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Local fines rising with new increasing highway speeds

Local fines for speeding have increased with the anticipation of increased highway speeds.

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Candidate meet, greet Saturday

A “Meet and Greet” event  for candidates and constituents is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the South Franklin Community Center and Fire Station.

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Cyclist Ovard dies during Tour de Cypress Saturday

Retired Dallas fireman Gary Dennis Ovard suffered an apparent heart attack and became the first fatality to occur during the eight year existence of the Tour de Cypress event.

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MMI hired for courthouse interior

The Franklin County Commissioners Court chose a construction manager method for the interior restoration work of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. Tanner S. HigginsSgt. Tanner S. Higgins, age 23 of Yantis, Texas, died Saturday, April 14 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.

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Saving the kitty

Mount Vernon volunteer firefighter Shannon Clawson and EMS worker Katrina Easterling administer oxygen to a Maine Coon catMount Vernon volunteer firefighter Shannon Clawson and EMS worker Katrina Easterling administer oxygen to a Maine Coon cat named Gizmo

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Sign up begins for CodeRed system

The new CodeRed high-speed notification solution and the CodeRed Weather Warning service is now operational in Franklin County,

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City funded $3.8 million for waste lines, lift station

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved a loan in the amount of $3,820,000 to the City of Mount Vernon late last week.

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Attempt to break longest line dance record set for Saturday

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary need the public’s help in breaking the world record for the Longest Line Dance.

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