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Chapter 313 Agreement Sought From SSISD For Bright Arrow Solar, LLC
Sep15

Chapter 313 Agreement Sought From SSISD For Bright Arrow Solar, LLC

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday evening received an application from a group seeking a Chapter 313 agreement for Bright Arrow Solar LLC, a proposed solar farm which would be located in the northwestern part of SSISD. As is procedure in such matters, the 6 school trustees present reported signed an acknowledgement declaring no conflict of interest in the solar project. Craig Roberts was absent from...

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Hopkins County Records
Jan18

Hopkins County Records

Land Deed Transactions Debbie Jean Harris to Karol Ann Delong and Thomas Kelty, trustees for The Partin Irrevocable Trust; tract in the MA Bowlin surveyJonathan Bradford and S. Bradford to Jamie R. Davis and Ralph Kolton Davis; tract in the Jose Ybarbo surveyJason Pounds to Dalton W. Irby and Skyler Leigh Martin; tract in the Franklin Hooper surveyDouglas Hall, Melonie Lynn Hill and Lori Ann Hall to Barbara Lennon and Clinton Lennon;...

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Sulphur Bluff ISD Accepts Application For Value Limitation for Dike Solar Farm
Jun22

Sulphur Bluff ISD Accepts Application For Value Limitation for Dike Solar Farm

Shelly Leung and Rick Lambert of Powell, Youngblood & Taylor discuss with Sulphur Bluff ISD trustees the application for appraised value limitation Hopkins Energy LLC submitted to SBISD for a proposed nearly 3,000-acre solar farm. A nearly 3,000-acre $240 million solar project is one step closer to being located in northeastern Hopkins County. The Dike location is one of many international company Alpin Sun is considering in the...

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New Solar Energy Project Proposed for Dike area
Jun12

New Solar Energy Project Proposed for Dike area

Another solar electric generating facility is being considered for the Dike area of northeastern Hopkins County. Sites in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, as well as other “locations across the world and other parts the United States” are being also reportedly being considered for the Alpin Sun solar project. Alpin Sun is the same company responsible for Solemio Solar farm SSISD granted a limited value agreement for tax...

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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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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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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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Sulphur Springs ISD Earned Top Marks On 2 Financial Evaluations
Dec15

Sulphur Springs ISD Earned Top Marks On 2 Financial Evaluations

Sulphur Springs ISD earned top marks on two financial evaluations, and approved a request from Hopkins Energy LLC amending the agreement granting a tax incentive for Hopkins Energy LLC, a solar farm planned in Dike. FIRST Rating During a public hearing Monday afternoon, SSISD Business Manager Sherry McGraw presented trustees with the 17-page Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas financial management report. Texas Education Agency...

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2 Targeted Improvement Plans, Financial Audit, Sick Leave Policy On Sulphur Springs ISD  Dec. 14 Agenda
Dec13

2 Targeted Improvement Plans, Financial Audit, Sick Leave Policy On Sulphur Springs ISD Dec. 14 Agenda

Targeted Improvement Plans for Lamar and Travis Primary, the annual financial audit and extension of the sick leave policy are all topics to be discusses and considered during Monday’s Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled to be conducted at noon rather than 6 p.m. as is tradition so as not to conflict with any other potential holiday programs and schedules. SSISD logo Two public hearings will be conducted,...

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Hospital District Board Approves Tax Abatements, CEO Raise, Resolution
Oct31

Hospital District Board Approves Tax Abatements, CEO Raise, Resolution

Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors approved a number of items on the October agenda, including tax abatements for 2 businesses, a raise for the CEO and a resolution for acquisition of 2 nursing homes. Personnel, Property Matters The HCHD Board started their meeting in the manner board meetings typically end, with an executive session to discuss real estate matters and to conduct a performance review and compensation...

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