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Council asks about I-30 police patrols

A future expanded revenue stream from additional traffic enforcement on I-30 by Mount Vernon Police Department

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Final county hearing on budget, tax rate Monday

Franklin County Commissioners Court members will conduct the second and final  public hearing on the 2013 Budget and its supporting tax rate Monday, Sept. 10.

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Zoning change for church not approved

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council took no action Tuesday night on a zoning change request presented during a public hearing.

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Property records available locally

Property records for Franklin County are available locally for a nominal fee at the County Clerk’s office.

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Ground broken for Mount Vernon infrastructure project

EDC president David Weidman, Mayor Margaret Sears, and FCIF president Jerry Hubbell turned the first shovels of dirt for the projectEDC president David Weidman, Mayor Margaret Sears, and FCIF president Jerry Hubbell turned the first shovels of dirt for the project during a ground breaking ceremony Thursday, Aug. 23.

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County to provide cash transfers for ETMC in Medicaid program

Franklin County will serve as the government entity to provide Inter-governmental Transfers (IGT) for the local hospital and physicians clinic.

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Human West Nile case numbers rising in NE Texas

Eighty-three new cases of West Nile illness were reported last week in Texas counties, according to the State health department in Tyler.

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Mount Vernon earns state’s Gold Award third year in a row

Mount Vernon City Administrator Eddie Turner presented City Secretary Tina Rose with the Gold Award for financial transparencyMount Vernon City Administrator Eddie Turner presented City Secretary Tina Rose with the Gold Award for financial transparency from the Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs.

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Disaster Assistance Program available until Sept. 4

The local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff reminds producers that they have until Tuesday, Sept. 4, to purchase coverage through the Non-insurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).

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