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Hot Potato Issue: City orders downtown sign to be taken down; Business owner fighting right to display potato man

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Potato Man lives! But for how much longer?

The Potato Man Controversy — concerning a 2 1/2-foot sign of a potato-shaped man on the outside of The Potato House diner — has thrown Sulphur Springs once again into the spotlight. Two stories have emerged on what really is happening at the Potato House on Connally Street and whether the Potato Man sign needs to be taken down.


Saltillo hosting Meet the Teacher next Thursday

Saltillo Independent School District will be holding Meet the Teacher from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.


SSISD applying for more funds for transportation

Sulphur Springs Independent School District is rewording its transportation policy so that it may apply for some additional funding the district wasn’t able to receive from the state in the past. However, this will not change students’ ability to ride buses home. All SSISD students can ride a bus, regardless of the proximity of the child’s address to school.


North Hopkins ISD to hold Title I meeting Thursday, Meet the teacher Aug. 20

North Hopkins Independent School District staff is back and in full swing, getting everything ready for the start of the fall semester.


Hudson receives maximum penalty

The trial of Chase Craig Hudson concluded Wednesday evening with a jury sentencing the 34-year-old Sulphur Springs man to 20 years in prison for injury to an elderly person, following two hours of deliberations.

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