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3 Residents, TREAD Official Speak Out Against Solar Projects During Commissioners Court
May25

3 Residents, TREAD Official Speak Out Against Solar Projects During Commissioners Court

Four people addressed Hopkins County Commissioners during the public forum portion of the regular court meeting this week regarding large solar complexes planned to go up in Hopkins County. Dike resident Michele Barnes addresses the Commissioners Court Two Dike residents who expressed disapproval of Commissioners’ decision to grant a tax incentive for Hopkins Energy, LLC, the solar facility planned in the Dike area and a third pointed...

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2 Citizens Ask SSISD Trustees To Reconsider Stance On 313 Agreement For Dike Solar Farm
May11

2 Citizens Ask SSISD Trustees To Reconsider Stance On 313 Agreement For Dike Solar Farm

Developer, Land Owner Asks School Board to Amend Agreement As Requested Citizens asked Sulphur Springs ISD trustees this week to reconsider the district’s stance on 313 agreements, particularly amending the agreement with Hopkins Energy LLC. The developer and one landowner whose property is within the planned Hopkins Energy LLC area asked the board to approve the amended agreement. Tim Fuller (pink shirt at left) addressed the...

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SSISD To Consider Amending 313 Agreement With 1 Solar Group, Application From Another
May09

SSISD To Consider Amending 313 Agreement With 1 Solar Group, Application From Another

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees will consider amending a 313 agreement with one solar group and an application from another during the regular meeting Monday evening. SSISD logo Also on the May 9 agenda for approval are budget revisions for American Rescue Plan Supplemental Grant Funding, a Quality Improvement Application, a proposal or improvements to the high school student parking are, instructional materials allotment TEKS...

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Amended Road Use Agreement For Pine Forest Solar Projects, Incentives For Proposed Project On Nov. 22 Commissioners Court Agenda
Nov21

Amended Road Use Agreement For Pine Forest Solar Projects, Incentives For Proposed Project On Nov. 22 Commissioners Court Agenda

An amended road use agreement for Pine Forest Solar Projects and tax incentives for a proposed project are on the Nov. 22 Commissioners Court agenda, along with a truck purchase and an agreement for the county fire department. During the 9 session, Hopkins County Commissioners Court is expected to consider approving the purchase of a 1-ton crew cab 4×4 truck for Precinct 3. Four items on the agenda have to do with solar projects....

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SSISD Education Foundation To Be Submitted As Potential Charity For Hopkins County Jury Duty Reimbursement Donations
Nov11

SSISD Education Foundation To Be Submitted As Potential Charity For Hopkins County Jury Duty Reimbursement Donations

Hopkins Energy LLC Agreement Amended By 1 Year, Stampede Solar Road Maintenance Agreement Granted Sulphur Springs ISD Education Foundation was approved to be submitted to the list of charities to which Hopkins County jurors may donate their daily reimbursement for jury service. Hopkins County Commissioners Court also amended and restated a 381 agreement with Hopkins Energy LLC, a road maintenance agreement with Stampeed Solar Project...

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Redistricting Required For Hopkins County Due To Population Growth Reflected In 2020 Census
Nov07

Redistricting Required For Hopkins County Due To Population Growth Reflected In 2020 Census

Changes Proposed By ATCOG Would Mostly Impact Precincts 1 and 2 in Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning will be asked to consider approving a number of items, including a redistricting proposal which would impact Precincts 1 and 2 in Sulphur Springs, and amended and restated 381 agreements with Hopkins Energy LLC and a road maintenance agreement with Stampede Solar Project LLC. The 9 a.m. meeting agenda...

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Commissioners Court Approves Reinvestment Zone And 381 Agreements For 3 Solar Projects
Sep15

Commissioners Court Approves Reinvestment Zone And 381 Agreements For 3 Solar Projects

Hopkins County Commissioners Court this week, after hearing from at least five Dike property owners regarding issues related to a solar facility to be constructed in that community, tackled four other items on the agenda pertaining to three additional solar farms, including a reinvestment zone, an amendment to one Chapter 381 agreement, and requests for tax incentives for solar facilities proposed for Saltillo and Pine Forest...

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Dike Property Owners Voice Opinions Regarding Planned Solar Facility, Property Rights, Incorporation
Sep14

Dike Property Owners Voice Opinions Regarding Planned Solar Facility, Property Rights, Incorporation

Nearly half of Monday morning’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting revolved around planned solar projects in Hopkins County, especially the one greenlit for the Dike community. Dike property voice their opinions Monday morning regarding a planned solar farm in Dike, property rights and incorporation during public comments portion of the meeting. Dike property owner Michele Barnes Dike property owner Michele Barnes has...

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Commissioners Court To Consider Reinvestment Zone, Economic Development Agreement For Stampede Solar
Sep12

Commissioners Court To Consider Reinvestment Zone, Economic Development Agreement For Stampede Solar

Sept. 13 Agenda Also Includes Proposals For 381 Economic Development Agreements For JBW Holdings, 2 Pine Forest Solar Projects Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked Monday to consider a number of proposed contracts and agreements, including a reinvestment zone and economic development agreement for Stampede Solar. The Sept. 13 agenda also includes proposals for 381 economic development agreements with JBW Holdings LLC and...

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2 Dike Residents Speak Against Others’ Efforts To Make Dike An Incorporated Area
Aug27

2 Dike Residents Speak Against Others’ Efforts To Make Dike An Incorporated Area

Dike residents opposed to a solar facility being constructed in their rural country community have continued to take action over the last month. They are exploring different options to potentially block Hopkins Energy, LLC, from completing the project. While the Save Dike from Solar group have been the most vocal – a few community members regularly address Hopkins County Commissioners Court to express their discontent with the...

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