Sun12172017

Last updateThu, 14 Dec 2017 5pm

Street closure

Street closure

Kaufman Street in downtown Mount Vernon was blocke...

Celestial Christmas

Celestial Christmas

Rylee Keys flies high above the sanctuary during t...

Skating rink

Skating rink

Lots of kids went to try out the skating rink afte...

Book launch

Book launch

Gail Reed and Helen Myers sign copies of their lat...

Jaggers family honored for 100 years of farm production

Jaggers family honored for 100 years of farm production

The Jaggers family was recently honored during the...

Burn Ban is in effect for Franklin County, Texas
Mount Vernon Optic-Herald Photo Contest

News

Thirteen candidates file as Republican for local offices

Thirteen candidates filed with the Republican Party for county or local party of...

Lee denies “kicking out” services from old hospital

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee denied “kicking out” the various medically relat...

Food delivery

Food delivery

Food collected through the American Legion’s food drive was delivered to the Com...

Chamber puts ice rink up for sale

If you want to take a spin on the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s syntheti...

Clayton Kershaw visits with Mount Vernon ISD students

Clayton Kershaw visits with  Mount Vernon ISD students

Clayton Kershaw, starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, visits with seven...

Sports

Lady Tigers 10-5 through pre-season

Lady Tigers 10-5 through pre-season

Zaylin Lee shoots for two for the Lady Tigers. The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger baske...

Tigers win Quitman tourney

Tigers win Quitman tourney

Vencent Rockwell brings the ball down the court for the Tigers. The Mount Vernon...

Price qualifies for 2018 Boston Marathon

Price qualifies for 2018 Boston Marathon

Landon Price, a 2011 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, has qualified for the...

Features

Book launch

Book launch

Gail Reed and Helen Myers sign copies of their latest novel, Life & Spice, d...

Ornament Decorating class set at CAC

A children’s ornament decorating class will be offered by the Franklin County Ar...

Peugh, Woods are Rotary Students for December

Peugh, Woods are Rotary  Students for December

Paige Peugh and Cameron Woods were named as the Rotary Students of the Month for...

Dangerous holiday habits are common in many U.S. homes

The holiday months can carry an increased risk of house fires and burns, due to ...

Genealogy to meet Monday, Dec. 18

Franklin County Genealogical Society will have their December meeting at 6:30 p....