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County included in disaster designation

Franklin County is one of a dozen Texas counties to be designated as a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to losses and damages caused by recent drought.

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Condemnation process continued by city

The condemnation process will continue on the structure at 505 W. Main, even though the owner, Ron Barker, has already begun demolition. The Mount Vernon City Council chose to keep

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Water district proposes tax rate

The Franklin County Water District proposed a tax rate of $0.02569 per $100 of taxable value for the 2015 tax season during its regular August board meeting. The taxes are used only for debt

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State Rep. VanDeaver will be here Tuesday

NTCC President Brad Johnson, Franklin County  Judge Scott Lee, Dist. 1 Texas Rep. Gary VanDeaver,  and retired District Judge Lanny Ramsay.District 1 Texas State Representative Gary VanDeaver will return to Franklin County Tuesday, September 22 to meet with constituents in a Town Hall meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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Final changes to proposed city budget

Two final changes were recommended to the proposed 2015-16 Budget for the City of Mount Vernon during the city’s final budget hearing Tuesday night, September 8.

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City approves street dance, adopts budget, sets tax rate

The Mount Vernon City Council approved Smokey Row as the site of a street dance and approved both the budget and tax rate to fund city functions for the 2015-16 fiscal year during their Monday, September 14 meeting.

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County justifies budget cuts

Franklin County officials justified its 2016 budget cuts and changes in a handout provided to citizens present for the final budget hearing Tuesday night, September 8.

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Lowe’s still growing, giving back to area communities

Lowe’s RDC employees and their community partners gathered for a photo following a luncheon on Friday, Sept. 11.Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center (RDC) will continue to celebrate it’s 20th year in northeast Texas with an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24, after honoring

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Law enforcement personnel stand in solidarity for slain officer

Law enforcement personnel and first responders who serve Franklin County gathered to honor Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, September 4Law enforcement personnel and first responders who serve Franklin County gathered to honor Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, September 4 in front of the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).

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