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Main Street program earns accreditation

Carolyn Teague, center, accepts this year’s National Accreditation.The Texas Historical Commission commended Mount Vernon for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 60 to be recognized this year.

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Kicking up their heels at Mardi Gras

Dancers both young and old twirled around the dance floor at the Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, February 13.Dancers both young and old twirled around the dance floor at the Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, February 13. The annual event moved to downtown this year and more than doubled last year’s attendance

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Penny wins Fort Worth Stock Show, Pony of America honors

Sixteen year-old Hanna Penny of Franklin County in January captured two of the highest honors for equine competitors, the overall Reserve Champion in Ranch Horse Pleasure at the Fort Worth Stock Show

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National tea growing conference to be conducted in Franklin County

The inaugural U. S. League of Tea Growers Round Up and Farm Tour will be Thursday, Feb. 19, in Franklin County. There are 35 registered to attend. The round up began Wednesday night

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Promotions announced by First National Bank

Kevin Minshew, Jeremy Byrd, Andrew Lee, Rocio Martinez, Teresa Miller, and Pablo De Santiago, Jr.Several officer promotions were announced by Garry Romines, president and CEO of First National Bank, following a January Board of Directors meeting.

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State teams for programs here gathering info Thursday

Teams for two different programs under the Texas State Historical Commission will be in Mount Vernon Thursday, February 19. The Bankhead Highway project will continue gathering photos, stories, and information about businesses, buildings and people from about 1916 to the late 1930s.

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Women turn support toward local children’s programs

IF: GatheringWomen of Mount Vernon and Franklin County took the messages of the two-day IF: Gathering event, February 6 and 7, and put them into action with support of local programs for children.

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Vance wins scramble at Fort Worth stock show

Colton VanceColton Vance, a member of the Franklin County 4-H, was among the winners in the Calf Scramble event during the January 25 performance at the 119th edition of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

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Dr. Curry featured speaker for Black History Month event

Dr. Bishop Curry, IIIDr. Bishop Curry, III will be the featured speaker at the annual Black History Month celebration set to begin at  6:30 p.m. Friday, February 13 in the Cultural Arts Center, 100 Rusk St. in downtown Mount Vernon.

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