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MVISD Employees of the Month

Dana Watson for elementary school, Pam Willis for auxiliary, Desiree Phillips for middle school, and Pam Thomas for high schoolMount Vernon ISD honored their employees of the month for February at the Monday, March 18, school board meeting in the high school lecture hall.

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Lowry, Coffey receive All-District honors

Seniors Sam Lowry and Annie CoffeySeniors Sam Lowry and Annie Coffey received top All-district honors for 13-3A.

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Third sidewalk contract awarded to Marler & Assoc.

The Mount Vernon City Council members awarded its third Texas Capital Funds sidewalk project contract for the reconstruction of the Plaza district sidewalks to C. E. Marler and Associates, Inc. of Kilgore during their Monday night meeting.

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Compressor needed to fill fire departments’ air tanks

The Countywide Fire Association of Franklin County is in need of $15,000 in funding to replace a more than 32 year old specialized air compressor that is used to refill the air tanks for all four departments.

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Homeowner reports loss of ivory tusks in burglary

Zach Donaldson reported the loss of 27 inch Ivory Walrus Tusks in the burglary of his residence. The tusks were valued at $30,000.

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Second rabid skunk confirmed on East Main Street

A second rabid skunk has been confirmed in the city in less than two weeks, according to Colin Clasby,  animal control officer for the City of Mount Vernon.

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HOT funds hot topic at commissioner’s court

An agenda item requesting the release of Franklin County Hotel / Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds for two local organizations resulted in a standing room only response from almost every nonprofit group that has ever received some of those funds Monday morning at the regular meeting of the county commissioners court.

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Easter hams

Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighter Kenneth Cupp completes paperwork after selling a smoked hamMount Vernon Volunteer Firefighter Kenneth Cupp completes paperwork after selling a smoked ham Saturday, February 9 in the Brookshire’s parking lot.

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Ladies Night Out

Chad Wardrup checks Gayla Henry’s blood pressure at the Serenity Plus booth during the Ladies Night OutChad Wardrup checks Gayla Henry’s blood pressure at the Serenity Plus booth during the Ladies Night Out event Thursday, December 6.

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