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Request tabled for county to take road

A request to make the rural road known as Camp Cypress Trail a county road was tabled by the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their meeting Monday morning after concerns of needed maintenance were raised by Pct. 3 Commissioner Charlie Emerson.

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Concerns grow over approval of SB2, pending HB2702

County officials voiced growing concerns in the Monday meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court over potential financial issues from legislation set out in Texas Senate Bill 2, which was approved last week.

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Fourteen felony cases cleared in criminal court in February

Fourteen cases were cleared in the Eighth Judicial District Court before Judge Eddie Northcutt during February.

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Numbers needed on structures for 9-1-1 services

The lack of house and building numbers on structures has raised concerns with city officials, as well as 9-1-1 responders attempting to reach callers who are in need of aid.

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Credit card abuse reported by two victims

Two separate reports of credit card abuse were reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office last week.

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Sidewalks, pets focus of city council’s March meeting

Sidewalks and pets, both furry and feathered, got the attention and action by the Mount Vernon City Council at their regular March meeting.

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Preliminary traffic, facilities studies presented to council

Studies on traffic/pedestrian traffic patterns from specialists with the Texas Historical Commission staff and a proposed use of space next to the city hall were presented to  members of the Mount Vernon City Council at their regular monthly meeting.

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Grand Saline man arrested, tied to multi-county crimes

Recovered items which were tied to burglaries in Camp, Upshur, Wood, Navarro, Cherokee and Van Zandt counties. The arrest of a Grand Saline man around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 led officers to evidence tying him to burglaries in six northeast Texas counties, as well as the unlawful restraint of a young woman in his company.

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County to Legislators: Some bills are not a one size fits all

Franklin County elected officials signed a joint letter of concern to local legislators outlining their alarm that at least two of the bills being proposed present major financial obstacles for smaller counties with the potential to require major job cuts as well as cuts to services if passed.

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