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Building repair assistance requested for move

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation will consider a request for building repair assistance at its meeting, Thursday, June 20.

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Executive session called by county

A special session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court has been called for 9 a.m. Friday, June 21 in the county courtroom of the county courthouse in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Rail district hires attorney for civil suit response

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District’s (NETEX) board of directors hired an attorney in response to a civil lawsuit filed by Blacklands Railroad (BR) during their Thursday, June 6 meeting.

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Jail plumbing needs replacing

Plumbing issues, caused by both aging and constant use, will soon need to be addressed, Sheriff Ricky Jones told members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their Monday meeting.

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Twelve cases cleared in district criminal court

Twelve cases were cleared in Eighth Judicial District Court before Judge Eddie Northcutt during May.

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Legislature eliminates extra meetings for commissioners

The current Texas Legislature enacted a bill eliminating the need for special meetings to approve payroll and recurring bills at the request of many of the state’s commissioners courts, including Franklin County.

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Dallas St. sidewalk funding requested

The City of Mount Vernon Administrator requested up to $90,000 in Economic Development Sales Tax funds from the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation to combine with funds remaining from State Main Street Grant funding to rebuild the sidewalk along Dallas St. from Houston to just past the retail buildings.

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Zoning, replat changes approved by city

No opposition was voiced by property owners surrounding the two properties on opposite sides of town requesting a zoning change or replat, both of which were approved by the Mount Vernon City Council at their monthly meeting Monday evening.

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Woman arrested for burning boyfriend’s clothing

Police Officer Jason Knox was flagged down on Rutherford St. at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 1 by Rene Parra.

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