Adding a little spring

Okay, it’s more than a little:

The Sulphur city council decided Thursday to approve a resolution to put a name change proposal of Sulphur to Sulphur Springs to a vote of the people on the November ballot.

It is a resolution that people in Murray County seem to be pretty opinionated about. A KXII web poll last week showed that 75% of viewers opposed changing the town’s name to “Sulphur Springs.”

City officials cite tourism and that it just sounds better as the main reasons for a change. They do not want Sulphur to get lost in the shuffle of small towns and say they want to promote the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and the historic “Sulphur Springs” of the area.

It’s about 180 miles from Sulphur (Springs), Oklahoma to Sulphur Springs, Texas. (Me, I’d probably get lost around Denison.)

1 comment

  1. fillyjonk »

    5 September 2008 · 6:49 pm

    I used to go up there quite a bit but haven’t in a while (They have a bakery now? There was one pictured on the local news story here).

    I don’t have a strong feeling one way or another. Either name works for me – it still keeps some of the history and, ah, um, UNUSUAL qualities of the town (thinking of the Vendome Well and its characteristic odor) in the name.

    At least they’re not offering naming rights to the highest bidder on the Internet, or something repulsive like that.

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