The town’s name came from the many mineral springs in the area. The Romanesque Revival-style Hopkins County Courthouse is on the downtown square, where a splash pad and giant chess and checkers games are installed. Visit the "see-through" public restrooms on the square, built with one-way mirrors: people inside can see out, but those outside can't see in. Events include a morning farmers' market and the evening Celebration Market each Saturday, the Hopkins County Dairy Festival in June, Lone Star Heritage Quilt Show in September and the Hopkins County Fall Festival in October.