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Second seal coat to be applied

A second seal /chip coat is to be applied to five streets inside the City of Mount Vernon Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18,

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Franklin County Water District to adopt 2012 tax rate Tuesday

The Franklin County Water District is expected to adopt its 2012 tax rate at $.0272 per $100 of appraised property value.

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CDL applicants must have Texas domicile

The Texas Department of Public Safety has begun implementing the new proof of residency requirement for obtaining a commercial driver license.

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Dr. Curry re-opens veterinary clinic, reception planned

Dr. Bishop Benjamin Curry IIIDr. Bishop Benjamin Curry, III has reopened the mixed animal veterinary practice vacated by the untimely death of Dr. Dennis Reed in September last year.

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Entries being sought for annual hay show

Entries are being accepted for the 2012 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show

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County to borrow, or not to borrow is the question

Each member of the Franklin County Commissioners Court has their own idea of county finances. That was never more clear than during discussions at last Monday’s meeting.

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United Way honors supporters for $50,000 in contributions

Contributors to the United Way campaign were honored  during the organization’s celebration on Aug. 28.The United Way of Franklin County, Texas honored business and group supporters for their expected contributions of more than $50,000 in funds during 2012.

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Tar Sands Blockade makes appearance, pledge to return

David Hightower indicates the proposed pipeline path through his orchardDavid Hightower indicates the proposed pipeline path through his orchard. About a half-dozen members of the Tar Sands Blockade protest group were near his property Thursday, Sept. 6

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Barker appointed to Lakes Region board

Donya Barker was appointed to a second two year term on the Lakes Region Mental Health and Mental Retardation  Board of Directors.

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