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Phones to be subject of county workshop

Telephone systems and services are to be the major topic of a 1:30 p.m. Commissioners Court workshop session on Tuesday, May 27. The workshop along with the regular 9 a.m. fourth Monday session has been moved to Tuesday, due to the Memorial Day holiday.

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Improvements to Hwy. 67 have begun

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun making improvements to U.S. Hwy 67 east of Mount Vernon. The work will begin 0.41 miles east of Spur 423 and will continue to the Titus County line.

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Primary Run Off early voting begins

In-person early voting for the May 27 Runoff Primary elections begins Monday, May 19 and continues through Friday, May 23. The Runoff Primary has a shortened period for early voting in person.

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Polls consolidated for Tuesday voting, early vote ends Friday

Election day in the Runoff Primary Election will be Tuesday, May 27, with early voting in the election continuing through Friday, May 23. Voters are urged to make a special effort to vote early,

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Commissioners Court okays financing for two vehicles

A new patrol vehicle and a truck tractor for Pct. 4 were approved for purchase by members of the  Franklin County Commissioners Court during their regular monthly meeting Monday, May 12.

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County honored as part of extension 100 year partnership

Franklin County AgriLife Extension Service Family and Consumer Science Agent Lindsey Yeager presented the award to Franklin County, represented by Commissioner Deryl Carr, Judge Paul Lovier and Commissioner Sam YoungFranklin  County was honored with the Building a Better Texas award as one of the Cooperative Extension Services 100 year partnerships.

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Incumbents lose seats in several elections

Four out of the seven incumbents running for re-election in local races last their seats following the May 10 election. Incumbent candidates for the City of Mount Vernon and the Rivercrest and Winnsboro school board did not garner enough votes to retain their places.

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Lots go up for lease from water district

The Franklin County Water District authorized advertising to sell 27 lease back lots that have  been defaulted or reclaimed due to back taxes. The action was taken at their April meeting of the board.

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City and school election day is Saturday

Almost 1,200 early voting ballots were cast in elections for the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees and school bond elections, and City of Mount Vernon’s council election.

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