City Council To Consider Bids, Award Contract For Construction Of New Senior Citizens Center
Dec06

City Council To Consider Bids, Award Contract For Construction Of New Senior Citizens Center

After a lengthy delay of more than a year, Sulphur Springs City Council is expected during Tuesday night’s regular December meeting to consider bids and at long last award a contract for construction of a new Senior Citizens Activity Center on Oak Avenue. The City Council is also slated to consider on final approval an ordinance changing the speed limit on Mockingbird Lane; purchasing communications equipment, 2 airport ground...

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City Council Agrees To 4-Way Stop At College, Jackson, Franklin Drive Intersection
Nov03

City Council Agrees To 4-Way Stop At College, Jackson, Franklin Drive Intersection

Sulphur Springs City Council approved a resolution reconfiguring the College Street, Jackson Street and J.D. Drive intersection into a 4-way stop and considered on first reading a proposal to amend a traffic ordinance regarding the speed limit on Mockingbird Lane. Intersection Resolution The City is getting ready to open up the first phase of the reconstructed College Street, and is nearing the completion of the intersection of...

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City Council Addresses Oncor Rate Change Request, Sewer Main Expansion Contract
Oct06

City Council Addresses Oncor Rate Change Request, Sewer Main Expansion Contract

Sulphur Springs City Council this week made short order of the regular meeting agenda, addressing all items — including an Oncor rate change request, amendment to the police budget and a community facilities contract for a sewer main expansion, and heard the monthly manager’s report — in just 17 minutes. While presenting his monthly report to the City Council during the Oct. 4 meeting, City Manager Marc Maxwell noted that City...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Tax Rate, Budget Amendments, Appropriations Ordinances
Sep15

Sulphur Springs City Council Approves Tax Rate, Budget Amendments, Appropriations Ordinances

Eligible Property Owners Will Benefit From 20% City Homestead Tax Exemption; 9% COLA Raise, Increased Longevity Pay Approved For City Employees The regular Sulphur Springs City Council meeting was heavily focused on the budget, tax rate and impact of the economy on city finances. Some positives noted included ability of eligible Sulphur Springs property owners to benefit from a 20% homestead exemption on city property taxes for the...

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Changes Proposed For City’s Enterprise Zone Program, Video Gaming Facility Policies
Aug06

Changes Proposed For City’s Enterprise Zone Program, Video Gaming Facility Policies

Sulphur Springs City Council this week approved on final reading a reinvestment zone and a rezoning request, as well as a reinsurance contract, a resolution appointing 3 to the Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Board, and on first reading two ordinance amendments. Video Gaming Facility Ordinance Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson asked the City Council to consider approving Ordinance No. 2810, which would amend...

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Governor Proclaims July “Watch Your Car Month”
Jul19

Governor Proclaims July “Watch Your Car Month”

Motorists Urged To Protect Themselves From Auto Burglary, Theft (AUSTIN, Texas – July 19, 2022) With summer being Texas’ busiest time of year for auto burglary and theft, Governor Greg Abbott has declared July “Watch Your Car Month.” The proclamation notes that Texans experience nearly $2 billion in losses every year due to motor vehicle crime. “Our communities cannot prosper if they are not safe.  The actions and choices...

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Sulphur Springs Emergency Sirens Will Be Tested July 6
Jul06

Sulphur Springs Emergency Sirens Will Be Tested July 6

Emergency sirens will be tested in Sulphur Springs at noon today by Sulphur Springs Emergency Management office, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson.  The test is to gauge the reliability of the emergency warning system and is conducted to find any potential flaws in the system so they can be corrected prior to a real emergency situation. The sirens could be sounded not only for weather warnings such as tornados,...

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Police Seek Help Identifying, Locating Suspect In Bank Robbery
Jun16

Police Seek Help Identifying, Locating Suspect In Bank Robbery

As of Thursday morning, local authorities had yet to apprehend or identify a suspect in the June 15 Pilgrim Bank robbery, according to police. Sulphur Springs Police and Lake Country Crime Stoppers are asking anyone with video or information to call in tips. The bank robbery reportedly occurred during the noon hour at the South Broadway Street bank. SSPD was notified at 12:55 p.m. June 15, 2022. The suspect was reported to be a...

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* Updated: Local Authorities Investigating Bank Robbery
Jun15

* Updated: Local Authorities Investigating Bank Robbery

** Last updated at 3:27 p.m. June 15, 2022** Local authorities are investigating a bank robbery reported on South Broadway Street Wednesday afternoon. Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the suspect. Sulphur Springs Police Department at approximately 12:55 p.m. June 15, 2022, received notification of what was reported to be a robbery at Pilgrim Bank. The suspect was reported to be a white male,...

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Community Invited To First Responders Meet And Greet Event This Saturday
Apr22

Community Invited To First Responders Meet And Greet Event This Saturday

Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County residents are invited to two first responders events: a First Responders Meet & Greet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the new Grays Building, located at 413 Beckham Street, on the south side of in Pacific Park; and to a Battle of the Badges Softball Tournament Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Sulphur Springs High School softball field. “We invite everyone out, the more the...

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