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Latest water plan delivered to governor includes Nichols lake

The Texas Water Development Board delivered the 2012 State Water Plan to the state late last week.

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Bailey named administrator for ETMC Mount Vernon

Bailey named administrator for ETMC Mount VernonDave Bailey was named administrator of East Texas Medical Center Mount Vernon

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City okays zoning exception

In a unanimous vote during their Tuesday, Jan. 10 meeting, the Mount Vernon City Council approved a zoning exception to allow construction of a new Sonic Drive-in

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Stewardship deadline Friday

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Salvador Salinas reminds agriculture producers that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

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Road repairs

Road repairsBoth the school district and the city joined forces with Franklin County to repair roads in their jurisdictions in 2011.

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City clean-up continues this week

City employee Mike O’Hara uses a backhoe to remove leaves from a trailer.City employee Mike O’Hara uses a backhoe to remove leaves from a trailer.

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Water tower face lift

Water tower face liftA large white shroud was erected around the water tower during the sandblasting and painting of its exterior.

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Voter registration cards on hold

If you are waiting anxiously to receive your new voter registration card in the mail, you can quit pacing at your mailbox, because it has not yet been entered into the postal system.

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Above average rainfall recorded in December

In December 2011, the rainfall amount for the month was recorded  above average, but the year-to-date amount was well below average.

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