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Transportation Summit Wednesday

A Northeast Texas Rural Transportation Summit to share information with the Texas Department of Transportation and discuss the region’s long term transportation needs has been planned next Wednesday, November 9. For information on how to obtain tickets to the event, see the November 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

HOT funding recommendations headed back to commissioners

Members of the Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) board approved funding $5,500 of an $11,000 request from the Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS) with the lesser amount still available as part of their 2017 recommendations.

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Hotel Occupancy Tax board composition challenged

A chorus of boos greeted a surprised Larkin Jumper after he characterized the county Hotel Motel Occupancy Tax Board as a cousin to the recent NETO scandal.

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Board gets look at 2017 budget, 2016 budget amendments

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors was presented with a no frills, zero capital purchases proposal for the 2017 budget  during their October meeting.

Read more: Board gets look at 2017 budget, 2016 budget amendments

Tina Rose named as full time administrator by council

Tina RoseTina Rose was named the full time city administrator for the City of Mount Vernon  Monday night following a 90 minute executive session to review applications for the job.

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Early voting ends Friday, General Election Tuesday

In person early voting for the General Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, November 4, with election day voting on Tuesday, November 8.

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Arrests made in drug investigation

Investigators Leo Herrera and Josh Daily display items from a recent drug investigation.Investigators Leo Herrera and Josh Daily display items from a recent drug investigation. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, in a joint operation with the Sulphur Springs Special Crimes Unit, made arrests last week in an undercover drug investigation.

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Water district seeking applicants to fill board vacancy

The Franklin County Water District is seeking qualified applicants to fill the vacancy on the district’s board of directors left by the resignation of Tim Philhower.

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Early voting underway, ID options available to voters

Early voting by personal appearance in the General Election began Monday and continues through Friday, November 4. There had been 600 in-person voters by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 313 cast the first day, and another 116 ballots have been returned by mail.

Read more: Early voting underway, ID options available to voters