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Water district proposes 2014 tax rate

The Franklin County Water District proposed a 2014 property tax rate of $.02535 per $100 of assessed value at its regular August meeting.

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State seeks more information on effects of proposed lake

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) held a meeting in Austin early in August and again in Fort Worth on August 21. The inter-regional conflict between the Region C (Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area) and Region D (East Texas) Regional Water Plans occupied the board’s discussions for the entire morning session at both meetings.

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Question raised about legality of insurance bidding process

Amid the flurry of activity in opening the various segments of bids for the 2015 health insurance for county employees and elected officials, a question was raised about the legality of the bids not encompassing all aspects of the county’s health services.

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Final hearings Monday on city, county budgets

The last in a series of public hearings on budgets for the next fiscal year for both Franklin County and the City of Mount Vernon will be Monday, September 8.

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Hospital is more than just patient care

Concerns over the future of hospital and emergency care services in Franklin County dominated the conversation at local government board meetings as well as private individual conversations this past week.

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Three have now received IRS letters

There are now three Franklin County employees, all elected officials, who have received letters from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a result of missing/delayed W-2 forms for 2012.

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Valve installed

City employee Rocky Bounds watches as a representative of Southern Boyz Services installs a valve in a 1928 pipe under Kaufman St.City employee Rocky Bounds watches as a representative of Southern Boyz Services installs a valve in a 1928 pipe under Kaufman St. The valve will allow the city to turn off water to the old pipe that is no longer in use.

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Jumper, Medders are commissioner candidates

Keith Medders, Larkin JumperLarkin R. Jumper and Keith Allen Medders are candidates for the office of Franklin County Pct. 2 Commissioner. Mr. Jumper as the Republican Party Executive Committee nominee for the seat, and Mr. Medders as a write-in candidate.

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City awards contract for wastewater treatment improvement

The City of Mount Vernon Council awarded a $421,915 bid for improvements to be made at the wastewater treatment plant to Heritage Constructors, Inc. of Texarkana, Texas.

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