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Certified tax rolls released

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities this week. Overall property values decreased slightly for Franklin County and Mount Vernon ISD,

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Contracts relinquished, programs will continue

The Northeast Texas Opportunities, Incorporated (NETO) Board of Directors voluntarily relinquished the nine government and private contracts which it administers and began the process to close the agency

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Commissioners cut $194,500 from preliminary 2016 budget

Anticipating a gap in tax revenues versus tax funded expenses, Franklin County Commissioners cut $194,500 from their 2016 budget in a workshop on Wednesday, July 15.

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Veracruz charged with murder in Blankenship shooting

The motorcycle that murder suspect James Dale Veracruz rode to the abandoned Scroggins Store on Friday, July 24 sits among crime scene markers.James Dale Veracruz remains in the Franklin County Jail under $1.5 million bond after being charged with murder in the shooting death of Darrell G. Blankenship.

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County assigns insurance agent

Commissioners instructed that a 60 day notice for termination of the contract with Brinson Benefits be sent, approved Capps Insurance as the agent of record, and authorized the renewal

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Five pieces of land rated as potential business park sites

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation board heard from Adams Engineering and Development Consultants as to their recommendations for possible sites for a future business park.

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More than $1 million sought in suit for bad work on dam

The Franklin County Water District filed a civil suit seeking more than $1 million in damages from the engineering firm of Freese and Nichols, Inc. in connection with their planning and oversight of the work on the “Franklin County Dam” on Lake Cypress Springs.

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Road base work for chipseal

Almost four months of hauling, crushing, rolling and packing are nearing completion on CR SE4385 Almost four months of hauling, crushing, rolling and packing are nearing completion on CR SE4385 by Pct. 4 Commissioner Sam Young and his road crew. Spring rains caused delays

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Commissioners deny extension for NETO

By its lack of action, Franklin County Commissioners Court denied a request for a 60 day extension on the use of the county building that Northeast Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) occupies

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