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Sales tax collections up for Sulphur Springs, down for Texas

If you listen to the national news, then you know the economy stinks, people are losing their jobs left and right, and nobody’s buying anything from retailers.


The best Mother's Day present

Please excuse me if I seem a little sentimental today. You see, the second of my three children is preparing for graduation from high school, and I always get a little nostalgic this time of year.


The Smartest Guys in the Room: SSHS valedictorian and salutatorian excel in academics and athletics

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So much for the stereotype of the frail, asthmatic nerd graduating at the top of his class. In fact, if this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian at Sulphur Springs High School are any indication, the local school system has taken the concept of “student athlete” to new heights.


Polls open Saturday in SSISD bond election; Bolton addresses questions about student-teacher ratio, AEIS ratings

Does Sulphur Springs Independent School District need so many teachers? That was a question posed this week to the News-Telegram by a reader who noted the Academic Excellence Indicator System report from the Texas Education Agency lists the student-teacher ratio in the city’s school district at 13:1.


Winds whip flames in structure fire

Winds up to 20 miles per hour hindered firefighters’ efforts to extinguish a blaze which destroyed half of a dairy worker’s home Friday morning. The cause of the blaze was unknown as of late Friday morning, but  county firefighters said they saw no indicators of anything suspicious while battling the blaze.
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