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Franklin County United Way benefit

A Seriously Funny Variety Show, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 - Elementary cafetorium , All proceeds to benefit the Franklin County United Way. Tickets on Sale at: First National Bank,  Guaranty Bank & Trust , Texas American Bank and and Brookshire’s in Mount Vernon, Texas.

2017 Photo Contest

Mount Vernon Optic-Herald Photo Contest..  Your assignment if you wish to accept it.... Capture a photo that represents Franklin County, and is taken within the county borders. The perfect photo will be chosen to be the front cover of the 2018 Franklin County Guide. The 10” x 12”, high resolution, digital photo should be emailed to optic(at)mt-vernon.com any time between now and 12-31-2017.

Mount Vernon Food & Wine

Mount Vernon Food & Wine

The Mount Vernon Food and Wine Festival will kick off with an evening under the Texas stars at The Harvest on Main. Neighbors and friends will share local food and drink at a long community table in the heart of downtown Mount Vernon.   Saturday will bring The Market on Main with grape to bottle wineries that have seriously fabulous chefs. In addition to wine tastings, guests will have the opportunity to observe some of our state’s most acclaimed chefs during the multiple cooking demonstrations. Our juried vendors will all have a focus in the culinary arts.
The Harvest on Main is an outdoor dining experience in historic downtown Mount Vernon on Houston Street from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016. The intimate, open-air dining experience for 100 lucky people down the center of Houston Street will be catered by Los Pinos Ranch and Vineyard.
The Market on Main  will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October, 22, 2016. Stroll the beautiful plaza while enjoying wine tastings from eight grape to bottle wineries representing many regions of Texas, and shop the carefully curated food and wine related retail vendors. There will be multiple cooking demonstrations throughout the day by our acclaimed chefs to inspire you to try this at home and impress your friends and family.

For more information please visit our website at www.mtvernonfoodandwine.com.

Texas General Election Results November 4, 2014

General Election, Ballot Results Chart - Franklin County, Texas - Tuesday, November 4.

FINAL Unofficial totals - Tuesday, November 4.

Read more: Texas General Election Results November 4, 2014