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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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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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Petition For Temporary Restraining Order, Injunction For Dike Solar Project Denied
Jul21

Petition For Temporary Restraining Order, Injunction For Dike Solar Project Denied

The 62nd Judicial District Judge has made a determination regarding Cynthia Martin’s petition for a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction to stop construction of Dike solar project, Hopkins Energy LLC, for at least 2 weeks, according to an order released Wednesday. Martin’s application for a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction have been denied, according to an order signed with Judge Will...

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Judge Considering Cynthia Martin’s Petition For Restraining Order For Planned Dike Solar Project
Jul19

Judge Considering Cynthia Martin’s Petition For Restraining Order For Planned Dike Solar Project

Those hoping for a quick decision Monday to Cynthia Martin’s request for a restraining order to temporarily halt construction of the planned Dike solar project were disappointed. Will Biard, 62nd Judicial District Judge, told the parties involved that he would take the matter under advisement so that he gets it right, but expects to make a decision by the end of the week. The hearing for the temporary restraining order came...

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Work On Dike Solar Plant Accelerates Ahead Of Lawsuit
Jul18

Work On Dike Solar Plant Accelerates Ahead Of Lawsuit

There has been a flurry of activity in the Dike community since a lawsuit was filed against Hopkins Energy, LLC and Hopkins County over the proposed solar plant that has been planned for the Dike community. Contractors for the project have stepped up their efforts and seem to be working at a faster pace to get the project further along before a hearing planned for 9am on Monday, July 19th which could put a stop to all work. Judge Will...

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