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Citizens show interest in container depot project

Citizens attended special public hearings to asked questions about the container depot project proposed by Franklin County Commissioners Court this week.

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No zoning change, staff matters conducted in open session

A request for a zoning change died for lack of a motion, and an agenda executive session was conducted in an open meeting by staff request.

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Franklin CAD appraisers begin field work

The Franklin County Appraisal District field staff has begun its field appraisal work in parts of the county for the 2021 tax year.

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Budget amended to fund EDC, tax rate proposed

The Franklin County Commissioners Court formally proposed a “no new revenue” tax rate and amended the current year’s budget to fund the start-up costs for the newly established Franklin County Economic Development Corporation on Monday, Aug. 24.

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Man arrested and charged with assaulting elderly person

Law enforcement officers responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of the Southeast Access Rd. around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 16.

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NETEX Budget Hearing Today

The North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District will conduct a public hearing on its 2020-21 Annual Budget at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

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City prepares to help with health building, Sachse upset

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation is preparing to help the county with the public health building,

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Public Hearing

Judge Scott Lee speaks during a public hearing on the Franklin County Container Depot on Saturday, August 22.Judge Scott Lee speaks during a public hearing on the Franklin County Container Depot on Saturday, August 22. The commissioners shared details about the depot with approximately 25 people during the meeting. See the August 27 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Power pole replacement

Wood County Electric personnel replace a power pole in front of the Law Enforcement Center on Friday, August 14.Wood County Electric personnel replace a power pole in front of the Law Enforcement Center on Friday, August 14.

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