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Questions raised on deferred expenses list

Questions were raised by Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper concerning payments for repairs at the jail being deferred

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Carr appointed as County Constable

Brantin CarrBrantin Carr was appointed to fill the unexpired term as Franklin County Constable, a count wide position, effective Jan. 1, 2020 in a split 3:2 vote of the Franklin County Commissioners Court in their final meeting of 2019.

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Three projects funded in new grant program

Three projects were awarded partial funding in the first round of the $20,000 Mount Vernon Façade Grant Program in the review / allocations committee meeting Wednesday, December 18.

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Stocking winner

Courtney Peugh, from the Franklin County District Clerk’s office, receives a $25 Brookshire’s gift certificate from Sheriff’s Deputy James HawkinsCourtney Peugh, from the Franklin County District Clerk’s office, receives a $25 Brookshire’s gift certificate from Sheriff’s Deputy James Hawkins for creating the winning entry in the County’s decorated stocking contest.

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Optic-Herald office to close for New Year’s Day

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will have an early deadline at noon Monday, December 30 for the January 2 edition.

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Texas bans named driver auto policies in 2020

For drivers who currently drive with a named driver auto insurance policy in Texas, 2020 will be a year of change. Effective January 1, 2020, the writing and renewal of named driver policies will be prohibited in the state by House Bill 259.

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Local Farm Bureau has 39 years’ growth

The Franklin County Farm Bureau was recognized for 39 years of continuous gain in memberships by the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB). County Farm Bureaus across the state were recognized for membership achievements in a number of categories during the TFB 86th annual meeting Sunday, Dec. 8 in San Antonio.

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Building incentive opens January 1

Home builders can save over $4,000 in waved city fees under the city’s 2020 residential single-family construction incentive policy adopted at the December meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Optic-Herald office to close for holidays

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will close for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Optic-Herald office will have an early deadline at noon on Friday, Dec. 20 for the Dec. 26 edition.

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