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Property tax deadline nears, payment options available

Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector Sue Ann Harper wants to make sure county residents know 13 days remain to pay their property taxes without additional penalties.

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Court, Sheriff propose shuffling of resources

A shuffling or reallocation of existing resources was proposed to solve some physical needs for Franklin County  at the solid waste transfer station and county jail in the last two Commissioners Court meetings.

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Spillway report due Tuesday

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors will receive the preliminary engineering report on the proposed emergency spillway project at their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 16.

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Wildlife officials to test feral hog poison

Federal wildlife officials have received permission to conduct field tests of a sodium nitrite toxic bait in an effort to control feral hogs.

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Water from burst pipe to lead to repairs at hospital building

Franklin County Commissioners Court members joined a number of home owners with a list of repairs caused by burst water pipes.

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Judge calls for early review of budget needs, changes

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee announced he would call for an earlier review of anticipated changes in budgets from the various county departments to allow for closer scrutiny by him as budget officer and member of the Commissioners Court.

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DPS Reminds Texans of Winter Weather Safety Tips

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for winter weather as we enter the cold weather season.

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Caution urged with outdoor burning

There may not be a burn ban in place for Franklin County, but Fire Marshall Robert Zinn urges citizens to be cautious with outdoor burning and fireplace ashes.

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Roller coaster temperatures kept December weather changing

A wide range of temperatures from 21° to 80° set Franklin County citizens on  a roller coaster ride during December 2017 with apparel ranging from heavy coats and gloves to shorts and flip flops.

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