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County lifts ban on outdoor burning

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier issued an order lifting the county’s ban on outdoor burning Monday, Oct. 1.

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CEFCO stores closes local Fina for $2M rebuild of facilities

The Fina Truck Stop, on the south service road to I-30 just east of Hwy. 37, closed its doors at midnight Sunday, Sept. 30.

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Heavy damage sustained to house in afternoon fire

Michael Eastman and another firefighter spray hot spots during clean up of the house fireMichael Eastman and another firefighter spray hot spots during clean up of the fire at 250 FM 71 W. on Monday, Sept. 24.

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Democrats challenge Republican candidate Everett’s eligibility

The Franklin County Democratic Party and Franklin County Precinct 3 Commissioner Deryl Carr have formally challenged the eligibility of Republican candidate Stephen Everett.

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Pipeline protestors arrested, civil suit filed, restraining order issued

Pipeline protestors chained to equipmentFive members of the Tar Sands Blockade group were arrested Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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Texas A&M Forest Service survey shows 301 million trees killed by drought

A Texas A&M Forest Service survey of hundreds of forested plots scattered across the state shows 301 million trees were killed as a result of the devastating 2011 drought.

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Commissioners place on hold events’promotional expenditures

Franklin County Commissioners Court members placed a hold on funding for advertising of events from the County Hotel/Motel Tax Fund.

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Deadline nears for milk producers

Dairy producers are reminded that the deadline to sign-up for Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) benefits is Sunday, Sept. 30.

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County outdoor burn ban exempts grilling, welding with precautions

Franklin County Commissioners Court members established a local ban on outdoor burning in a special emergency meeting Monday afternoon, Sept. 24.

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