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Taxable values up slightly for city, school

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities this week. The overall market value of property in Franklin County decreased slightly for Franklin County, but rose slightly within the Mount Vernon City limits and for Mount Vernon ISD.

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Police Protection Act proposed

Governor Greg Abbott announced an effort to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers, the Police Protection Act.

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Emergency medical service contract information, vote Thursday, July 14

The future ambulance service for Franklin County residents is expected to be determined in a special called meeting and public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the district courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse in downtown Mount Vernon.

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City allocates Hotel Occupancy Tax funds

Thirty-thousand dollars in Hotel Occupancy Tax funds collected by the City of Mount Vernon were allocated to six different organizations for the 2016-17 fiscal year by the city council at their regular meeting Monday night.

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USDA disaster loans available

Low-interest emergency disaster loans from the United States Department of Agriculture are available to eligible family farmers from Franklin County for production and physical losses due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

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Officials cut $102,000 from budget, still $116,000 short

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court have cut $102,000 in proposed budget requests from the 2017  budget, but are still $116,000 short of a balanced budget, according to Franklin County Auditor Tina Phillips.

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Four day closure planned on FM 3122

The Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that a portion of FM 3122 in Franklin County will be closed from Monday through Thursday, July 11-14 for culvert repair.

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Commissioners approve indigent healthcare rights and responsibilities

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners court unanimously approved a rights and responsibilities form for people participating in the County Indigent Health Care Program.

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Dethrow pleads guilty in NETO fraud case

Lana Bowie Dethrow entered a guilty plea to one charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States in federal court at Texarkana from among the seven incidents in which she was named.

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