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Texas birding contest deadline is April 1

Whether you’re a novice birder with a busy schedule or a “fool” for birding who enjoys a little friendly competition, the 18th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic is a must.

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Repairs sought to tennis court

Park issues topped the discussion items at a workshop session of the City Council meeting Monday night. The council asked its city manager, Tony Stonecypher, to look into the cost of repairs to the tennis courts

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Zoning board appointed, codes updated for conservation, fire, building, utilities

A seven member panel was appointed as the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Mount Vernon. In so doing, City Council members removed the council as a whole from the Planning and Zoning Board at their regular monthly meeting Monday, March 10.

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Access to property, road concerns left to landowners

No action was taken this week by members of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court on an agenda item requesting approval of a county road in the northwest portion of the county.

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MMI defensive about courthouse

The owners of MMI General Contractors, who are the construction manager as contractor for the interior courthouse restoration project, stood to defend their work record on the project at the Monday, March 10 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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City gets improved fire rating

The City of Mount Vernon’s property owners could soon begin to see lower property premiums. The reason is the reduction in the Public Protection Classifications issued by the International Standards Organization (ISO) which is used to set insurance rates.

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State stepping in to resolve “conflict” in Regions’ C and D water plans

The Texas Water Development Board has been mandated to resolve the conflict in water plan agreements between two of the state’s water region boards.  At the heart of the dispute is Region D’s removal of the Marvin Nichols Resevoir from its regional water plan submitted to the state, and Region C’s inclusion of that lake in its water plan, both submitted in 2011.

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Petition falling short of signers for countywide beer, wine

A petition calling for an election for the countywide sale of beer and wine in Franklin County is falling short of signatures needed to require an election. With eight days left to the March 28 deadline to turn in the petition,

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Maintenance assures clean water

Foreman Kenneth Waun of Avinger and Bo Strawn of Daingerfield apply the final coat of paint to protect the metal pump and railing of this clarifier unit at the Mount Vernon raw water treatment plant.Foreman Kenneth Waun of Avinger and Bo Strawn of Daingerfield apply the final coat of paint to protect the metal pump and railing of this clarifier unit at the Mount Vernon raw water treatment plant. 

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