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AARP is Offering Free Tax Return Preparation
Jan17
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Commissioners Court Again Approves Reinvestment Zone For BT Solterra Solar, As Well As 381 Agreement
Jan10

Commissioners Court Again Approves Reinvestment Zone For BT Solterra Solar, As Well As 381 Agreement

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning, Jan. 10, 2022, again approved a reinvestment zone for and also approved a 381 agreement for BT Solterra Solar, LLC. Austin Willis, director of Solar and Storage for Belltown Power Texas, Monday morning explained that the reinvestment zone is exactly the same as the one approved by the court in November 2021 for BT Solterra Solar. However, due to an oversight on behalf of the...

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NETEX Board Approves 4 Of 5 ROW Matters For Elevon Development
Jan08

NETEX Board Approves 4 Of 5 ROW Matters For Elevon Development

Board Officers Elected, Audit Progressing, Counties Urged To Consider Designating ARP Funding For Replacement Of Cross Ties Northeast Texas Rural Trasnsportation District (NETEX) Board approved four of the five right-of-way (ROW) related matters from RAMS, Inc. For the Elevon Development being constructed in Collin County. The NETEX Board his week also elected officers, heard a report on finances and progress of a multi-year audit,...

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Hopkins County Set To Approve BT Solterra Solar Chapter 381 Agreement On Monday
Jan07

Hopkins County Set To Approve BT Solterra Solar Chapter 381 Agreement On Monday

Hopkins County Commissioners Court will meet Monday morning, January 10, 2022 to discuss and approve the reinvestment zone for BT Solerra Solar, LLC, a $140 million solar project planned in the Saltillo area. Also on the agenda is the approval of a 381 agreement with the solar company which will stipulate the level of tax-refund to the solar company as well as any PILOT payments to the county. KSST News attempted to get details of the...

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City Applying For $3 Million Community Development Block Grant To Help Build New Senior Citizens Center
Jan07

City Applying For $3 Million Community Development Block Grant To Help Build New Senior Citizens Center

Hearing Slated Jan. 11 For Public Comments To Discuss Submission Of Grant Application The City of Sulphur Springs plans to ask for a $3 million Community Development Block Grant to help build a new senior citizens center, which is expected to cost considerably more than originally budgeted due to continued increases in construction materials. In December 2021, Sulphur Springs City Council approved KSBR to work with city officials to...

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Bid For Concrete, Purchase Of Restroom Approved For Pacific Park
Jan06

Bid For Concrete, Purchase Of Restroom Approved For Pacific Park

The Pacific Park renovation progressed this week with Sulphur Springs City Council’s approval of a bid for concrete and purchase of a ready-to connect public restroom through an online purchasing cooperative. A $750,000 grant from the Land and Conservation Fund, administered through TPWD Recreation Grants Branch, will go toward renovations at Pacific Park. The city received only two very close bids from businesses interested in...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Jan. 4, 2022
Jan05

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Jan. 4, 2022

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to the City Council during the regular monthly council meeting on Jan. 4, 2022. COVID-19 Response The Omicron variant of the COVID virus seems to be spreading like wildfire across the nation. Unfortunately, I cannot give you any accurate numbers regarding the number of local cases. The State of Texas is having difficulty updating the numbers. This has been a...

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Reinvestment Zone Approved For D6 Inc. Expansion
Jan05

Reinvestment Zone Approved For D6 Inc. Expansion

Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night gave initial approval to a reinvestment zone and agreed to a 380 economic development agreement for D6 Inc. A rezoning request for a West Industrial Drive property, and authorized the city manager to execute documents for up to four agricultural license agreements at the Old Thermo/Luminant mine property and to negotiate a real property acquisition for storm drainage purposes. D6 Inc. D6 Inc....

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NETEX Board To Consider Right-Of-Way Requests For Elevon Development In Collin County
Jan04

NETEX Board To Consider Right-Of-Way Requests For Elevon Development In Collin County

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District Board, known as the NETEX Board, will be asked Thursday to consider right-of-way requests for Elevon Development in Collin County. Neal Barker gives the monthly treasurer’s report during the Dec. 2, 2021 NETEX Board meeting The large scale project is reported to be a $2 billion development which will be constructed in at least two phases and to include thousands of single...

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Second Round Of Grant Funding Available Through The Texas Vaccine Outreach And Education Program
Jan03

Second Round Of Grant Funding Available Through The Texas Vaccine Outreach And Education Program

Monday, Jan, 3, 2022 DSHS News Release The Texas Department of State Health Services in partnership with Texas A&M Health announced the opening of the second round of funding for the Texas Vaccine Outreach and Education Grant Program.  In this round, organizations can apply for grants ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000 to engage in vaccine education and outreach with the goal of increasing the number of fully vaccinated...

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