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Two Gracies

Gracie Proctor and Gracie Martin watch a wheel spin to determine their discount at a vendor boothGracie Proctor and Gracie Martin watch a wheel spin to determine their discount at a vendor booth during the Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival. The pair visited each booth on the street level to check out the merchandise on Saturday, May 16.

Kaylee Fite to compete at state teen pageant

Kaylee FiteKaylee Fite, who is currently serving as Miss Mount Vernon, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant set for August 2 and 3. Contestants will compete in

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Carry the Load relay returns for fourth year

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon Friday evening, May 22 for the fourth consecutive year on its way from New York, N.Y. to Dallas.

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Eastex Motorsports team finds grad intern in Shelby program

Raul Herrera is racing toward a bright future. He just completed the Carol Shelby Automotive Technology Program at Northeast Texas Community College and has landed an internship as a

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Administrator candidate interviewed by city council

The Mount Vernon City Council entered an executive session to discuss and interview a potential candidate for the position as city administrator after dealing with their regular meeting agenda Monday night,

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Carry the Load is Friday

The Carry the Load relay will pass through Mount Vernon on Friday, May 22. Mount Vernon Boy Scout Troop 271 will offer a hamburger meal, from which proceeds will go to the CTL charities for the year.

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Dejah work day

Hannah Miller, Morgan Mayes and Kaydence Carroll help to paint the exterior of Dejah Arnold’s new bedroom under the watchful eye of Lea Carroll.Hannah Miller, Morgan Mayes and Kaydence Carroll help to paint the exterior of Dejah Arnold’s new bedroom under the watchful eye of Lea Carroll. Reese Conlan, at left, helped also.

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Piney Wood Wine Trail Festival successful

Krisan and Brad Sears sample wine from the Maydelle Country Winery with their colorful tie-dye theme at the Piney Woods Wine Trail eventKrisan and Brad Sears sample wine from the Maydelle Country Winery with their colorful tie-dye theme at the Piney Woods Wine Trail event on the downtown plaza on Friday, May 15.

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Donation

Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager,    at left, recently presented a $500 corporate contribution to Alamo Mission Museum President Jacque Bateman Miller and Treasurer Pablo De Santiago, Jr.Luminant takes pride in being a good neighbor in the communities where its employees live, work and serve. As a part of that commitment, Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager,

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