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Zoning, replat changes approved by city

No opposition was voiced by property owners surrounding the two properties on opposite sides of town requesting a zoning change or replat, both of which were approved by the Mount Vernon City Council at their monthly meeting Monday evening.

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Rail district hires attorney for civil suit response

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District’s (NETEX) board of directors hired an attorney in response to a civil lawsuit filed by Blacklands Railroad (BR) during their Thursday, June 6 meeting.

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Record rainfall for month of May

Rainfall in Franklin County for May 2019 set a record of 11.49 inches over the previous record of 10.3 inches set in May 2007.

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Twelve cases cleared in district criminal court

Twelve cases were cleared in Eighth Judicial District Court before Judge Eddie Northcutt during May.

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Blacklands seeks $1 million in damages from rail district

The Blacklands Railroad is seeking a million dollars in damages and other compensation from the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) in a civil lawsuit filed in the 62nd District Court in Hopkins County.

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Dallas St. sidewalk funding requested

The City of Mount Vernon Administrator requested up to $90,000 in Economic Development Sales Tax funds from the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation to combine with funds remaining from State Main Street Grant funding to rebuild the sidewalk along Dallas St. from Houston to just past the retail buildings.

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EF-2 tornado hits Franklin County

crews with Franklin County worked to clear debris from CR 4426.The National Weather Service has determined that an EF-2 tornado struck the southeast corner of Franklin County during the series of storms that moved through the area Wednesday, May 29.

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Woman arrested for burning boyfriend’s clothing

Police Officer Jason Knox was flagged down on Rutherford St. at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 1 by Rene Parra.

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EDC tables rail funding, elects officers

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors tabled action on funds for the local rail port project, elected officers, and heard appeals for funding for downtown building and sidewalk improvements at its May meeting.

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