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ETMC first to test new treatment for blocked heart vessels in state

East Texas cardiologists are the first in Texas to implant an investigational bioresorbable vascular scaffold - similar to a stent except it eventually dissolves - for patients with heart disease as part of a national clinical trial.

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Electronic church sign authorized by council

A six to 10 month controversy over the placement of an electronic sign off Kaufman Street at First Baptist Church has been resolved. The Mount Vernon City Council members

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Budget concerns raised on multi-purpose building

The cost of repair after the February 2012 fire and ongoing utility bills at the Franklin County Multi-Purpose Building are concerns of members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court

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Brandon Sears appointed to economic development board

Brandon Sears was appointed to the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors during the Mount Vernon City Council meeting on Monday, July 8

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Intersection signs, warning lights installed at Hwy. 37N / NW1030

TxDOT’s Tim Dorner, John Kisic, Eric Morris, and Daniel Hart completed installation intersection signs and flashing caution lights on Hwy. 37 approaching CR 1030 last week.The Texas Department of Transportation’s Tim Dorner, John Kisic, Eric Morris, and Daniel Hart completed the installation of intersection signs and flashing caution lights on Hwy. 37 approaching CR 1030 last week. The signage and lights represent

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Cox is Fire Chief

Jeremy Cox was elected as the Fire Chief for the Mount Vernon Fire Department at their annual election of officers on Monday, July 1. He will assume duties immediately due

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City Clean-up continues through Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up continues through Saturday, July 13. The city is offering access to open-top dumpsters at its maintenance facility on Holbrook St.

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Avoid street work and bypass delays

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the five streets targeted for street work weekdays between Thursday and Wednesday, July 11-17. Chip seal work is planned on Leftwich St.

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Riding across America

 group of about 30 riders traveled through Mount Vernon on Friday, June 28 as a part of a 4K ride Across American for CancerA group of about 30 riders traveled through Mount Vernon on Friday, June 28 as a part of a 4K ride Across American for Cancer. The 4K for Cancer is a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing lives by supporting,

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