Sulphur Springs, Texas, is a community of approximately 16,000 residents located in North East Texas, on Interstate 30, halfway between Dallas and Texarkana. The City is operated by a Council-Manager form of government, with seven Council members elected by the citizens and a Mayor elected by the Council. The City offices are located at 125 South Davis St., and their phone number is 903-885-7541. For more information, visit www.sulphurspringstx.org.
We're sincere when we say... Welcome to Sulphur Springs!
Sulphur Springs is the largest city, and the county seat, in Hopkins County Texas. The County operates under a County Judge and four precinct Commissioners. Other incorporated communities in Hopkins County include Cumby, Tira, and Como. For more information, visit www.hopkinscountytx.org.
County and City officials meeting with Texas State elected officials in Austin.
City services are provided by the following organizations: For water, sewage, and trash pickup within the City of Sulphur Springs, call City Hall at 903-885-7541. Telephone service in Sulphur Springs is provided by Verizon. For residential telephone service, call 1-800-483-3000. Natural gas is provided by Oncor, call 1-800-460-3030. Electrical deregulation has allowed Texans to choose from a wide variety of electrical services. For information on electrical service providers, visit the Texas Public Utility Commission's website at www.powertochoose.com, or call 1-866-797-4839. Cable TV is available through Cox Communications, call 903-885-3757.
To obtain maps or other printed materials about Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County, call the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce at 1-888-300-6623, or 903-885-6515. Phone books for the City of Sulphur Springs, and the surrounding area, are available from the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce for a small mailing/handling fee.
There are seven school districts in Hopkins County, the largest being Sulphur Springs Independent School District with over 4,000 students. Other school districts within Hopkins County include Como-Pickton, Miller Grove, Cumby, North Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff, and Saltillo. All Hopkins County school districts are rated as either "Exemplary" or "Recognized" by the Texas Education Agency Accountability Rating System.
Employment opportunities with the over 50 major employers are made available to residents and future residents through four employment services and the Sulphur Springs Workforce Center located at 1110 South Como St., call 903-885-7556.
There are over 115 churches in Hopkins County, representing almost every major denomination. The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram newspaper, KSST 1230 AM radio, KSCH 95.9 FM radio, and KSST Channel 18 Television all serve to keep local citizens informed. There are several banking institutions to serve the needs of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County. Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Guaranty Bond Bank, Community Bank, First Convenience Bank, Texas Heritage National Bank, and The Land Bank of Sulphur Springs, along with City National Bank in Como, Texas, provide dependable banking services to the area.
Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, a 100-bed medical complex affiliated with Baylor Health Care System of Dallas, provides healthcare services to area residents including a talented medical staff of over 40 physicians, including anesthesiology, emergency room physicians, family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, and radiology. Memorial Hospital boasts a 24-hour emergency center, Level III Trauma Center, C.A.R.E. Unit, Inpatient Acute Rehab, EMS/Five Mobile Intensive Care Units, Medical/Surgical Services, Team Diabetes Program, Hospice, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Open MRI services, CAT scan, Mammography, Ultrasound, Bone Density Screening, Laboratory Services and Outpatient Clinic with Specialists in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Urology, and Pulmonology.
Texas Yes Award Presentation
Sulphur Springs was named one of the Top 5 Rural Communities in Texas by, then Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs and Governor Rick Perry in 2003. The community was selected from a list of 21 nominees based upon the "Determination, innovation and know-how our community has applied toward activities such as tourism, partnering, community development, education and economic development."
Fall Festival Fly-In 2003
Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport was named "Airport of the Year" by the Texas Department of Transportation in 2003, citing improvements including: a new terminal building with a large, private meeting space provided by local industry; additional ramp space; the addition of AWOS (Automated Weather Observing System) system; construction of private and rental hangar spaces; and upgrades to the runways.
Coleman Park – Sulphur Springs, Texas
There are over 3,000 acres of public parks in the City of Sulphur Springs. The newest addition, Coleman Park, a 200+ acre family playground including walking/jogging trails, playground areas, fishing, tennis, and a sports complex. The park, boasting six baseball and six soccer fields and a unique "Imagination Mountain," complete with 8-foot waterfall and wading pool, serves the citizens of Sulphur Springs and surrounding area.
The one-acre "Kids Kingdom" castle playground located in Buford Park, a municipal swimming pool and playground, along with fourteen lighted tennis courts, eighteen lighted baseball fields, one athletic club, a bowling alley, a six-screen state-of-the-art movie theater, a senior citizens center, four fishing lakes, a hunting reserve, and a public 18-hole golf course located at the Sulphur Springs Country Club round out the array of activities available to citizens and visitors alike.
Hopkins County Regional Civic Center
Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, includes a 1500-seat air-conditioned auditorium with complete stage facilities, a 2500-seat rodeo arena/coliseum, and an 8500-square-foot exhibit hall. Hopkins County Regional Civic Center provides meeting space to handle almost any venue, from family reunions to major music stars, such as the Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McIntire, Clint Black, and Garth Brooks... just to name a few.
Come on your own, or contact the Sulphur Springs Department of Tourism for help in organizing an experience for your group, 1-888-300-6623.