KETR

Sulphur Springs

It was a different kind of splash in the summer heat – the sound of freshly brewed beer being drawn into glasses. It is a new story in an old building. BackStory Brewery recently opened to the public at 211 Magnolia Street in Sulphur Springs, the Celebration City.

The $1.8 million renovation of the establishment formerly housed an ice house and meat packing plant. Remnants of the history of Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs can be seen all over the tap room from original fixtures and decor.

A Sulphur Springs man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a May murder in Dallas. 

Many events are planned for Saturday evening.
Photo by Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Events happening in and around Delta County, June 30, 2018. The public is welcome to attend. Come and celebrate!

Charleston, Texas - Annual volleyball tournament on the Slab downtown on FM 895 Charleston, Texas all day long with fireworks at dark

Enloe, Texas – Annual Independence Celebration Parade, Community Supper, and Water activities starts at 4:30 p.m. downtown Enloe near Community Center

All 4 The Kids

Jun 14, 2018
HEB filling the pantry was one of the many donations Lil 4's received.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

She isn’t doing this for the fame. She doesn’t do it for the fortune. Letitia Conliffe, founder and president of Lil 4’s, does it for the children.

“This might be the worthiest cause I have been able to help with in my career,” said Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. “I am so excited for Letitia.” He admitted this all started with one promotional flyer back in November 2017.

Medicare.gov
Medicare.gov

Beware of scammers and con artists. That’s good advice for life, but apropos of what some police departments in Northeast Texas want you to know. 

This week’s news of avian flu contamination at a Hopkins County poultry farm has led China to halt imports of American chicken and eggs.

Uber has already been useful in assisting with ridesharing in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Pull out your smartphones and get to downloading. It is time to move with the times – Uber has arrived with your ride. On Thursday Sulphur Springs, Texas was home to its first Uber riders. From folks with vehicles in the repair shop to moms with children that had cabin fever from the rainy weather, Sulphur Springs resident Adam Whitson became the first Uber driver picking up businessmen from Arkansas staying at Best Western and delivering them downtown to the Dining District.

Police in Sulphur Springs charged a Hopkins County man with murder after a shooting at a party in the city Saturday night. 

Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
Hopkins County Sheriff's Office

A Sulphur Springs man is facing animal cruelty charges following the seizure of more than 160 cattle from two Hopkins County properties.

An insurance agent from Sulphur Springs is being accused of stealing clients’ money by not actually providing auto insurance coverage she was selling. 

The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters is asking the City of Sulphur Springs to open the city fire department’s operations to public scrutiny. 

Emily Glass gave many useful tips on etiquette for everyone.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Recently former Mayor of Sulphur Springs Emily Glass provided a free business etiquette class at The Oaks Bed & Breakfast offering helpful insight to those in attendance. She explained etiquette is necessarily about what fork to use for which course but more about what is expected of us in any situation and knowing how to react.

“Etiquette helps us to help others,” said Glass. “Especially in business, it is very easy for us to lose a customer. It is very difficult to get that customer back after losing them. Making a customer feel appreciated can potentially be the difference.”

A vehicle had to be rescued earlier on State Highway 11 northwest of Commerce where the Middle Sulphur River went over its banks.
Hunt County Scanner / Facebook

Motorists are urged to be aware of incidents of flashing flooding in the East Texas area. The Texas Department of Transportation has mapped several areas of closure. Turn around, don't drown is being emphasized by authorities.

In Delta County residents had to be evacuated by local volunteer fire fighters and law enforcement. According to law enforcement the home was located at 1918 Farm-to-Market 1531 near Klondike.

"This is most flooding along FM 1531 I had seen in my time with Delta County," said Lieutenant Ryan Brown, who has been with DCSO since 2011.  The water was over the five foot flood gauge. "I have never seen it at this magnitude." He waded shin to knee-deep water during the evacuation.

The North Sulphur River had flooded over its banks.

Some areas reported a range of over eight to 11 inches of rain over the span of the night.

"Fortunately, we didn't have any other rescues," said Lieutenant Brown, noting driving around a barricade is a Class B Misdemeanor and can result in a trip to jail, especially if first responders' lives are put at risk.

Delta County closures include: FM 71, FM 1531, FM 904 (water is receding), FM 2068 (water is receding).

The 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday at noon to commence activities for the week-long event.

At the Coronation Pageant held at the SSHS Auditorium on Saturday, June 17, 2017 the reigning 2016 Queen Sadie Evans passed her crown to 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Jaci Reed.

KETR

Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the City Council recently met in executive session with the Toole Design Group, a city planning organization that was behind the renewal of downtown Sulphur Springs.  Ian Lockwood, the planner who worked with Sulphur Springs on the project, was one of those meeting with the City Council.  Toole will come back to the City Council with a proposal for Commerce at a date in the near future.  The mayor says Dr.

Pages