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Ribbon cutting makes it official

A ribbon cutting ceremony made the start of 2nd Saturdays officialA ribbon cutting ceremony made the start of 2nd Saturdays official on Saturday, April 12. Mayor Margaret Sears led the ceremony with a few words of encouragement for organizers of the new venture.

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Tax appraisal district proposes new budget

The Franklin County Appraisal District recently proposed their 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. It includes an overall increase of $2,601. Funding for operating the appraisal district is divided between those who collect taxes.

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Fire destroys broiler house

Fire destroyed a broiler house at the Quoc Nguyen farm on Joyce Lane, off FM 3007 in the Scroggins Community Tuesday, April 1. The fire was reported by a passer-by shortly before 7 a.m.

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Special meetings called for grant

The Franklin County Commissioners Court has called a workshop meeting for 1 p.m. Thursday and a special called meeting at 9a.m. on Monday.

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Mylar Balloons and Kites can damage SWEPCO lines

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) reminds its customers that metallic coatings on mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause damage to SWEPCO’s electrical system

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Ramsay project approved, Case project waiting for date

One building renovation project received final approval by the Mount Vernon City Council  Monday night. Meanwhile, a second building project awaits a date for a public hearing.

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Practice safe wildflower viewing

Springtime in Texas is known for the beautiful wildflowers that blanket the fields and roadsides across our state, including the state flower, the Bluebonnet.

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Citizen group begins push for Child Safety Zones

An effort to establish Child Safety Zones in the city and a push for legislation to give the county the same authority to establish the zones began this week.

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Citizens asked to update their CodeRED information, location

Recent updates in the CodeRED Emergency Notification System software will require verification of information and map coordinates for some Franklin County citizens.

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