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Courthouse interior price increased

Franklin County Commissioners Court members raised the maximum guaranteed price (MGP) for construction on the interior of the Courthouse by $328,000.The action was taken in a special

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Council tables equipment purchase

The Mount Vernon City Council tabled equipment buying and received advice from their attorney on other matters in two separate meetings over the past nine days. Their regular workshop and special council session was Tuesday, May 28.

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Franklin County Water District - Passing the gavel

Outgoing Franklin County Water District President Tim Philhower passes the gavel to incoming president Rodney NewsomeOutgoing Franklin County Water District President Tim Philhower passes the gavel to incoming president Rodney Newsome

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DPS participating in Roadcheck 2013

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, inspectors and investigators are participating in intensified commercial vehicle inspections from Tuesday, June 4 through today, Thursday, June 6

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A new look for the sidewalk

Demolition of the south side of the downtown square sidewalks began last weekDemolition of the south side of the downtown square sidewalks began last week.

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Prince chosen executive director for Texas Forest Trails Region

The Board of Directors of the Texas Forest Trail Region welcomes Marty Prince as their new Executive Director. Ms. Prince currently serves as the Tourism Coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, see the June 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Hicks, Daphne Prairie receive Lone Star Land Steward Award

TPWD Vice Chairman Ralph Duggins,  Lone Star Land Steward honoree B. F. Hicks, and TPWD Executive Eirector Carter SmithB. F. Hicks, local attorney, historian and conservationist, was honored with the Lone Star Land Steward Award.

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Mike Browning is city’s new building official, inspector

Mike BrowningMike Browning of Mount Pleasant assumed duties as the building official and inspector for the City of Mount Vernon Monday, June 3. He was one of three qualified people interviewed,

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Courthouse bids high, price meeting called

A special meeting has been called by the Franklin County Commissioners Court to set a new “guaranteed maximum price” for the latest work on the Franklin County Courthouse.

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