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StoneLeaf withdraws 2017 application to state

The StoneLeaf Companies are withdrawing their application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to construct a 60-72 unit apartment complex for residents age 55 and above.

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Four record highs recorded in January

Four record high temperatures were noted during an unseasonably warm January 2017.

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City, County at odds over payments for road work

The City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County are at odds over payment for materials for road work with the city having paid $30,000 in their 2014-15 fiscal year without any work having been done,

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Water line break causes big water loss, boil water advisory

A back hoe is used to lift a fire hydrant out of the way of a water main break during the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 29.A break in a six inch water main from a fire hydrant on Watson St. resulted in a three day boil-water advisory being issued for residents and businesses receiving water from the City of Mount Vernon.

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City, school, water district candidate filing underway

Filing for candidates to have their names printed on the May ballot for elected leadership positions officially began Wednesday, January 18 for the Mount Vernon City Council, Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, and Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors.

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Law enforcement to seek another camera grant

Franklin County Sheriff and Chief of Police for the City of Mount Vernon Ricky Jones was given approval to seek another grant to replace out-dated video camera systems in both city and county patrol cars.

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City applies for grant at water plant

The Mount Vernon City Council is looking to the future by making an application for $275,000 of grant fund for improvements at the city’s water treatment plant through the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program.

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New director seated, revamped rules adopted

Gary Swan took the oath of office and was seated as the newest member of the Franklin County Water District’s Board on Tuesday, January 17.

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Inmate housing to fund $193,000 in security upgrades

Funds received for housing out of county prisoners were approved for use in paying $192,992 for security upgrades and expansions at five county buildings in action taken by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday.

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