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Local hospital offers a new communication system for patients

Ensuring clear and effective communication for all patients is the goal behind the adoption of the NexTalk Video Remote Interpreting system throughout the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System.

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P3 membership not available to county

Franklin County will not be able to join the Public Power Pool (P3) group as a means to save on the county’s multiple electric bills.

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Paving Main

A layer of tar and rock was applied to Main Street by workers with Richard Drake ConstructionA layer of tar and rock was applied to Main Street by workers with Richard Drake Construction on Wednesday, June 20.

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Permit now required for painting boathouse, piers

People who own boathouses and docks on Lake Cypress Springs are now required to obtain a permit to repaint those structures.

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Civil suit filed on city, officer from 2011 traffic acciden

The City of Mount Vernon and its police officer Cody Bradford were named in a civil suit seeking restitution for a 2011 traffic accident.

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County criminal case reporting above average

Franklin County’s reporting and tracking criminal cases is above average, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Records Service.

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Reinvestment zone being renewed

The local Mount Vernon - Franklin County reinvestment zone is being renewed for another five years.

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Funds designation causes dissent among commissioners

Franklin County Commissioners Court members see the value in paying 10 percent in local funds to receive a $2,055,000 airport maintenance/improvement project.

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Optic-Herald wins first place award at TPA

Susan Reeves displays the first place plaque received  from the Texas Press Association for Editorials.The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald won a first place plaque from 2012 Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for Editorial writing.

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