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Storms have little effect on Turtle Derby competitors

A crowd of people cheered for the competitors, while a little bit of rain was not a deterrent to the fun for all ages at the 11th annual Turtle DerbyA crowd of people cheered for the competitors, while a little bit of rain was not a deterrent to the fun for all ages at the 11th annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, July 8.

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Reves installed as assistant governor for Rotary district

Nathan Reves, far left, was installed as Rotary  District 5830 Assistant District Governor for 2017-18.Nathan Reves was installed as the Assistant Governor - Area 3 for Rotary District 5830 at ceremonies in Marshal’s Michelson Museum of Art and will serve under Dist. Governor Ted Huffhines of Marshal.

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Library’s Wildlife show Friday

The Friends of the Franklin County Library will present Wildlife on the Move at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 7 in the gym at the First Baptist Church.

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Williamson to be new trooper stationed in Mount Vernon

DPS Trooper Warren Williamson receives his  Texas Commission on Law Enforcement  certification from DPS Director Steven McCraw.Warren Williamson was one of 122 individuals to be newly commissioned as a State Highway Patrol Trooper in Austin June 16, and will assume duties in Mount Vernon July 11.

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Turtle Derby offers more than races

There is more to do than just race a turtle at the11th annual Mid-Summer Bash and Turtle Derby set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8 at the Alamo Mission Museum.

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Boathouse designs should elevate watercraft from flooding

Phil Bullock of Carollo Engineers presented a review of boathouse design and compliance requirements at the June meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors. This was to alleviate the misconception that a boathouse must be 25 feet tall to meet the new requirements. The changes were made to reduce or eliminate the damage to water craft caused by the occasional rising lake levels. For more information, see the July 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Fireworks on Lake Cypress Springs celebrates 20th year

Fireworks over Lake Cypress SpringsLast Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the annual Fireworks on Lake Cypress Springs event. The event  celebrates U.S. Independence Day.

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Independent Business Week celebration downtown Saturday

Members of the Mount Vernon Community Events Committee are organizing the third annual Independent Business Week celebration on Saturday, July 8.

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Independent Business Week contest set

Members of the Community Events Committee invite Franklin County residents to celebrate Independent Business Week (IBW) at area stores and restaurants July 2-7.

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