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Funding for FEMA road work to be reconsidered

The Franklin County Commissioners Court appeared to have approved $150,000 in funds from the county’s General Fund to be used for materials for the project at it’s Monday morning meeting, with reimbursement expected from Federal Emergency Management (FEMA).

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Resident outcry results in zoning change denial

It was standing room only for the public hearings before the Mount Vernon City Council Monday eveningIt was standing room only for the public hearings before the Mount Vernon City Council Monday evening with the outcry of public sentiment against a zoning change that would open the way for new luxury apartment complex east of Hwy. 37 across from the fire station.

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Veracruz pleads guilty to murder

James Dale VeracruzJames Dale Veracruz pled guilty to murder before District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt last week and was sentenced to 38 years in prison.

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Zoning change requested to accomodate apartments

A zoning change for land located off Hwy. 37 north of the Dairy Bar has been requested by the current owner in preparation for sale of the property for the development of a 64 unit luxury apartment complex.

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Pinwheels planted

Personnel from Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and Franklin County elected officials and law enforcement personnel planted blue pinwheels last week on the Courthouse lawn.Personnel from Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and Franklin County elected officials and law enforcement personnel planted blue pinwheels last week on the Courthouse lawn.

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Blue ribbons for abuse prevention

Lake Country CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) placed two over-sized blue bows on the hand rails of the south entrance to the Franklin County Courthouse last FridayLake Country CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) placed two over-sized blue bows on the hand rails of the south entrance to the Franklin County Courthouse last Friday

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Democrats elect state delegates

The Franklin County Democratic Party conducted their county convention Saturday, March 24 and elected two delegates to attend the Texas Democratic Convention.

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Certificates of obligation should fund remaining sewer line costs

BELT Construction out of Texarkana began work on Phase II of the sewer line replacement project for the City of Mount Vernon last week.The Mount Vernon City Council is expected to issue $550,000 in certificates of obligation to complete Phase II of a sewer collection system, project at their Monday night, April 23 meeting.

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Work Zone Awareness Week calls for extra caution

In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that every day requires caution when driving through work zones.

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