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Mount Vernon earns state’s Gold Award third year in a row

Mount Vernon City Administrator Eddie Turner presented City Secretary Tina Rose with the Gold Award for financial transparencyMount Vernon City Administrator Eddie Turner presented City Secretary Tina Rose with the Gold Award for financial transparency from the Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs.

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Zoning change for church not approved

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council took no action Tuesday night on a zoning change request presented during a public hearing.

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DPS to step up patrol for the holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS, began increasing DWI patrols Sunday, Aug. 19. They will continue the added effort through Wednesday, Sept. 5

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Ground broken for Mount Vernon infrastructure project

EDC president David Weidman, Mayor Margaret Sears, and FCIF president Jerry Hubbell turned the first shovels of dirt for the projectEDC president David Weidman, Mayor Margaret Sears, and FCIF president Jerry Hubbell turned the first shovels of dirt for the project during a ground breaking ceremony Thursday, Aug. 23.

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Bankhead Highway pilot for THC

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) last Thursday contracted with the Austin consulting firm of Hardy-Heck-Moore to begin surveying the Texas route of the coast-to-coast Bankhead Highway,

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Human West Nile case numbers rising in NE Texas

Eighty-three new cases of West Nile illness were reported last week in Texas counties, according to the State health department in Tyler.

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Jordan Health acquires San Antonio company

Jordan Health Services recently announced that effective Aug. 13, 2012, Jordan and Dominion Care Home Health have combined their organizations

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Disaster Assistance Program available until Sept. 4

The local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff reminds producers that they have until Tuesday, Sept. 4, to purchase coverage through the Non-insurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).

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City proposes same tax rate, budget available for review

The Mount Vernon City Council is proposing a balanced budget.

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