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Tensions Run High For Dike Residents About French Solar Farm
Mar23

Tensions Run High For Dike Residents About French Solar Farm

Tensions continue to run high between the citizens of Dike and the French Solar Company, Engie. The Hopkins County Commissioner’s court, which approved a tax abatement for the solar farm, held a public forum at the civic center on Monday night, in an effort to relieve concerns from the affected neighbors. The residents in Dike are very upset, and contend that they were not properly notified of the solar farm or what effects it...

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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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French Company Takes Over Management of Proposed Dike Solar Farm
Mar11

French Company Takes Over Management of Proposed Dike Solar Farm

Through open records, it appears that a French company will now be managing the proposed Dike solar farm under the “Hopkins Energy, LLC.” corporation name. Engie Solar N.A., LLC was added as an officer back in the fall of 2020, and not soon after the originating officer of Hopkins Energy, LLC, was removed as an officer. This would leave the French Company, and it’s U.S. subsidiary in charge of the project moving...

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Noise, Material Inside, Maintenance Of Panels Among Residents’ Concerns Regarding Planned Dike Solar Farm
Feb08

Noise, Material Inside, Maintenance Of Panels Among Residents’ Concerns Regarding Planned Dike Solar Farm

A few Dike residents expressed to Hopkins County Commissioners Monday morning their displeasure and concerns regarding the planned Dike solar facility, Hopkins Energy LLC, in their community Monday morning Michele Barnes addresses Hopkins County Commissioners Michele Barnes said she and her husband moved 18 months ago from the Houston area to Dike, were they enjoy their country life, away from the cities and towns, where they are able...

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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. This poll is no longer accepting votesWhat 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...

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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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