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Supreme Court Rescues Potato House Sign
Aug19

Supreme Court Rescues Potato House Sign

  Boards and commissions representing the City of Sulphur Springs had no choice but to approve the signage posted to advertise the location of the Potato House located along a downtown street. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Reed vs. The Town of Gilbert, Arizona that such signs are protected by the First Amendment Freedom of Speech. One has to only Google or read SCOTUS blog’s explanation of Reed v Town of...

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City Zoning Issues This Week as Boards and Commission Meet
Aug17

City Zoning Issues This Week as Boards and Commission Meet

Three meetings in the Sulphur Springs City Council Chambers in City Hall, 201 North Davis Street, are scheduled for the first two days of the week. Monday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday night, August 18 the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals and the Downtown Revitalization Board meet. The meetings are usually little attended and little attention is focused on the mundane items discussed....

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SSISD Campuses Finalizing Summer Remodeling Projects
Aug13

SSISD Campuses Finalizing Summer Remodeling Projects

Over the summer of 2015, a number of Sulphur Springs ISD school campuses have started or finished construction and renovation projects. Most have been completed, except for SSHS and Lamar Elementary, both of which are having major work done. The Sulphur Springs High School is rebuilding the Regional Civic Center Auditorium, which they have leased for the next 35 years. The $4 million project was approved on June 26, and exterior...

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Celebration City Reaching Capacity; Population Increasing
Jul02

Celebration City Reaching Capacity; Population Increasing

In the past year, Sulphur Springs has seen a rise in community events, activity, and renovation. There has also been a rise in population as well with many apartment complexes in the city reaching capacity. The few complexes left in town that have space left are leasing rapidly, with most vacancies lasting shorter than a month. West Oaks Village Apartments leased out five apartments within the month of May alone. Also full are Meadow...

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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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