County Line Magazine named Sulphur Springs the most improved small town and Coleman Park as the top park in its 2012 “best of” edition, published Dec. 27.
According to their website, the magazine's annual list provides a “primo road map for discovering excellence” in the upper east side of Texas.
In its comments regarding the city’s improvements, the magaine said, “Sulphur Springs is in the final stages – if it’s ever final – of a complete revitalization effort downtown. Free movies are displayed on the square every Friday night at dusk through Christmas and there’s a thriving farmers’ market in season. A lighted, interactive fountain in the shape of the Texas star ... is a favorite with kids. Sulphur Springs also now has a new attraction that’s both whimsical and practical: one of the only see-through public restrooms in the world – built with one-way mirrors so people inside can see out, but those outside cannot see in.”
The runner up in the most improved small town category was Ben Wheeler.
About Coleman Park, the magazine said, “After several years as a favored project, the 186-acre Coleman Park is now open to the community and visitors, offering numerous facilities and activity areas. A 2.5-mile walking trail circles the lake, passing a waterfall, crossing over three bridges and through a tunnel that connects to the soccer and baseball fields. The park’s facilities include seven soccer fields, three baseball fields, three softball fields, two tennis courts, a fishing pier, several picnic areas equipped with charcoal grills and tables, a playground area, a one-third-mile nature trail and two concession stands located in the soccer and baseball areas.”
Runner up for best park was Graham Park in Greenville.
Juan Pablo’s was voted runner up in best Tex-Mex (restaurant) behind Gloria’s in Rockwall. The Hopkins County Courthouse was voted runner-up for best courthouse, behind Marshall’s Old Harrison County Courthouse.
Other notable bests were: Winnsboro’s Art & Expresso for best coffee; Ganny’s in Winnsboro for best pie; Thee Hubbell House in Winnsboro for best bed and breakfast; Liefie’s Li Vine in Winnsboro for best sandwich, and runner up for best restaurant and best chef.
For a complete list of County Line Magazine’s best of 2012, click here.
To read our review of Liefie's Li Vine from September, click here.
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