Fire protection plan

Texas Forest Service area leadership will join Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier and representatives from the county’s four volunteer fire departments to sign a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. A brief public ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Mount Vernon City Hall. Franklin County is one of more than 60 communities in Texas that have developed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). For more information, see the February 23 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.