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Commissioners tighten guidelines for loaning funds from economic fund grant

The Franklin County Commissioners Court members tightened the regulations for the use of Franklin County’s Revolving Loan Fund to meet state mandates at their meeting Monday, June 10. The fund was established

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Rushing water

Little Creek was moving fast and grew more than double its sizeLittle Creek was moving fast and grew more than double its size following the 2.53 inches of rain that fell in one hour’s time on Thursday, June 6.

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Courthouse interior price increased

Franklin County Commissioners Court members raised the maximum guaranteed price (MGP) for construction on the interior of the Courthouse by $328,000.The action was taken in a special

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SWEPCO warns of phone scam

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is alerting customers in its service area to a telephone scam involving demand of payment by prepaid money cards to avoid disconnection of service.

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Council tables equipment purchase

The Mount Vernon City Council tabled equipment buying and received advice from their attorney on other matters in two separate meetings over the past nine days. Their regular workshop and special council session was Tuesday, May 28.

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Park fees increased, use rules changed

The Mount Vernon City Council approved revised rules and fees proposed by the Parks Board at their workshop and special session last week. There is no charge for use of the facilities on an impromptu basis.

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DPS participating in Roadcheck 2013

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, inspectors and investigators are participating in intensified commercial vehicle inspections from Tuesday, June 4 through today, Thursday, June 6

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ETMC offers children’s Diabetic Boot Camp

Enrollment is now open for children age seven to 13, with type one diabetes, for the annual free ETMC Diabetes Boot Camp. “For a child with type 1 diabetes, every day is a battle

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Prince chosen executive director for Texas Forest Trails Region

The Board of Directors of the Texas Forest Trail Region welcomes Marty Prince as their new Executive Director. Ms. Prince currently serves as the Tourism Coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, see the June 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.