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Vietnam veterans welcome home

Vietnam veterans welcome homeA renewed effort to recognize the sacrifices of veterans serving in the Vietnam War marked a second year of the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day, Friday, March 30.

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Economic stimulus projects approved

Steps toward encouraging economic development were taken by the Mount Vernon City Council at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.

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Coldwell Banker associates collect awards

Coldwell Banker associates collect awardsAssociates with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in Franklin County recently received top designations for their work in 2011.

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Blue ribbons remind to report bruises

Blue ribbons were hung at the entrance to the West Courthouse Annex by CASABlue ribbons were hung at the entrance to the West Courthouse Annex by CASA Program Director Peggy Walker, case supervisor Sherrie Johnson and volunteer Shelia Thrasher.

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Poster contest combats under age drinking

A statewide poster contest  is helping in the fight against underage drinking and promoting alcohol responsibility.

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Basinger named Fellow with College of Forensic Examiners

Kim BasingerKim Basinger, of Mount Vernon, has been awarded status as a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI). This designation is the highest level of membership that ACFEI members can achieve. For more information, see the April 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Texas State Gospel Singing Convention coming to town

Mount Vernon has been chosen as the location for the 81st Annual Texas State Gospel Singing Convention.

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County to get CodeRed emergency warning system

CodeRed, a high tech emergency alert system, will be providing Franklin County’s first county wide warning system for weather and other public emergencies.

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Sport complex contracts discussed

Members of the Commissioners Court and the Franklin County Sports Complex Board of Directors met to tweak the list of park rules and contract.

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