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Safe Boating Week focus for Memorial Day weekend

Safe Boating Week, May 16-23 nationally and in Texas as proclaimed by Gov. Greg Abbott, and partners across the country are advocating safe and responsible boating as Texans head to the water this weekend.

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Sales tax holiday for energy efficient appliances

The Texas families who want to save on the purchase of energy efficient appliances will have an opportunity to do so during the state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday Saturday

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Courthouse rental, special events policies and procedures adopted

After no fewer than four discussions, Franklin County Commissioners Court members adopted a Rental and Special Events Policies and Procedures for the Courthouse at their Monday, May 11 meeting.

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New CR 1018 bridge opens, CR 1030N closed for the week

Workers drag and level concrete for the bridge on CR NW1018 that reopened this week after being closed about a month.Workers drag and level concrete for the bridge on CR NW1018 that reopened this week after being closed about a month. A culvert washed out on CR NW1030N causing that road to be

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Lee raises appointment concerns about NETO board

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee raised concerns that proposed changes in the Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. bylaws would take away appointment power from the county judges.

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Byers hired as NETO financial officer

Marty D. ByersMarty D. Byers of Daingerfield has assumed duties as the financial officer for Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. in Mount Vernon. He was introduced to the organization’s board of directors

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Patients need to reestablish with FCFHC

All patients of Dr. Jean Latortue need to stop by the new Franklin County Family Health Center and fill out new patient paperwork and be seen by a member of the medical staff.

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Sworn into office

Mount Vernon City Secretary Tina Rose swears in Russell Schneider, Kenneth Shelton, and Jeff Briscoe for new terms of office as city council membersMount Vernon City Secretary Tina Rose swears in Russell Schneider, Kenneth Shelton, and Jeff Briscoe for new terms of office as city council members at the beginning of the Monday, May 11 regular meeting.

New Boston man arrested in Valentine stabbing death

Wendy Anders ValentineWendy Anders Valentine, age 36, was found dead of an apparent stab wound in an upper bedroom of an apartment in the 2300 block of Logan’s Pointe Dr. on Sunday, May 10.

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