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Healthcare hopes sparked by CHRISTUS Health System

Representatives with  CHRISTUS Health System expressed an interest in an expanded presence at a new location in Mount Vernon during a workshop session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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Repairs, appraisal to proceed on hospital building

Franklin County Commissioners Court members ordered steps to proceed with obtaining quotes for repairs to the portions of the hospital building that were damaged by flooding from a broken water pipe over the long New Year’s holiday weekend.

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Spillway report postponed

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors postponed the presentation on the preliminary engineering report on the emergency spillway due to hazardous travel conditions the day of their monthly meeting.

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Rail, truck transload facility awarded grant

The Economic Development Administration (EDA), a division of the Federal Department of Commerce, is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the City of Mount Vernon, to make rail infrastructure improvements needed to support business development and expansion in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas.

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Hotel, housing still top of priority list for FCIF

Following through on the progress made in bringing a hotel to Mount Vernon and new housing to the local market remains the top priorities for the Franklin County Industrial Foundation, outlined at the organization’s annual meeting Friday, January 12.

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Broken water line

City of Mount Vernon workers dig through Kaufman St. beside the County Courthouse to repair a water line broken during the cold weather last week.City of Mount Vernon workers dig through Kaufman St. beside the County Courthouse to repair a water line broken during the cold weather last week.

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Property tax deadline nears, payment options available

Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector Sue Ann Harper wants to make sure county residents know 13 days remain to pay their property taxes without additional penalties.

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Mobile home destroyed by fire

Franklin County volunteer fire fighters were called to the scene of a structure fire in the 500 block of Collins Lane at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23.Franklin County volunteer fire fighters were called to the scene of a structure fire in the 500 block of Collins Lane at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23.

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Court, Sheriff propose shuffling of resources

A shuffling or reallocation of existing resources was proposed to solve some physical needs for Franklin County  at the solid waste transfer station and county jail in the last two Commissioners Court meetings.

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