Mama Faye’s Plans July Opening in Sulphur Springs
Jun18

Mama Faye’s Plans July Opening in Sulphur Springs

Mama Faye’s BBQ, named the number one barbecue in Deep Ellum three of the last five years, is opening a location in downtown Sulphur Springs on Davis Street.  Shane Shepard, Sulphur Springs Community Development Director, invited the owners of Mama Faye’s to visit the city as they sought an additional location. Then they met developer John Heilman. The decision to locate in Sulphur Springs followed quickly. Located on Commerce...

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Cleanup Begins at Buford Park
May30

Cleanup Begins at Buford Park

Three days after the major storm system that passed through Sulphur Springs on Monday May 25, Buford Park is undergoing cleanup and repairs from the damage caused by the storm. No major damage has been caused to the structure of Kid’s Kingdom. However, minor damage can be expected. Most of the uprooted trees and other major debris has been cleaned up. The city of Sulphur Springs will be replacing the trees that were uprooted...

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Congress for New Urbanism View Sulphur Springs Nightlife
Apr30

Congress for New Urbanism View Sulphur Springs Nightlife

Downtown Sulphur Springs will get scrutiny from another group Thursday. The 23rd Congress for the New Urbanism National Conference will be visiting. Their conference is going on at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. City Manager Marc Maxwell said this is a national group that is meeting in Dallas this year. A number of delegates will be bussed to Sulphur Springs Thursday afternoon for a walk-and-talk tour of the city. New Urbanism is...

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Third Time Bodes Well for City Grant Effort
Apr28

Third Time Bodes Well for City Grant Effort

For the third time, the City of Sulphur Springs is seeking grant funds to build at connect between Coleman and Buford Parks. City Manager Marc Maxwell is seeking funding from TxDOT to build a concrete pathway to connect the two. A Friday noon special meeting of the city council is necessary and has been called to approve the grant application. Previously, the city has sought a TxDOT grant and a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife....

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Celebration Plaza Hosts TDA Workshop
Apr08

Celebration Plaza Hosts TDA Workshop

The Texas Downtown Association (TDA) is hosting a workshop in downtown Sulphur Springs on April 23rd.  The workshop will bring downtown professionals from around the region and state to learn more about the Celebration District and Celebration Plaza. Strategies used in redevelopment will also be explored. The daylong workshop will include a tour of downtown and an hour-long discussion regarding Code Enforcement strategies and downtown...

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More Stores Coming
Jan15

More Stores Coming

A retail business, a restaurant located in another town, visited Sulphur Springs Thursday. The owner was invited by City of Sulphur Springs Director of Community Development Shane Shepard. Shepard said on average 1 or 2 prospects check the city out almost every week of the year. He said the word seemed to be getting out about Sulphur Springs. Shepard said a cluster of restaurants to choose from would make the city a destination....

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Heritage Parkway Dedicated

Officials of the Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation as well as City and County Officials, new State Senator Bob Hall and Chamber of Commerce representatives conducted a ribbon cutting for Heritage Parkway located in the middle of 100 acres of EDC land located north of Flowserve between Loop 301 and Jefferson Street. After the ribbon cutting, I talked about the significance of the road with EDC Executive...

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“Updated” Downtown Expansion News
Nov23

“Updated” Downtown Expansion News

At a recent meeting of the Texas Downtown Association in Granbury, Downtown Sulphur Springs was used as a case study for use of public spaces and for branding. City Director of Community Development Shane Shepard was pleasantly surprised. Shepard added he was able to distribute about 150 packets on Sulphur Springs to developers interested in Texas at an International Shopping Centers conference. Shepard said a Schlotzsky’s Sandwich...

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Bright Star Baseball League for Children Meets with City Council

At a regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday at 7 p.m. in City Hall, Veronica Yost with the Bright Star Baseball League for children with special needs will make a presentation about a proposed Bright Star League Baseball Field. The council is also expected to consider an ordinance for issuance and sale of certificates of obligation for a variety of projects.

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Main Street Buzz
Aug21

Main Street Buzz

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell says development seems to go in waves and the city is in the midst of such a wave currently downtown. Three buildings were being worked on in the 200 block of Main Street Thursday. The old Knight’s Head Inn building is under construction again. Maxwell says plans call for a sizeable balcony. Another location is being worked on for a bakery. A dentist’s office is also under construction....

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