City Water Level  Looking Better
Jul29

City Water Level Looking Better

After every rain, Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell checks the water level at Cooper Lake. As of Tuesday morning, Cooper Lake’s level was marginally better than it was at this time last year by two feet. Still the city is in great shape for water. At Cooper Lake, the city only uses about a third of its’ water account in any year. Maxwell is still hoping to sell some Cooper Lake water to Metroplex interests if inter basin...

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800 Potholes Fixed
Jul29

800 Potholes Fixed

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell estimates city work crews have fixed 800 potholes in the city. He says that’s about half of a list of potholes called in by the public. Crews have also been making repairs behind utility cuts on streets. During August, the street crew will take time out to rebuild Rogers Street. It’s being done with grant funds that must be used before October. Once September rolls around, Maxwell says the...

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Needs Improvements
Jul18

Wastewater Treatment Plant Needs Improvements

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell says the city needs to make some more improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, built in the 1970’s. The city has been under TCEQ enforcement for some time now after the city was out of compliance for a big measurement, total suspended solids, for four months during a year’s time. That problem has been eased by new filters but other elements have exceeded upper limits from time to time....

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Marc Predicts Drought End
Jul15

Marc Predicts Drought End

Listen to the Interview Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell is looking toward an old friend faraway in the Pacific Ocean, El Nino, to help fill up drought-impacted Cooper Lake. Cooper Lake is 8.5-feet low, just marginally better than at this time last year. Maxwell says scientists predict a 70% chance of El Nino conditions, which usually mean more rainfall here. Meanwhile the good news is Lake Sulphur Springs, the city’s backup...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Let’s Celebrate
Jul08
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Got a Pothole, Call Marc
Jul08

Got a Pothole, Call Marc

  Listen to the interview with City Manager Marc Maxwell! The nemesis of every driver the dreaded pothole is a summer priority for the City of Sulphur Springs. In response to calls from citizens, City Manager Marc Maxwell says city crews are at work on the several potholes on Rosemond Street in front of the Hopkins County Sheriff’s office and jail. City crews will improve drainage and removing some asphalt before filling the hole....

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Gaping Pot Hole To Receive Attention Soon
Jul08

Gaping Pot Hole To Receive Attention Soon

Listen to the interview with Marc Maxwell For the past two weeks a gaping hole on Kyle Street at Gilmer Street has created congested traffic at the location. City Manager Marc Maxwell has given the owner of a car wash, recently built at that location, until Thursday to either pay for a larger water meter or accept the one that is currently in place. That will be the next pothole to be repaired, according to Maxwell. Maxwell says the...

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Marc Maxwell on the Davis Street Reconstruction
Jul03
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Update On Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell gave the City Council an update Tuesday night on the city’s stressed Wastewater Treatment Plant. He said a new filter was helping and added the plant was within allowable limits for total suspended solids last month. Maxwell said the plant was out of compliance for ammonia. He said the plant still needed to get more oxygen for it to operate more efficiently. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports...

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Final Downtown Road Reconstruction Comes To An End

The last of the road reconstruction projects in downtown Sulphur Springs has been completed. Davis Street near new City Hall was reopened for traffic just before 2 p.m. Wednesday (July 2nd). For the rest of July, City Manager Marc Maxwell said Street Department priorities would include three things: potholes, potholes and more potholes. Maxwell said anyone wanting to fix a certain pothole should call City Hall at 903-885-7541. By Don...

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