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County signs off on finished Cypress Springs SUD project

The completion of the 2017 round of Small Towns Environment Program (STEP) grant work applied for by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District through Franklin County was finalized with the commissioners court’s approval of completion documentation last week.

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Bennett resists, threatens officers during arrest

Christopher Lee Bennett was arrested for violating a criminal trespass warning at the Shidell Apartments around 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. He resisted officer’s attempts to place him in handcuffs, resisted being placed into a patrol vehicle, and resisted entry into the Franklin County Jail.

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Area meeting announced for 2050 state transportation plan

Texas Transportation Plan 2050 is being developed now by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through a series of open-house style public meetings to gather input for the plan.

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Ward awarded county contract for 2018 outside audit

Mike Ward Accounting & Financial Consulting, PLLC was awarded the contract to perform the 2018 annual outside audit for Franklin County,

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Meetings hold interests of citizens

The second Monday and Thursday of each month are when many government boards conduct their meetings, and next week’s meetings hold items which have been shown by citizens to be of special interest to the public.

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Three new filers, Friday deadline for ballot spot

Three new filers have submitted applications for various seats on local boards this week.

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Candidate filing deadline next week for May elections

The deadline to register as a candidate for a listing on the ballot for the May 4 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council, the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees, and the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors is Friday, February 15.

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NETEX has $11M letter of intent from Sustainability Partners

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District  announced receiving a signed letter of intent to provide $11 million in capital project funding for the development, construction and operation of the district’s “Franklin County Container Terminal” at its meeting Thursday, February 7.

Read more: NETEX has $11M letter of intent from Sustainability Partners

Temperatures fluctuate in wide range during January

Weather in Franklin County during January 2019 ranged from a 72° high to a 24° low.

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