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County to propose $50,000 HOT funds in 2020 budget

The Franklin County budget for 2020 is expected to include a proposal for the allocation of $50,000 in Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds, after three lengthy workshop sessions on the special purpose funds.

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County approves boat from FCWD

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved a Memorandum of  Understanding with the Franklin County Water District for the Sheriff’s Office to take possession of a used boat.

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Commissioners hear requests for HOT funds

Franklin County Commissioners Court members listened, questioned, and challenged as representatives from 10 community based organizations pitched their need for various amounts of the County’s Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds.

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TRMC opens pain management center

Dr. William Hooks Jr., Adult Nurse Practitioner, Valerie Snyder. and Dr. Chandramouli IyerDr. William Hooks Jr., Adult Nurse Practitioner, Valerie Snyder. and Dr. Chandramouli Iyer will operate the new Center for Pain Management that Titus Regional Medical Center opened on August 1.

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City, County tax rate proposed

The City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County governing boards both formally proposed their respective rates for property taxes at meetings Monday.

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Funding approved for Watermelon Mills building

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved $2,000 in funding for infrastructure work on the old Watermelon Mills building.

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Request for oversized flag on Lake Cypress Springs tabled

A potentially precedent setting request to install a giant flag on property along the shore of Lake Cypress Springs was tabled to seek advice from attorneys, as well as comments from the public, before being considered again at the Aug. 20 meeting of the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors.

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Abortion block sought in city

The Mount Vernon City Council was requested to enact an ordinance to outlaw abortion within the city and declare the city a Sanctuary City for the Unborn during the public comment portion of its Monday evening meeting.

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Rail board to meet monthly to keep up with activities

The North East Texas Rural Rail District’s Board of Directors voted to begin meeting monthly rather than every other month in order to better keep abreast of the workings of the district and its various projects.

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