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USDA offering additional assistance to farmers, ranchers

An additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19 has been made available.

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Rules sent for review to Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.

A rule issue raised by a property owner in July appears to be leading a domino effect for rules on Lake Cypress Springs causing rules ordered to be submitted to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for review.

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Man uses wooden plank in assault at CEFCO

Officers responded to a disturbance at CEFCO around 3 a.m. on Sunday, September 13. According to the report,

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City talks of feral cat control

A growing population of feral cats and what to do about them was the topic of discussion at the last workshop session of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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City adopts budget, set tax rate, increases trash rate

The Mount Vernon City Council approved a proposed increase in solid waste disposal fees, adopted the 2020-21 fiscal year budget and set the 2020 tax rate to help fund the budget.

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Rail operator introduced, bridge repair acknowledged

Before and after photos of recent repairs made to the rail line that passes through Mount Vernon were shown at a recent meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Sheriff’s office software change funding approved

Funding for a software change over for the Franklin County’s Sheriff Office was approved Monday by the Franklin County Commissioners Court on Monday, September 14.

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County clerk forced to destroy General Election ballots

Franklin County Clerk Betty Crane was forced to destroy approximately 8,700 ballots that had been printed for the Nov. 3 General Election.Franklin County Clerk Betty Crane was forced to destroy approximately 8,700 ballots that had been printed for the November 3 General Election.

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Fatality reported after Hwy. 37 head-on collission at White Oak

A DPS Trooper investigations the scene of a fatal head-on collision on Hwy. 37 Tuesday, Sept. 8 as North Franklin volunteer firefighter Andy Emery looks on.A DPS Trooper investigations the scene of a fatal head-on collision on Hwy. 37 Tuesday, Sept. 8 as North Franklin volunteer firefighter Andy Emery looks on.

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