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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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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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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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Dike Resident Files Lawsuit To Stop Solar Farm
Jun30

Dike Resident Files Lawsuit To Stop Solar Farm

After months of questions, meetings, and disagreements a lawsuit has been filed against Hopkins Energy LLC and Hopkins County which will bring all of the back and forth between Dike residents, county officials and Engie Energy Company into the courtroom. Cynthia Martin, who has lead “Save Dike From Solar” efforts to prevent a solar facility from being constructed in Dike, has filed a petition in the 62nd Judicial District...

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Save Dike From Solar Meeting Focuses On Concerns, Unification
Mar16

Save Dike From Solar Meeting Focuses On Concerns, Unification

More than 50 community members and media personnel turned out Saturday for a Save Dike From Solar meeting at Dike Community Center to express their concerns and focus on unification of like-minded community members opposed to the planned Hopkins Energy LLC project in the Dike area. Highlights from Saturday’s Save Dike From Solar meeting at Dike Community Center Community residents at the Saturday afternoon meeting expressed...

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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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Software Agreement Will Allow County Clerk To Post Certain Records Directly To County Website
Jul13

Software Agreement Will Allow County Clerk To Post Certain Records Directly To County Website

Hopkins County Clerk Tracy Smith received approval to enter into a software agreement which will allow her to directly post certain records updates to the county website. A re-plat request, correction to the June 25, 2021, meeting agenda minutes, disposal of two Precinct 3 trucks and a bond for the newly appointed deputy treasurer were also considered Monday by the Hopkins County Commissioners Court. Software Agreement Hopkins County...

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