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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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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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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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County creates its own Economic Development Corporation

Franklin County Attorney Gene Stump, center, goes over a few minor changes for Articles of Incorporation.Franklin County Attorney Gene Stump, center, goes over a few minor changes for Articles of Incorporation.

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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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Dallas murder suspect arrested locally on drug charges

Franklin County officers were called to the scene of a disabled vehicle in the left lane of traffic of I-30 near the 146 mile marker at 5 a.m. Tuesday, August 4.

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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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Lake patrol officers sought, piezometer install resumes

The Franklin County Water District is seeking qualified applicants to fill two lake patrol positions, and work has resumed on the installation piezometers to monitor moisture in the dam on Lake Cypress Springs.

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