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Reinvestment zone being renewed

The local Mount Vernon - Franklin County reinvestment zone is being renewed for another five years.

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Optic-Herald wins first place award at TPA

Susan Reeves displays the first place plaque received  from the Texas Press Association for Editorials.The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald won a first place plaque from 2012 Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for Editorial writing.

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Move over and slow down

This week the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will place special enforcement emphasis on the addition of tow trucks to the Move Over/Slow Down law,

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Fireworks on the lake Saturday, June 30.

The 15th annual display of fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, June 30.

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EDC sets hearing for rehabilitation grant

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation will take comments at a public hearing on whether or not to approve a $15,000 matching grant for the rehabilitation of the old Alps Cafe

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SAFE-T receives grant

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced a major funding award designed to prevent or mitigate the effects of homelessness across the state.

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Final hearing for annexation of several properties Tuesday

The final formal public hearing on the annexation in five areas around the City of Mount Vernon is Tuesday, June 26.

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Structure approved for removal

The Mount Vernon Landmark Commission approved a request to demolish a structure at 925 Dunlap St. during their  meeting Tuesday, June 12

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Line flushing could continue next week

The flushing of water mains in the City of Mount Vernon will continue to Sunday and could extend into the next business week, according to City Manager Eddie Turner.

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