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Personnel duties realigned, truck and mower purchased

A shift in duties for office personnel and the purchase of a new pickup and mower primarily for use in parks were authorized by the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors in their February meeting.

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Arson suspected in fire which destroyed house on FM 71

Arson is suspected after a fire destroyed an uninhabited house around 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 17 in the 7000 block of FM 71.

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House burglarized, suspect arrested

The home of Danny Bynum was burglarized and the suspect was arrested the next day based on evidence left at the scene.

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Empty shelves, again

A shopper surveys a shelf at the local Brookshire’s. Shelves at the local story were empty again, reminiscent of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.A shopper surveys a shelf at the local Brookshire’s. Shelves at the local story were empty again, reminiscent of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Several candidates file for local board seats

A flurry of candidates filed for seats on local boards prior to the deadline Friday, February 12.

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Several accidents reported during snow

There were 11 Active 911 out calls to accident scenes during the winter weather events last week, with nine of them for incidents on I-30.

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Demand letter released

The “demand letter” to the Franklin County Water District resulting in an out of court settlement with Sheila Donica was released by the district this week.

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First right-of-way report received

The North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District received its first property management report from Railway Auditing & Management Services, Inc. during its February board meeting.

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Mother Nature hammers area with triple weather events

A triple strike from Mother Nature has left many in Northeast Texas shivering in the cold. Many have suffered through power outages and rolling blackouts as the power grid has struggled to keep up with the demand.

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