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County honored as part of extension 100 year partnership

Franklin County AgriLife Extension Service Family and Consumer Science Agent Lindsey Yeager presented the award to Franklin County, represented by Commissioner Deryl Carr, Judge Paul Lovier and Commissioner Sam YoungFranklin  County was honored with the Building a Better Texas award as one of the Cooperative Extension Services 100 year partnerships.

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Lots go up for lease from water district

The Franklin County Water District authorized advertising to sell 27 lease back lots that have  been defaulted or reclaimed due to back taxes. The action was taken at their April meeting of the board.

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City and school election day is Saturday

Almost 1,200 early voting ballots were cast in elections for the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees and school bond elections, and City of Mount Vernon’s council election.

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Primary Run Off early voting begins

In-person early voting for the May 27 Runoff Primary elections begins Monday, May 19 and continues through Friday, May 23. The Runoff Primary has a shortened period for early voting in person.

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Additional $17,130 okayed for airport maintenance project

Bids for runway work at the Franklin County Airport came in about $175,000 over the projected $700,000 estimate. As a result the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requested an additional $17,130 from Franklin County as their portion of the overage.

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Commissioners Court okays financing for two vehicles

A new patrol vehicle and a truck tractor for Pct. 4 were approved for purchase by members of the  Franklin County Commissioners Court during their regular monthly meeting Monday, May 12.

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Judge Lovier honored for education efforts

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier was honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as county judge.

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Incumbents lose seats in several elections

Four out of the seven incumbents running for re-election in local races last their seats following the May 10 election. Incumbent candidates for the City of Mount Vernon and the Rivercrest and Winnsboro school board did not garner enough votes to retain their places.

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County to seek full time agriculture extension agent

Franklin County does not want to share. Commissioners Court members voted to fund a full time county agriculture agent at their Monday, April 28 meeting. The county has shared an ag and family/consumer science county agent with Delta County for about 10 years.

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