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Commissioners meeting called Friday for data use agreement

The consideration of approval of a Data Use Agreement between Franklin County and the Texas Health and Human Services Enterprises is the only action item on the agenda for a special called meeting

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Special meeting called, search continues

The search for an administrator who would also serve as the executive director for the city’s Economic Development Corporation will continue with a special called executive session meeting

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Tax appraisal district proposes new budget

The Franklin County Appraisal District recently proposed their 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. It includes an overall increase of $5,805. The budget calls for $499,328 in expenditures.

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Contract approved to keep inmates for Wood County

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Wood County to house prisoners in the Franklin County Jail at a rate of $40 per day for each prisoner was approved by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday, March 23.

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Vehicle crushed

A large oak tree, weakened by recent rains, fell across a truck and a Ford MustangA large oak tree, weakened by recent rains, fell across a truck and a Ford Mustang on Saturday, March 14 on Keith St. The tree was from property belonging to William and Jean Builte.

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Franklin County teens die in crash

Andrea Cook, Nicole Barela, and Shyanne KullThree Franklin County teenagers died in a fiery crash in Hopkins County in the early hours of Saturday, March 21. Andrea Cook, Nicole Barela, and Shyanne Kull were preliminarily identified

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Forest Trail director to talk on regional programs Friday

Marty Prince, the Executive Director for the Texas Forest Trail Region, will provide an update on regional programs and speak about legislative issues at the Friday, March 20 meeting of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club.

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Lowe’s natural gas truck fleet nears nationwide 2017 goal

Eighteen months into its transition to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for its short haul deliveries, management at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center (RDC) just outside Mount Vernon is touting the benefits of the environmentally friendly fuel.

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Pot holes

Rocky Bounds and Jesus Valles with the City of Mount Vernon shovel asphalt into a pot holeRocky Bounds and Jesus Valles with the City of Mount Vernon shovel asphalt into a pot hole on Keith St. in Mount Vernon. Recent winter weather has been rough on area streets and roads.