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Veterans marker to be dedicated Saturday

Veterans buried at Stouts Creek Cemetery and their surviving families will be honored with the dedication of a memorial marker bearing their names. The dedication ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9.

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Fuentes hired as on-site septic system inspector for county

Franklin County approved the contract with Juan Fuentes at the Monday, October 28 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court. Mr. Fuentes will assume duties as the On-Site Septic System Inspector for the county Friday.

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Early voting ends Friday, Election Tuesday

Election day in the General, Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is Tuesday, November 5. Early voting ends Friday, November 1. As of Tuesday, 114 ballots had been cast. The in-person early voting location is in the south lobby area of the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center.

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Rebuilding beef production seminar planned

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel will conduct a training, “Rebuilding the Beef Herd: Planning to capture opportunities,” November 20 in Paris. This training  is a joint effort between four area extension offices and will  serve producers in Franklin, Red River, Delta and Lamar counties.

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Voters presented with nine amendments

Early voting began Monday on nine proposed Texas constitutional amendments. Proposition 6, concerning Texas water, and Proposition 5, concerning reverse mortgages, have generated discussion from those supporting and opposing them. The other propositions have received little attention.

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County, district clerks get record restoration projects approved

District Clerk Ellen Jaggers displays an old district court record book to be restored to members of the commissioner’s court.Two record restoration and preservation projects were approved at a combined cost of  $26,085 by the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their Monday, October 28 meeting.

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Savings expected with new insurance plans

The county and its employees are expected to see a savings with the renegotiated medical insurance plans approved at a special meeting of the Court Monday, October 21.

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Wineries unaffected by city ordinance

The current city ordinance on wine and beer sales does not affect wineries or private clubs, City Administrator Tony Stonecypher told the council at their regular monthly meeting.

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Baumgardner on Brookshire’s Heroes Flight to nation’s capital

J. D. Baumgardner, second from right, was selected to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during the recent Heroes Flight tour.J. D. Baumgardner of Mount Vernon was one of 30 World War II Veterans to travel on the Oct. 10-12 World War II Heroes Flight from Tyler to Washington, D.C.

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