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Teaff named to lead Wood County Electric Coop Board

Trey TeaffTrey Teaff was recently named as the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer for the Wood County Electric Cooperative.

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Some banks to reopen lobbies

Three of the local banking institutions plan to reopen their lobbies beginning Monday, May 18. Texas American Bank will reopen their lobby with limited traffic inside.

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Parks at lake open, but not for camping

The Franklin County Water District has opened the parks at Lake Cypress Springs for day use and is contingent on use only by small groups that practice the distancing requirements.

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Third novel virus case confirmed

A third novel COVID-19 virus case was confirmed in Franklin County on May 7. The latest case is the female spouse of the man (50-59), whose test was announced positive May 1.

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“Shots fired” reported from Still Meadow RV Park

A report of shots fired at Still Meadow RV Park was received at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. According to the report,

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EDC, council meetings ahead

Both the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation and the Mount Vernon City Council will meet to consider funding up to $100,000 in small business recovery incentive grants for local businesses affected by the COVID-19 health disaster.

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Driver crosses I-30 traffic after missing stop sign

A driver failed to stop at the sign where FM 115 intersects with the South Service RoadA driver failed to stop at the sign where FM 115 intersects with the South Service Road, plowed through the guardrail, crossed both lanes of traffic on east bound I-30 and impacted the concrete barrier in the center median.

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City, EDC to propose business assistance

A local small business assistance program is being formulated through a joint committee of the Mount Vernon City Council, city staff and the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.

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Counties lead charge to allow barber, salons to open

Franklin, Hopkins, amd Brazoria county commissioners courts were among those to lead the charge for change by Gov. Greg Abbott, who left barbers, salons and gyms out of the list of businesses to reopen in his address last week.

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