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Brookshire’s to turn plastic into trees

In honor of Earth Day, the Brookshire’s Food Store in Mount Vernon will join its more than  155 sister stores in the Brookshire Grocery Co. on a mission to turn plastic bags, bottles and jugs into trees.

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Bogue wins Alamo Mission Museum’s chili cook off

Chili cook off winnersWesley Bogue won the chili cook off at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday. Approximately one hundred people came through the gates to participate in the trades day event,

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BBQ Fund raiser a success

 Franklin County Child Welfare Board had a BBQ FundraiserThe Franklin County Child Welfare Board had a BBQ Fundraiser Saturday, April 11 in the Brookshires parking lot to show support and draw attention to Child Abuse Prevention.

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Optic-Herald is winner at NETPA

Susan Reeves and Bonnie McAllisterThe staff of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald earned three first place plaques and finished in third place out of seven competitors in the North and East Texas Press Association’s large weekly 2014

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Fish tale

Meagan and Madalyn Wardrup check out the huge fish they reeled in.Meagan and Madalyn Wardrup check out the huge fish they reeled in. More than 200 kids participated in the fifth annual Franklin County Kids Fish Day on Saturday, April 11 at Jordan’s Blueberry Farm. Another 250 adults attended.

Jay-Tex Aviation buys 35 acres from Foundation

The Franklin County Industrial Foundation announced the sale of a 35 acre tract of land to Jay-Tex Aviation as the new site for the company’s center of operations.

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Tour de Cypress is Saturday

More than 100 people have preregistered for the eleventh annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride and Run sponsored by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, April 18.

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Judge gets personalized bat

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee was presented with a personalized bat by Pete O’Brien, owner of MineSport USA.Franklin County Judge Scott Lee was presented with a personalized bat by Pete O’Brien, owner of MineSport USA. Mr. O’Brien and his Talco operations manager, Tim McFadden, were guest

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Relay for Life luminaria available

A special luminaria ceremony during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Franklin County remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have battled and won.

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