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Baseball team proud of updated field

The Mount Vernon Tiger baseball team is ready for their 2014 season, and they are glad to have a new backstop and seating for their home field.

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Mount Vernon district, all campuses Met Standard

Members of the Mount Vernon School Board learned that the district and each of the four campuses Met Standard for the 2012-2013 school year. With the implementation of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests schools either meet the standard or do not meet the standard.

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College Financial Aid session Thursday

A Financial Aid Night information session for seniors and their parents is tonight, Thursday, February 13, from  6 to 7 p.m. in the High School Lecture Hall.

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Ables signs with Mary Hardin Baylor

Kris Ables is surrounded by family as he signs letter of intent.Kris Ables signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of Mary Hardin Baylor Friday, February 7. He is the son of Dail and Carol Ables and plans on majoring in physical education and becoming an educator and coach. See the February 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for the rest of this story.

Board calls for bond, trustee election in May

Members of the Mount Vernon School Board called for both a General School Board Trustee Election and a Special Bond Election for Saturday, May 10. Bob Sehon was the only person during the open forum portion of the meeting to speak against calling the bond.

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Holt, Blair Rotary Students for February

Kelby Holt and Dylan BlairKelby Holt and Dylan Blair were named Rotary Students of the Month for February at Mount Vernon High School. Miss Holt is the daughter of Karen Holt. Mr. Blair is the son of Murray and Kristie Blair. For details about these two senior students, see the February 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Financial Aid Night February 13

Mount Vernon High School will be host for a Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents on Thursday, February 13, from  6 to 7 p.m. in the High School Lecture Hall.

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Saltillo Homecoming Court

Kendall Bain, center, escorted by Tucker Johnson, was crowned Homecoming Queen at Saltillo ISDKendall Bain, center, escorted by Tucker Johnson, was crowned Homecoming Queen at Saltillo ISD on Friday, January 31. See the February 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing members of the homecoming court.

Power lifting team attends meet

Four Tigers placed at the power lifting meet at Sulphur Springs on Saturday, January 25. Noah Craver took second place in the 132 pound weight class, Misael Guzman was third in the 114 pound weight class, and James Kirkman was fifth in the 123 pound weight class. Also competing were Corbin Craver, Cameron Greenburg, Zach Auringer, Patrick Hoffman, Devin Andrews, and Marquies Evans.
Ashley Brown claimed fourth place in her weight class. Also competing were Charity Berger and Natalie Oud.