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Manager sought by city council, description posted

The Mount Vernon City Council authorized the posting of a job description on the Texas Municipal League website for a management position,

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City, county adopt budgets, tax rates

Both the Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Commissioners Court took action at their regular meetings Monday, September 12 to formally adopt their budgets for the coming fiscal year and set tax rates with little fanfare and almost no comment from the general public.

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Questions raised on I-30 ramp proposal

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation board raised concerns for potential added costs for which the City of Mount Vernon would be responsible over and above the $300,000 requested by the Texas Department of Transportation for repositioning of the west bound I-30 ramps between Spur 423 and Hwy. 37.

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Campbell pleads guilty in NETO case

Cynthia (Cindy) Hillard Campbell pled guilty to one count from among eight incidents of the federal indictment for conspiracy to commit an offense or defraud the U.S. Government.

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County to set tax rate, adopt 2017 budget

The Franklin County Commissioners Court will formally adopt the 2017 budget ($3.5 million) and set the 2016 tax rate after a final hearing on the budget at their regular meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, September 12.

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Langley appointed to cooperative board, dist. 3

Kenneth R. LangleyThe Wood County Electric Cooperative’s board of directors has appointed longtime WCEC member, Kenneth R. Langley, as the representative of WCEC’s district three.

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Rep. Ratcliffe advancing constituents’conservative priorities

As the conclusion of the current session of Congress draws closer, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) plans to continue his dedication to advancing his constituents’ conservative priorities in Congress.

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Community Food Bank of FC expanding storage space

Concrete was poured this week to expand the Community Food Bank of Franklin County.The Community Food Bank of Franklin County is expanding its building on S. Leftwich St. thanks to a special fund raising effort early this summer to provide the $18,300 needed for the 20x40 foot addition.

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Sulphur Bluff man arrested for livestock theft

Lindy Wayne ShipleyA Sulphur Bluff man was arrested in Hopkins County today and charged with theft of livestock after failing to return 125-160 head of cattle he was grazing on his pasture back to the owner in West Texas.

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