Mount Vernon

Tomorrow's Water Today
8:13 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon mayors support Marvin Nichols plan

Mount Pleasant Mayor Paul Meriwether

  The mayor of Mount Pleasant, Paul Meriwether, and the mayor of Mount Vernon, Margaret Sears, both support the proposal to build the Marvin Nichols Reservoir in Northeast Texas. Meriwether and Sears addressed the public at a forum on the issue hosted by the Texas Water Development Board and held in Mount Pleasant on Apr. 29.

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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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Road construction
4:53 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Summer resurfacing

Cindy Roller KETR/Cooper Review

COOPER - As part of a $769,000 project, officials are performing resurfacing work in Cooper and later in Mount Vernon as part of a contract between TxDot and Richard Drake Construction.

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