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“Shots fired” reported from Still Meadow RV Park

A report of shots fired at Still Meadow RV Park was received at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. According to the report,

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Driver crosses I-30 traffic after missing stop sign

A driver failed to stop at the sign where FM 115 intersects with the South Service RoadA driver failed to stop at the sign where FM 115 intersects with the South Service Road, plowed through the guardrail, crossed both lanes of traffic on east bound I-30 and impacted the concrete barrier in the center median.

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Multiple vehicles involved in crashes during storm

Multiple vehicles were involved in crashes around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 on west bound I-30 near the 147 mile marker during a heavy rain storm. See the April 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details about these crashes.

Counties lead charge to allow barber, salons to open

Franklin, Hopkins, amd Brazoria county commissioners courts were among those to lead the charge for change by Gov. Greg Abbott, who left barbers, salons and gyms out of the list of businesses to reopen in his address last week.

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Special food distribution planned by county

The Franklin County Commissioners Court is planning  special distribution of food to aid Franklin County families whose income has been affected by the novel COVID-19 virus disaster.

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Year-to-date rainfall above average

Year-to-date, Franklin County has received 23.3 inches, which is above the average of 14.23 inches. The rainfall during April measured 3.71 inches.

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Aggravated robbery suspect captured in Arkansas

A suspect wanted for an aggravated robbery in Franklin County was captured in Arkansas. The robbery occurred around 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24 at the residence of James Anderson in the 100 block of CRSW 3010.

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Second COVID-19 case confirmed

A second case of the novel COVID-19 virus was confirmed late Friday by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Emergency measures taken on jail plumbing issues

Emergency measures were taken at the Monday, April 27 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court to address major plumbing issues in the Franklin County Jail.

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