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City debating financing, needs

The Mount Vernon City Council was looking for citizen input, but got little at its Monday, April 2 public hearing on sewer financing.

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Road reopened after culvert replaced

Commissioner Donnie Surratt stands in the mouth of one of two seven foot diameter culvertsPct. 2 Commissioner Donnie Surratt stands in the mouth of one of two seven foot diameter culverts which were removed from CR SE4130 at Blundell Creek.

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Candidate and speakers gathered

Republican primary candidates and speakers gathered for the Candidate Meet and Greet event sponsored by Franklin County members of the Republican Women of Northeast Texas

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Cook wins photo contest

Cook wins photo contestLocal photography enthusiast Jack Cook claimed two awards in the Texas Forest Trail Region’s Spring 2012 Focus on the Forest Trail Photography Competition.

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Encroaching water

Hwy 37 closed due to high water in north Franklin CountyThe Hwy. 37 bridge over the Sulphur River on the northern edge of Franklin County was closed to traffic around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21.

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Wood County Electric honored by ET Council of Government

Wood County Electric Cooperative Inc. (WCEC) was honored by the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) with the Regional Corporate Citizen of the Year Award.

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Richards appointed to city council unexpired term

Donny J. Richards at rightDonny J. Richards was appointed to fill a one month unexpired term on the Mount Vernon City Council

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Baumgardner honored

J. D. Baumgardner, leftJ. D. Baumgardner, left, was presented a state resolution honoring him for his outstanding community service by State Representative Erwin Cain

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Optic closed Friday

The office of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will be closed Friday, March 30.

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