Franklin County

2014 Elections
3:49 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

GOP primary: Franklin Co. ballot

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The following candidates are on ballots in the Franklin County Republican Party primary election on March 4.

Regional and county offices

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Northeast Texas
8:09 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Burn ban in Franklin, Hunt, Kaufman Counties

Counties in red have burn bans in effect as of Aug. 13.
Texas A&M Forest Service

Hunt County has joined Franklin and Kaufman Counties in banning most outdoor fires.

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Franklin County
5:17 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Train derailment in remote area escaped notice

Remnants of the railroad bridge stand at the site where crews have been working following the partial derailment of a freight train near Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

A westbound freight train suffered a partial derailment near Mount Vernon earlier this month. But locals didn't notice until, days later, workers arrived to begin the clean-up.

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Voter Guide 2013: Alcohol regulation
2:10 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Delta County: Last dry county in East Texas?

Most Texas dry counties are in the northwestern quadrant of the state.

If Mount Vernon voters approve either of two alcohol-sales ballot initiatives on May 11 - and voters in the Piney Woods town of Tatum do the same - that would leave Delta County the last dry county in East Texas.

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Voter Guide 2013: Franklin Co.
10:57 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Mt. Vernon voting on double shot of alcohol measures

Franklin County courthouse

Voters in Mount Vernon will soon vote on two separate alcohol-sales measures.

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Franklin County
8:23 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Alcohol vote on tap in Mount Vernon

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Voters in Mount Vernon will soon vote on two separate alcohol-sales measures.

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Blacklands Turnpike
6:48 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Getting to know NETEX

Sam Young, Franklin County NETEX board member
Franklin County

What is the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District and what's its role in the proposed Blacklands Turnpike project?

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1:11 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Expanded declaration provides more relief for Texas

Commerce Firefighters dispatched to the Fort Davis wildfire captured this image in April.

AUSTIN - Another 74 Texas counties are now eligible for wildfire assistance as FEMA has agreed to grant the state’s repeated request to expand its major disaster declaration.

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