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Cleaning up the mess

A crew from Southland Response, LLC  cleaning us a diesel spillA crew from Southland Response, LLC in Henderson came to Mount Vernon on Saturday, Aug. 3 to help clean up after a diesel spill in town. A semi-truck owned by Hollywood Express in Yukon, Okla.

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Sales tax holiday is this weekend

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.

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City to appoint property maintenance appeals board

Mount Vernon City Administrator Tony Stonecypher notified the city council last week of the need to create a new board. Council members will consider appointing members

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Information sharing meeting on Bankhead Highway Thursday

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is undertaking a two-year study of the historic Bankhead Highway. As part of this project, there will be a public outreach meeting tonight, Thursday, Aug. 8,

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City proposes place numbers for council seats

A proposal to make each of the council seats a place, which would still be elected at-large, was requested to be listed as an action item on the Mount Vernon City Council’s meeting agenda for August.

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Board upholds reservation policy

A first come, first served policy for reservations for camp sites was upheld in discussions by members of the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors at their July meeting.

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Fire in the wall

Members of the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department sprayed water into the wallMembers of the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department sprayed water into the wall of a building at Premier Shavings on FM 900 on Friday, July 26 after a fire outside spread inside.

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City begins 2013-14 budget process

The City of Mount Vernon began its annual budget review process during its monthly workshop session Tuesday, July 23. A plan to retire the city’s series 2007 Certificates of Obligation with a payment of $354,156.25 was included.

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Mediators on Nichols lake project proposed

The Region C Water Planning Group (Dallas area) plans to appoint mediators to resolve the conflict over the construction of Marvin Nichols Reservoir. The action is planned at their meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5,

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