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Great weather boosts ridership in annual Tour de Cypress rides

Gary Givney and Austin Sparks, members of the local riding group Roadside Mafia, lead the pack at the start of the 15th annual Tour de Cypress 100K ride.Gary Givney and Austin Sparks, members of the local riding group Roadside Mafia, lead the pack at the start of the 15th annual Tour de Cypress 100K ride.

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Paint Our Town project planned for Saturday, May 4

The annual Paint Our Town event has been set for Saturday, May 4. The project is smaller than in previous years, with only three homes being included.

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Annual Key Club Bake-off set at the First Baptist Church

The 16th annual Spring Bake-Off and Auction, sponsored by the Key Club, will be Saturday, April 20 at the Community Room at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon.

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Customer appreciation

Karen Walker hands over a door prize to Charles Riley during the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreciation dayKaren Walker hands over a door prize to Charles Riley during the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreciation day on Saturday, April 13.

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Fifteenth annual Tour de Cypress will be pedaling through county Saturday

Approximately 180 people have preregistered for the 15th annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride sponsored by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, April 20.

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Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies April 27-29

With the potential for severe weather approaching this Spring, Texans are reminded they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, which occurs April 27-29.

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Organic garden thriving in heart of Mount Vernon

Stephen Marshall explains how he began his first planting area of his organic garden in which he dug down to create an ecosystem.Stephen Marshall explains how he began his first planting area of his organic garden in which he dug down to create an ecosystem.

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Fire Department Easter hams pick up Saturday

Smoked hams from volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will be available for pick up Saturday, April 20 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Fire Station on Hwy. 37.

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Ford named Tyler Fireman of the year

Tyler Fire Chief David Coble presents Matt Ford with  the Tyler Fire Department Fireman of the Year award.Matt Ford was honored as the 2019 Fireman of the Year at the 28th annual Tyler Fire Department’s awards banquet Saturday, April 6.

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