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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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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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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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Local economic, humanitarian projects get national attention

Austin photographer Buff Strickland, right, talks with Shannon and Greg Ostertag as they prepare for a downtown photo shoot.Austin photographer Buff Strickland, right, talks with Shannon and Greg Ostertag as they prepare for a downtown photo shoot.

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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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Copeland wins at Night at the Museum event

Kaleigh Copeland won the top honors for her character portrayal at the Night at the Museum eventKaleigh Copeland won the top honors for her character portrayal at the Night at the Museum event on Saturday, April 6.

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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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Games, food, fun planned at disc golf championships this weekend

More than 220 players will be in Franklin County for the 2019 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships April 12 through 14. This is the seventh year for the tournament to be played in Franklin County.

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