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Infrastructure projects delayed by rain

The City of Mount Vernon has five infrastructure projects underway which are being delayed by the wetter than normal spring weather. The upgrade at the sewage treatment plant,

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Taller lighting questioned by state

The county will need to hire an engineering firm to plat the locations of poles for field lighting at the Franklin County Commissioners Court to verify that the poles meet the requirements of the Franklin County Airport Hazard Zoning Order

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Safe Boating Week focus for Memorial Day weekend

Safe Boating Week, May 16-23 nationally and in Texas as proclaimed by Gov. Greg Abbott, and partners across the country are advocating safe and responsible boating as Texans head to the water this weekend.

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Carry the Load

Employees from Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 help to lead the Carry the Load relay into Mount VernonEmployees from Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 help to lead the Carry the Load relay into Mount Vernon on Friday, May 22.

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Sales tax holiday for energy efficient appliances

The Texas families who want to save on the purchase of energy efficient appliances will have an opportunity to do so during the state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday Saturday

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Clearing a log jam

A crew from TxDOT works to clear a log jam against the bridge crossing the Sulphur River on Tuesday, May 26.A crew from TxDOT works to clear a log jam against the bridge crossing the Sulphur River on Tuesday, May 26. Strong storms passed through Franklin County on Monday evening causing wind damage and

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New CR 1018 bridge opens, CR 1030N closed for the week

Workers drag and level concrete for the bridge on CR NW1018 that reopened this week after being closed about a month.Workers drag and level concrete for the bridge on CR NW1018 that reopened this week after being closed about a month. A culvert washed out on CR NW1030N causing that road to be

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Help first responders to keep hydrated

With the hot summer months approaching, Brookshire’s has once again teamed up with Gatorade to keep local emergency first responders hydrated as they work to keep communities safe.

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Byers hired as NETO financial officer

Marty D. ByersMarty D. Byers of Daingerfield has assumed duties as the financial officer for Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. in Mount Vernon. He was introduced to the organization’s board of directors

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