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Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles

As spring weather draws more motorcyclists onto Texas roadways, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign to reduce crashes and save lives.

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County signs agreement for help with Afordable Care Ac

Franklin County will get help from the Texas Association of Counties to track and meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act at a cost of about $1.40 per form, around $100 annually.

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Early voting for MVISD board ends Tuesday

Early voting will continue through Tuesday, May 5 in the school board elections. At press time Tuesday, there had been 62 in-person ballots cast.There are two contested seats on the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.

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District to redo facade, authorizes legal action against engineering firm

The Franklin County Water  District board of directors authorized legal action against the engineering firm of Freese and Nichols in connection with the remediation of the dam on Lake Cypress Springs.

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Blue Bell Creameries announces recall

Blue Bell Creameries has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities.  Brookshire’s parent company, BGC, issued a notice on Tuesday, April 21

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County notified of more paperwork to be filed on courthouse restoration

Franklin County officials are filing additional paperwork to meet the American Disabilities Act requirements after restoration of the historic courthouse.

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Harwood first in 100K ride and 10K run at 11th annual Tour de Cypress event

Jeremy Harwood of Pittsburg was the first person to finish both the 100K bike ride and the 10K run during the 2015 Tour de Cypress on Saturday, April 18.Jeremy Harwood of Pittsburg was the first person to finish both the 100K bike ride and the 10K run during the 2015 Tour de Cypress on Saturday, April 18. A total of 213 participants picked up

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Transfer station open on Wednesday only

The solid waste transfer station operated by Franklin County will be open only on Wednesdays until further notice, according to Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper, who supervises the site.

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Mount Vernon Main Street host to regional workshop

Mount Vernon, the Main Street Alliance, and the Franklin County Historical Association will be hosts for a Regional Bankhead Highway Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 24.

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