. As a part of the City’s response to Covid-19 the...

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Bid For Roofing For New Grays Building Approved
Oct08

Bid For Roofing For New Grays Building Approved

A bid for roofing for the Grays Building, 3 new track loaders and contract for elections services were approved by Sulphur Springs City Council at the regular October meeting held earlier this week via Zoom. Grays Building City crews continue work on the new Grays Building in Pacific Park Work on the new Grays Building in Pacific Park continues, with the approval of a roofing bid, pouring of piers and plumbing work. City Finance...

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Reinvestment Zone, 2 Rezoning Items Receive Council Approval
Oct07

Reinvestment Zone, 2 Rezoning Items Receive Council Approval

Two rezoning items and a reinvestment zone and tax incentive agreement for a new business were among the items receiving approval from Sulphur Springs City Council, during the regular council meeting conducted Oct. 6 on Zoom and streamed to Youtube for public viewing. My Perfect Pet Tax Incentives The City Council was asked by the Economic Development Corporation to consider designating Lot 6 at Pioneer Business park as an industrial...

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Grant Application To Pave Road Into Mine Received No Opposition At Meeting
Sep29

Grant Application To Pave Road Into Mine Received No Opposition At Meeting

The public meeting, conducted by the City of Sulphur Springs regarding a proposed grant application to help pave the road into the city-owned former Thermo/Luminant mine property, received no opposition. The city posted a public notice regarding the city’s intent to apply for $2,976,960 from the Economic Development Administration Program Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program, including CARES Act funding, to engineer...

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Zoning Of Thermo Mine Property As Heavy Industrial Receives P&Z Approval
Sep24

Zoning Of Thermo Mine Property As Heavy Industrial Receives P&Z Approval

City Seeking Grant Funding To Improve Mine Road The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday recommended zoning of the old Thermo mine property as heavy industrial, despite communication from multiple area residents who are opposed to the idea and an online petition in opposition to the zoning change. Tuesday evening, the City of Sulphur Springs also authorized the city manager to apply for grant funding to improve the old...

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