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Park fund request “indefinitely tabled”

The Mount Vernon City Council “indefinitely tabled” making a request to the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s Board to earmark $100,000

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City considering rebid of trash contract

What appeared to be a done deal at the last workshop became a controversy at the February meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Topping the dome

Workers mold thin sheets of copper to cover the top of the Franklin Courthouse dome.Workers mold thin sheets of copper to cover the top of the Franklin Courthouse dome.

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Warrant roundup

The Mount Vernon Police Department, Municipal Court, and the Franklin County Justice of the Peace have joined more than 250 other agencies and courts throughout Texas in the annual “Great Texas Warrant Roundup.” The roundup, which begins Saturday, Feb. 25, is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher offense warrants from the participating jurisdictions. For more information, see the February 23 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Beetles in Ash trees

The Texas Forest Service will soon be surveying ash trees across the state for signs of the emerald ash borer,

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Historic soda fountain returns to Mount Vernon

Historic soda fountain returns to Mount VernonA piece of history was returned to Mount Vernon this week.

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Campaign signs

Political elections are usually accompanied by an increase in the number of campaign signs placed along roadways this time of year.

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Lovier to be honored for saving local rail, establishing district

Lovier to be honored for saving local rail, establishing districtPaul Lovier will be honored for his role in saving the local railroad and establishing the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETX).

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County property owners should be looking down

County property owners should be looking downThings could be looking up, if Franklin County property owners start looking down!

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