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Four guilty, five more enter plea agreements in NETO cases

Four more former employees of the defunct Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. have been found guilty and five others await final judgement after entering pleas in United States District Court Eastern District of Texas in Texarkana

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Council tables request from Mobilitie

The Mount Vernon City Council tabled or took no action on four out of six items on their Monday night special agenda, including a request for a wireless tower from Mobilitie, Inc.

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Schneider resigns from council

Councilman Russell Schneider has resigned his Place 5 seat on the Mount Vernon City Council effective last Wednesday, November 16 listing unspecified personal reasons for the action.

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County issues contracts on utility district grants

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved contracts with Amazing Grants, Inc. and Hayes Engineering, Inc. for work on the 2016 Texas Community Development Block Grants for the Cypress Springs Special Utility District’s water line improvement project.

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Grass fires

Volunteer fire fighters work to extinguish a grass fire in the 3000 block of Hwy. 37 south. Volunteer fire fighters work to extinguish a grass fire in the 3000 block of Hwy. 37 south. This fire spread to a tree and then burned a storage building.

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Swan appointed to water district’s board of directors

Garold Edgar “Gary” SwanGarold Edgar “Gary” Swan who lives in the Tall Tree development on Lake Cypress Springs was selected from among five applicants for appointment to the Pct. 4 seat on the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors at the district’s monthly meeting Tuesday evening, November 15.

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Thanksgiving dinner to cost Texans more this year

A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $48.85 this year, up $2.37 from a year ago, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Thanksgiving Meal Report.

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Water district adopts budget, closure policy, hears proposals

The Franklin County Water District adopted the district’s 2017 Budget, made amendments to the 2016 Budget, and adopted a closure policy at their November meeting.

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Protective vests purchased for officers

Franklin County law enforcement personnel and their families are proud to display the protective vests citizens helped to purchase.Franklin County law enforcement personnel and their families are proud to display the protective vests citizens helped to purchase.

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