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One arrested following assault in rental cabin

One person was arrested following a disturbance in a rental unit at Deer Lake Cabins.

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Storm disaster declared, added architect work approved

A formal disaster declaration for Winter Storm Uri in February 2021 and a proposal for additional services from architects on the health building were approved in the Franklin County Commissioners Court meeting.

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Personnel duties realigned, truck and mower purchased

A shift in duties for office personnel and the purchase of a new pickup and mower primarily for use in parks were authorized by the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors in their February meeting.

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Record low temperatures, more than 10 inches of snow recorded

Four record low temperatures were recorded during February 2021 with 10.4 inches of snow falling over a four day period.

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Arson suspected in fire which destroyed house on FM 71

Arson is suspected after a fire destroyed an uninhabited house around 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 17 in the 7000 block of FM 71.

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February reported sales, use taxes up

Mount Vernon and Franklin County sales and use tax reports continue to grow over the same periods reported for the previous year as residents keep more of their purchases close to home during bad weather and the COVID-19 disaster.

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Empty shelves, again

A shopper surveys a shelf at the local Brookshire’s. Shelves at the local story were empty again, reminiscent of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.A shopper surveys a shelf at the local Brookshire’s. Shelves at the local story were empty again, reminiscent of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Road closure inquiry made, online payments coming

The Franklin County Commissioners Court responded to an informal inquiry asking about closure of a county road,

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Several accidents reported during snow

There were 11 Active 911 out calls to accident scenes during the winter weather events last week, with nine of them for incidents on I-30.

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