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New CR 1018 bridge opens, CR 1030N closed for the week

Workers drag and level concrete for the bridge on CR NW1018 that reopened this week after being closed about a month.Workers drag and level concrete for the bridge on CR NW1018 that reopened this week after being closed about a month. A culvert washed out on CR NW1030N causing that road to be

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Byers hired as NETO financial officer

Marty D. ByersMarty D. Byers of Daingerfield has assumed duties as the financial officer for Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. in Mount Vernon. He was introduced to the organization’s board of directors

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Patients need to reestablish with FCFHC

All patients of Dr. Jean Latortue need to stop by the new Franklin County Family Health Center and fill out new patient paperwork and be seen by a member of the medical staff.

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Sworn into office

Mount Vernon City Secretary Tina Rose swears in Russell Schneider, Kenneth Shelton, and Jeff Briscoe for new terms of office as city council membersMount Vernon City Secretary Tina Rose swears in Russell Schneider, Kenneth Shelton, and Jeff Briscoe for new terms of office as city council members at the beginning of the Monday, May 11 regular meeting.

New Boston man arrested in Valentine stabbing death

Wendy Anders ValentineWendy Anders Valentine, age 36, was found dead of an apparent stab wound in an upper bedroom of an apartment in the 2300 block of Logan’s Pointe Dr. on Sunday, May 10.

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Courthouse rental, special events policies and procedures adopted

After no fewer than four discussions, Franklin County Commissioners Court members adopted a Rental and Special Events Policies and Procedures for the Courthouse at their Monday, May 11 meeting.

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Funding for local airport improvements approved

The Texas Transportation Commission approved $625,000 for facility improvements for the Franklin County Airport at its meeting April 30. Ten percent of the project’s cost is funded by Franklin County with the remainder from the Aviation Facilities Grant Program.

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Lee raises appointment concerns about NETO board

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee raised concerns that proposed changes in the Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. bylaws would take away appointment power from the county judges.

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Family Health Clinic is now open

A patient enters the newly opened Franklin County Family Health CenterA patient enters the newly opened Franklin County Family Health Center (FCFHC). With little to no fanfare, the FCFHC  opened for business on Monday, May 4.

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