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County, city approve apprasial district budget

Franklin County Commissioners Court and Mount Vernon City Council members approved a 2018-19 Budget for the Franklin County Appraisal District with a 0.29 percent increase ($1,400) in what could be record time at their separate meetings Monday.

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Hunters found trespassing

Darrell RichardsGame Warden Doyle Brown received a report of people hunting illegally on private property around 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 30.

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Council to adopt restaurant inspection ordinance

The Mount Vernon City Council is expected to take action to require restaurant inspections at their Monday, April 9 meeting after giving instructions for preparation of the formal ordinance at their workshop last week.

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Deadline approaching for conservation assistance funding

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has announced the first funding application deadline of April 20, 2018 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

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KSA selected as engineers for Mount Vernon Inland Railport

The name Mount Vernon Inland Railport was given for a rail/truck transload facility project located east of town, and KSA Engineers was selected to perform engineering and architectural services

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Man found murdered at American Inn

Joshua Anthony ParkerTimothy Franks, age 49 of Mount Pleasant, was found dead from an apparent stabbing at the American Inn at 415 NW Access Road of I-30 in Mount Vernon around 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 6.

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A mild March ushers in Spring

Franklin County weather during March was relatively mild ushering in Spring temperatures early. Only two record highs were recorded during the month and no record lows.

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Guaranty named a “Best Company to Work For”

Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Guaranty Bank and Trust (GBT), was named as one of the 2018 Best Companies to work for in Texas.

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Deadline April 5 to register for May elections

The last day for Mount Vernon and Franklin County residents to register to vote in the local school elections will be Thursday, April 5.

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