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Homecoming dance

Homecoming dance

Couples twirl around the dance floor, aka Houston ...

New League of Honor member

New League of Honor member

Colonel Joseph Haskall Lindley was posthumously in...

Homecoming bonfire

Homecoming bonfire

After lighting several places around the Homecomin...

Backpacks for storm victims

Backpacks for storm victims

The First United Methodist Church Ignite kids, stu...

Interception

Interception

Mount Vernon’s Mason Huddleston (24) intercepts a ...

Mount Vernon Food & Wine Festival
Mount Vernon Optic-Herald Photo Contest

News

City to adopt 2017-18 budget, tax rate Monday

The Mount Vernon City Council is expected to take official action to adopt the 2...

County accepts forensic grant for phone download software

Local investigators will be better able to keep up with the technology needed fo...

Registration open for CountryFest Stew Contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 33rd annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is...

Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the El Manna Tex-Mex Restaurant’s joining...

Homecoming bonfire

Homecoming bonfire

After lighting several places around the Homecoming bonfire on Wednesday, Septem...

Sims, Crow crowned 2017 queen, king

Sims, Crow crowned 2017 queen, king

Bryce Crow and Lindsey Sims were crowned the 2017 homecoming king and queen duri...

Sports

Saltillo boys third at UT Arlington

The Saltillo boys cross country team claimed third place overall at the Gerald R...

Tigers run at Eagles Invitational

Cross country teams for Mount Vernon ISD participated in the Canton Running Eagl...

Features

Mount Vernon Music Gala grosses more than $16,000

Mount Vernon Music Gala grosses more than $16,000

Guests at the Mount Vernon Music Gala event examine auction items.

Booth space available, dinner sold out for Food&Wine fest

Area artists and craftsmen are invited to reserve a booth for the Market on Main...

Saltillo Beta helps hurricane relief

Saltillo Beta helps hurricane relief

Saltillo ISD BETA club had a “Hats for Hurricane Relief” event on Friday, Septem...

Jeff Davis earns certification

Jeff Davis earns certification

Jeff Davis of Euless, Texas, formerly of Mount Vernon, received the certified fa...

Cannon benefit announced

A benefit for Kathy Turner Cannon has been set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, September...

Legion to honor veterans with fish fry

Members of the American Legion Post 243 will be honoring veterans with a free fr...