About Us

ABOUT the civic center

Our History

Welcome to the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, a multipurpose facility located in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Our vision started with community leaders from the city, the Sulphur Springs Independent School District, and Hopkins County, who agreed to replace the original agricultural barn with a new one that would also host livestock shows. As the vision grew, the school district initiated efforts to add a new auditorium for the new high school, which was built adjacent to the Civic Center. Eventually, the decision was made to add a convention center to the facility.

Thanks to a combined effort of the city, the school district, and the county, the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center became a reality on January 1, 1979, with a minimal financial impact on Sulphur Springs residents. The Civic Center has since played host to many rodeos and rodeo championships, and musical artists such as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, and George Strait have graced its stage. The auditorium is used for concerts, school events, and other community events, and it now boasts 1,250 seats after a five million dollar remodel and addition funded by the Sulphur Springs Independent School District.

In addition to equine events, the Civic Center has a banquet hall that can host a variety of events, including those for Hopkins County schools. The Exhibit Hall, foyers, restrooms, office area, Concession Stand, and Board room were totally remodeled in 2013, giving the facility a more contemporary look.

At the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, we pride ourselves on providing a friendly environment and quality family atmosphere. Our multipurpose facility is perfect for a wide range of events, from rodeos to concerts to school functions. Contact us to book your event or ask any questions, and we will respond promptly the next business day.

Our Board Of Directors

The Hopkins County Civic Center is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of dedicated community members who are committed to the success of the center and its events.

  • Pct. 1- Chris Voorheese 2023-2025 
  • Pct. 2-Michael Mund 2022-2024
  • Pct.-3- Jason Tulley 2023-2025 
  • Pct.-4 Bart Green 2022-2024
  • SSISD- Tawlene Lampp 2021-2023 
  • SSISD-Dan Froneberger 2023-2025
  • Minority Comm.-Harry Washington 2022-2024
  • NETLA-Kevin Gibson 2022-2024
  • County at Large- Dennis Findley 2021-2023 
  • County Court-Danny Evans 2022-2024
  • Dairy Festival Board-Carolyn McKinney 2023-2025
  • Chamber of Comrce-Butch Burney 2023-2025
  • Hotel Industry-Charles Helm 2022-2024

Our Sponsors

Sponsoring the Hopkins County Civic Center is an excellent opportunity to connect with the local community, gain exposure for your business, and be a part of many exciting events. Our current sponsors have helped us to provide top-notch facilities and services for our events. We are always looking for more sponsors to help us continue to grow and expand our offerings. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at (903) 885-8071 or fill out our contact form or visit our sponsorship page.

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