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DPS training offered to students

The Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS, recently announced plans to offer Citizens Academy Class 001, beginning September 4, 2012.

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Erodible land reserve program continues

Continuous sign up for the Highly Erodible Land Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) started on July 23, 2012.

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Electric rate hike proposed

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company, filed last week with the Public Utility Commission of Texas requesting to increase the company’s rates to its Texas customers by approximately $83 million.

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Caustic soda containers placed

Caustic soda containers placedThe overflow containment barriers/tanks for the caustic soda containers at the North, South, and Northeast water treatment plants were put into place Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Zoning change sought for church

A zoning change is being sought to allow construction of a small church at 416 English Street in Mount Vernon.

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Tax Amnesty deadline approaching Aug. 17

Businesses have a little more than a week remaining to take advantage of the Texas Fresh Start tax amnesty period, which ends on Friday, Aug. 17.

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Annual sale of lots authorized

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Trustees authorized the annual bidding for lots at its regular July meeting.

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Cypress Basin Hospice celebrates executive director’s 20th anniversary

Cypress Basin Hospice celebrates executive director’s Edd Hess, 20th anniversaryEdd Hess, the Executive Director of Titus County’s only non-profit hospice, accepts a plaque from board president Virgil Jones while celebrating his 20th anniversary as the agency’s longest serving chief executive.

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Small Business seminars set

The Small Business Development Center in conjunction with Northeast Texas Community College will be conducting four unique seminars during the week of August 27-30

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