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May 3 Morning Newscast: Honey Grove hosting meeting about proposed wind farm in Fannin County

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Cielo Wind Power, a Chilean company with U.S. offices based in Austin, is asking for leases from area landowners.

  • In Honey Grove this evening, there’ll be a public meeting on the topic of a proposed wind farm in Fannin County. North Texas E-News reports Cielo Wind Power is seeking 25-year leases from landowners in the area. Cielo is a Chilean company with US offices based in Austin. Fannin County Judge Randy Moore says the proposed wind farm would run from south of Dodd City along FM 2077 to south of Honey Grove for a length of about 15 to 16 miles. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. this evening at Lyday Hall, located at 540 N. 6th St. in Honey Grove.
  • In Sulphur Springs tonight, the city council is scheduled to review a proposed subdivision west of the city that would create more than 11 hundred single-family lots. The city’s planning and zoning commission gave preliminary approval to the project in April. KSST-FM reports the 278 acres in question is outside the city limits, though it is within the extra territorial jurisdiction. Developers plan to ask that the land be annexed to the city.
  • Also at that same meeting, the Sulphur Springs city council is set to consider a residential homestead tax exemption. KSST-FM reports the proposed homestead exemption could apply to as much as 20 percent of the home’s appraised value. Tonight’s regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council is scheduled for 7 o’clock.