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City expected to reinstate child safety zones

The Mount Vernon City Council is expected to take up the possible adoption of a city ordinance creating Child Safety Zones after general law cities were empowered to do so by the 85th Texas Legislative session.

An earlier city ordinance was repealed after the city was challenged as not having the authority to adopt such an ordinance as a general law city. For more about this action, see the September 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.