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Funding for local airport improvements approved

The Texas Transportation Commission approved $625,000 for facility improvements for the Franklin County Airport at its meeting April 30. Ten percent of the project’s cost is funded by Franklin County with the remainder from the Aviation Facilities Grant Program.

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Family Health Clinic is now open

A patient enters the newly opened Franklin County Family Health CenterA patient enters the newly opened Franklin County Family Health Center (FCFHC). With little to no fanfare, the FCFHC  opened for business on Monday, May 4.

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Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles

As spring weather draws more motorcyclists onto Texas roadways, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign to reduce crashes and save lives.

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Dr. White surrenders medical license

Dr. Robert F. White voluntarily surrendered his medical license last month to the Texas Medical Board (TMB). He was one of six physicians to do so, and he surrendered his license on April 10, 2015.

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County signs agreement for help with Afordable Care Ac

Franklin County will get help from the Texas Association of Counties to track and meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act at a cost of about $1.40 per form, around $100 annually.

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Election Day is Saturday, May 9

More than 360 early voting ballots have been cast in elections for the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees. Election judges and staff are preparing for a busy election day Saturday, May 9.

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District to redo facade, authorizes legal action against engineering firm

The Franklin County Water  District board of directors authorized legal action against the engineering firm of Freese and Nichols in connection with the remediation of the dam on Lake Cypress Springs.

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Forensic audit nears completion at local NETO service agency

Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) has been the victim of a suspected fraud estimated at $726,430 committed by former employees of the agency, according to the 2012-13 Audit Report from the firm of Gomez and Company, CPAs of Houston.

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County notified of more paperwork to be filed on courthouse restoration

Franklin County officials are filing additional paperwork to meet the American Disabilities Act requirements after restoration of the historic courthouse.

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