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Distinguished Service Award honors historical commission

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court,  in back - left to right, Sam Young, Charlie Emerson, Scott Lee, Larkin Jumper and Jerry Cooper, presented the Texas State Distinguish Service Award for 2017 to the Franklin County Historical Commission, represented by Joel Dihle, Lillie Bush-Reves, Gail Reed, Jearl and Mary Lou Mowery, Pat Hudson, and Beverly McPherson. The Texas Historical Commission has recognized the Franklin County Historical Commission (FCHC) with the Distinguished Service Award for the 2017 year.

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Sidewalks for kids to school comes one step closer

A sidewalk to help children traverse from the Mount Vernon Housing Authority apartments to the Mount Vernon ISD campus moved another step closer with the approval of an advance funding agreement between the City of Mount Vernon and the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Ribbon cutting

Jordan and Brooke Ramsay, along with their children Samuel, Roy and Ruth, were joined by family and friends for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ramsay Hill Farm Store.Jordan and Brooke Ramsay, along with their children Samuel, Roy and Ruth, were joined by family and friends for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ramsay Hill Farm Store.

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Ribbon cutting

Members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting as Duke’s Travel Plaza joined the organization Thursday, May 31.Members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting as Duke’s Travel Plaza joined the organization Thursday, May 31.

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Duke’s Travel Plaza to celebrate grand opening

Duke’s Travel Plaza will have a grand opening celebration Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 at their new store at 300 SE Access Road.

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Lake Cypress fireworks show set, donations sought

The annual Independence Day weekend fireworks show over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday, June 30. Donations are being sought to fund the fire works show on Lake Cypress Springs.

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Animal shelter donation

Members of the Mount Vernon Key Club donated $4,000 to the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter to help with the cost of creating separate spaces for housing cats and storage.Members of the Mount Vernon Key Club donated $4,000 to the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter to help with the cost of creating separate spaces for housing cats and storage.

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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up begins

Sign-up for those interested in becoming contestants in the 2018 Rodeo Queens contests began this week.

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Key to the City

Mount Vernon Mayor Teresia Wims presents a Key to the City to Joe and Rami Zoubi, owners of Duke’s Travel Plaza.Mount Vernon Mayor Teresia Wims presents a Key to the City to Joe and Rami Zoubi, owners of Duke’s Travel Plaza.

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