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Old Coal Mine Property Another Step Closer To Becoming City Property
Jul01

Old Coal Mine Property Another Step Closer To Becoming City Property

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning during their regular session approved an order releasing TXU Mining Company LP and Luminant Mining Company LLC from the businesses’ obligation to restore two county roads as agreed upon in previous court orders. Basically, the Commissioners Court allowed the mine to close or relocate County Road 2307 and County Road 2309 in January 2000...

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City Closer To Gaining Ownership Of Old Thermo Mine Property
Apr15

City Closer To Gaining Ownership Of Old Thermo Mine Property

Sulphur Springs is one step closer to owning the Thermo mine property; the city receive the draft water permit, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. “For the city, that’s a major milestone passed in gaining ownership of the property,” said Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. There are still two steps, related to the bridge and road, to be achieved before that can occur, however, the city manger said. If those...

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City Council Approved Reinvestment Zone, 380 Agreement For D6, Inc.
Nov05

City Council Approved Reinvestment Zone, 380 Agreement For D6, Inc.

Sulphur Springs City Council tackled numerous items during the November meeting, including a reinvestment zone and economic development agreement for D6, Inc., close out the CARES Act Small Business Assistance Program and purchase of a track loader. The agenda also included five ordinances dealing with rezoning and establishment of reinvestment zones. Sulphur Springs Municipal building Reinvestment Zone, EDC Agreement The City Council...

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Candidate Profiles: Sulphur Springs City Council Place 1, Place 5
Oct12

Candidate Profiles: Sulphur Springs City Council Place 1, Place 5

Sulphur Springs City Council will hold an election to fill places left vacant when 4 members resigned in December. The election was scheduled to be held in May, but was postponed due to COVID-19. Voting will be conducted along with other General Election Voting on Nov. 3. Sulphur Springs City Council Nov. 3 Special Election sample ballot Early voting by personal appearance will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13 and continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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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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3 Ordinances Receive Final Approval, 4 Ordinances Introduced At Sulphur Springs City Council Meeting
Sep02

3 Ordinances Receive Final Approval, 4 Ordinances Introduced At Sulphur Springs City Council Meeting

Three ordinances received final approval following public hearings and four additional city ordinances were introduced at the Sulphur Springs City Council meeting Tuesday night, September 1, 2020. A “commercial-industrial” reinvestment zone; involvement in Sulphur River Basin Authority; and contracts for masonry, concrete and steel for the new Grays Building were also considered. Ordinances Approved The City Council...

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City Considering Pursuing Grant To Repair, Add New Sidewalks On Oak Avenue
Jul22

City Considering Pursuing Grant To Repair, Add New Sidewalks On Oak Avenue

Officials for the City of Sulphur Springs anticipates applying to Texas Department of Agriculture for a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program 2020 Downtown Revitalization Program Grant. The city anticipates the funding would be used for sidewalks on Oak Avenue. Both sides of Oak Avenue, just past the railroad tracks, facing downtown At the July 7, 2020 meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council, GrantWorks was set to be the TDA...

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Recycling Old Concrete Helps Sulphur Springs Reduce Road Repair Costs
Jun01

Recycling Old Concrete Helps Sulphur Springs Reduce Road Repair Costs

Some of the slab from an old nursing home and most of the old Thermo mine silo have been earmarked for future use — in city streets. By recycling old concrete from other construction projects, the City of Sulphur Springs anticipates saving thousands of dollars in materials and other costs for street repairs, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. Concrete from the Thermo mine silo, felled in April, is being...

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