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Richards is sworn in to his city council seat

Donny Thomas is sworn in to his city council seatDonny Richards is sworn in to his city council seat by City Secretary Tina Rose at the council’s meeting on Tuesday, May 22.

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Commissioners to discuss fireworks ban

Whether or not the county will ban fireworks during the upcoming Independence Day holidays will be decided at a special meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court called for 11:15 a.m. Friday, June 1

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Optic-Herald is Bass family business for past 60 years

The Optic-Herald will mark its 60th year of ownership by members of the James and Tish Bass family with a reception on Thursday, May 31.

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Election results

Ricky Jones and Danny Chitsey won the Primary Election for Sheriff and Commissioner, Pct. 1, respectively.

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Finding undetected water leaks can be profitable

A $20 reward will be given to the first person to report what can be verified as a water leak on one of the Cypress Springs SUD water lines.

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Carry the Load walkers met with applause and admiration

Carry the Load walkers met with applause and admirationMarvin Fomby, a shipping supervisor at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center, is joined by other Lowe’s team members as he carries the U.S. Flag

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Applications sought for 2012 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County is accepting applications from qualified organizations seeking funding from the local agency in 2013.

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May 2012 Republican General Primary results - Updated 10:36

Republican General Primary Election Results Chart - Mount Vernon and Franklin County, Texas

FINAL Unofficial totals - Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

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2012 Baccalaureate service

Sarah Carter and Savanah Keys listen as David StottsSarah Carter and Savanah Keys listen as David Stotts,

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