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Golf cart, alcohol variance discussions to continue

Whether or not to allow the operation of golf carts on Mount Vernon streets and adjustments to the beer and wine ordinance in the central  business district are expected to be back on the agenda for the Monday, September 23 meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Local hospital re-designated as a Level IV trauma center

ETMC Mount Vernon has been re-designated a Level IV trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The hospital originally received this designation in 1998.

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Hotel Occupancy Tax Board operation a contentious issue

The operation of the Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Board was again a contentious topic at the regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday, September 9.

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Pertussis outbreak prompts Texas health alert

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to make sure they’re vaccinated against pertussis after projections show the number of people sick with the deadly disease this year is on track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years.

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Water district directors do not intervene on penalty

A property owner’s request for the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors to waive or reduce a $4,000 administrative penalty, fell on deaf ears at their August meeting.

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Vote on 2014 budget, 2013 tax rate Monday, September 16

The Franklin County Commissioners Court will conduct a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, September 16 in the East Courthouse Annex, 502 E. Main St. (Hwy. 67E).

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Sewer, smoking topics at city council workshop

Sewer issues and a smoking ban were passionately discussed at the Mount Vernon City Council workshop Monday, Aug. 26. J.C. Fountain and his wife, Brenda, came to the council asking for relief with repeated sewer issues at their house,

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Split council vote on budget

The Mount Vernon City Council adopted the 2013-14 Budget Monday in a 3:2 split vote of the council members. Council members Saundra Dunn and Donny Richards voted against the budget after voicing concerns in two budget areas.

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Fire department starts preparations for ISO review

Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is preparing for its Insurance Services Office (ISO) reviewThe Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is preparing for its first Insurance Services Office (ISO) review in 20 years. Mike McCormick, center, a local area ISO representative,

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