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Extra DWI patrols for New Years

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will continue their increased DWI patrols through the New Year holidays Friday, January 2.

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Flaws found in analysis of impact of Marvin Nichols

In a strong statement to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) last week, the Region D Water Planning Group, charged with water planning for Northeast Texas, detailed the failings of a report on the impacts the proposed 70,000-acre Marvin Nichols Reservoir would have on agricultural and natural resources.

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Recorded deed scam targets homeowners

A couple of scams have been brought to the attention of Franklin County officials recently. One is about property grant deeds and the other is about a jury duty scam.

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Kevin Spence to be general manager for utility district

Kevin SpenceKevin Spence will assume duties as general manager for the Cypress Springs Special Utility District January 1. The district’s board of directors appointed him to succeed Richard Zachary, who is retiring after 30 years with the district, with 28 as general manager.

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Winnsboro says no to counter proposal for inspection services

The City of Winnsboro rejected a counter proposal for the City of Mount Vernon to provide them building inspection services, according to City Secretary Tina Rose.

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County sponsors utility district grant application

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court agreed to serve as the sponsoring organization for a $275,000 grant application for water line improvements in the southern portion of Franklin County for the Cypress Springs Special Utility District (CS-SUD).

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Days in Austin with leaders set Feb. 4-5

A Mount Vernon / Franklin County Legislative Day in Austin has been set for February. 4-5, 2015. Those interested in attending this biannual opportunity to visit with local legislators and other of the state’s department heads must notify the organizers no later than Monday, December 22.

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Ambulance service ready to roll in Franklin County

Titus Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams are ready to roll in Franklin County when the current provider ceases operations midnight, December 31.

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Stonecypher farewell reception Friday

A final farewell reception to honor Mount Vernon City Administrator Tony Stonecypher has been set from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, December 19 in the council chambers of the Mount Vernon City Hall in downtown.

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