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TxDOT announces free child safety seat inspection

In an effort to help Texas drivers keep their child passengers properly secured, the Texas Department of Transportation announced it is offering free, year-round child safety seat inspections conducted by certified technicians.

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Hotel Ocupancy Tax 2014 funding applications sought

The Franklin County Commissioners adopted an annual budgeting process for the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax. All of the funding for the coming year, 2014, will be reviewed together.

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Pertussis outbreak prompts Texas health alert

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to make sure they’re vaccinated against pertussis after projections show the number of people sick with the deadly disease this year is on track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years.

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Tax rate set, 2014 budget adopted

The Franklin County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted the 2014 Budget and then set the 2013 property tax rate at a special called meeting of the Court on Monday, September 16.

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Vote on 2014 budget, 2013 tax rate Monday, September 16

The Franklin County Commissioners Court will conduct a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, September 16 in the East Courthouse Annex, 502 E. Main St. (Hwy. 67E).

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Golf cart, alcohol variance discussions to continue

Whether or not to allow the operation of golf carts on Mount Vernon streets and adjustments to the beer and wine ordinance in the central  business district are expected to be back on the agenda for the Monday, September 23 meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Split council vote on budget

The Mount Vernon City Council adopted the 2013-14 Budget Monday in a 3:2 split vote of the council members. Council members Saundra Dunn and Donny Richards voted against the budget after voicing concerns in two budget areas.

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Local hospital re-designated as a Level IV trauma center

ETMC Mount Vernon has been re-designated a Level IV trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The hospital originally received this designation in 1998.

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Hotel Occupancy Tax Board operation a contentious issue

The operation of the Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Board was again a contentious topic at the regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday, September 9.

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