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Help plan how to revitalize downtown

The 1894 Cotton Belt Depot will be the site of  decisions to be made affecting the future of downtown Mount Vernon for years to come. The new generation of “Mount Vernonites” and

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Arts, infrastructure strategies offer options for downtown

Arts and infrastructure focused strategies offer two different approaches to downtown revitalization. These were two of the three strategies proposed by the Courthouse Square

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Bake off funds dedicated to Dejah Arnold

Profits collected through the Mount Vernon Key Club’s annual Spring Bake off will be  dedicated Dejah Arnold and her family. The Bake-Off will be March 21 at the County Seat on the east side of the downtown square.

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Relay for Life seeking teams for annual event

The eighth annual Relay for Life event is seeking teams to help fight against cancer. The local theme for 2015 is “Super Hero!” The format for the 2015 has changed.

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Brookshire’s Rx to add drive through

The Brookshire Grocery Company, Inc. will expand its pharmacy area and add a drive through window and turn lane in a $400,000 building expansion project at the Mount Vernon Brookshire’s Food Store.

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Vendor booths free for Dejah Day

Vendor booths are available free of charge on the downtown plaza during Dejah Day set for Saturday, March 21. Each vendor is asked to sell a specific item, provide a craft or game for which

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Initiative looking for young adult input

The Courthouse Square Initiative team is looking for input from young adults and families regarding preferences on strategies for revitalizing downtown Mount Vernon.

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Showered with gifts

The Republican Women of Northeast Texas were hosts for a Shower for the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy CenterThe Republican Women of Northeast Texas were hosts for a Shower for the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC) as an outreach of their Caring for America program.

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Quilt program

Dr. Deborah Burkett of Troup, Tex. describes the back story about a postage stamp quiltDr. Deborah Burkett of Troup, Tex. describes the back story about a postage stamp quilt, whose 4,000 pieces were hand pieced and quilted. She displayed more than 20 quilts,

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