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Zamarripa joins city police department as patrolman

Manuel ZamarripaManuel Zamarripa has assumed duties as a patrol officer with the Mount Vernon Police Department announced Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, who acts as Chief of Police for the City of Mount Vernon.

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Drainage issue being returned to Monday’s agenda

The blockage of a “natural drainage” flow, which is causing flooding along a section of County Road NE2010 as well as threatening a neighboring residence and out building with flooding, will be on the agenda at the Franklin County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, February 13, according to Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper.

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Water line break causes big water loss, boil water advisory

A back hoe is used to lift a fire hydrant out of the way of a water main break during the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 29.A break in a six inch water main from a fire hydrant on Watson St. resulted in a three day boil-water advisory being issued for residents and businesses receiving water from the City of Mount Vernon.

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Last week to toss hats into ring

This is the last week for candidates to toss their hat in the ring for positions on the Mount Vernon City Council, Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees, or the Franklin County Water District.

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Law enforcement to seek another camera grant

Franklin County Sheriff and Chief of Police for the City of Mount Vernon Ricky Jones was given approval to seek another grant to replace out-dated video camera systems in both city and county patrol cars.

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StoneLeaf withdraws 2017 application to state

The StoneLeaf Companies are withdrawing their application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to construct a 60-72 unit apartment complex for residents age 55 and above.

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New director seated, revamped rules adopted

Gary Swan took the oath of office and was seated as the newest member of the Franklin County Water District’s Board on Tuesday, January 17.

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Four record highs recorded in January

Four record high temperatures were noted during an unseasonably warm January 2017.

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City, County at odds over payments for road work

The City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County are at odds over payment for materials for road work with the city having paid $30,000 in their 2014-15 fiscal year without any work having been done,

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