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New members take oath, requirement added for grant

Newly elected members of the Mount Vernon City Council, Steve Hammons, Chock Yates, and Michael Long, took their oath of officeNewly elected members of the Mount Vernon City Council, Steve Hammons, Chock Yates, and Michael Long, took their oath of office, and their review of a new investment incentive lead to an additional requirement for grant seekers in their regular Monday night meeting.

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Officials look at new way approach to funding capital

David Mendez, with the firm of Bickerstaff Health Delgado Acosta, LLP, offered a new approach to funding capital purchases to elected officials in the Monday afternoon session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Marquez to be new deputy for county

Teofile MarquezTeofile Marquez of Mount Pleasant recently began duties as a deputy for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Lots of water

Water rushes into Little Creek at the city park during the rain storm on Saturday, May 11Water rushes into Little Creek at the city park during the rain storm on Saturday, May 11. So far this month, 6.77 inches of rain has fallen in Franklin County with more than 23 inches for the year. Both are above average. The record rainfall amount for May is 10.3 inches set in 2007.

Man arrested near softball field

Mount Vernon Police Officers Tresa Stinson and Leah Thomas responded to an incident at the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball field around 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

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Bull causes collision on Hwy. 37

A black bull on a dark roadway caused an accident at 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 3. Chancey Deming, age 31 of Talco, was driving north on Hwy. 37 just north of CR 1030.

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Parker pleads to murder, gets life sentence in Franks’ death

Joshua Anthony ParkerJoshua Anthony Parker pled guilty last Friday to a charge of murder in the stabbing death of Timothy Paul Franks on April 5, 2018. He was sentenced to “life.”

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Lee honored as judicial fellow

Franklin County Judge Scott LeeFranklin County Judge Scott Lee was recently recognized as a Fellow of the Texas Judicial Academy for going beyond the state’s requirements for judicial education.

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Chicken house fire

Fire destroyed a chicken house on CR NE2100Fire destroyed a chicken house on CR NE2100 belonging to Kenneth and Marianne Eng early Tuesday, May 7.

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