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What Do You Think Of Solar Farms In Hopkins County?
Jan20

What Do You Think Of Solar Farms In Hopkins County?

There has been much discussion of the four potential solar farms planned for Hopkins County, but mostly during School Board meetings and at the County level. KSST News would like to know what you think of these projects, by having you vote in our poll below. What do you think of having a Solar Farm in Hopkins County?I am all for it as long as it's not near me.Bring it on. They can use my front yard.Undecided. I don't know...

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“Save Dike From Solar” Meeting To Be Held Thursday, January 21st.
Jan18

“Save Dike From Solar” Meeting To Be Held Thursday, January 21st.

Concerned citizens in the Dike Community are meeting at 6pm on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Sulphur Bluff School Cafeteria to discuss the impact of a proposed solar farm in their area. Cynthia Martin has circulated a petition and gathered names against the proposed solar farm that could cover almost 3,000 acres. One land owner in favor of the solar farm owns 1,200 acres in the project, and other residents with small tracts may be...

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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 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 the...

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Tax Abatements, Nursing Homes Acquisition On Oct. 27 Hopkins County Hospital District Agenda
Oct27

Tax Abatements, Nursing Homes Acquisition On Oct. 27 Hopkins County Hospital District Agenda

A tax abatements and nursing homes acquisition are among the items on the Oct. 27 Hopkins County Hospital District agenda. The HCHD Board of Directors will be asked during the 6 p.m. meeting to consider approving tax abatements for Hopkins Energy LLC, a solar farm planned in the Dike area, and My Perfect Pet, a new business in Sulphur Springs. Hopkins Energy, which recently changed ownership, is asking for tax incentives from Sulphur...

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Reinvestment Zone Approved For 1 Solar Farm, Extension Given For Another
Oct12

Reinvestment Zone Approved For 1 Solar Farm, Extension Given For Another

Hopkins County Commissioners Court on Monday morning approved a reinvestment zone for one solar farm and granted an extension for another. An indigent defense fund program grant application, subdivision variance and utility easements also received approval of the Commissioners Court on Monday. Solar Farms Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved a document establishing a reinvestment zone for Hopkins Energy LLC, a solar farm...

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Commissioners Court Agrees To Tax Incentive For Dike Solar Farm, EMP Credits For TxDOT Bridge Projects
Sep22

Commissioners Court Agrees To Tax Incentive For Dike Solar Farm, EMP Credits For TxDOT Bridge Projects

Increases To Jail & HCFD Budgets, Longevity Pay, OSSF Fees Also Approved Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday approved several items during a special session, including a tax incentive for a Dike solar farm, equivalent match credits for bridge projects and increases to jail and fire department budgets, longevity pay for county employees and OSSF fees. 381 Agreement Hopkins Energy LLC project boundary as originally proposed to...

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Chapter 313 Agreement Sought From SSISD For Bright Arrow Solar, LLC
Sep15

Chapter 313 Agreement Sought From SSISD For Bright Arrow Solar, LLC

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday evening received an application from a group seeking a Chapter 313 agreement for Bright Arrow Solar LLC, a proposed solar farm which would be located in the northwestern part of SSISD. As is procedure in such matters, the 6 school trustees present reported signed an acknowledgement declaring no conflict of interest in the solar project. Craig Roberts was absent from...

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Feb. 24 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Annual Audit, Solar Maintenance Contract
Feb23

Feb. 24 Commissioners Court Agenda Includes Annual Audit, Solar Maintenance Contract

In addition to routine matters, Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked Monday to consider three items related to solar panels and energy, a platting request, the annual audit, and appointing a representative to community board. Hopkins County Commissioners Court The outside audit performed by Rutledge, Crain & Company, PC, is to be presented for approval of the Commissioners Court during the 9 a.m. meeting. A request has...

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SSISD Declines Requests To Amend Agreements For Arbala Solar Farm, Approve Agreement For Another
Jan14

SSISD Declines Requests To Amend Agreements For Arbala Solar Farm, Approve Agreement For Another

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees Sulphur Springs Independent School District Monday night declined the amended agreements for one solar farm but approved those for another. SSISD school board on Dec. 10, 2018, approved an agreement for Solemio, after the Comptroller’s Officer reported it met the Chapter 313 agreement requirements, provided total employment requirement is waived. The project was to be for a...

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SSISD Board Of Trustees Jan. 13 Agenda Includes Lamar Primary Improvement Plan, Special Education Program Report, Trustees Election, Open House, Solar Farms
Jan12

SSISD Board Of Trustees Jan. 13 Agenda Includes Lamar Primary Improvement Plan, Special Education Program Report, Trustees Election, Open House, Solar Farms

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees has a packed agenda for the regular January meeting, which will begin 1 hour earlier than usual Monday. The board will hear a number of reports, including a special education program report from Director Susan Johnston, a presentation by Lamar students and music department, a presentation from Assistant Superintendent Kristin Monk about the Lamar Primary Improvement Turn...

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