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Blue ribbons for abuse prevention

Lake Country CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) placed two over-sized blue bows on the hand rails of the south entrance to the Franklin County Courthouse last FridayLake Country CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) placed two over-sized blue bows on the hand rails of the south entrance to the Franklin County Courthouse last Friday

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Certificates of obligation should fund remaining sewer line costs

BELT Construction out of Texarkana began work on Phase II of the sewer line replacement project for the City of Mount Vernon last week.The Mount Vernon City Council is expected to issue $550,000 in certificates of obligation to complete Phase II of a sewer collection system, project at their Monday night, April 23 meeting.

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Work Zone Awareness Week calls for extra caution

In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that every day requires caution when driving through work zones.

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Veracruz pleads guilty to murder

James Dale VeracruzJames Dale Veracruz pled guilty to murder before District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt last week and was sentenced to 38 years in prison.

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Health, sanitation standards for food establishments adopted

The Mount Vernon City Council unanimously approved the adoption of health and sanitation standards for food and food establishments at their meeting Monday night, April 9.

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Pinwheels planted

Personnel from Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and Franklin County elected officials and law enforcement personnel planted blue pinwheels last week on the Courthouse lawn.Personnel from Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and Franklin County elected officials and law enforcement personnel planted blue pinwheels last week on the Courthouse lawn.

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County, city approve apprasial district budget

Franklin County Commissioners Court and Mount Vernon City Council members approved a 2018-19 Budget for the Franklin County Appraisal District with a 0.29 percent increase ($1,400) in what could be record time at their separate meetings Monday.

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Democrats elect state delegates

The Franklin County Democratic Party conducted their county convention Saturday, March 24 and elected two delegates to attend the Texas Democratic Convention.

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Hunters found trespassing

Darrell RichardsGame Warden Doyle Brown received a report of people hunting illegally on private property around 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 30.

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