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Juveniles were not good on Good Friday

A couple of male juveniles were not being good on Good Friday, April 19, and got themselves into trouble.

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Heroes honored with barbecue

 Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and firefighters with a Heroes BarbecueThe Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and firefighters with a Heroes Barbecue on Friday, April 19.

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18 wheeler fire

Westbound I-30 was completely shut down due to an 18 wheeler fire during the overnight hours prior to Sunday, April 14.

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Early voting ends Tuesday

Voting was slow the first two days of early voting in the Mount Vernon City Council election with 11 ballots cast in person; early voting in the election continues through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.

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Facade proposal passed to council for approval

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved an amended version of the new facade program last week and forwarded the program guidelines to the City Council for approval at their May session.

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Fatalities decline in the state’s highway construction areas

In spite of a decrease in work zone crashes in Texas last year, 161 people still lost their lives and another 684 were seriously injured.

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Blue pinwheels for abuse prevention

Blue pinwheels were planted by members of the Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center on the lawn of the Franklin County CourthouseBlue pinwheels were planted by members of the Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center on the lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse Friday, April 12 to bring attention to the fact that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Early voting begins Monday

Early voting in the election of Place 1, 3 and 5 seats on the Mount Vernon City Council will begin Monday, April 22.

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Master Utility Service Agreement approved by rail district

The North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District’s (NETEX) board of directors unanimously authorized its executive committee to execute a resolution with its chairman as signor for a Master Utility Service Agreement between the district and Sustainability Partners, a private investment group, at its meeting in Commerce April 11.

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