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Building facade grants recommended

Two building facade grants valued at $500 each are being recommended to the Mount Vernon City Council for approval at their Aug. 12 meeting. Each of the projects represents improvement of from $1,000 to $2,000 on two downtown structures.

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Third fresh water line up grade completed this year

Crews with the Cypress Springs Special Utility District have completed three waterline improvement projects during the first two quarters of 2013 and the fourth in the past nine months.

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Information sharing meeting on Bankhead Highway Thursday

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is undertaking a two-year study of the historic Bankhead Highway. As part of this project, there will be a public outreach meeting tonight, Thursday, Aug. 8,

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ID now mandatory for voting

Voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections. This requirement is effective immediately.

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Board upholds reservation policy

A first come, first served policy for reservations for camp sites was upheld in discussions by members of the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors at their July meeting.

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Cleaning up the mess

A crew from Southland Response, LLC  cleaning us a diesel spillA crew from Southland Response, LLC in Henderson came to Mount Vernon on Saturday, Aug. 3 to help clean up after a diesel spill in town. A semi-truck owned by Hollywood Express in Yukon, Okla.

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City begins 2013-14 budget process

The City of Mount Vernon began its annual budget review process during its monthly workshop session Tuesday, July 23. A plan to retire the city’s series 2007 Certificates of Obligation with a payment of $354,156.25 was included.

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Sales tax holiday is this weekend

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.

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City to appoint property maintenance appeals board

Mount Vernon City Administrator Tony Stonecypher notified the city council last week of the need to create a new board. Council members will consider appointing members

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