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A layer of tar and rock was applied to Main Street by workers with Richard Drake ConstructionA layer of tar and rock was applied to Main Street by workers with Richard Drake Construction on Wednesday, June 20.

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Civil suit filed on city, officer from 2011 traffic acciden

The City of Mount Vernon and its police officer Cody Bradford were named in a civil suit seeking restitution for a 2011 traffic accident.

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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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Reinvestment zone being renewed

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

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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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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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