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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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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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Pine Forest Solar I & Hybrid I Granted Use Of 9 County Roads
Aug23

Pine Forest Solar I & Hybrid I Granted Use Of 9 County Roads

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning approved a resolution granting Pine Forest Solar I LLC, and Pine Forest Hybrid I, LLC, permission to use 9 county roads during development and for improvements to the solar project planned in the area. Two Dike residents also spoke to the Commissioners Court Aug. 23, 2021, regarding the planned solar project in their neighborhood. Pine Forest Roads The Commissioners Court on July 26...

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Residents Discuss What To Do Next In Fight Against Planned Dike Solar Plant
Aug03

Residents Discuss What To Do Next In Fight Against Planned Dike Solar Plant

Battle Over Proposed Solar Plant In Dike Receives Attention From National Media Monday Dike residents Sunday discussed the next round in their fight to prevent a solar plant from being constructed in their community. Cynthia Martin’s petition to the 62nd Judicial District Court for a temporary restraining order and injunction were denied last month, but neither she nor the Dike residents in opposition allowed Judge Will...

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Although A Petition For Temporary Restraining Order, Injunction Denied, Lawsuit To Prevent Construction of Dike Solar Farm Ongoing
Jul23

Although A Petition For Temporary Restraining Order, Injunction Denied, Lawsuit To Prevent Construction of Dike Solar Farm Ongoing

Following the announcement of Judge Will Biard’s decision to deny Cynthia Martin’s request that Hopkins Energy LLC and Hopkins County be issued a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction to halt construction of a large scale solar project in Dike, KSST reached out to the parties involved in the lawsuit. Representatives for all three parties – plaintiff Martin and defendants Hopkins Energy, LLC, and Hopkins...

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Dike Residents Express Concerns Regarding Planned Dike Solar Farm
Dec22

Dike Residents Express Concerns Regarding Planned Dike Solar Farm

A handful of Dike residents Monday expressed concerns regarding the planned Dike, TX solar farm to Hopkins County Commissioners during their regular meeting Monday morning, Dec. 21. Cynthia Martin of Dike said residents of the area hadn’t been properly notified in advance of the planned solar farm. She said they learned of it after hearing that county officials had recently granted the company an extension of time to construct...

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Hospital District Board of Directors Approved A Tax Abatement for D6 Inc., Cardiac Monitors For EMS
Dec18

Hospital District Board of Directors Approved A Tax Abatement for D6 Inc., Cardiac Monitors For EMS

Construction Bids For New EMS Station/HCHD Headquarters Accepted Through Jan. 8 Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors approved a tax abatement and agreed to an extension on another, approved two budgeted capital purchases, and discussed construction of new EMS station/HCHD headquarters during the Dec. 17 board meeting, and swore in one board member. Tax Abatements At the recommendation of Sulphur Springs – Hopkins...

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Commissioners Court Approves 2 Tax Incentives, Reinvestment Zone
Nov23

Commissioners Court Approves 2 Tax Incentives, Reinvestment Zone

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved 2 tax incentives and a reinvestment zone for a planned solar farm, among other items, during the regular court meeting Monday morning. My Perfect Pet Agreement Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Roger Feagley asked the Commissioners Court to consider approving two Chapter 381 agreements. My Perfect Pet logo First, Feagley told the court My...

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