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Blacklands drops suit, brings new investors to NETEX

The news that Blacklands Railroad dropped its civil suit against the North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) was announced at the February meeting of the district’s board

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Early voting in person underway for primaries

Early voting by personal appearance in the Republican and Democratic parties’ General Primary elections began Tuesday and continues through Friday, February 28.

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KSA services and sidewalk work approved, Huizinga resigns

The Mount Vernon City Council was told of the resignation of the Economic Development Corporation’s executive director and approved an assortment of documents related to KSA’s engineering work and the sidewalk projects at their Monday evening meeting.

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Six file for city council, one for each school board seat files

Hats were being tossed into the ring late last week just prior to the deadline to register for the Mount Vernon City Council election.

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Time for house move extended, county work to proceed

Time has been extended to allow a mobile home to be moved through the Pct. 2 County Maintenance yard to a neighboring property.

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Departments apply for six grants to aid law enforcement

The Mount Vernon City Council and Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday approved for its respective law enforcement agencies to apply for 2021 grants to provide equipment for its officers through state and federal grant programs.

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Friday is candidate deadline in city, school elections

The deadline to register as a candidate to be listed on the ballot for the May 2 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council, or the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 14.

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In person early voting in primaries begins Tuesday

Early voting by personal appearance in the Republican and Democratic parties’ General Primary elections will begin Tuesday, February 18 and will continue through Friday, February 28.

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City gets clean audit, makes recommended changes

The City of Mount Vernon received a clean audit from Mike Ward Accounting for the 2018-19 Fiscal Year, with few recommendations for changes in procedures.

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