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Winter storm damages, loss reports urged

Residents and people with property in Franklin County are urged to complete reports for damage or losses resulting from the winter storm “Uri

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Texas NRCS Announces Funding for Innovation Grants

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making $1 million available to support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands in Texas.

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Storm disaster declared, added architect work approved

A formal disaster declaration for Winter Storm Uri in February 2021 and a proposal for additional services from architects on the health building were approved in the Franklin County Commissioners Court meeting.

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Winter storms victims get tax deadline extensions

Victims of winter storms that began February 11, 2021 now have until June 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced.

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Record low temperatures, more than 10 inches of snow recorded

Four record low temperatures were recorded during February 2021 with 10.4 inches of snow falling over a four day period.

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Reckless driver strikes tree

A 1992 Ford Ranger pickup left the parking lot at the American Legion around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, February 27 and struck a nearby tree.

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February reported sales, use taxes up

Mount Vernon and Franklin County sales and use tax reports continue to grow over the same periods reported for the previous year as residents keep more of their purchases close to home during bad weather and the COVID-19 disaster.

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One arrested following assault in rental cabin

One person was arrested following a disturbance in a rental unit at Deer Lake Cabins.

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Road closure inquiry made, online payments coming

The Franklin County Commissioners Court responded to an informal inquiry asking about closure of a county road,

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