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Vietnam veterans to be honored Friday

Vietnam War veterans will be honored in a brief ceremony on the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon at 1 p.m. Friday, March 30.

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What today’s dreams are made from: fiber optic cable

The dream of bringing fiber optic cable to rural areas today is being compared to that of rural electrification a century ago.

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Republican Party candidates to Meet and Greet, Monday

The Franklin County members of the Republican Women of Northeast Texas are sponsoring a Republican Party Primary Candidate Meet and Greet event.

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Mount Vernon fire department has full contingent of volunteers

Travis Westbrook, Laramy Cox, Michael Eastman, Brody Clark, Colin Clasby, Johnny Glasco and Jayme HaleyThe Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department now has a full contingent of 25 volunteers and one reserve, reports Fire Chief Robert Zinn.

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TxDOT meeting Thursday, March, 22

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be hosts for a statewide open-house style public meeting to solicit comments and input on revisions to the 2012 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) funding allocations.

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Spans were recently laid across Big Cypress tributary

Spans were recently laid  across Big Cypress tributarySeth Hodges with Hodges and Son Construction of Omaha and project foreman Javier Calvillo of Mount Vernon discuss the bridge project

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Rain

Sulphur River was approximately three feet below the botton of the Hwy. 37 bridge The 4.29 inches of rain that had fallen before press time on Tuesday, March 20 was welcome, but made life in Franklin County treacherous.

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Courthouse interior project up for bid

Sealed proposals for a qualified Construction Manager-as-Constructor are being requested for the almost $3 million project to restore the interior of the historic 1912 Franklin County Courthouse by the Commissioners Court.

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City’s solid waste disposal contract down to wire Tuesday

The Mount Vernon City Council must decide whether or not to change contractors for its solid waste disposal at their next meeting at 5:30 p.m.

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