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Congressman John Ratcliffe makes a get acquainted stop

John Ratcliffe (R) Dist. 4  U. S. Representative, greets Mayor Margaret Sears during a get acquainted stop in Mount VernonJohn Ratcliffe (R) Dist. 4  U. S. Representative, greets Mayor Margaret Sears during a get acquainted stop in Mount Vernon Thursday, February 19.

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Candidate filing deadline is Friday in local elections

The deadline to register as a candidate for a listing on the ballot for the May 9 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council, the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees

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County to submit grant for Cypress Springs SUD

Franklin County will again act as the entity submitting for a Texas Community Development Block Gran on behalf of Cypress Springs Special Utility District CS-SUD.

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Trailer burned

Franklin County firefighters contain a travel trailer fireFranklin County firefighters contain a travel trailer fire around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16. Officials were alerted to a travel trailer on fire at 149 CRSE 3130.

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VanDeaver appointed to two key House committees

District 1 State Rep. Gary VanDeaver received two key House committee appointments this week as part of the 84th Texas Legislature. He is serving his first term and representing Franklin, Bowie, Lamar and Red River counties.

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Bids to be opened Monday for sports complex work

Three bids for major items needed to complete the final two fields at the Franklin County Sports Complex will be opened Monday, February 23 for review during the regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Council becomes “head hunters”

The Mount Vernon City Council conducted its third executive session in connection with efforts to find an administrator for the city and a executive director for the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation.

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Midnight fire

The house was fully engulfeded when the first engine arrived seven minutes after receiving the call.Franklin County firefighters were called out to a fire in the 400 block of CR 4430 around midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The residence, owned by Keith and Jean Leon, was fully engulfeded when the first engine arrived seven minutes after receiving the call.

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Testing underway on Highway 37S

Motorists who travel along State Highway 37 between Mount Vernon and Winnsboro should be on alert for temporary lane closures this week and part of next week.

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