Basics at Brunch
Apr13

Basics at Brunch

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Engineers Hashing Out Site Details for Starbucks in Sulphur Springs
Apr06

Engineers Hashing Out Site Details for Starbucks in Sulphur Springs

Engineers for Starbucks and the City Engineer for Sulphur Springs are currently hashing out site details that will enable the building of a local outlet for the purveyor of coffee on South Broadway in the city, according to a city source. Although no date for construction has been set, the city and Starbucks are taking steps to facilitate a good relationship. This is just another hurdle that has not deterred the determination to...

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Business History Month: Hampton House Jewelry
Mar31

Business History Month: Hampton House Jewelry

Hampton House Jewelry is owned by a husband and wife duo on Main Street near downtown Sulphur Springs. Angela and Wes Hampton have owned several businesses in the past twenty-five years, but believe the jewelry business is their calling. Wes Hampton installed insulation for over thirty years of his life, but always had a deep interest in fossils, gemstones, and prehistoric life. Angela worked in the antique store that was located in...

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Business History Month: Celebration Antiques
Mar30

Business History Month: Celebration Antiques

The Colbys feel they “came home” to Hopkins County when they moved to the area and became business people in downtown Sulphur Springs . Their store “Celebration Antiques” occupies historic space at 210 Connally Street, having been home to Haggar’s Dry Goods store in the 1920’s and Roberts Jewelers and Taking Care of Business in more recent years. Adam and Lara’s handiwork on the lofty, weathered...

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Business History Month: Marlene’s Sass and Class
Mar29

Business History Month: Marlene’s Sass and Class

Having always loved fashion and accessories, when the opportunity presented itself Marlene open Sass and Class Boutique in August of 2015. One of the satisfying joys of her business is to allow women of all ages to have an out-of-the-ordinary shopping experience with personal help to not only get the right size and fit, but to experiment beyond a normal wardrobe. Even if you haven’t got the time or talent for coordinating the...

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Business History Month: Yard By Yard
Mar25

Business History Month: Yard By Yard

Henry and Janice Keller had humble beginnings with their nursery business. In 1979, the Keller’s had a greenhouse in their backyard on Morris Dr. in Sulphur Springs, Texas and began to sell plants they had raised themselves. Ten years later, in 1989, the two had a full grown business and decided to move to a separate location. Henry Keller, a Vietnam War veteran and plant enthusiast, bought a house with an acre lot on Church St....

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Business History Month: Blacklands Railroad
Mar24

Business History Month: Blacklands Railroad

Blacklands Railroad started in 1999 by Wayne Defebaugh who opened the business after the state-owned railroad running through Sulphur Springs was looking to be abandoned and needed an operator. He quickly leased the track and began his shortline railroad in the middle of the town. He owns the locomotives and provides the crews to work the railroad. “My father was retired from the railroad as a conductor out of Kansas...

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Business History Month: Reilly Springs Jamboree
Mar22

Business History Month: Reilly Springs Jamboree

It may be off the beaten path, but the Reilly Springs Jamboree remains contentedly at home in the country near Hopkins County’s southeastern border. The show’s slogan “Hopkins County’s original music venue” harks back to the Autumn of 1956, when a couple of local musicians, Bob and Joe (Attlesey) Shelton put the abandoned Reilly Springs schoolhouse back to work as their concert hall. The brothers and...

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Business History Month: Osborn’s Jewelry
Mar21

Business History Month: Osborn’s Jewelry

Trudy Osborn found her first job in a jewelry store called Gold Connection in Sulphur Springs’ Windsor Plaza Shopping Center. She learned on-the-job about jewelry repair from owners Betsy and Jerry Whitson, who were also her in-laws. Her apprenticeship ended when she moved back to the Metroplex, and it was quite a few years later when Trudy Osborn decided to open her own shop. In 2001, Trudy returned to the Windsor Plaza...

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Jay Hodge Chevrolet Ribbon Cutting
Mar17

Jay Hodge Chevrolet Ribbon Cutting

  Thursday marked the official grand opening for Jay Hodge Chevrolet in Sulphur Springs. Owner Jay Hodge, pictured in the center of the photograph above, spoke about the excitement surrounding the opening and thanked those who played a vital role in the building and opening process. Hodge added that the future is bright for the Chevrolet dealership.   Share...

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