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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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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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Icy conditions cause havoc

Icicles hang from a park bench on the downtown plaza Monday, March 3Icicles hang from a park bench on the downtown plaza Monday, March 3. A half inch of ice pellets and freezing rain fell on the Franklin County area during a winter storm on Sunday, making traveling hazardous, especially on I-30.

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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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Moderate temperatures recorded in February

Below average rainfall and no record low nor high temperatures were recorded during February 2014 in Franklin County.A total of 1.62 inches of rain fell in February, making the total for the year 2.72 inches.

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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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Lee, Alford win local elections

Scott Lee and Jim Alford are the unofficial the winners in the races for Franklin County Judge and Franklin County Justice of the Peace, respectfully. They were the only contested races among the Franklin County elected offices on both the Republican or Democratic party ballots.

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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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2014 Texas General Primary, Democratic Election Results Final Update

General Primary Election, Democratic Ballott Results Chart - Franklin County, Texas - Tuesday, March 4.

This page will be updated as the ballot counts come in from each precinct

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