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Council reviews capital purchase requests for 2017-18

The City of Mount Vernon City Council got their first look at the proposed budget for 2017-18 fiscal year Monday night which initially includes about $100,000 in additional revenue and almost $300,000 on a wish list of capital expense items to be honed down.

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Expected more than $100,000 in increased costs, services

Franklin County Commissioners Court members will be dealing with a bare bones 2018 budget mirroring last year’s document with an anticipated $100,000 more in new or increased expenses for services, personnel and indigent costs.

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Above average rainfall raises year-to-date amount

Above average rain was reported during the month of June 2017, but the weather for the most part was fairly mild.

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Commissioner Young raises wild dog concerns

Pct. 4 Commissioner Sam Young made a plea for immediate action to other members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court to deal with roaming dogs at the Monday meeting.

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Water and sewer rate increases proposed for fall

An increase of seven cents for water and six cents for sewer per 1,000 gallons used over the initial amount included in the minimum charges was proposed in Monday’s workshop session.

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VanDeaver Town Hall Meeting Thursday

A Town Hall Meeting with State Representative Gary VanDeaver will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13 in the Lecture Hall at Mount Vernon High School.

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Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. Added to Russell 2000 Index

Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Guaranty Bank & Trust, announced that the company has been added to the Russell 2000 Index.

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VanDeaver’s Town Hall Meeting set next Thursday

State Representative Gary VanDeaver will conduct a Town Hall Meeting in the Lecture Hall at Mount Vernon High School from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13.

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Leaders express concerns over special legislative agenda

Leaders of both the local city and county government bodies agree on their concerns over the litany of items on the Texas State Legislative special session agenda with the potential to severely affect funding in coming years.

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