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Sulphur Springs to close swimming pool

SULPHUR SPRINGS – Due to a lack of economic viability, the City of Sulphur Springs has announced they will not reopen their public pool this spring.

City officials declined comment on neither the announcement nor what the future holds for the venue, citing pending litigation.

According to a statement issued Monday, during the past few years pool use has continued to decline while operating and other expenses have increased. City officials feel current use of the facility would be imprudent considering the era of budget cuts and tighter spending.

"In our continuing efforts to maintain low municipal taxes while providing quality services, we will continue to evaluate all municipal services to insure that City of Sulphur Springs taxpayers receive the best value possible for each tax dollar," the statement read.

The Sulphur Springs City Pool has been serving residents for more than 50 years.