Thermo mine

Texas Tribune

Emily Glass, vice president of the Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs and former mayor, says a recent report commissioned by the city of Sulphur Springs shows the land on the Thermo Mine property donated to the city is free of contamination.  She says the city is considering industrial development on the property as well as use of the property as a recreation area.


Emily Glass, Alliance Bank vice-president and former Sulphur Springs mayor, says the city council took no action after an executive session on a personnel matter concerning long-time city manager Marc Maxwell.  A large crowd of citizens attended the meeting and all who spoke supported Maxwell.  The council also set public hearings on Tuesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 9 on the annexation of the former Thermo mine property.

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Emily Glass, vice president with Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs, discusses the city's recent advances in the efforts to eventually convert the former Thermo Mine property into a very large city park.  The city council lately agreed to take over responsibility for a highway overpass on the project.  Creating a park on the property is a long-term project, and a considerable amount of remediation will be necessary on the land.


Sulphur Springs Mayor Pro-Tem Emily Glass says the city is ready to take over possession of the former Thermo coal mine owned by Luminant Mining.  The city is studying possible uses of the 5,000-acre property, including its use as a park.  Also, the annual Fall Festival begins Saturday, and concludes with the Hopkins County Stew Content on Saturday, October 27.