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Health building bid awarded to NDS Construction

NDS Construction was awarded the general management contract for construction of the Franklin County Public Health Building with the low bid of $957,108.40.

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Reckless driver

Law enforcement personnel from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon Police Department, and the Department of Public Safety all responded to the scene of a reckless driver report on Thursday, August 13.Law enforcement personnel from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon Police Department, and the Department of Public Safety all responded to the scene of a reckless driver report on Thursday, August 13.

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Rail district to look into right-of-way management

The North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District’s Board of Directors (NETEX) instructed its executive committee to look further into options for comprehensive right-of-way management for the rail district.

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Council to take another look at rezoning request

Mount Vernon City Council members are expected to take a look at what is expected to be a revised zoning request from James and Delores (Dodie) Tunnel for their property at 808 W. Main St. during their Monday, August 24, meeting.

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County preparing for “no new revenue” tax rate

Franklin County is preparing for a 2021 budget based on a “no new revenue rate” of $.5002 per $100 of taxable value.

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Public hearings Saturday, Tuesday on container depot

Ramping up for a $2.4 million land purchase to be the site of a local container depot in Franklin County hit the rumble strips Monday, Aug. 17 with issues raised over funding and the need for better communications with constituents.

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Fallon selected as candidate for U.S. Rep 4 seat

Pat FallonMore than 140 Republican county and precinct chairs with the 4th Congressional District selected Pat Fallon of Prosper to replace former Rep. John Ratcliffe on the Nov. 3 ballot.

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Grass fire

A Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department brush truck sprays water from a bumper mounted nozzle onto a grass fireA Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department brush truck sprays water from a bumper mounted nozzle onto a grass fire on Monday, August 10.

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County hires Davila to consult on container depot

Phil Davila was approved as an independent contractor with Franklin County to provide consultant services for the Franklin County Container Depot.

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