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Three new filers, Friday deadline for ballot spot

Three new filers have submitted applications for various seats on local boards this week.

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NETEX has $11M letter of intent from Sustainability Partners

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District  announced receiving a signed letter of intent to provide $11 million in capital project funding for the development, construction and operation of the district’s “Franklin County Container Terminal” at its meeting Thursday, February 7.

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Temperatures fluctuate in wide range during January

Weather in Franklin County during January 2019 ranged from a 72° high to a 24° low.

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Area meeting announced for 2050 state transportation plan

Texas Transportation Plan 2050 is being developed now by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a series of open-house style public meetings to gather input for the plan.

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Man stabbed at motel, suspect arrested in Mississippi

Jennifer SparksLocal law enforcement officers raced toward the Super 8 Motel just after 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 after a man was stabbed in one of the guest rooms.

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Meetings hold interests of citizens

The second Monday and Thursday of each month are when many government boards conduct their meetings, and next week’s meetings hold items which have been shown by citizens to be of special interest to the public.

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Appointments made to county historical commission

The Franklin County Commissioners Court appointed 19 members to serve two-year terms on the Franklin County Historical Commission during their meeting Monday.

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Candidate filing deadline next week for May elections

The deadline to register as a candidate for a listing on the ballot for the May 4 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council, the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees, and the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors is Friday, February 15.

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Budget amendments debated

A total of $56,031 in budget amendments was approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court to more accurately reflect the operations of the county, but raised other questions about 2018 budget amendments.

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