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Water line repair

City of Mount Vernon employees work to fix a leak in a six inch water line Friday, August 10.City of Mount Vernon employees work to fix a leak in a six inch water line Friday, August 10.

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Joint effort

A Purley VFD brush truck is filled with water from a Talco fire truck during the fight against a grass fire that burned 108 acresA Purley VFD brush truck is filled with water from a Talco fire truck during the fight against a grass fire that burned 108 acres off FM 1896 Thursday, August 2.

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Three options presented to court for 2019 budget

Three proposals for potential adoption for the 2019 Budget for Franklin County were presented in a special workshop session Tuesday afternoon to members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court for consideration.

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Caustic Soda Tank Replaced

City crews worked to replace a 3,000 pound chemical tank that is used to treat raw waterCity crews worked to replace a 3,000 pound chemical tank that is used to treat raw water to prepare it for public consumption at the Mount Vernon Raw Water Treatment Plant on August 1.

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Four record highs usher in hot, dry weather for July

Four record high temperatures and below average rainfall made for a hot, dry July in Franklin County. The records were set July 3, 4, 22, and 23.

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Emergency funding needed for 2018 senior meals

Senior Citizen Services of Texarkana gave notice Tuesday that they would cease the community meal service at the local meal center at the Franklin County Multi-Purpose Building on Taylor St.

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Ricky Jones appointed to Sheriff’s Assoc. of Texas board

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky JonesFranklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Sheriff’ Association of Texas at their 140th Annual Training Conference in Grapevine, last week.

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Godfrey to be Pct. 2 write-in candidate

Toby GodfreyToby Godfrey of Mount Vernon filed a designation of campaign treasurer with the office of the Franklin County Clerk Tuesday, August 7, in order to begin requesting signatures on a petition to file as a write-in candidate for the office of Pct. 2 Commissioner.

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Equalized storm water fees, sewer assessments in affect

The equalization of sewer surcharges and storm water fees among city dwellers was adopted in July by the Mount Vernon City Council and will go into effect with the bills being mailed this week.

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