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First National Bank to merge with Alliance Bank

Alliance BancShares Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary Alliance Bank, announced Thursday, November 29, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the issued shares of common stock of Mount Vernon BankShares, Inc.,

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Railport meeting planned today

The City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon EDC will present plans for a proposed transload / inter modal rail port facility to the North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District’s (NETEX) Board at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 6 in Sulphur Springs.

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Damaged rail repaired

Damaged Hand rail in front of the Optic-HeraldShame on the person(s) who jumped the curb and smashed the front steps of the Optic-Herald last week.

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Water district amends 2018, adopts 2019 budgets

Settlement of the civil suit filed by the Franklin County Water District five years ago brought changes reflected in amendments to the 2018 budget and the 2019 budget which were approved in the board’s regular meeting.

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Text to 9-1-1 now available for Franklin County citizens

The Text to 9-1-1 service is now available for citizens to send a text message directly to the 9-1-1 dispatch center for assistance in the event they are unable to make a voice call.

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Suit settlement returns $4.75 million to district, taxpayers

An out-of-court settlement of a law suit will return $4,750,00 to the Franklin County Water District’s coffers and by extension the taxpayers.

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Take and extra helping of safety this Thanksgiving

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists to make safety an integral part of their Thanksgiving travel plans and to celebrate the holiday responsibly.

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Inmate housing agreement approved for Red River Co.

Approval was given Monday to an interlocal agreement for Franklin County to provide Red River County with inmate housing at a cost of $40 per inmate per day to help alleviate personnel shortages and /or overcrowding at the Red River County Jail.

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Jumper completes advanced studies for commissioners

Franklin County Commissioner Larkin Jumper was honored for his completion of a voluntary advanced course on county governmentFranklin County Commissioner Larkin Jumper was honored for his completion of a voluntary advanced course on county government titled Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum (CCAC) at the County Commissioners and Judges Association of Texas (CJCAT) Annual Conference in The Woodlands Oct. 8-11.

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