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Watercraft operation prohibited on lake

The Franklin County Water District announced Monday, December 28 that the operation of watercraft on Lake Cypress Springs is prohibited until the water comes down to a safe level.

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Rail cars jump track from washout

A washout around a short bridge crossing is being blamed for the derailment of cars from a Kansas City Southern train in the early hours of Tuesday, December 29.

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Open carry okay in Courthouse

The new weapon laws scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2016 will allow those licensed to carry a weapon to enter the courthouse with their gun, but still not into courtrooms in Texas.

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Six people were rescued from high waters after record rains

Pickup truck straned in high waterSix people, four men, a woman and a child were rescued in four separate incidents of high water entrapment of their vehicles Sunday and Monday. A record rainfall on already water saturated ground

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Polling locations, early voting workers approved for primaries

Four new polling locations for conducting the primary elections and a number of early voting election workers were approved in the regular December meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Four county offices to close early today

Four Franklin County offices have announced they will close early today, Thursday, December 31 for the New Year’s holidays. Offices closing at 2 p.m. today include the county attorney,

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Hymer named CFO at First National Bank

Mark HymerMark Hymer was named Chief Financial Officer of First National Bank and Mount Vernon Bankshares, Inc. Mr. Hymer joined the bank in August 1993. He currently serves as senior vice president,

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Rising waters

The waters of Lake Cypress Springs rose to within inches of the FM 115 bridge following the heavy rainfall on Sunday, December 27.The waters of Lake Cypress Springs rose to within inches of the FM 115 bridge following the heavy rainfall on Sunday, December 27. It did not reach the road surface. See more photos from the rain event at the following link. Click here to view the photos.

State revokes O’Neal’s medical practice license

The Texas Medical Board  revoked the medical license of Dr. Don Martin O’Neal of Sulphur Springs at its December meeting after he was convicted of theft by an administrative law judge.

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