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Days in Austin with leaders set Feb. 4-5

A Mount Vernon / Franklin County Legislative Day in Austin has been set for February. 4-5, 2015. Those interested in attending this biannual opportunity to visit with local legislators and other of the state’s department heads must notify the organizers no later than Monday, December 22.

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Stonecypher farewell reception Friday

A final farewell reception to honor Mount Vernon City Administrator Tony Stonecypher has been set from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, December 19 in the council chambers of the Mount Vernon City Hall in downtown.

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ETMC clinic will close, patient records will stay with Latortue

The ETMC First Physicians clinic in Mount Vernon will close at the end of the business day at 3 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015. The decision to close the clinic was prompted by the resignation of Dr. Jean Latortue, the sole physician in the practice.

Read more: ETMC clinic will close, patient records will stay with Latortue

Courthouse Square Initiative outlined for council members

The Courthouse Square Initiative, a new program being developed for Texas Main Street cities, was outlined for members of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Water district’s 2015 Budget approved

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors approved a $1.756 million budget for 2015. The total included $986,000 in operating expenses and $770,500 in capital expenditures and special project expenses, all of which may not be used.

Read more: Water district’s 2015 Budget approved

TxDOT slates public transportation meeting

The Texas Department of Transportation will have a meeting on public transportation needs at 10:30 a.m. December 19 in Paris at its district office at 1365 North Main Street.

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Incumbents file for district board, write-in filing open through Monday

Only incumbents have filed  as candidates in the Cypress Springs Special Utility District (SUD) director election. The deadline to file and have their name printed on the ballot was Monday, December  8.

Read more: Incumbents file for district board, write-in filing open through Monday

Brad Martin named director of operations

Bradley MartinThe Texas Department of Transportation has named Bradley Martin, P.E., as its new director of operations for the Paris District. Martin succeeds Michael Lee, who was recently named director of maintenance for TxDOT statewide.

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County makes $80,000 loan to Latortue for renovations

The Franklin County Commissioners Court approved an $80,000 loan from the county’s Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund to Dr. Jean Latortue at their meeting Monday, December 8.

Read more: County makes $80,000 loan to Latortue for renovations