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Voter registration deadline is Tuesday for general election

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9. Any changes to a voter’s existing registration should be made by the same date.

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New rainfall record for September almost five inches above old mark

The previous rainfall record for September was literally blown out of the water by the 12.58 inches of rain recorded at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency official weather station in Mount Vernon.

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County contracts to house Bowie prisoners

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved a contract to house Bowie County’s overflow prisoners at the Franklin County Jail.

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Wood County Electric’s 80th annual meeting Friday

Wood County Electric Cooperative’s 80th Annual Meeting will take place on Friday October 5, 2018, at Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman.

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Listening Tour meeting Thursday

A “Listening Tour” with State Representative Gary VanDeaver will be from 4 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, September 27 in the Lecture Hall at Mount Vernon High School.

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Court approves budget for county child welfare board

The 2018-19 fiscal year budget for the Franklin County Child Welfare Board was approved in the amount of $9,450 by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Court in its Monday meeting.

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Campaign stop

Chrissy Kleberg, Charlotte O’Rourke, local Democratic Party Chair Lydia Carrascosa, Melissa O’Rourke, and Aleen and Paul LindseyChrissy Kleberg, Charlotte O’Rourke, local Democratic Party Chair Lydia Carrascosa, Melissa O’Rourke, and Aleen and Paul Lindsey pause for a photo during a campaign stop in Mount Vernon on Saturday, September 14.

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City adopts budget, sets tax rate, start interviews Monday

The City of Mount Vernon Council members formally adopted its $4.7 million 2018-19 budget and for the sixth consecutive year, set its ad valorem tax rate at $.604382 per $100 of taxable value during its Monday night, September 24 meeting.

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Interstate rest stops to close October 1

The rest areas on Interstate 30 west of Mount Vernon will close to all traffic effective Monday, October 1, Jesse Herrera, Sulphur Springs Area Engineer for the Paris District of the Texas Department of Transportation, said.

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