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Custom saddle taken from barn

The theft of a custom made saddle valued at $1,500 was reported around 3 p.m. on Monday, July 17 by Diane Carr Deal.

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City hotel-motel tax funds were allocated for 2017-18

Six local nonprofit entities were allotted $37,050 in hotel /motel tax funds for the 2017-18 fiscal year by the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Barn fire

A hay barn filled with approximately 400 round bales of hay was a total loss due to a fire on Thursday, July 20A hay barn filled with approximately 400 round bales of hay was a total loss due to a fire on Thursday, July 20 north of the North Service Rd. to I-30 just east of Mount Vernon.

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County anticipating budget hearings due to expenses

Mandated budget hearings for Franklin County will be needed because the anticipated tax rate is greater than the rate that would be needed to bring in the same dollar amount as the previous year’s rate.

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Weidman responds to dog issues around lake

Recent dog attacks on smaller pets and aggressiveness toward humans in an area off FM 2723 have raised misconceptions about who has authority to deal with such situations.

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State agency to pass through laboratory testing costs

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be recouping more than $11.5 million in forensic laboratory testing fees from various entities on the local level, which for local law enforcement is expected to mean increased budget expenses.

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Taxable values up slightly for local entities

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities this week.

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Security camera funding approved for commissioners

Franklin County Commissioners on Monday approved  to take up to $10,000 from revenues earned from housing out of county prisoners to purchase security cameras for their use either at their precinct barns or at roadside sites to protect against vandalism and theft.

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More expenses, revenue loss projected by auditor

Projections for additional expenses and slight revenue losses were pointed out by the Franklin County Auditor at the special workshop session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday.

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