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Election filing open for local board seats

Registration is now open for anyone wishing to sign up as a candidate for seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees and the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Cox, Clasby, Glasco, Medders honored for fire dept. work

New Fire Chief Ken Cupp, at left, Officer of the Year Colin Clasby, Rookie of the Year Sean Medders, and Firefighter of the year Johnny D. Glasco The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department honored four of its own volunteers for their service and dedication during the department’s annual banquet Saturday, January 18.

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City makes peddlers changes, postpones health changes

Fees went from annual to monthly for mobile vendors such as food trucks and door to door solicitations setting up at times other than festivals,

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Property tax deadline nears, payment options available

Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector Sue Ann Harper wants to make sure county residents that time to pay their property taxes without additional penalties is ticking away.

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Court asserts authority over county owned properties

A contentious issue of control of county property was settled with four of the five members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court (Court) granting a request from David Redar

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Rural animal control options discussed

The need for animal control in rural areas of Franklin County led County Judge Scott Lee to ask that an election on the matter be proposed in conjunction with this year’s November General election.

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Industrial Foundation

Jessica Rodriguez was the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Franklin County Industrial FoundationJessica Rodriguez was the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation on Friday, January 10.

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Techline awarded sports complex lighting bid

Techline, an Austin based company, was awarded the contract to complete the lighting at the two larger fields at the Franklin County Sports Complex for $149,050.

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Hopes revived to save federal funds for new rail port

Roger Feagley, standing at right, executive director of the Sulphur Springs / Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation (SSHC-EDC), received preliminary approval for access to the NETEX rail line for tentative transload facilities at two of its industrial parks.Hopes to salvage a $1.2 million grant for a new project were voiced during the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation (NETEX) District’s first meeting of 2020.

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