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How to save 40 percent on your electric bill: Now may be a good time to review the rates you pay

With the hottest days of summer dogging utility bills, City Manager Marc Maxwell suggests it may be a good time for local homeowners to review the rates they pay for electricity.  “There are currently seven fixed-rate plans available in our area for 10 cents per kilowatt hour or less, and that price is guaranteed for 12 months,” says Maxwell. “Compare that price with the average cost per kilowatt hour listed on your bill. Some consumers can save 40 percent or more just by switching to a more competitive plan.”

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Three failures on science test cause SSHS to receive 'unacceptable' rating

Sulphur Springs High School received an “unacceptable” score in the latest round of accountability ratings but came within three students passing a TAKS science tests of receiving an acceptable accountability ranking.

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Six ISDs in Hopkins County earn ‘recognized’ ratings

Six of the eight school districts serving Hopkins County students received “recognized” ratings for the 2009 school year, according to reports released Friday by Texas Education Agency. Four individual schools received the highest possible marks.

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Salvation Army seeks donations for victims of house fire

Hopkins County Salvation Army is accepting donations for a family whose home on State Highway 11 east caught on fire Saturday evening.
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Saturday’s storms drop 4.2 inches on city

Nearly all of the 4.2 inches of rain which pelted Sulphur Springs this weekend fell Saturday, resulting in a few harried hours for police and firemen who worked to keep motorists off the temporarily closed roads and water rescues of motorists who did not heed the storm weather motto to “turn around, don’t drown.”

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