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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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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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Friday deadline for conservation sign-up

Landowners, farmers and ranchers in Texas are reminded that the opportunity to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up 43 ends on Friday, April 6,

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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district April 16

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman reminds businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 16.

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City and county Spring clean-up begins Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin countywide this Saturday.

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County sells two drug dogs

The sale of the Franklin County Constable’s two drug detecting dogs to the City of Naples and The City of Winfield was approved last week

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City debating financing, needs

The Mount Vernon City Council was looking for citizen input, but got little at its Monday, April 2 public hearing on sewer financing.

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Optic-Herald wins awards from NETPA

Mount Vernon Optic-Herald staff displaying awardsThe Mount Vernon Optic-Herald won several awards from the North and East Texas Press Association on Saturday, March 31

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Road reopened after culvert replaced

Commissioner Donnie Surratt stands in the mouth of one of two seven foot diameter culvertsPct. 2 Commissioner Donnie Surratt stands in the mouth of one of two seven foot diameter culverts which were removed from CR SE4130 at Blundell Creek.

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