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City approves street dance, adopts budget, sets tax rate

The Mount Vernon City Council approved Smokey Row as the site of a street dance and approved both the budget and tax rate to fund city functions for the 2015-16 fiscal year during their Monday, September 14 meeting.

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Lowe’s still growing, giving back to area communities

Lowe’s RDC employees and their community partners gathered for a photo following a luncheon on Friday, Sept. 11.Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center (RDC) will continue to celebrate it’s 20th year in northeast Texas with an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24, after honoring

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Law enforcement personnel stand in solidarity for slain officer

Law enforcement personnel and first responders who serve Franklin County gathered to honor Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, September 4Law enforcement personnel and first responders who serve Franklin County gathered to honor Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, September 4 in front of the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).

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Water district proposes tax rate

The Franklin County Water District proposed a tax rate of $0.02569 per $100 of taxable value for the 2015 tax season during its regular August board meeting. The taxes are used only for debt

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New drunk driving law takes effect

A new law aimed at reducing repeat drunk driving offenses and saving lives on Texas roadways officially went into effect on Tuesday, September 1, just ahead of one of the busiest traffic weekends of the year.

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Final changes to proposed city budget

Two final changes were recommended to the proposed 2015-16 Budget for the City of Mount Vernon during the city’s final budget hearing Tuesday night, September 8.

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Supporters honored for $37,000 in contributions

Contributors to the United Way campaign were honored  during the organization’s celebrationThe United Way of Franklin County honored business and group supporters for their contributions of $37,000 in funds during 2015. The recognition's were made during the organization’s annual

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County justifies budget cuts

Franklin County officials justified its 2016 budget cuts and changes in a handout provided to citizens present for the final budget hearing Tuesday night, September 8.

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Saturday’s boil water notice due to low water pressure

Pascual Fiscal restocks water on the shelves at the local Brookshire’s Grocery StorePascual Fiscal restocks water on the shelves at the local Brookshire’s Grocery Store on Saturday, August 29. As soon as the Boiled Water Alert was released, residents flocked to the store to stock up on cases of single serve bottles and gallons of water.

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