Franklin County GOP primary: Franklin Co. ballot By Jennise Streaty • Feb 24, 2014 provided photo The following candidates are on ballots in the Franklin County Republican Party primary election on March 4. Regional and county offices Burn ban in Franklin, Hunt, Kaufman Counties By Mark Haslett & Brad Kellar • Aug 13, 2013 Texas A&M Forest Service Hunt County has joined Franklin and Kaufman Counties in banning most outdoor fires. Train derailment in remote area escaped notice By Mark Haslett • Jul 24, 2013 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. Delta County: Last dry county in East Texas? By Mark Haslett • May 10, 2013 www.tabc.state.tx.us 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. Mt. Vernon voting on double shot of alcohol measures By Mark Haslett • May 9, 2013 texasescapes.com Voters in Mount Vernon will soon vote on two separate alcohol-sales measures. Alcohol vote on tap in Mount Vernon By Mark Haslett • Apr 22, 2013 Wikimedia commons Voters in Mount Vernon will soon vote on two separate alcohol-sales measures. Getting to know NETEX By Mark Haslett • Feb 18, 2013 Franklin County What is the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District and what's its role in the proposed Blacklands Turnpike project? Expanded declaration provides more relief for Texas By Scott Harvey • Dec 14, 2011 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.