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NETEX officer elections conducted a second time

The Board of Directors for Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) chose to conduct a second election of officers for the organization at their February meeting,

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EDC begins search for new executive director

The search for a new executive director for the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation has begun with a tentative time line for the search receiving consensus approval at the board’s February meeting.

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Early voting in person underway for primaries

Early voting by personal appearance in the Republican and Democratic parties’ General Primary elections began Tuesday and continues through Friday, February 28.

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Purchase deadline extended, talks of chamber damage, lease

A purchase deadline for new equipment was pushed back Tuesday, and the Franklin County Commissioners Court members talked about repairs and potential future rental of the space currently occupied by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at their last regular session.

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Six file for city council, one for each school board seat files

Hats were being tossed into the ring late last week just prior to the deadline to register for the Mount Vernon City Council election.

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Development board approves funds for Duke’s expansion

A request for $100,000 in financial assistance for a building expansion project from the developers of Duke’s Travel Center in Mount Vernon

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Departments apply for six grants to aid law enforcement

The Mount Vernon City Council and Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday approved for its respective law enforcement agencies to apply for 2021 grants to provide equipment for its officers through state and federal grant programs.

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Blacklands drops suit, brings new investors to NETEX

The news that Blacklands Railroad dropped its civil suit against the North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) was announced at the February meeting of the district’s board

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In person early voting in primaries begins Tuesday

Early voting by personal appearance in the Republican and Democratic parties’ General Primary elections will begin Tuesday, February 18 and will continue through Friday, February 28.

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