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Retail shops to reopen Friday at half capacity

Franklin is one of only five northeast Texas Counties to jump to Phase II status in Gov. Greg Abbott’s “Open Texas” plan, one of the first states in the U.S. to attempt it as society seems to have a grip on dealing with the disease.

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Fire assistance

Franklin County firefighters lend a helping hand to battle a blaze in downtown TalcoFranklin County firefighters lend a helping hand to battle a blaze in downtown Talco. A vacant building that had several attachments caught fire.

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County boosting funds for food to needy

The allocation of $20,000 to the Community Food Bank of Franklin County Texas was approved in an emergency meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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Mobile COVID testing

Personnel with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services administer a COVID-19 test to a Franklin County citizen at the Mount Vernon Fire DepartmentMembers of the Air and Army National Guard administer a COVID-19 test to a Franklin County citizen at the Mount Vernon Fire Department on Tuesday, April 28.

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Abbott closes classrooms for year, Lee to open ball fields for practice

Gov. Gregg Abbott announced Friday, April 17 that classrooms across the state would remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year,

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April is Child Abuse Awareness, Prevention Month

Child abuse does not rest nor does it discriminate. No matter the gender, age, race, religion or economic status, no child is immune.

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Reissuing bonds saves taxpayers $270,634

Taxpayers will be relieved of paying $270,637 over the life of tax bonds by action to reissue the bonds at a lower interest rate

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Appraisal notices are arriving in area mailboxes

Appraisal notices for real property in Franklin County were mailed last week and began arriving in area mailboxes.

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Commissions discuss local disaster relief, approve budget amendments

Talk of providing local disaster relief for individuals and businesses was scheduled and the 2020 budget was amended to include payments for recreational facilities in the regular Monday, April 13 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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