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Louisiana Man Accused of Vehicle Burglary
Jun30

Louisiana Man Accused of Vehicle Burglary

A 41-year-old Louisiana man was accused of a vehicle burglary after police caught him in the front seat of a vehicle with a damaged door handle, a hollowed out key hole and a damaged ignition switch. Sulphur Springs Police officers were reportedly dispatched to a report of suspicious activity, what appeared to a witness to be two white males breaking into a vehicle. Just prior to arrival, police were told one of the pair had left the...

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City To Charge For Use Of Council Chambers
Jun04

City To Charge For Use Of Council Chambers

If you had your eye on the City Council Chambers inside the Sulphur Springs Municipal Building (City Hall) for an event or meeting, there will be a fee for new bookings moving forward. The City of Sulphur Springs currently allows the Council Chambers inside City Hall to be used for events, classes, meetings and other gatherings at no cost, City Finance Director Lesa Smith noted. The other city facilities available for use — the...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Purchase Of Sewer Truck
Jun04

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Purchase Of Sewer Truck

Sulphur Springs City Council approved purchase of a sewer truck during the regular council meeting conducted this week. Utilities Director James Jordan explained to the council that collection and distribution division of the utility department a 2009 truck to clean and unstop sewer main, vacuuming out manholes in which debris have collected. It was purchased in 2009 for $220,000. “Since then we have put that truck through the...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report, June 2020
Jun03

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report, June 2020

The Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report for June 2020 was presented by Marc Maxwell to Sulphur Springs City Council at the Tuesday, June 2, council meeting. 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 partially reopened.• Police and Fire continue to implement new procedures for dealing with...

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Architect, Land Purchase For New Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center Approved
Jun03

Architect, Land Purchase For New Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center Approved

The construction of a new senior citizens center advanced two steps Tuesday night with Sulphur Springs City Council’s potential arc approval of a potential architect and lot purchase. The final design for the new Grays Building at Pacific Park also is nearing completion as well, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. Voters in November 2019 approved use of up to $200,000 per year in Economic Development funds to...

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City Council To Consider Selecting Architect For New Senior Citizens Center
Jun02

City Council To Consider Selecting Architect For New Senior Citizens Center

Real Property Deliberations To Be Conducted During Executive Session Selection of an architect for the new senior citizens building, purchase of a new sewer truck, COVID-19 funding and a real property matter are among the items on the agenda for Tuesday night’s regular meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic caused business closures and enforced social distancing, the City Council...

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Motorcycle Safety And Awareness Month
May09

Motorcycle Safety And Awareness Month

As the weather heats up and the economy begins opening back up, more people will be burning up the highways, some in four wheels, others on two or three. As motorcyclists roll out onto the roadways, cities and other entities roll out proclamations of May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. TxDOT Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month reminder In 2016, Texas had more than 400,000 registered motorcycles, according to the Center for...

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City Budget Beginning To Experience Financial Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic
May07

City Budget Beginning To Experience Financial Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The budget for the City of Sulphur Springs is beginning to experience the financial impact of COVID-19, according to City of Sulphur Springs Finance Director Lesa Smith. Last month, Smith told the Sulphur Springs City Council there are several areas of city finance that could potentially be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The full amount will depend on numerous variables, including changes in spending habits, how long things remain...

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Plat Request for Connally Corner Addition, Ordinance Approved By City Council
May06

Plat Request for Connally Corner Addition, Ordinance Approved By City Council

Sulphur Springs City Council made quick work of the May agenda, wrapping up the entire Zoom conference meeting in 40 minutes. During the May 5 meeting, the City Council approved one ordinance, two resolutions, a final plat request for Connally Corner Addition and heard about a few projects in progress or planning stages. Ordinance No. 2766 The Council heard on second and final reading Ordinance No. 2766, which amends and updates...

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City Manager’s Report For May 5, 2020
May06

City Manager’s Report For May 5, 2020

City Manager Marc Maxwell The Sulphur Springs Manager’s Report was presented to Sulphur Springs City Council by City Manager Marc Maxwell at the regular May 5, 2020, City Council meeting, conducted via Zoom, and streamed on the City of Sulphur Springs Meetings YouTube channel. COVID-19 RESPONSE Most City Offices have reopened. Police Department, Fire Department, Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant remain...

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