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Federal disaster team visits with leaders about documentation

A six person Federal Disaster Team met with county elected officials, Franklin County Water District management, and city personnel Friday, April 8 to outline the procedures required to claim Public Assistance funding

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Hawkins new Deputy

James Hawkins, JrJames Hawkins, Jr. started work as a deputy for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, April 6. He joins the department after serving seven years with the Clarksville Police Department

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It is not illegal to pick Texas Bluebonnets

Texas springtime brings flowers to fields and roadsides and a question to the minds of nature lovers - is it really illegal to pick bluebonnets?  The answer is no - there is no law against picking our State Flower.

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Reeves named Photographer of Year

Jerry Tittle, Susan and John ReevesJohn Reeves was named  as the Photographer of the Year for the large weekly division of the North and East Texas Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper contest.

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Foster homes needed in Franklin County

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is facing a critical shortage of homes in which to place children who are removed from their parents, with Franklin County as one area where foster families are needed.

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Stolen loot

Mrs. Michael Storey looks over a trailer load of stolen lootMrs. Michael Storey looks over a trailer load of stolen loot, taken from storage buildings at Oleo Landing. The alleged thieves were captured in Camp County and confessed

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Commissioners to meet with FEMA

A special called meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court has been set for 10 a.m. Friday, April 8 in the Courthouse to meet with representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman reminds businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 15. To render is to list the taxable inventory, furniture and

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Shine’s crimes spotlighted with three life sentences

Scott Everett ShineScott Everett Shine was sentenced to life in prison on each of three charges of engaging in organized criminal activity on Thursday, March 31 at the close of a trial by jury in Franklin County.

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