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Eleven former staffers named in federal criminal indictments

Eleven former employees of Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) were named in federal indictments alleging the theft or misappropriation of more than $1.2 million last week.

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City, school elections to be canceled

The Mount Vernon Independent School District and the City of Mount Vernon will cancel their regularly held elections set for May 7 after no additional candidates filed with either entity

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System Award Management, Fire Alarm Security contracts okayed

Commissioners approved two service agreements at their regular monthly meeting last week, including software use to aid in grant writing and monitoring of the courthouse fire alarm system

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Flooding resolution schedule “not an overnight fix”

Property owners expressed concerns as members of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors listened patiently before rolling out a tentative three year and two month plan

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Resurfacing begins on both sides of I-30

Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP began resurfacing Interstate Highway 30 in Franklin County Thursday, February 25 under a $16.4 million contract with the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Public assistance will save local tax dollars

Public Assistance funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will replace local tax dollars that are being used to remove debris, repair roads and replace bridges and culverts that

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Property owners seek commitment to fix flooding

A large crowd gathered for the February meeting of the Franklin County Water District BoardA large crowd gathered for the February meeting of the Franklin County Water District (FCWD) Board to seek a commitment to find a solution for the flooding that was experienced December 27 and 28, 2015.

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County approves wording for rental agreement

After discussions at no fewer than five meetings, the Franklin County Commissioners Court agreed to wording for a short term lease document for rental of the Multi-Purpose Building’s meal center

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Cooper, Emerson win precinct seats

Jerry Cooper and Charlie Emerson secured seats on the Franklin County Commissioners Court and avoided a runoff election with more than 50 percent of the vote in their respective races

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