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Budgets, tax rates rule Monday agendas

Franklin County Commissioners Court members are set to adopt the 2018 budget and the 2017 tax rate to help fund it, while the City of Mount Vernon will conduct its second public hearing on its proposed budget and tax rate, both at their respective meetings Monday, September 11.

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Whittaker acquitted by jury of two child sex offenses

Matthew Clayton Whittaker was acquitted of all child sex charges after four and a half hours of deliberations by a Franklin County jury last week.

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Polling locations, judges okayed

Consolidated polling locating, election judges and alternates for the Tuesday, November 7 Constitutional Amendment Election were approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their regular session Monday, August 24.

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Rainfall record set in August

It was a very wet first half of the month of August in Franklin County, and 10.68 inches of rain fell during the month, with 5.7 falling on August 13.

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Council explores extent of street repairs needed, costs

The Mount Vernon City Council Monday began pursuing information on streets and alternative financing for streets and gutters after voting down a five cent property tax hike last month earmarked for those improvements.

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No budget, tax rate opposition voiced at hearings

No opposition has been voiced to either the Franklin County nor the City of Mount Vernon budgets or tax rates during official public hearings.

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Texting other laws soon take effect

There is a litany of just under 700 bills out of the 85th Texas Legislative Session that will become law September 1, 2017.

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Hurricane relief

Brenda Sprayberry, Jeff Nickolson, and Mikayla Marlowe accept bottled water and diapers from Candy Wilhite as they load a bus with supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey.Brenda Sprayberry, Jeff Nickolson, and Mikayla Marlowe accept bottled water and diapers from Candy Wilhite as they load a bus with supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Commissioners may be meeting more to pay bills, payroll

Franklin County Commissioners met in a special called session Monday to approve a repair contract and pay the bill.

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