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Moving conundrum

Members of the moving crew wrestled with a large filing cabinet for the District Clerk’s office.Members of the moving crew wrestled with a large filing cabinet for the District Clerk’s office. It would not fit into the courthouse’s elevator, nor the stairwell in the north end of the building.

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FCWD considers fee structure change

The Franklin County Water District began discussions on fee structure changes for camping, permits, annual fees and wholesale water rates during a meeting last week.

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Election Identification Certificates available locally

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices

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Caustic soda leak contained, 2014-15 budget/tax rate adopted

A large amount of  caustic soda leaked from an almost full 2,000 gallon tank at the City of Mount Vernon’s raw water treatment plant between FM 115 and Hwy. 37

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Call for county hotel, motel 2015 tax funding requests

Organizations that would like to secure funding from the Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax for 2015 projects must submit an application by Friday, October 10, 2014.

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ETMC contract terminated, alternatives being explored

ETMC EMS [emergency medical services] will no longer offer ambulance service in Franklin County effective Dec. 31, 2014. As expected, the EMS services are following East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System’s

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Update given on search for county emergency services

Meetings continue, but nothing concrete has been offered with regard to providing emergency medical services and local hospital services in Franklin County after the end of the year.

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Courhouse ribbon cutting

Former County Judge Jerry Hubble and current County Judge Paul Lovier, center, cut the ribbon to celebrate the rededication of the Franklin County Courthouse.Former County Judge Jerry Hubble and current County Judge Paul Lovier, center, cut the ribbon to celebrate the rededication of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Franklin County joins regional capital public defender group

Franklin County Commissioners Court members had no hesitation in voting unanimously to join the Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases (RPDCC) risk pool.

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