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Raging fire

Volunteer firefighters work to contain a fire in the Eagle Point subdivision at Lake Cypress SpringsVolunteer firefighters work to contain a fire in the Eagle Point subdivision at Lake Cypress Springs around 9 p.m. on Monday, August 17. The fire threatened to spread to the trees, but the

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Food bank serves 3,834, clients

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County has served 3,834 clients in 1,406 families this year through the first week of July. The local service organization was found to be fully in compliance

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Major water break reported Saturday

A major water break was reported Saturday evening, and was isolated without an interruption of service to Mount Vernon water customers. City crews were awaiting the arrival of a clamp

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District to require five feet between structures

The Franklin County Water District during its July meeting implemented an amendment to the district’s regulations on distance between piers and boathouses on Lake Cypress Springs

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City sets tax rate for $3.7 million budget

The Mount Vernon City Council adopted their 2015 tax rate of $0.604382 per $100 of property value, which is the same as the last two years. That amount is projected to yield $620,000

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Job description okayed, applications being accepted

The job description for a maintenance/parks and recreation employee was approved with a broader use of the manpower at the Monday, August 10 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Texting while driving will get you a traffic ticket in Mount Vernon

City employees placed banners in the city, at the school and at major intersections on July 30 and 31 to warn motorists of the consequences of texting while driving.  The message is “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Mount Vernon Police Department on banners that were erected at the schools,

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Head Start to get office space in Multi-Purpose Building

Franklin County Commissioner Court members gave tentative approval for the Community Development Institute (CDI) Head Start to have office space in the local Multi-Purpose Building

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Scrap tire control is topic for classes

Two free classes focused on “Local Control of Scrap Tires” have been set next week in the northeast Texas area courtesy of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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