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Vehicle registration is available online or in person

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is  reminding all Texans that the online option for renewing a vehicle registration is still available. With the launch of the new Two Steps, One Sticker

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Patrols searching out impared drivers increasing

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing driving while intoxicated (DWI) patrols Friday, August 21 through Monday, September 7, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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County balks at Head Start’s terms for lease agreement

Franklin County Commissioners balked at the requirement for a $1 million dollar liability insurance and $3 million aggregate policy for common areas in a lease agreement presented

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State Rep. VanDeaver to visit twice

District 1 Texas State Representative Gary VanDeaver will be in Mount Vernon on two dates in September to meet with constituents.  A come and go reception has been planned from 1 to 3

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Burn pile damages car, house

Josh Daily, City of Mount Vernon Police Investigator, and Franklin County Constable Randy Green man fire hoses during a blaze on Monday, August 24. Josh Daily, City of Mount Vernon Police Investigator, and Franklin County Constable Randy Green man fire hoses during a blaze on Monday, August 24. They pitched in to help due

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Council opts for raises, cuts equipment from budget

Mount Vernon City Council members chose to provide better wages for their employees rather than buy three pieces of equipment as they shaped the 2015-16 City Budget

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Burn ban in effect, altered

Franklin County Commissioners Court members altered the local ban on outdoor burning at their meeting Monday, August 24 to exempt grilling and welding when prescribed precautions are taken,

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Fiber-optic break spurs disaster planning by sheriff

A tractor-trailer rig which ripped through a fiber-optic cable and caused the loss of phone, television and internet service Saturday has prompted additional disaster planning by Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones.

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City police pay below area average

Keeping quality, caring peace officers in Mount Vernon is made harder with a pay rate that is between $2.26 and $2.72 below the average pay for officers in other area cities, according to

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