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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.

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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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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Carry the Load support grows

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Brush trucks 1 and 2 lead the Carry the Load Relay into town on Hwy. 67The show of support for the Carry the Load project grew to about 200 walkers, about triple that of last years participants, as they passed through Franklin County last Friday.

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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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Fire protection rating may raise insurance

The latest review of fire protection in southern Franklin County may cause an increase in fire insurance

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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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City fire hydrant testing underway

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be testing the fire hydrants within the city limits for the next two months.

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