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HOT funds must promote tourism and hotel industry

Every event, program, or facility funded with hotel occupancy tax revenues must be likely to do two things: first, directly promote tourism; and, second, directly promote the convention and hotel industry.

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Genealogy Society wins award for book

Wayne and Linda Bryan and Veronica Jordan accept  an award for local genealogy group.The Franklin County Genealogy Society won third place in the Partner Society book awards at the Texas State Genealogical Society’s annual conference in Round Rock in October.

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Veterans marker to be dedicated Saturday

Veterans buried at Stouts Creek Cemetery and their surviving families will be honored with the dedication of a memorial marker bearing their names. The dedication ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, November 9.

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Lowe’s RDC named Northeast Texas Employer of the Year

Tracey Reed, Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center General Manager, accepts the 2013 Employer of the Year award from Dr. Larry Dotin with Workforce Solutions Northeast TexasTracey Reed, Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center General Manager, accepts the 2013 Employer of the Year award from Dr. Larry Dotin with Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas at their annual awards ceremony and luncheon in Mount Pleasant last week.

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Fuentes hired as on-site septic system inspector for county

Franklin County approved the contract with Juan Fuentes at the Monday, October 28 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court. Mr. Fuentes will assume duties as the On-Site Septic System Inspector for the county Friday.

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Deficit budget proposed in 2014

A deficit of just over $555,060 has been proposed for the Franklin County Water District in 2014. Members of the District’s board of directors got their first look at the budget at their October board meeting.

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Rebuilding beef production seminar planned

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel will conduct a training, “Rebuilding the Beef Herd: Planning to capture opportunities,” November 20 in Paris. This training  is a joint effort between four area extension offices and will  serve producers in Franklin, Red River, Delta and Lamar counties.

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Food basket sign ups open

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County has begun the process of identifying those who need to receive the annual Christmas For All food baskets in 2013.

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County, district clerks get record restoration projects approved

District Clerk Ellen Jaggers displays an old district court record book to be restored to members of the commissioner’s court.Two record restoration and preservation projects were approved at a combined cost of  $26,085 by the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their Monday, October 28 meeting.

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