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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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