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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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French Solar Company Plans Virtual Town Hall Presentation
Mar17

French Solar Company Plans Virtual Town Hall Presentation

Shortly after the Save Dike From Solar Group planned a meeting of their supporters, the French Solar Company, Engie, announced that they will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall Presentation on March 22nd at 6 pm. The online-only meeting will be a struggle for a lot of Dike residents as many do not have sufficient internet service to support the Zoom meeting. In their announcement, the local project known as Hopkins Energy, LLC, has said...

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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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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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Commissioners Court Approves Equipment Financing, Grant Funding, ATCOG Agreement
Mar22

Commissioners Court Approves Equipment Financing, Grant Funding, ATCOG Agreement

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved equipment financing, grant funding, an Ark-Texas Council of Governments agreement, designated two days as County Clean Up Days, and rescinded an agreement with the hospital during their regular meeting Monday, March 22, 2021. A citizen also addressed the court during public forum regarding the planned Dike solar project. Grant Funding Hopkins County Fire Marshal/Emergency Management...

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Commissioners Court Approves Two Items Related To TxDOT Projects
Feb23

Commissioners Court Approves Two Items Related To TxDOT Projects

Hopkins County Commissioners Court moved a bridge project two steps forward Monday, by approving an advance funding agreement draft and to perform authorized equivalent match projects in return for a waiver of a local match fund requirement. Michael Pickens also addressed the Commissioners Court regarding statements from the Governor regarding the sustainability of solar and wind power as energy sources. TxDOT Bridge Projects The...

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