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Stolen loot

Mrs. Michael Storey looks over a trailer load of stolen lootMrs. Michael Storey looks over a trailer load of stolen loot, taken from storage buildings at Oleo Landing. The alleged thieves were captured in Camp County and confessed

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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman reminds businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 15. To render is to list the taxable inventory, furniture and

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Shine’s crimes spotlighted with three life sentences

Scott Everett ShineScott Everett Shine was sentenced to life in prison on each of three charges of engaging in organized criminal activity on Thursday, March 31 at the close of a trial by jury in Franklin County.

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It is not illegal to pick Texas Bluebonnets

Texas springtime brings flowers to fields and roadsides and a question to the minds of nature lovers - is it really illegal to pick bluebonnets?  The answer is no - there is no law against picking our State Flower.

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March warmer than normal

The warmer than normal temperatures during March 2016 brought in two record highs and the average high 11 degrees higher than March 2015. For details about record highs reached last month, see the April 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Foster homes needed in Franklin County

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is facing a critical shortage of homes in which to place children who are removed from their parents, with Franklin County as one area where foster families are needed.

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Consolidated polling sites set for runoff primaries

The consolidation of voting precincts to four sites for Republicans and one site for Democrats for the May 24 Runoff Primary elections was presented to the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday.

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Commissioners to meet with FEMA

A special called meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court has been set for 10 a.m. Friday, April 8 in the Courthouse to meet with representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Individual assistance denied flood victims

The appeal for Individual Assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency by Texas Governor Greg Abbott was denied for Franklin County late last week, according to a letter received by the office of the governor.

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