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Children bicker over the belief in Santa Claus.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Community Players, Inc. presented a "Christmas in July" series with "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and "Becoming Claus" at the Main Street Theatre in located at 225 Main Street downtown Sulphur Springs.

The next performance will be September 17-27 with The Miracle Worker.

Blanche played by Sarah Dicus is threatened by Stanley played by Michael Dicus in the play "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Studio 1621 in Sulphur Springs recently presented A Streetcar Named Desire, a Tennessee Williams' play. Audience members were tranformed to the French Quarter of New Orleans in a three act performance directed by Triston P. Pullen and assistant directed by Anna McDonald.

The early bird gets the worm or in this case the autographed copy of E L James’ newest book Grey – fourth in the Fifty Shades of Grey series – that was the case Saturday morning at The Bookworm Box on Main Street in Sulphur Springs. This novel channels the view point of leading character Christian Grey on a love story that has spellbound millions of readers around the world.

The Bookworm Box presents a signing of Grey by E L James.
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Calling fans of provocative romance Fifty Shades of Grey. Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at The Bookworm Box will be an exclusive opportunity to meet E L James, author of Grey, the newest novel.

The Mario Bros. entertain with some line dancing
Kevin Jefferies

Dallas Comic Con's main annual event continues to grow in size and fun for the fans.

Hannah Kirby receives the key to the City of Sulphur Springs by Mayor Freddie Taylor.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A celebration was held in honor of Hannah Kirby, who had a very successful run on NBC's "The Voice." The Sulphur Springs resident and Texas A&M University of Commerce student was given the key to the City, had a proclamation read by Mayor Freddie Taylor declaring May 6 as “Hannah Kirby Day” and presented a bouquet of yellow roses.

Known for her Grammy award winning Terri Hendrix has released 14 albums in 20 years. She has written a book and created a non-profit organization dedicated music and art. This was her first time in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Crossroads Music Company attendees got a double take this weekend as Grammy award winners Terri Hendrix along with longtime music collaborator legendary steel guitar player and music producer Lloyd Maines gave not only a toe-tapping performance at Saturday night’s concert but offered ticket holders a special unplugged singers/songwriters workshop on the art of crafting a song on Sunday afternoon at Sulphur Springs City Hall Chamber Listening Room.

Tony Ramey and Brad Davis keep in tune together at a recent Crossroads Music Company concert. They will also be performing at Reilly Springs Jamboree this Saturday night.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

An event that got its roots back in 1956 – the Reilly Springs Jamboree – will once again be hosting a star-studded lineup of talent with headliners Tony Ramey and local Brad Davis as well as The Haystacks Teen Choir, Victor Casad and Shea Birdwell.

Organizer Enola Gay Mathews was brimming with excitement over the upcoming event this Saturday night starting at 7 p.m.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Crossroads Music Company has been busy this season lining up concerts for the adoring fans. They have hosted renowned artists like Slaid Cleaves, the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, Rhett Butler, Kate Hearne and Emily Elbert, just to name a few.

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Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk fifth year winners were (front) First Place Malorie Padron receiving a $50 gift certificate to Texas Art & Frame, (right middle) Second Place Mike Watson receiving a monopod donated by The Appliance Hospital owner Perry Altenbaumer (top middle), (left middle) Third Place Andy Pendleton was presented a $25 gift certificate to Muddy Jake’s Sports Grille and Pub by Manager Lonnie Fox (back right). Fox and Altenbaumer represented the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance, sponsors of the Photo Walk.

This year’s top photo exemplifies how being a good photographer is not just about having the most expensive equipment, but the eye for the art of photography.

It was a difficult decision for the judges but the Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk is announcing the winners of the fifth annual event sponsored by the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance.

Taking the First Place ribbon was fifth-year participant photographer Malorie Padron of Sulphur Springs with her entry highlighting the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial and America flag flown over Celebration Plaza. Padron said she usually uses her Canon EOS 35mm camera but this year she used her cell phone camera.

Kevin Jefferies

Dallas Comic-Con presented the annual "Fan Days" over the weekend, drawing thousands of fans and cosplayers to the Irving Convention Center. While the actual Dallas Comic-Con is held in May and has moved to the much larger Dallas Convention Center, the venue in Irving is more suited to the several smaller events being held throughout the *CRASH*

HEY WHAT'S GOING ON IN HERE??!!?

Deadpool?  DEADPOOL?!!  How in the world did you get in my article??!?

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Five years and still a very popular annual event – the Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk, which will be held from 4-6 p.m. or the “golden hours” on Saturday evening, Oct. 11 at the newly renovated City Hall in Sulphur Springs.

            Commemorating the event’s fifth year, a tour given by City Manager Marc Maxwell will be the highlight and a prime location with 100 years worth historical aspects for participating shutterbugs. An added bonus with many subjects will be the Hopkins County Fall Festival Battle of the Bands being held at Muddy Jake’s Sports Grille and Pub.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Community Players, Inc. presents Over the River and Through the Woods - a play by Joe DiPietro at the Main Street Theater, located at 227 Main Street downtown Sulphur Springs. The setting of the play is the home of Frank and Aida Gianelli in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Crossroads Music Company along with Grocery Supply has brought another great musical performance to the Council Chambers Listening Room at the new renovated City Hall in Sulphur Springs this past Saturday with multi-guitar player Rhett Butler.

“Rhett Butler really outdid himself last night at the Crossroads Music Company performance,” said Gus Gustafson, owner/operator. “He is a very talented musician.”

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