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City receives tax allocation increase

Sulphur Springs and other cities in Hopkins County found out Wednesday they will be getting another good sales tax present from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Hegar announced Wednesday he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $679.9 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 9 percent more than in July 2016.

For the rest of the story, see the July 13 News-Telegram.

Two arrested, 165 pounds of weed seized

Two Odessa women were jailed just after 10 p.m. last night after Sulphur Springs interdiction officer Cleve Williams found 165 pounds of packaged marijuana during a traffic stop near the 131-mile marker on Interstate 30 east.


Como installs new playground for kids

The city of Como has a new park and playground area for children to enjoy. It includes a small merry-go-round, slide, swing sets, teeter-totter and bench where adults can sit and watch their kids playing. 


Area workforce gets state assistance

MOUNT PLEASANT — A Texas Workforce Commission grant will be adding well-paying new jobs to the Northeast Texas region, bolstering the economy near Sulphur Springs.


Show support for local markets

Elections aren’t normally held in the middle of the summer. But this one is perfectly legitimate, and you even get to vote four times. It’s tied in with Saturday fun at either the Daylight Market or the Celebration Market in downtown Sulphur Springs.

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