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Law enforcement personnel stand in solidarity for slain officer

Law enforcement personnel and first responders who serve Franklin County gathered to honor Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, September 4Law enforcement personnel and first responders who serve Franklin County gathered to honor Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, September 4 in front of the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).

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New drunk driving law takes effect

A new law aimed at reducing repeat drunk driving offenses and saving lives on Texas roadways officially went into effect on Tuesday, September 1, just ahead of one of the busiest traffic weekends of the year.

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Patrols searching out impared drivers increasing

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing driving while intoxicated (DWI) patrols Friday, August 21 through Monday, September 7, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Supporters honored for $37,000 in contributions

Contributors to the United Way campaign were honored  during the organization’s celebrationThe United Way of Franklin County honored business and group supporters for their contributions of $37,000 in funds during 2015. The recognition's were made during the organization’s annual

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State Rep. VanDeaver to visit twice

District 1 Texas State Representative Gary VanDeaver will be in Mount Vernon on two dates in September to meet with constituents.  A come and go reception has been planned from 1 to 3

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Saturday’s boil water notice due to low water pressure

Pascual Fiscal restocks water on the shelves at the local Brookshire’s Grocery StorePascual Fiscal restocks water on the shelves at the local Brookshire’s Grocery Store on Saturday, August 29. As soon as the Boiled Water Alert was released, residents flocked to the store to stock up on cases of single serve bottles and gallons of water.

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Council opts for raises, cuts equipment from budget

Mount Vernon City Council members chose to provide better wages for their employees rather than buy three pieces of equipment as they shaped the 2015-16 City Budget

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Vehicle registration is available online or in person

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is  reminding all Texans that the online option for renewing a vehicle registration is still available. With the launch of the new Two Steps, One Sticker

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Fiber-optic break spurs disaster planning by sheriff

A tractor-trailer rig which ripped through a fiber-optic cable and caused the loss of phone, television and internet service Saturday has prompted additional disaster planning by Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones.

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