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Business taxpayer seminars available

During the month of January, the Comptroller’s office will conduct 14 free taxpayer seminars across the state. The closest seminars for Franklin County business owners are in Tyler, Lufkin and Dallas.

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Freeze causes water issues

City crews worked much of the day Sunday  and into the evening to repair a broken water main.More than a week long period of below freezing temperatures at night and several daytime high temperatures below freezing have begun to cause problems with public and private water pipes.

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Matus, Mayberry bring 35 years of experience to department

Steve Matus and Ron MayberryThe employment of Steve Matus and Ron Mayberry as deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office adds more than 35 years of combined law enforcement experience to the department.

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Building renovation project forwarded to city council

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation approved a project submitted for Ramsay Properties, Inc. for the organization’s Existing Business Structure Assistance Program (EBSA).

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City sales tax up 30 percent for quarter

The City of Mount Vernon finished 2013 with an increase in sales tax both for the quarter and for the year. Meanwhile, surrounding cities report nominal gains to dramatic drops for the same period.

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Workshop Monday on new type of reinvestment zone

A workshop on proposed County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones (CETRZ) has been set for 1 p.m. Monday, January 6 at the East Courthouse Annex, 502 E. Main St., Mount Vernon.

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State Troopers increase DWI enforcement

Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS, will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. Enforcement began Friday, December 13 and will continue until Thursday, January 2.

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City’s alcohol election tops 2013 headlines

The election to bring beer and wine sales to Mount Vernon and its positive economic effects topped headlines for 2013. Also making headlines were the construction of three business structures at the intersection of I-30 and Hwy. 37,

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Gifts distributed

CIS Coordinator Amy Ford and volunteer Susan SampleCIS Coordinator Amy Ford and volunteer Susan Sample organize and separate the many bicycles donated as a part of the Angel Gift program this year. Approximately 93 families with 267 children received gifts of toys and/or clothing through the  gift portion of the Christmas for All program.

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