Radio host Enola Gay Mathews of KSST-AM, a Sulphur Springs radio station says a new Aluf Plastics plant will soon locate in the Hopkins County seat, employing about 40 people. Also, the Texas Downtown Association will hold a workshop in Sulphur Springs April 22-24 to see the revitalization of downtown Sulphur Springs, known now as Celebration Plaza.
Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says construction of a new cotton gin will begin soon. PPF Gin and Warehouse will located on 30 acres near the intersection of Highways 24 and 19, and employ up to 20 people when it opens in late summer. The owner is Pat Pilgrim, son of Pilgrim's Pride chicken magnate Bo Pilgrim.
The mayor of Bonham, Roy Floyd, says two new industries have located in the Fannin County city, Trans Cable International, a manufacturer of computer cable, and Dalnor Industries, which manufactures test stands for jet engines. The two companies combined will add 75-80 jobs in Bonham. Also, Bonham is hosting its monthly Trade Days event this Thursday-Sunday.
Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says the North Texas Water Authority will begin construction of the Lower Bois D'Arc Creek Reservoir late this year or in early 2016. The lake will be 16 miles long and eight miles wide, from near Honey Grove to Lake Bonham. The lake has been in the development stage for about 30 years, the mayor says. Also, construction of Ralph Hall Lake near Ladonia is expected to begin in about a year, according to Mayor Floyd.