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City explores inspections for multi-family dwellings

For the second meeting, Mount Vernon City Council delved into the details of having a program in place to require registration and inspection for multi family dwellings in the city.

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Preservation Prowl

Kathy Cannon relates information about how the Brooks Pool was utilized by many churches to perform baptisms.Kathy Cannon relates information about how the Brooks Pool was utilized by many churches to perform baptisms. It was located just off the northwest corner of the downtown Mount Vernon square in the area where the glove factory sits.

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The Way It Was Volume V - Reality now available

Reality, volume 5 of the Way It Was series compiled by Don Easterling, and Linda and Wayne Bryan is complete. The book covers the years of 1936 through 1940 and chronicles the discovery,

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Science exhibit coming to town

A traveling science exhibit  will be in Mount Vernon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 20. The Trailblazer exhibit will be parked on the downtown plaza and is free and open to the public.

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Bubble Day

Avery and Maitland Suttles and Vancidee Minter make bubbles galore during the Franklin County Library’s annual Bubble DayAvery and Maitland Suttles and Vancidee Minter make bubbles galore during the Franklin County Library’s annual Bubble Day on the downtown plaza. A total of 97 people stopped by to blow bubbles as the library kicks off their summer programs for children. Their reading program begins Tuesday, June 21

Free dental clinic

left to right, Dr. Joshua Liescheski, Maher Lawand, Keith Mahipala, Dr. Marie Latortue, Brian Bardeloza, Ken Nwankwo, and Dr. Peggy Timothe.Representatives from the Baylor College of Dentistry worked with patients at the Franklin County Family Health Center on Saturday, June 4. They provided free care for patients who qualified and for inmates from the Franklin County Jail.

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Big Green Egg giveaway underway

One lucky customer in every Brookshire’s Store will win in the Big Green Egg® Giveaway which began May 25 and runs through June 21.

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Preservation Prowl event Saturday

The Mount Vernon Main Street Alliance’s Preservation Prowl will be this Saturday, June 11. The event will provide stories about the town’s rich history including murders, fires, and funny stories.

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Safety seat inspection provides new seats, educates parents

Kelly Medders, a TxDOT Child Passenger Seat Technician, checks to make sure an infant carrier is properly installed and secureKelly Medders, a TxDOT Child Passenger Seat Technician, checks to make sure an infant carrier is properly installed and secure in the Gentry family vehicle. A total of 14 child safety seat inspections were conducted in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, May 25.

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