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2016 in Review: Top stories from the first 6 months

Editor’s Note: Following is the first part of a two-part story on the major local stories of 2016. The second installment will be in next weekend’s edition.

Jan. 6 — City Council approved Tesla charging station and the paving of a new parking lot at the corner of Davis and Main streets.


Politics: Fourth Time’s A Charm?

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After three previous tries to open up sales of raw milk, legislators feel this year may bring success

If State Rep. Dan Flynn is right, the fourth time might be the charm for raw milk producers in Texas. Flynn recently pre-filed House Bill 57 that would allow producers to sell their products off-premises. Currently, consumers can only buy raw milk at the farm where it’s produced or from the producer at a designated pick-up point.


100 pets at SS Animal Shelter adopted at off-site events in 2016; 7 adult dogs still need forever homes

Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter has done a booming business this year. More than 100 four-legged pets have found forever homes this year thanks to off-site adoption events alone, and that’s not counting the animals adopted at the shelter.


Suphur Bluff home and shed destroyed by early morning blaze; woman and 3 children escape safely

A blaze destroyed a Sulphur Bluff family’s home and shed Thursday morning. The local chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family with their immediate needs through the holiday.


SSISD receives top rating during audit

Sulphur Springs Independent School District received an “unmodified opinion” on the annual financial and compliance audit for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2016.

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