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Record restoration approved from designated civil fees

Apparent confusion over the use of technology funds led to a protracted presentation and split vote to approve the use of those funds to scan and preserve district court minute books in the Monday, February 12 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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No new filers, three packets outstanding

With the Friday filing deadline looming, there have been no new individuals to file as candidates in either the Mount Vernon Independent School District nor the Mount Vernon City Council / Mayorial elections;

Read more: No new filers, three packets outstanding

Wide range of temperatures in January

Weather in Franklin County during January 2018 ranged from a 74° high to an 11° low, which set a new low temperature reading for January 18.

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Council okays incentives for The Chophouse, Hymans

The Mount Vernon City Council gave final approval for a business incentive for The Chophouse restaurant and an existing business structure improvement grant for building owners Brad and Stephanie Hyman.

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Wims, Burton announce for city council seats

Teresia Wims and Jason Burton announced they would seek election to the Mount Vernon City Council.

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SWEPCO’s 8.9 percent rate increase starts this month

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has approved a base rate increase for Southwestern Electric Power Co. of $50 million which will be seen as a 8.9 percent increase on February bills.

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Updates made to leasing, investment policies

Updates for both the Franklin County Water District’s investment and re-leasing and/or adding of land to lots policies resulting from Legislative action and recent policy changes were approved  in the January session of the district’s board of directors meeting.

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Jury pay, heavy equipment service need further discussion

Repeated meetings to review any checks written for the county continues to be a “sore spot” for many elected officials as they to try to be fiscally responsible and follow the law interpreted in a recent Texas Attorney General’s opinion.

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Healthcare hopes sparked by CHRISTUS Health System

Representatives with  CHRISTUS Health System expressed an interest in an expanded presence at a new location in Mount Vernon during a workshop session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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