Sulphur Springs

For 25 years Celebration Plaza has been filling with onlookers for the free Independence Day concert.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In one of her final actions as Madame Mayor Kayla Price Mitchell recently invited the public to attend the 25th Anniversary of the Independence Day Celebration in Sulphur Springs. The event is highlighted by the Sulphur Springs Symphony Concert and Fireworks Show which will be Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m.

Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln dealership in Sulphur Springs is relocating following a three-alarm fire.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

An early morning three-alarm fire which occurred last Friday at Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln in Sulphur Springs had been under investigation by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms team (ATF).  It was recently released a spokesperson for the ATF stated there was “no indication of any criminal act” to be the cause of the fire which destroyed the vast majority of the automotive department and part of the showroom, which had just reopened following a lengthy remodel unveiled in November.

Hopkins County Jail opened on Dec. 1, 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The former Hopkins County Jail, located on Rosemont Street in Sulphur Springs, is quickly being demolished in light of the new Jail located adjacent and recently opened and dedicated on December 1.

Texas Highways magazine

According to the reserved palettes of Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas, readers, Delta County’s very own Fatboy’s BBQ and The Burger Grind, with locations in Sulphur Springs and Tyler, made the recently released Top 40 Comfort Food Destinations.

Hannah Kirby and Notably Texan Host Matt Meinke in the KETR Studios
Jerrod Knight

Sulphur Springs entertainer Hannah Kirby is using her experience on "The Voice" as inspiration to work harder on her debut full-length record. Finishing in the top 8 finalists on NBC's Emmy winning talent show was just the spark Kirby needed to put together a brand new band, and head into the studio to record tracks for the upcoming "Fire In My Soul" album.

Seth Welborn opened Saturday's benefit concert on Celebration Stage.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Rockin’ CF to Sleep concert held last Saturday night downtown Sulphur Springs was such a great success organizers are already counting on making it an annual event. Southern Soul, comprised of two Delta County’s finest – Sergeant Investigator Ryan Brown and Deputy Adam Hall along with band mates Jacob Mazoch and Sal Castro, performed as well as Seth Welborn and Tyler and the Tribe at the concert on the Celebration Stage downtown Sulphur Springs to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation research.

The local guys are at it again with Rockin’ CF to Sleep. Southern Soul, comprised of two Delta County’s finest – Sergeant Investigator Ryan Brown and Deputy Adam Hall, will be highlighting the concert on the Celebration Stage downtown Sulphur Springs to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s officials were alerted by family members of 79-year old Lee A. Jones at approximately 3:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon, July 11 of his disappearance from his home on County Road 1180.

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.

Cindy Roller

Nearly 7,000 residents in Sulphur Springs were without power following strong thunderstorm winds that hit Memorial Day evening.

City Manager Marc Maxwell does not expect power to be restored Tuesday morning.

Winds in excess of 60 mph caused many downed trees across Hopkins County including disabling signal lights.

Come sample wonderful vintages and craft brews while soaking in the pleasant East Texas atmosphere of the Celebration City at the Reds, Whites and Brews event this Saturday in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It doesn’t get any more patriotically thirst quenching than celebrating the Reds, Whites and Brews (RWB) Beer and Wine Festival downtown Sulphur Springs on Saturday, May 23 for the Memorial Day weekend.

The free event boasts a dozen wineries and several down home Texas brews beginning at 1 p.m. Jazz and Blues musical entertainment will fill the air over the beautifully renovated Celebration Plaza while the public is invited to browse the Celebration District and the various vendors that will be available at award-winning Market. Sample wonderful vintages and soak in the pleasant East Texas atmosphere of the Celebration City.

Tony Ross, 34, died on March 8 following his arrest and detention in Sulphur Springs on March 6.
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The death of a Hopkins County man who died following a heart attack suffered in police custody has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report.

Tony Chance Ross, 34, was arrested and jailed by Sulphur Springs police on March 6 and died in a Tyler hospital on March 8. In the autopsy results, the cause of death is listed as “acute methamphetamine intoxication and physical restraint.” The manner of death is listed as “homicide.”

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