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Tax appraisal district submits new budget

The Franklin County Appraisal District (FCAD) has recently been submitting its 2021-2022 fiscal year budget to area tax collecting entities for approval.

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Opposition stated against Legislative bills

The Franklin County Commissioners Court adopted a formal resolution stating opposition to two legislative bills which they see as an effort to silence county officials.

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Stabbing reported at residence

A stabbing was reported by a third party at a residence in the 2300 block of CRSE4315 around 10 p.m. Thursday, March 4.

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Hollingsworth appointed to Sulphur River Basin board

Kirby HollingsworthGovernor Greg Abbott has appointed Kirby Hollingsworth to the Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027.

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Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday

Daylight Saving Time is set to begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14. People should set their clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night to avoid being late for church or other events.

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NETEX approves pending lease agreements

A series of pending leases recommended for approval by the district’s right-of-way management firm were approved by the North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District’s Board of Directors in their March meeting. For more information about these agreements, see the March 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Petition presented to close County Road NW1055

Jack Brooks submitted a formal petition seeking the closure of the west end of County Road NW1055 to the Franklin County Commissioners Court on Monday, March 8.

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Solar panels

Workers have begun installing solar panels onto posts at the Samson Solar Energy CenterWorkers have begun installing solar panels onto posts at the Samson Solar Energy Center that is currently under construction where Franklin, Lamar, and Red River counties intersect.

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Bond refinance okayed, fire station discussed

Two of three bond packages were reissued into one package, and talk of expanding the fire station in Mount Vernon was discussed at the Monday, March 8 meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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