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Mild temperatures recorded in September

Below average rainfall and no record high nor low temperatures were recorded in Franklin County during the month of September.

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Counties, customers raise concerns over NETEX rail service

At least eight officials from member counties spoke harshly to the board of directions of the North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX)  during their meeting last month.

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Rail board slashes, adopts district’s 2019-20 budget

The North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District adopted a less than proposed deficit budget for its 2019-20 fiscal year at a special called meeting September 19.

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Ramsay to run as County Attorney

Landon Ramsay has announced his intention to run for Franklin County Attorney as a Republican.

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Water district engineers to do wetland delineation

Carollo Engineers were authorized to proceed with the preparation of the Wetland Delineation for the restoration project for the dam on Lake Cypress Springs during the September meeting of the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors.

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Rep. VanDeaver plans series of Town Hall meetings

A series of Town Hall meetings have been planned for the week of October 7 to 10 for Representative Gary VanDeaver to connect with everyone in House District 1.

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Grass fire

Firefighters work to extenguish a large grass fireFirefighters work to extinguish a large grass fire Tuesday, September 17. An unidentified person tossed a cigarette into dry grass, which caught fire and spread quickly.

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Voter registration deadline soon for amendment election

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2019 Amendment Election is Monday, October 7.

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Outcry by department heads, employees keep contract

An outcry from about 80 percent of the department heads in the county who were backed by a larger number of employees resulted in no action being taken on a proposal to terminate the $24,000 annual contract for insurance management and subscriber assistance type services from Higginbotham Insurance.

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