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State Troopers increase DWI enforcement

Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS, will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. Enforcement began Friday, December 13 and will continue until Thursday, January 2.

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Gifts distributed

CIS Coordinator Amy Ford and volunteer Susan SampleCIS Coordinator Amy Ford and volunteer Susan Sample organize and separate the many bicycles donated as a part of the Angel Gift program this year. Approximately 93 families with 267 children received gifts of toys and/or clothing through the  gift portion of the Christmas for All program.

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Food distribution

Community Food Bank of Franklin County representative David Chaney along with volunteers Reese Arnett and Stephaney separate and pack food for distributionCommunity Food Bank of Franklin County representative David Chaney along with volunteers Reese Arnett and Stephaney separate and pack food for distribution through the Christmas for All Program.

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Public input sought on new type reinvestment zone

A public hearing has been set on whether to establish one or more County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones (CETRZ) and potential boundaries and requirements of such zones.

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Stream Team volunteers sought

The Texas Conservation Alliance is partnering with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University to develop “stream teams” for East Texas rivers.

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Voter registration cards mailed

New voter registration cards were mailed to registered voters earlier this month, according to Sue Ann Harper, voter registrar and tax assessor/collector for Franklin County.

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Grants available for recycling trailers

A grant for the implementation of solid waste recycling projects during 2014 is now available. The Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) announced that approximately $30,000 is available to fund all eligible applicants.

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Splash pad designs presented to board

A presentation on splash pads for Little Creek Park was well received by members of the Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation Board. Mike Spencer and David Barns with Parkland Park and Recreation, a design and building company based in White Oak,

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Boyles hired for management of HOME program processes

Kathy Baker Boyles was awarded the management consultant contract for the City of Mount Vernon’s third HOME Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Program at the Monday, December 9 meeting of the City Council.

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