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City Council Appoints Police Chief, Fire Chief/Marshal, Utilities Director
Jun05

City Council Appoints Police Chief, Fire Chief/Marshal, Utilities Director

Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night voted to eliminate the public safety director position, with one council member voting against the measure. The city will go back to the prior tradition of having a separate fire chief and separate police chief. For the fire department, the top officer will be the fire chief/fire marshal. David James was appointed to fill that role. Jason Ricketson, a longtime officer at Sulphur Springs...

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Jay Sanders Named Chief of Police

Patrol Captain Jay Sanders was appointed Police Chief by the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night. Captain Sanders, a 26-year veteran of the department, began as a patrol officer in 1988 and has now worked his way to the top. He’ll take over August 1 as current Chief Jim Bayuk moves over to the Sulphur Springs ISD Police Department. Captain Sanders says the department is in good shape in personnel and squad cars. He says some...

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Proposed Budget And Decreased Tax Rate And Increased Utility Fees Approved By Sulphur Springs City Council
Sep09

Proposed Budget And Decreased Tax Rate And Increased Utility Fees Approved By Sulphur Springs City Council

Master Fee Schedule Passes On 5-2 Vote Sulphur Springs City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget and tax rate on first reading during the regular September meeting Tuesday night. A master fee schedule, with increases in street maintenance fees and to the Grays Building rental deposit fee, was also approved, but on a 5-2 vote. Master Fee Schedule The Council opted, at the recommendation of Assistant City Manager/Finance...

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Residents Reminded To Secure Valuables, Lock  Doors To Reduce Risk Of Vehicle Burglaries
Aug11

Residents Reminded To Secure Valuables, Lock Doors To Reduce Risk Of Vehicle Burglaries

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson Wednesday, after being made aware of a series of overnight vehicle burglaries in cities in other area counties, reminds local residents to take steps to secure valuables and lock doors to reduce the risk of becoming the victim of vehicle burglaries. SSPD Chief reminds people to take preventive measures against potential vehicle burglary According to area reports, both Mount Pleasant and...

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Gilmore, Matthews’ Service To SSPD Celebrated At Retirement Reception
Jul30

Gilmore, Matthews’ Service To SSPD Celebrated At Retirement Reception

Thursday was a bittersweet day for Sulphur Springs Police Department. Officers, staff, city employees and friends gathered at City Hall to celebrate the service of two tenured public servants who collectively have dedicated more than 58 years to the police department and to wish the pair well as they begin the next chapter in their lives — retirement. July 29, 2021 — Retirement Reception for SSPD Communications Operator...

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Crime Down In Sulphur Springs During First 6 Months Of 2021
Jul29

Crime Down In Sulphur Springs During First 6 Months Of 2021

Not only was crime down overall in the seven major crime reporting categories in Sulphur Springs during the first 6 months of 2021, but a new 22-year record Jan. 1-June 30 low was set for the city, according to data recorded by Sulphur Springs Police Department. That’s 31 less offenses recorded during the first half of 2021 than the 93 reported for the same period in 2020 and 2018, and five fewer total offenses than the record...

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Where To Park During Jettribe Texas WaterX Championship This Weekend
Jul21

Where To Park During Jettribe Texas WaterX Championship This Weekend

Sulphur Springs Police Department has posted a map to help those planning to attend this weekend’s Texas WaterX Championship watercraft race series, sanctioned by the IJSBA with Jettribe as title sponsor, know where to park as well as where not to park. The competitions will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Coleman Park. “Please see [the ] map for designated...

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SSPD Reminds People To Secure Vehicles, Belongings To Reduce Likelihood Of Theft
Jul14

SSPD Reminds People To Secure Vehicles, Belongings To Reduce Likelihood Of Theft

Police Ask For Help Identifying 2 People Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson is reminding residents to secure vehicles and belongings to reduce the likelihood of becoming the victim of a vehicle burglary and theft. Police also are seeking the public’s help in identifying two people captured on video as well. “The last couple of nights we have had several vehicle burglaries of unlocked vehicles. Please remember to...

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Police, Deputies Interrupt Theft In Progress At Local Business
Jul07

Police, Deputies Interrupt Theft In Progress At Local Business

Police officers and deputies interrupted a theft in progress early Wednesday morning at a local business. They arrested a man who tried to run from the authorities, but was quickly apprehended. Moses Jerome McLaurin, March 2021. Photo Credit The Neshoba Democrat On July 7, 2021 at approximately 2 a.m., Sulphur Springs Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to Nor-Tex for a theft in progress. Upon arrival,...

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Portion Of Plaza Parking, Downtown Streets To Be Closed Saturday During Independence Day Celebration, Fireworks
Jun30

Portion Of Plaza Parking, Downtown Streets To Be Closed Saturday During Independence Day Celebration, Fireworks

As Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County residents begin filling downtown Saturday evening, motorists are reminded a portion of plaza parking will be closed Saturday. The 2021 Independence Concert and Fireworks Celebration kicks off at 8 p.m. Visitors to the downtown area should take into account the higher volume of foot traffic to Celebration Plaza. “Due to the safety zone needed for the fireworks display, some parking around the...

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