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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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North East Texas Rural Transportation Summit Set for November 1, 2018
Oct22

North East Texas Rural Transportation Summit Set for November 1, 2018

North East Texas Rural Transportation Summit Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Morris, Rains, Red River, Titus, Wood One thing Northeast Texans have in common is the dependence on improved transportation for our rural area. Each city and county in the region has identified needed highway improvements such as safety concerns, increased capacity, maintenance or improved design to meet the changing needs...

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TxDOT Hosts May 7th Rural Transportation Improvement Program for 2019-2022
May02

TxDOT Hosts May 7th Rural Transportation Improvement Program for 2019-2022

PARIS – The Texas Department of Transportation will host a meeting May 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the McLemore Student Center at Paris Junior College to share the details of its Rural Transportation Improvement Program for 2019-2022. Interested citizens are invited to attend, review the plan and share their input with TxDOT officials representing the nine-county Paris District in Northeast Texas. The Paris District consists of Delta,...

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Northeast Texas Rural Transportation Summit; Registration; Schedule
Oct26

Northeast Texas Rural Transportation Summit; Registration; Schedule

Chris Brown, Executive Director of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments invites the public to attend and to preregister for the Northeast Texas Rural Transportation Summit at the Hopkins County Civic Center October 31st. He said, “One thing Northeast Texans have in common is the dependence on improved transportation for our rural area. Each city and county in the region has identified needed highway improvements such as safety...

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Tax Abatement Policy, Mitigation Action Plan On Jan. 18 Commissioners Court Agenda
Jan17

Tax Abatement Policy, Mitigation Action Plan On Jan. 18 Commissioners Court Agenda

Commissioners Court Asked To Appoint 2 To NETEX Board, As Well As A Hazard Mitigation Coordinator Tuesday A tax abatement policy, mitigation action plan, days for fireworks sales and agricultural lease with the city are on the Jan. 18 agenda for the special Hopkins County Commissioners Court session. Appointment of two people to NETEX Board as well as a hazardous materials coordinator. Hopkins County Commissioners Court Hopkins County...

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Commissioners Court Approves 1% COLA For County Retirees, MOUs, SART Resolution
Dec27

Commissioners Court Approves 1% COLA For County Retirees, MOUs, SART Resolution

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved funding for two groups of people, retirees and a rail district. A line item transfer, MOUs with Sulphur Springs ISD and approving a resolution designating a Sexual Assault Response Team were also approved by during Monday’s Commissioners Court session. Hopkins County Auditor Shannah Aulsbrook asked the Commissioners Court to consider approving a cost of living adjustment for people who...

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$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage
Oct06

$7 Million In ARP Funding Dedicated To NETEX, Communications Tower, Road Equipment, Salaries, Trustee Housing Facility, Retainage

Hopkins County Commissioners Court, in a special session Tuesday afternoon, committed the just over $7 million in ARP (American Rescue Plan) funding which has been allocated to the county toward 6 purposes: to assist NETEX, a communications tower, road equipment, salary replacement, a trustee facility and retainage. The Court also approved a security proposal and budget amendments for insurance proceeds received. American Rescue Plan...

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Commissions Court Agrees To Supply 2 Semi Loads Of Crossties For NETEX rail line
Sep28

Commissions Court Agrees To Supply 2 Semi Loads Of Crossties For NETEX rail line

Hopkins County Commissioners Court on Monday approved and discussed a number of items during their regular session, including the 2 semi loads of crossties for the NETEX Rail Line, agreement with a school district, a continuing education option for commissioners, and planned maintenance agreement. A bond for the new deputy treasurer and salaries for the auditor and a district court reporter also were considered by the court. Semi...

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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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Sulphur Springs City Council Awards Contract For Re-Insurance to HM Life
Aug09

Sulphur Springs City Council Awards Contract For Re-Insurance to HM Life

City Considering Take Stand In Railroad Law Suit The city of Sulphur Springs will continue to partially self-fund health insurance for city employees, the city council decided during their regular August meeting. Also discussed during a closed executive session was the city’s potential involvement in law service involving rail service. Re-insurance contract Sulphur Springs sought bid proposals for re-insurance coverage, as has...

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