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Commissioners hear request to close County Road NE2111

James Hall requested that the Franklin County Commissioners Court permanently close County Road NE2111, and he pledged to proceed with the formal process for closure with no objections from members of the Court.

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HUB guidelines remain unchanged

Any change in the operation of The HUB, the county operated meal center, remains undecided as a variety of possible options were brought up, but were left on the table at the Monday meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Fatalities decline in the state’s highway construction areas

In spite of a decrease in work zone crashes in Texas last year, 161 people still lost their lives and another 684 were seriously injured.

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Juveniles were not good on Good Friday

A couple of male juveniles were not being good on Good Friday, April 19, and got themselves into trouble.

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Early voting begins Monday

Early voting in the election of Place 1, 3 and 5 seats on the Mount Vernon City Council will begin Monday, April 22.

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Heroes honored with barbecue

 Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and firefighters with a Heroes BarbecueThe Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and firefighters with a Heroes Barbecue on Friday, April 19.

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18 wheeler fire

Westbound I-30 was completely shut down due to an 18 wheeler fire during the overnight hours prior to Sunday, April 14.

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Early voting ends Tuesday

Voting was slow the first two days of early voting in the Mount Vernon City Council election with 11 ballots cast in person; early voting in the election continues through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.

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Facade proposal passed to council for approval

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved an amended version of the new facade program last week and forwarded the program guidelines to the City Council for approval at their May session.

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