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One arrested following stand-off

A family disturbance at a residence on FM 900 in the Saltillo area became serious when a 58-year-old man fired his 12-gauge shotgun Thursday afternoon.

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Bike rally set to raise medical funds

Muddy Jake’s in downtown Sulphur Springs will be hosting its annual benefit — this year, it’s “Ride for Vickery” — to raise funds to help the family of Steven Vickery pay medical expenses incurred prior to his death earlier this year.

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Mine annexation will affect tax base

Although the transfer of ownership of Thermo Mine from Luminant Mining to the city of Sulphur Springs is not expected to take place for several months, the pending deal presents a number of issues affecting the residents of the county.

Once the city becomes owner of the almost 5,000-acre property, steps will be taken to annex the former coal mine into the city limits.

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell said the standard procedure in a property annexation includes notification of affected property owners by certified mail.

In this case the city would be the owner and Maxwell said the city would probably have to send the mayor the certified letter informing him of the proposed annexation.

When that property is brought into the city limits, it will be removed from the tax rolls.

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

Hannah Kirby headlines Paris Balloon and Music Fest

Hannah Kirby garnered national attention as a finalist on The Voice in 2015, but the Sulphur Springs resident hasn’t let the attention change her style. Kirby continues to forge her own path, pairing her powerhouse vocals and unique musical stylings on her first original album, “Fire in my Soul.”

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Appraisal District board approves 2018 budget

In a public hearing at noon Wednesday, the Hopkins County Appraisal District board approved a $702,745.17 budget for fiscal year 2018.

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