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Bids to be opened Monday for sports complex work

Three bids for major items needed to complete the final two fields at the Franklin County Sports Complex will be opened Monday, February 23 for review during the regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Midnight fire

The house was fully engulfeded when the first engine arrived seven minutes after receiving the call.Franklin County firefighters were called out to a fire in the 400 block of CR 4430 around midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The residence, owned by Keith and Jean Leon, was fully engulfeded when the first engine arrived seven minutes after receiving the call.

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Testing underway on Highway 37S

Motorists who travel along State Highway 37 between Mount Vernon and Winnsboro should be on alert for temporary lane closures this week and part of next week.

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County to submit grant for Cypress Springs SUD

Franklin County will again act as the entity submitting for a Texas Community Development Block Gran on behalf of Cypress Springs Special Utility District CS-SUD.

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Hospital building cleared for renovation work to continue

Work crews returned Tuesday after testing results confirmed the cleaning of asbestos contaminated areas from the former hospital building was completed.

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VanDeaver appointed to two key House committees

District 1 State Rep. Gary VanDeaver received two key House committee appointments this week as part of the 84th Texas Legislature. He is serving his first term and representing Franklin, Bowie, Lamar and Red River counties.

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Student brings gun to school, parents question response

On Friday, February 6, a Mount Vernon Elementary School student came to school with a gun in a backpack. Classes were not locked down, police were not notified, and parents were not notified until 7 p.m. that evening.

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Council becomes “head hunters”

The Mount Vernon City Council conducted its third executive session in connection with efforts to find an administrator for the city and a executive director for the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation.

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Election filing open for local board seats

Registration is now open for anyone wishing to sign up as a candidate for seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees, the Mount Vernon City Council, or the Board of Directors for the Franklin County Water District.

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