Which comes first, permission to build or site plan

The full North East Texas Rural Transportation District  board met for the first time with representatives of the Mount Vernon City Council and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation board in Sulphur Springs last week concerning the proposed rail port facility in Franklin County.

Cautious optimism was expressed by several members of these boards as they try to address an issue of which comes first, project permission or the $75,000 preliminary engineering study and design layout for a rail port facility. For the rest of this story, see the December 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.