Mon08292016

Last updateFri, 26 Aug 2016 9pm

Back You are here: Home News News

News

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,

Read more: Hymer named CFO at First National Bank

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.

Read more: State revokes O’Neal’s medical practice license

Aid sought for workers displaced by tornado

Aid is being sought for the farm workers and their families whose homes were destroyed by the EF-2 tornado that struck on Saturday, December 12. Four families were left homeless after their mobile homes were destroyed. For a listing of clothing sizes by family, see the Dec. 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tornado victim relief continues

Efforts to provide relief to the families who were victims of the December 12 tornado are continuing this week. Several area churches accepted donations in their Sunday service,

Read more: Tornado victim relief continues

Boat ramps at lake closed due to high water

All boat ramps serving Lake Cypress Springs were closed this week due to high water causing hazardous conditions. “We are experiencing record high lake levels due to the prodigious rain

Read more: Boat ramps at lake closed due to high water

Increased traffic enforcement designed for safer holidays

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase patrols for an eight-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays, including Thursday through Sunday, December 24 to 27 and December 31 to January 3.

Read more: Increased traffic enforcement designed for safer holidays

Judge files disaster declaration

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee issued a resolution declaring a state of disaster for Franklin County Monday, December 14. The action followed a preliminary damage assessment resulting

Read more: Judge files disaster declaration

City gets clean 2014-15 audit

Neil Conway, a principal with the Conway Company, Certified Public Accountants in Greenville, stated that the City of Mount Vernon’s audit report for 2014-15 was good without any

Read more: City gets clean 2014-15 audit

No repeal of ordinance restricting sexual offenders

The repeal of the city’s current ordinance restricting sexual offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a place where children gather was left on the table Monday night despite the threat of a law suit

Read more: No repeal of ordinance restricting sexual offenders