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Region D seeks comments, nominations for board

The North East Texas Water Region D is seeking written comments on its Initially Prepared 2021 Water Plan and nominations for up to eight expiring seats on the region’s board after cancellation of their public hearing meeting on the water plan last week.

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Empty shelves

The paper goods aisle at Brookshire’s in Mount VernonThe paper goods aisle at Brookshire’s in Mount Vernon were empty again on Monday, March 23. As quick as store personnel stock items on the shelves, they soon disappear.

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Assistance available in various ways, banks open

Assistance to individuals and businesses is available in a variety of different formats during this time of crisis.

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Officers locate, struggle to contain suspicious person

The Law Enforcement Center dispatch received a call just after midnight on Monday, March 23 with the report of a suspicious person at Love’s Travel Center.

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What does a disaster declaration mean?

Franklin County commissioners voted to enact a disaster declaration and the City of Mount Vernon issued a disaster proclamation, but what does that really mean?

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Deadlines unchanged for property owners

State mandated deadlines for property owners to file anything, such as applications and protests, with the Franklin County Appraisal District have not been changed.

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Disaster declaration extended, employee policy in place

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee leads an emergency meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.Franklin County Judge Scott Lee leads an emergency meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Sheriff offers delivery to elderly

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones has offered the service of his staff to help deliver items to people in need.

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County pays for large precinct equipment

The Franklin County Commissioners Court approved payments for equipment purchases totaling $161,177 and a change in financing for another piece of used equipment at two special called meetings on Thursday and Monday, March 12 and 16. For details about these purchases, see the March 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald