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Emily Glass, Sulphur Springs mayor pro-tem, says the city has received a $750,000 grant from the state for improvements to the city's sewage lines, necessary for a $50 million expansion at the Saputo dairy processing plant.  And Emily says plans are afoot for improvements at Heritage Park and Pacific Park in the city.

Business Etiquette Class Offers Helpful Insight

Aug 31, 2017
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.”

John Sellers presents Emily Glass a gavel for her service as Mayor. Sellers was selected as the new Mayor.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

John Sellers will once again have the honor of serving the City of Sulphur Springs as mayor following Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall. He was motioned into office by Craig Johnson and seconded by Clay Walker. Mayor Emily Glass presided over the meeting.

“I am honored to be elected to a third term as a council person and, now tonight, by my peers selecting me as Mayor of this great city, Sulphur Springs, for this term. I’m looking forward to serving the Celebration City in this capacity, but I realize I am only one of seven vital members of the council. Together, I hope for the wisdom for all of us to make good decisions for our fair city,” stated John Sellers, humbly. “We’ve come a long way in the last few years. I look forward with great anticipation to what the future may hold for this City and Council.” He went on to express his thanks to the excellent service to the City given by City Manager Marc Maxwell and City Secretary Gale Roberts.

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Emily Glass, who has now relinquished the title of Sulphur Springs mayor to John Sellers, says the city has undertaken a new comprehensive plan, building on the success of the city's revitalized downtown, known as "Celebration Plaza."  The original planner of the downtown project, Ian Lockwood of Toole Design, recently returned to help formulate the 20-year comprehensive plan.

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Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass says the Hopkins County Courthouse has recently received a new exterior lighting system that lets the courthouse be lit in colors appropriate to the holiday, such as red and green for Christmas or red, white and blue for the Fourth of July.  

Emily reports Sulphur Springs has been hit by "skimmers" at local gasoline pumps, illegal devices that steal credit-card information.  She offers tips for avoiding being a victim.

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The mayor of Sulphur Springs, Emily Glass, discusses the recent decision of the Luminant company to give the 4,900 acre Thermo coal-mine property to the city.  The mine ceased operations about one year ago.

Armorock Polymer Concrete Products

Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass discusses the recent ground breaking for a new industry in Sulphur Springs, Armorock Polymer Concrete Structures, which will eventually employ about 60 people.  Sulphur Springs also recently celebrated the opening of a new Starbuck's cafe on I-30.  And the city is engaged in a$1.8 million renovation of its wastewater treatment plant.

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Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass says Texas economist Dr. Ray Perryman recently spoke to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce and delivered an optimistic forecast for Northeast Texas. Perryman said the region was well-positioned to enjoy a healthy 2017, regardless of who won the presidential election, partly because it has never suffered the severe downturn experienced by other parts of the country.

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Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass says the city recently won the "Spirit" award for cities with populations of 25,000 and under from the Texas Municipal League.  The award was in recognition of the city's redevelopment of its downtown area as "Celebration Plaza."  The mayor says a community singing event, "One," takes place in Celebration Plaza at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon (September 19).  It's designed to be an event promoting unity.

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Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass says the city council has approved a comprehensive master plan that extends the successful approach in the downtown area through the rest of the city.  She says the plan will beautify the city and make it more "walkable."  The city has also adopted new stricter food-service regulations.

Sulphur Springs Honored With City Spirit Award

Oct 6, 2016
Main Street is glowing with the sights and sounds of people and business following a lengthy revitalization.
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The City of Sulphur Springs received the 2016 Municipal Excellence Award in the City Spirit category during the Texas Municipal League 104th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Austin Convention Center.

It is on behalf of the City’s downtown - Celebration District.

“It is such an honor to receive this award. Thankful for our town and the people in it,” said City of Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass.

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Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass discusses the new super-charging stations for Tesla electric cars located in the city's downtown area.  She says she's been surprised how many Tesla drivers stop to recharge their cars there.  Also, the City Council is planning on significant pay raises for police and fire fighters.

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Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass relates the history of Sulphur Springs, its economic characteristics, and her hopes for the future of the city.

Hometown Rollcall is a summer feature of KETR in which we visit with leaders of cities in the KETR listening area.

New Sulphur Springs Mayor Named

Jun 8, 2016
Madame Mayor Emily Glass was sworn into office by City Secretary Gale Roberts.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

There were a multitude of honors at Tuesday night’s City of Sulphur Springs Council meeting. The gavel was passed from Madame Mayor Kayla Price Mitchell to newly re-elected Emily Glass. Councilman Clay Walker was named Mayor Pro Tem. Councilman Freddie Taylor and Glass were both sworn into office by City Secretary Gale Roberts.