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Listening Tour meeting Thursday

A “Listening Tour” with State Representative Gary VanDeaver will be from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, September 27 in the Lecture Hall at Mount Vernon High School.

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Campaign stop

Chrissy Kleberg, Charlotte O’Rourke, local Democratic Party Chair Lydia Carrascosa, Melissa O’Rourke, and Aleen and Paul LindseyChrissy Kleberg, Charlotte O’Rourke, local Democratic Party Chair Lydia Carrascosa, Melissa O’Rourke, and Aleen and Paul Lindsey pause for a photo during a campaign stop in Mount Vernon on Saturday, September 14.

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Water District tax rate hearing Tuesday

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing on their proposed 2018 property tax rate at their monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 18,

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Interstate rest stops to close October 1

The rest areas on Interstate 30 west of Mount Vernon will close to all traffic effective Monday, October 1, Jesse Herrera, Sulphur Springs Area Engineer for the Paris District of the Texas Department of Transportation, said.

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Proposal to video meetings dies for lack of support

A proposal to have the Franklin County Commissioners Court meetings video taped and accessible on the internet died for lack of support from members of the Court.

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Interviews for EDC director to begin

The search for an executive director / coordinator for the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation is about to move to the interview stage, Steve Hammons, board president, announced at the group’s September meeting.

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Ward secured for audit, meeting schedule changed

The services of Mike Ward Accounting and Financial Consulting, PLLC were secured to perform the City of Mount Vernon’s 2017-18 fiscal year audit and the City Council opted to return regular stated meetings to just once a month with special workshops called as needed.

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VanDeaver plans “Listening Tour” of House District 1

State Representative Gary VanDeaver will embark on a “Fall Listening Tour” during the last week of September around House District 1.

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O’Rourke’s mother to make campaign stop

Melissa O’Rourke, mother of U.S. Senate Candidate Beto O’Rourke, will visit Mount Vernon Saturday, September 15.

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