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Tax Amnesty deadline approaching Aug. 17

Businesses have a little more than a week remaining to take advantage of the Texas Fresh Start tax amnesty period, which ends on Friday, Aug. 17.

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Cypress Basin Hospice celebrates executive director’s 20th anniversary

Cypress Basin Hospice celebrates executive director’s Edd Hess, 20th anniversaryEdd Hess, the Executive Director of Titus County’s only non-profit hospice, accepts a plaque from board president Virgil Jones while celebrating his 20th anniversary as the agency’s longest serving chief executive.

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Small Business seminars set

The Small Business Development Center in conjunction with Northeast Texas Community College will be conducting four unique seminars during the week of August 27-30

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Electric rate hike proposed

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company, filed last week with the Public Utility Commission of Texas requesting to increase the company’s rates to its Texas customers by approximately $83 million.

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Korean War Veterans honored at ceremony

Steve Austin leads those assembled in saluting the U.S. Flag during a ceremony to honor Veterans of the Korean WarVeterans Service Officer Steve Austin leads those assembled in saluting the U.S. Flag during a ceremony to honor Veterans of the Korean War

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Zoning change sought for church

A zoning change is being sought to allow construction of a small church at 416 English Street in Mount Vernon.

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City continues to pare budget proposals

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council continue to pare down the city’s 2012-13 budget proposals.

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Annual sale of lots authorized

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Trustees authorized the annual bidding for lots at its regular July meeting.

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County files proposed budget

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier filed the county’s draft of the proposed county budget for 2013 late Tuesday, July 31, the deadline.

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