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Petition circulating for turn safety at sports field road

Copies of a petition are circulating seeking help from the Texas Department of Transportation to make getting to youth ball games at the Franklin County Sports Complex less hazardous.

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Alcohol propositions pass, council incumbents re-elected

Residents will soon be able to purchase beer and wine at local stores and have a glass or a bottle with their meal at local restaurants with the passage of the local option alcohol sales.

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Local department assists Titus County with manhunt

Officers with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department assisted Titus County with a manhunt on Sunday, May 5.

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Portable rumble strips debuted by TxDOT

Portable rumble stripsNew temporary, portable rumble strips are now showing up at entrances to work zones across the nine county Paris District.

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Sidewalk project kick-off

Mount Vernon Main Street Alliance Board Members and City of Mount Vernon staff gathered to mark the long awaited start of the sidewalk improvement projectMount Vernon Main Street Alliance Board Members and City of Mount Vernon staff gathered to mark the long awaited start of the sidewalk improvement project

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Carry the Load to march through Mount Vernon

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon again this year on its way from West Point, N.Y. to Dallas during Memorial Day weekend.

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Turn lane petitions for ball park circulating

A petition requesting TxDOT to add a left turn lane off north bound Hwy. 37 onto CR NW 1030 (Airport Road) is being circulated.

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Drivers urged to watch for motorcycles

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers on Texas roadways to use extra caution around motorcycles as part of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month, which is observed during the month of May.

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Early voting tops 300, election day Saturday

More than 300 early voting ballots have been cast in elections for the City of Mount Vernon.

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