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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Gus Gustafson About The Weekend on the Plaza
Jul23

Gus Gustafson About The Weekend on the Plaza

Something new is coming to Celebration Plaza Friday night. Four or five bands, chosen by an entertainment company will be performing. In attendance will be Popgun Entertainment of Nashville. They will listen to the bands and then give each a consultation. City of Sulphur Springs Community Development Specialist Gus Gustafson sees the concept as a great way to get up and coming bands into town. He says look for more of...

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Third Grand Opening For Bob Evans Foods
Jul09

Third Grand Opening For Bob Evans Foods

The third grand opening for Bob Evans Foods hosted a number of BEF executives and local business leaders at a Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Tuesday morning, July 9th, at 10:30 at the BEF location. BEF has invested an additions $23 million dollars locally. Mike Townsley is President of Bob Evans Foods. Townsley complemented Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs area residents for their work ethic. He said this is one...

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