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EDC, Local Officials Discuss  Clearing Of NETEX Railroad Right-of-Ways, Transload Facility
Dec15

EDC, Local Officials Discuss Clearing Of NETEX Railroad Right-of-Ways, Transload Facility

Local officials met Monday to discuss a number of topics related to Northeast Texas Rural Transportation District and the railroad, including clearing of right-of-ways and a transload facility. Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation Sulphur Springs – Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Roger Feagley hosted representatives from the city, county, ATCOG and NETEX to discuss...

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NETC Selected As New Operator For NETEX Rail Line
Jul11

NETC Selected As New Operator For NETEX Rail Line

Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District Board (known as NETEX) Thursday afternoon formally approved an agreement terminating the rail group’s agreement with Blacklands Railroad. NETEX then formally approved an agreement with North East Texas Connectors LLC, to serve as operator for the rail line. Brian Lee, NETEX Board meeting Blacklands Agreement Blacklands Railroad served as rail operator for NETEX for more than 20...

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After Months Of Negotiations, NETEX and North East Texas Connector Ink Agreement For Contract Revisions
Sep02

After Months Of Negotiations, NETEX and North East Texas Connector Ink Agreement For Contract Revisions

After months of negotiations, Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District, the rural rail district spanning from Titus County to Wylie that is known as NETEX, and rail operator North East Texas Connector (NETC) of Freedom Rail Group inked an agreement for contract revisions Thursday afternoon. Contract Revision On Sept. 2, 2021, NETEX Chairman Brian Lee signs a contract amending the operating agreement with NETC. NETEX agreed...

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NETEX Amends Agreements With NETC
Aug06

NETEX Amends Agreements With NETC

After months of discussion, Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) agreed to a vegetation cleanup agreement, as well as amendments to the track reimbursement and management obligation agreements with North East Texas Connector, the division of Freedom Rail Group contracted to serve as operators for the NETEX railroad. A right-of-way usage rate schedule for private landowners was also approved as recommended by...

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NETEX Board Of Directors Welcomes New Member
Apr03

NETEX Board Of Directors Welcomes New Member

Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) Board of Directors welcomed a new member, considered 5 standard right-of-way agreements giving RAMS Inc. authority to act on behalf of NETEX, received an updated regarding an Economic Development Grant and received monthly updates from NETEX Board treasurer and the rail operator during the regular monthly meeting held this week at Sulphur Springs Municipal Building. Personnel...

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Commissioners Court Approve New Position, Truck Purchase; Hear Rail Declaration, Veterans Services Update
May20

Commissioners Court Approve New Position, Truck Purchase; Hear Rail Declaration, Veterans Services Update

A new truck to replace one that burned, a new maintenance position and routine budget amendments were among the items Hopkins County Commissioners were asked to consider approving at their Monday meeting. County Treasurer/Veterans Service Office Danny Davis gave an update on services helped procure for veterans in 2018. Brad Johnson with Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op presented a resolution to the court regarding future rail...

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EDC, Ark-Tex COG To Host Oct. 30 Northeast Texas Transportation Summit
Oct12

EDC, Ark-Tex COG To Host Oct. 30 Northeast Texas Transportation Summit

Business and industry leaders, city council and commissioners court members and staff from 14 counties across Northeast Texas will gather Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Sulphur Springs Country Club to discuss something that affects nearly everyone — transportation. The Northeast Texas Transportation Summit, hosted by the Sulphur Springs/Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation and Ark-Tex Council of Governments, is designed to...

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Building Maintenance, Wrecking and Salvage Yard Regulations Discussed During Commissioners Work Session
Apr06

Building Maintenance, Wrecking and Salvage Yard Regulations Discussed During Commissioners Work Session

Hopkins County Commissioners during a Monday work session discussed a number of topics, including the outdoor sound stage at the Civic Center, building maintenance, wrecking and salvage yard regulations, and NETEX’s railroad vegetation maintenance proposal. According to Judge Robert Newsom, the court conferred with Hopkins County Civic Center Manager Lonnie Fox regarding the condition and use of the outdoor sound stage, or...

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Final Plat For New Subdivision Approved By Commissioners Court
Mar08

Final Plat For New Subdivision Approved By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court made short work of the regular meeting agenda Monday, approving a pneumatic roller, final plat for a new subdivision and a racial profiling report from the sheriff’s office. Caney Creek Subdivision Brian Coleman For the first time since the county updated the subdivision rules, a final plat for a new subdivision Precinct 1 has been approved for Hopkins County. Hopkins County Fire Marshal Andy...

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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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