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Caution urged with outdoor burning

There may not be a burn ban in place for Franklin County, but Fire Marshall Robert Zinn urges citizens to be cautious with outdoor burning and fireplace ashes.

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Spillway report due Tuesday

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors will receive the preliminary engineering report on the proposed emergency spillway project at their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 16.

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Texas Workforce Commission sets employer tax rates for 2018

With the continued positive economic growth in Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently announced the average Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax rate for all employers will be 1.37 percent for Calendar Year (CY) 2018, dropping from 1.64 percent in CY 2017 to its lowest point since 2009.

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Water from burst pipe to lead to repairs at hospital building

Franklin County Commissioners Court members joined a number of home owners with a list of repairs caused by burst water pipes.

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Sick days, office at hospital, CodeRed contract top discussions

The renewal of the CodeRed emergency alert service contract, office use at the old hospital building, and employee sick days use and donations policy were the top discussion items at the Tuesday, Dec. 26, meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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DPS Reminds Texans of Winter Weather Safety Tips

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for winter weather as we enter the cold weather season.

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Ballot position drawings made for locally contested races

Franklin County Republican Chairman Bert Edmondson, at right, works with County Clerk Betty Crain as they draw names for positions on the General Primary Election Ballot.Franklin County Republican Chairman Bert Edmondson, at right, works with County Clerk Betty Crain as they draw names for positions on the General Primary Election Ballot.

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Roller coaster temperatures kept December weather changing

A wide range of temperatures from 21° to 80° set Franklin County citizens on  a roller coaster ride during December 2017 with apparel ranging from heavy coats and gloves to shorts and flip flops.

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Comptroller’s office unveils new unclaimed property website

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans to search for their unclaimed money this holiday season with the Unclaimed Property Division’s new and improved website, ClaimitTexas.org.

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