Starbucks Ribbon Cutting
Jan30

Starbucks Ribbon Cutting

January 30th, 2017 was an exciting, highly anticipated day for most Sulphur Springs residents. Starbucks finally opened early Monday morning and held it’s Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 2 pm that same afternoon. Before the ribbon cutting, drink and dessert samples were handed out to visitors. Despite a full parking lot, the lines have been considered quite painless to many customers, so far. Share...

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Local Real Estate Company Among Business Relocating to the Expanding South Broadway Area
Jan24

Local Real Estate Company Among Business Relocating to the Expanding South Broadway Area

Janet Martin Realty current situated just south of the Celebration District will be moving further south sometime in February 2017. The existing building is across from what many consider to be the most anticipated opening in Sulphur Springs this year i.e. Starbucks. There is no doubt that traffic patterns and wait times will change once the high-end coffee shop finally opens. For better or worse, get ready to change your driving...

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Alliance Bank Announces Promotions
Jan18

Alliance Bank Announces Promotions

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Sellers was pleased to announce that the Board of Directors for Alliance Bank have approved the promotions of Ruth Ann Crowson to Executive Vice President-Chief Risk Officer, Kevin Monk to Executive Vice President-Chief Operations Officer, Mike Jumper to Senior Vice President-Mortgage and Julie Degelia to Senior Vice President-Human Resource.   “Ruth Ann...

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Lions Club Serves Dinner Bell
Jan18

Lions Club Serves Dinner Bell

The Sulphur Springs Lion’s Club served the community at the weekly Dinner Bell at First United Methodist Church Wednesday January 18th, 2017. President Candace Ashmore said this is the Clubs first time sponsoring the event.  The Lion’s meet Tuesdays at Noon at Pizza Inn in Sulphur Springs. Don Sapaugh, the Club’s Tail Twister was not in attendance…. If anyone is interested in being a Community Partner for this...

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Listen up Scammers!
Jan11

Listen up Scammers!

I have developed a sort of relationship with a group of credit card thieves over the past year or so.  I have long ago given up con blocking their numbers, now I try to take their calls.  I figure if I can keep them on the line for 5 minutes, that keeps them from reaching someone susceptible.  It goes without saying, don’t try this at home. If you suspect credit card fraud contact the Federal Trade Commission. They have the...

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Grab Your Rewards Card; A Starbucks Update
Jan11

Grab Your Rewards Card; A Starbucks Update

Flying a white flag and declaring myself a member of the media (no comments please…) I slipped into the new Starbucks in Sulphur Springs.  I was able to speak briefly with a district manager.  A tentative opening date slated for… get ready for it…. Early February 2017. Although there are a few expected minor items to work on, the structure is ready.  The delay at this moment is the first delivery of stock. What date...

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Burgerland Sulphur Springs….  Here’s What We Know
Jan10

Burgerland Sulphur Springs…. Here’s What We Know

Tentative Opening Date: February 2017 Menu: Same at the Paris Location Hiring: Yes, Burgerland SS will be hiring additional employees. Same stools and kitchen design as Paris:  Yes, stools and the open kitchen…  with some tables too. I spoke with Burgerland owner Cam Ross Monday morning.  He is a fan of the Dinning District, and proclaimed “Sulphur Springs is just the first step in an march to the Metroplex.” Click...

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El Vaquero in Sulphur Springs
Jan09

El Vaquero in Sulphur Springs

I finally did it, I got some El Vaquero today.  It’s not that I was scared, but I was never sure how the process worked.  Do you park and walk up?  Do you order then wait for someone to bring it out?  Is there a place to go in and order?  Do they take credit cards? I didn’t want to look like an idiot…  Gentle readers, gather around the dim flicker of your screen and I will give you the details…. Here’s...

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Mystery ‘Taco’ Restaurant Coming to the South Broadway Strip
Jan09

Mystery ‘Taco’ Restaurant Coming to the South Broadway Strip

The currently vacant lot between the much anticipated Starbucks, and Domino’s Pizza has found purpose. With other additions like Dairy Queen, the South Broadway ‘Strip’ is filling fast. At peak traffic times congestion can be trying to people traversing I-30 at Broadway. Some residents are concerned about even more traffic coming to the intersection of Broadway and the I-30 Service Roads. All that can be confirmed at...

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Florinditas Pupuseria – A taste of El Salvador in Sulphur Springs
Jan05

Florinditas Pupuseria – A taste of El Salvador in Sulphur Springs

Tucked away at 105 Weaver Street, an authentic pupuseria awaits.  The Florinditas Pupuseria is a family owned spot near downtown Sulphur Springs, TX.  Behind the counter are two charming ladies who hail from El Salvador.  The immigration of their family from El Salvador started with their Mother, who decided to escape a 12 year civil war. During the course of a week, many family members help out, and each contributes in their own way....

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