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Savings expected with new insurance plans

The county and its employees are expected to see a savings with the renegotiated medical insurance plans approved at a special meeting of the Court Monday, October 21.

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Baumgardner on Brookshire’s Heroes Flight to nation’s capital

J. D. Baumgardner, second from right, was selected to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during the recent Heroes Flight tour.J. D. Baumgardner of Mount Vernon was one of 30 World War II Veterans to travel on the Oct. 10-12 World War II Heroes Flight from Tyler to Washington, D.C.

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County appeals for water for Sports Complex

Three members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court met with 11 members of the Cypress Springs Special Utility District’s Board of Directors last week. The Court appealed to the CS-SUD board to support the youth by providing reduced rate water for the Franklin County Sports Complex.

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Voting at a crawl in election

The early voting, which began Monday, is at a crawl  in the General Election on nine proposed amendments to the Texas State Constitution. In person early voting for the election continues through Friday, November 1.

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DPS to make voter ID cards at East Annex

Representatives from the Texas Department of Public Safety will be at the Franklin County East Annex on Thursday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make Voter Identification Cards.

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Early voting to begin Monday, October 21

Early voting will begin Monday in the General Election on nine proposed amendments to the Texas State Constitution. In person early voting for the election is to continue through Friday, November 1.

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Water district demands resolution

The Franklin County Water District (FCWD) has retained the services of Strasburg and Price, LLP to demand a resolution to continued erosion problems following the rehabilitation project on the dam at Lake Cypress Springs.

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Tall Tree North targeted for next water line upgrade

Residents in the Tall Tree North subdivision will be the recipients of the next water line upgrade project by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District. Members of the CS-SUD Board of Directors

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Reduced funding from hotel tax committee

The Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax Advisory Committee is recommending a reduction in the amount funded to organizations in 2014. The recommendation is primarily due to the amounts requested exceeding the $35,000 in anticipated hotel tax funds next year.

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