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City of Sulphur Springs

City of Sulphur Springs

John Sellers, recently selected as the new mayor of Sulphur Springs by his fellow city council members, recounts the city's downtown revitalization project, directed by city planning organization Toole Design Group, which is now assisting with a similar effort in Commerce.

John Sellers presents Emily Glass a gavel for her service as Mayor. Sellers was selected as the new Mayor.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

John Sellers will once again have the honor of serving the City of Sulphur Springs as mayor following Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall. He was motioned into office by Craig Johnson and seconded by Clay Walker. Mayor Emily Glass presided over the meeting.

“I am honored to be elected to a third term as a council person and, now tonight, by my peers selecting me as Mayor of this great city, Sulphur Springs, for this term. I’m looking forward to serving the Celebration City in this capacity, but I realize I am only one of seven vital members of the council. Together, I hope for the wisdom for all of us to make good decisions for our fair city,” stated John Sellers, humbly. “We’ve come a long way in the last few years. I look forward with great anticipation to what the future may hold for this City and Council.” He went on to express his thanks to the excellent service to the City given by City Manager Marc Maxwell and City Secretary Gale Roberts.

After the renovations to Main Street Sulphur Springs, Texas
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Ian Lockwood of Toole Design Group was back at the drawing board this week for the City of Sulphur Springs. Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell brought Lockwood on in 2007 as the designing force behind the successful renovations to downtown and Celebration District and Plaza.

Cindy Roller

Sarah Dacus, community development specialist with the city of Sulphur Springs, says the downtown "Celebration District" will host a number of Christmas and holiday-oriented events Saturday.  The events include a holiday marketplace; the Northeast Texas Choral Society presenting a concert of holiday music at 3 p.m.; "Fill the Trolley," accepting donations of toys for children from 5 to 7, with a donated toy as the admission to a concert by Matt Dunn at 7 p.m. in City Hall; and a showing of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" at 6 p.m.

Main Street is glowing with the sights and sounds of people and business following a lengthy revitalization.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The City of Sulphur Springs received the 2016 Municipal Excellence Award in the City Spirit category during the Texas Municipal League 104th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Austin Convention Center.

It is on behalf of the City’s downtown - Celebration District.

“It is such an honor to receive this award. Thankful for our town and the people in it,” said City of Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass.

Cars from 1919-1933 rolled into Sulphur Springs last Thursday celebrating the Bankhead Highway Centennial.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Bankhead Highway Centennial Celebration (1916-2016) traveled through and stopped at Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs last Thursday, featuring cars from the year 1919 through 1933.

Alysia Cook of Opportunity Strategies offers advice to business owners and to those in the customer service field.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Two seminars held by the City of Sulphur Springs not only highlighted “how to grow business” but also the importance of customer service.

City of Sulphur Springs Community Development Director Shane Shepard introduced the speaker.

Alysia Cook of Opportunity Strategies presented helpful tips and hints on how to “shake up your business” but this will only work if “you are willing to do something different.”

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 2016 A Formal Affair Bridal Show held recently at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center was deemed a success. The event hosted several vendors with samples and information perfect for planning that “big” day. Vendors assisted with all aspects of weddings including venues, photography, catering, decorating and entertainment.

City of Sulphur Springs debuts this year's light show to music tonight at 5 p.m.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The countdown is on to the start of tonight’s holiday show downtown Sulphur Springs. The twinkling lights will sparkle to the sounds of a specially designed mix of holiday music echoing through the streets of downtown beginning at 5 p.m.

The annual Lions Club lighted parade was held under perfect Hopkins County skies, hosting one of the largest crowds last Friday night.

Parade goers enjoyed a variety of floats and entries. The fun continued with a tiger display, snow slide, fashion show, carolers and movies on Celebration Plaza.

Please call 903-885-7602 with any information regarding telephone scammers in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Telephone Scammers have been calling businesses posing as the City of Sulphur Springs water department with threats, reported City Manager Marc Maxwell.

“They are calling businesses saying if they don’t pay today they will be cutting off their water,” said City of Sulphur Springs Manager Marc Maxwell, very concerned Thursday afternoon.

The Sulphur Springs Fire Department was dispatched to the Hopkins County line at Highway 11 west to rescue the neighboring Commerce Police Department crews.
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The Sulphur Springs Fire Department was dispatched to the Hopkins County line at Highway 11 west to rescue the neighboring Commerce Police Department crews, who were in process of rescuing individuals from their home – also taken to safer ground.

According Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell the Sulphur Springs Fire Department has a swift water rescue unit and has responded to five calls on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Sulphur Springs Fire Department Chief Eric Hill said, “When we left the scene the Sulphur River was still rising with water close to a mile wide in areas.”

Fastest Overall Exotic/Import and Forced Induction - KC Howeth Underground Racing Lamborghini Huracan - 234.13 MPH
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was more than just speed and power but record breaking as the WannaGOFAST races landed at the Celebration City – Sulphur Springs Airport – this weekend.  T1racedevelopment.com smashed the GT-R World Record, not once, but twice with a speed of 235.60 at the Texas 1/2 Mile Shootout.

The event hosted 130 vehicles on Saturday ranging from Lamborghinis to Porsches to Dodge Vipers and the new Corvette Z06 models.

Disney's UP characters Mr. Carl and Mrs. Ellie Fredrickson aka Jaxon Cameron and Kinley Busby won Grand Prize in the Scream on the Square event in Sulphur Springs on Halloween.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Disney's UP characters Mr. Carl and Mrs. Ellie Fredrickson aka Jaxon Cameron and Kinley Busby won Grand Prize in the Scream on the Square event in Sulphur Springs on Halloween.

Hopkins County Courthouse celebrating 120 year Anniversary Aug. 21-22.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The celebrating expands from just the City of Sulphur Springs to Hopkins County as the historic Hopkins County Courthouse is the heart of the 120th Anniversary beginning on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. through midnight on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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