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Luminant Demolishes Coal Silo At Old Thermo Mine As Part of Reclamation Efforts
Apr22

Luminant Demolishes Coal Silo At Old Thermo Mine As Part of Reclamation Efforts

Luminant demolished the coal silo at the old Thermo mine today (April 22), as part of their ongoing reclamation efforts. That puts the City of Sulphur Springs one step closer to being able to use the old mine property. Old Thermo coal mine silo being demolished April 22, part of Luminant’s reclamation efforts. “Luminant is under obligation to the State of Texas to reclaim the property. They have one more area to reclaim,...

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Done Deal: Luminant-City Deal For Thermo Mine Final
Nov22

Done Deal: Luminant-City Deal For Thermo Mine Final

Aerial view of Thermo mine property The deal between the City of Sulphur Springs and Luminant to transfer the title for the former Thermo mine property to the city was closed at lunch Friday, according to City Manger Marc Maxwell. “Luminant didn’t have to do this. It’s a good investment for our community, for which I say, thank you, Luminant,” Maxwell said. City officials will soon start doing some planning for...

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Grant Application To Pave Road Into Mine Received No Opposition At Meeting
Sep29

Grant Application To Pave Road Into Mine Received No Opposition At Meeting

The public meeting, conducted by the City of Sulphur Springs regarding a proposed grant application to help pave the road into the city-owned former Thermo/Luminant mine property, received no opposition. The city posted a public notice regarding the city’s intent to apply for $2,976,960 from the Economic Development Administration Program Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program, including CARES Act funding, to engineer...

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Zoning Of Thermo Mine Property As Heavy Industrial Receives P&Z Approval
Sep24

Zoning Of Thermo Mine Property As Heavy Industrial Receives P&Z Approval

City Seeking Grant Funding To Improve Mine Road The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday recommended zoning of the old Thermo mine property as heavy industrial, despite communication from multiple area residents who are opposed to the idea and an online petition in opposition to the zoning change. Tuesday evening, the City of Sulphur Springs also authorized the city manager to apply for grant funding to improve the old...

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Virtual Hearings Slated For Rezoning Of Mine, Spence Street Properties
Sep19

Virtual Hearings Slated For Rezoning Of Mine, Spence Street Properties

Special Use Permit Sought for West Industrial Drive Communication Tower The City of Sulphur Springs’ Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct public hearings for 2 rezoning proposals and 1 special use permit request. One hearing will focus on the proposed rezoning of a 10.84-acre tract of property generally located at the corner of Spence and Fisher Streets from heavy commercial to single family attached. Sulphur Springs sign...

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Hearing Slated Tonight To Give Community A Chance To Voice Concerns, Questions Regarding Old Mine Property
Jan09

Hearing Slated Tonight To Give Community A Chance To Voice Concerns, Questions Regarding Old Mine Property

Reclamation Responsibility, Land Leases, ETJ Boundaries, Maintenance Discussed During First Hearing On Annex Sulphur Springs City Council City residents who have questions regarding the old Thermo Mine/ Luminant property that is now owned by the city are encouraged to attend Thursday’s special city council meeting. The 6 p.m. session Jan. 9 is designated specifially as a public hearing for community members to voice any...

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Hearings Scheduled Jan. 7, Jan. 9 Regarding Proposed Annex Of Former Thermo Mine Property
Jan03

Hearings Scheduled Jan. 7, Jan. 9 Regarding Proposed Annex Of Former Thermo Mine Property

Map of former Thermo/Luminant Mine property proposed for annexation to the city Two public hearings are scheduled next week regarding the proposed annexation of 4857.591 acres of property previously owned by Luminant.The deal between the City of Sulphur Springs and Luminant to transfer the title for the former Thermo mine property to the city was closed at Friday, Nov. 22, Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell reported. Now, the...

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City Takes First Steps To Begin Process To Annex Former Luminant Property
Dec04

City Takes First Steps To Begin Process To Annex Former Luminant Property

Aerial view of the old Thermo mine property The first steps were taken Tuesday night by Sulphur Springs City Council to being the process of annexing the former Luminant property into the city. “Now that the city now owns the former Luminant property, one of the first steps that needs to happen before it’s incorporated into the city limits is to annex the property. Before we do that, we need to establish what process...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Agrees To Amend Luminant Agreement Regarding FM 1870 Overpass
Nov06

Sulphur Springs City Council Agrees To Amend Luminant Agreement Regarding FM 1870 Overpass

Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night approved an amendment to the development agreement inked with Luminant in October of 2018, assuming Luminant’s obligations regarding the FM 1870 overpass and indemnifying Luminant. The City of Sulphur Springs has a development agreement with Luminant regarding the Thermo Mine to close out conditions for the transfer of property to the city. The last condition before the transfer can occur is...

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No Coal Ash Buried or Deposited in Lakes at Thermo Mine
Jan23

No Coal Ash Buried or Deposited in Lakes at Thermo Mine

Although a local newspaper said property being donated to the City of Sulphur Springs could threaten groundwater in the area due to coal ash dumps, City Manager Marc Maxwell has been assured by Luminant Mining that there are no dumps at the Thermo Mine site. He also notes that the dumpsites for the coal ash are downstream from Hopkins County. All coal mined at the Thermo site was transported to Monticello power plant southwest of Mt...

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