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Student shares suspected meth on MVISD bus

A Mount Vernon High School student was reported to be in possession of a suspected controlled substance while riding a Mount Vernon ISD bus on the way to school Friday, February 22.

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Pair arrested near gas pumps of Pct. 4 barn

Two people were arrested after Deputy Steve Matus noticed a suspicious 1999 Mitsubishi Montero parked at the gas pumps at the Pct. 4 barn around 1 a.m. Thursday, February 14.

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Workshop produces more agenda items

An afternoon workshop session last week for the Franklin County Commissioners Court produced several agenda items to be included on their next meeting set for 9 a.m. Monday, February 25.

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Law enforcement applies for radio, Fleur unit grants

Both the Franklin County Commissioners Court and City of Mount Vernon’s Council last week authorized  local law enforcement to apply for new portable radio grants totaling over $15,385 and  thermal imaging units totaling $11,905,

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Safety of busy intersections within acceptable levels

The results from a speed study by the Texas Department of Transportation requested last summer were shared last week by the City of Mount Vernon with the state agency offering no changes in speed or traffic control at Dukes, Love’s and Tiger Boulevard.

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NETCAC visits State Capitol

Representatives from The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC) met with Senators’ Bob Hall and Bryan Hughes, Representatives’ Cole Hefner, Dan Flynn, and Gary Van Deaver on their recent visit to the State Capitol.Representatives from The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC) met with Senators’ Bob Hall and Bryan Hughes, Representatives’ Cole Hefner, Dan Flynn, and Gary Van Deaver on their recent visit to the State Capitol.

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Rabies confirmed in city skunk, dogs confined

A dead skunk was found in the back yard of a home in the 400 block of E. Main St. in Mount Vernon and has been confirmed to have had rabies.

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Tax appraisal district submits new budget

The Franklin County Appraisal District (FCAD) is submitting its 2019-2020 fiscal year budget to area tax collecting entities for approval.

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County signs off on finished Cypress Springs SUD project

The completion of the 2017 round of Small Towns Environment Program (STEP) grant work applied for by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District through Franklin County was finalized with the commissioners court’s approval of completion documentation last week.

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