Tue10172017

Last updateTue, 17 Oct 2017 7pm

Breaking loose

Breaking loose

Cade Hyman (8) breaks a Commerce tackle as he head...

Area based AMBUS reports on disaster, will be at CountryFest

Area based AMBUS reports on disaster, will be at CountryFest

A report of the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force...

CountryFest celebrating 43rd year all day Saturday

CountryFest celebrating 43rd year all day Saturday

Gail Kerr checks out a colorful stained glass disp...

Students benefit from music outreach

Students benefit from music outreach

The season of Youth Outreach programs by Mount Ver...

Hula Hoop record

Hula Hoop record

Ana Servin, a fourth grade student at Saltillo ISD...

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

News

County HOT board and funding future in question

The future of the Franklin County Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax Fund, as well as its...

Jumper resigns from HOT, tax appraisal boards

Franklin County Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper resigned as the county’s repre...

Menu, parings finalized, select vendors still sought

The menu and wine pairings  for the Harvest on Main dinner were finalized at a r...

Fall clean-ups begin this week

The Fall / fourth quarter clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide this wee...

Board approves replacement of auditorium curtain assembly

Board approves replacement of auditorium curtain assembly

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees approved a contract to repair ...

No classes at MVISD Monday

There will be no classes at Mount Vernon ISD on Monday, October 16.“This day is ...

Sports

Breaking loose

Breaking loose

Cade Hyman (8) breaks a Commerce tackle as he heads for the end zone on a 71 yar...

Tigers run at Titus fair meet

Tigers run at Titus fair meet

Esteban Cruz passes runners along the 3.1 mile route. Cross country teams for Mo...

Features

Franklin Follies taking shape

Franklin Follies taking shape

Members of the Franklin Follies production of Blind Justice are memorizing their...

Silage awards

Silage awards

Jouwert Talsma presents awards to silage winners  at the annual Mount Vernon-Sal...

Dad’s night planned at elementary school

Mount Vernon Elementary School will be the host for a special night for dads and...

Betsy Mills to speak at Genealogy on Monday

Betsy Mills from Paris will be the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Frankli...

Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursd...