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Jumper completes advanced studies for commissioners

Franklin County Commissioner Larkin Jumper was honored for his completion of a voluntary advanced course on county governmentFranklin County Commissioner Larkin Jumper was honored for his completion of a voluntary advanced course on county government titled Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum (CCAC) at the County Commissioners and Judges Association of Texas (CJCAT) Annual Conference in The Woodlands Oct. 8-11.

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Citizens complain about litter, estray dogs

 Littering and stray/over populated dog complaints opened the meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, November 13.

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City’s agenda spot request passed up by county commissioners

A request from the Mount Vernon City Council and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation boards for a spot on the Franklin County Commissioners Court agenda in November to present a rail port proposal fell on deaf ears.

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Four heating /cooling units to be replaced at county LEC

Four aging heating and cooling units at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center were authorized for replacement funding of about $35,000 from the inmate housing funds account at the Tuesday meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Drivers urged to “End the Streak” of daily deaths

Not all anniversaries are happy and November 7 is one of the saddest of all. Since Nov. 7, 2000, at least one person has died on Texas roadways every single day.

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Structure fire

All four Franklin County volunteer firefighter groups were called out to a structure fireAll four Franklin County volunteer firefighter groups were called out to a structure fire on CR NW1017 just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Flames were shooting from the double wide mobile home as the units arrived on the scene and quickly spread.

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Rainfall above average for Ocotober, year

The rain continued to fall in Franklin County during October 2018, and although the 7.36 inches received was above average, it was not record setting.

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Seminar for recognizing public shooter red flags set

Would you recognize the “Red Flags” of a potential public shooter? Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones has organized a free, public training session to help people understand, recognize, and identify these behavioral indicators.

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Jumper defeats Godfrey in Pct. 2 race

Incumbent Commissioner Larkin Jumper defeated write-in candidate Toby Godfrey for the Pct. 2 Commissioners seat in the only local contested race on the General Election ballot Tuesday, November 6.

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