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Nominations open for Star of Texas award

Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award.

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City to request joint meeting with Commissioners Court

The Mount Vernon City Council will ask for a joint meeting with members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court to hopefully work out differences between the two entities

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Early voting continues in three local elections

Early voting will continue in-person through Tuesday, May 2 in the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees, Mount Vernon City Council Place 1 and Franklin County Water District Place 4 elections.

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Budget overrun, new development announced

Rising costs for indigent health care and a proposed new residential development on Lake Bob Sandlin in Franklin County were causes for concern for Franklin County Commissioners Court at their meeting this week.

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Voters have options for IDs at polls

The Office of the Texas Secretary of State reminds voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain a form of approved photo ID that they now have additional options when voting in person.

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Missing Arkansas child found in Franklin County

Franklin County Sheriff, Ricky Jones reported that he and his deputies assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the recovery of a missing child from Searcy County, Arkansas on Wednesday, April 19th.

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Early voting begins Monday in local district elections

Early voting in person to fill one seat on the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors, a single City of Mount Vernon Council seat, and three seats on the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will begin Monday, April 24.

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District looking into spillway restoration cost

Carollo Engineers, Inc. has been authorized to do an hydraulic analysis to determine the alternatives available to the Franklin County Water District to restore the emergency spillway for Lake Cypress Springs to its original design at a maximum cost of $62,000.

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RSI’s Gibson: City’s housing market ripe for development

Mount Vernon’s housing market is ripe for a developer/builder approach as real estate agents report “begging” for quality new construction, according to a study completed for the Franklin County Industrial Foundation and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation boards over the past two months.

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