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Last updateFri, 17 Nov 2017 11am

Plaza District projects earn statewide recognition

Plaza District projects earn statewide recognition

Mount Vernon’s M.L. Edwards & Co. and Main Str...

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the re-openin...

2017 Mighty Tiger Marching Band

2017 Mighty Tiger Marching Band

Alyssa Burton and the Mighty Tiger Marching Band p...

East Texas teams dominate State Cross Country meet

East Texas teams dominate State Cross Country meet

East Texas teams dominated the 1A State UIL Cross ...

Hassell, Burling named band beau and sweetheart

Hassell, Burling named band beau and sweetheart

Caleb Hassell and Bayleigh Burling were named the ...

Mount Vernon Optic-Herald Photo Contest
Franklin County United Way benefit

News

Citizens concerned about recent teenage suicides

A group of concerned citizens recently met to discuss the recent up-tick in teen...

HOT fund allocations in a fog of confusion

Franklin County Commissioners Court members met Wednesday, November 1 and alloca...

Veterans program

Veterans program

Capt. Mike Jenkins, retired, explains the “Missing Man Table” during the Veteran...

Honoring veterans

Honoring veterans

Volunteers raised flags on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza on Thursday, Nov. 9 t...

2017 Mighty Tiger Marching Band

2017 Mighty Tiger Marching Band

Alyssa Burton and the Mighty Tiger Marching Band perform at the last home footba...

Hassell, Burling named band beau and sweetheart

Hassell, Burling named band beau and sweetheart

Caleb Hassell and Bayleigh Burling were named the 2017 Mount Vernon High School ...

Sports

Tigers look to slay Dragons in Bi-district

Tigers look to slay Dragons in Bi-district

The Mount Vernon Tiger football team will look to slay the Redwater Dragons in t...

LadyTigers bounce into action

LadyTigers bounce into action

Riley Hughes brings the ball down the court for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers.

First place team

First place team

The 10 and under Franklin County softball team went undefeated and won first pla...

Features

Redneck fun at Alamo this weekend

 Food, vendors, bikes, and Redneck games will top the list of activities this we...

Experience The Soldier’s Tale, more than a concert

Experience The Soldier’s Tale, a timeless musical fable about man’s competing po...

Sims, Mitchell are Rotary Students for November

Sims, Mitchell are Rotary Students for November

Lindsey Radford Sims and Zach Mitchell were named as the Rotary Students of the ...

Monday is deadline for Optic due to holiday

The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon  Monday, November 20 so th...

Thanksgiving dinner at Legion Friday

Members of  the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary for Post 243 will be hosts ...