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TxDOT urges drivers to ‘End the Streak’ of daily deaths

The last deathless day on roadways in Texas was November 7, 2000. That means for 19 years straight, at least one person has died every single day.

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Primary candidate filing open

Filing for candidates for county office with local party chairmen began this week for the March 2020 Primary Election.

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Safe-T removing legal barriers for victims

A $10,000 donation from the Texas Bar Foundation will help the SAFE-T Crisis Center to remove legal barriers to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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District 2019 amendments, 2020 budget reviewed

Proposals for amendments to the 2019 budget and adoption of the 2020 budget for the Franklin County Water District were reviewed last month and could be approved at their meeting next Tuesday evening.

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Reckless driver on Dunlap St. arrested for DWI

The Mount Vernon Police Department received a report of a silver Malibu on Dunlap St. driving recklessly around midnight Saturday, November 2.

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Stolen pickup recovered after deputies connect incidents

A pickup stolen in Franklin County was recovered in Mount Pleasant after local officers were able to link separate incidents.

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Temperatures range wide during October

Franklin County residents have ridden the weather roller coaster during October 2019 with temperatures fluctuating between 96° and 33° and above average rain falling.

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Committee appointed, ballfield lights to be rebid

A committee to look into billboard design, placement and leasing was appointed and an order issued to rebid the installation of light poles and lighting for two baseball/softball fields during the Monday morning meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Voter turnout low for amendments election

Voter turnout for the  State Constitutional Amendment Election on Nov. 5 was low. A total of 1,251 Franklin County citizens trudged to the polls to complete a ballot.

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