Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News

In the News

March 18, 2013


Jackson crowned 2013 queen, while Berry is princess

ATHENS — Maybe you couldn’t tell it immediately, but the reporter asking the most obvious question ever had just turned into a comedian.

“So how many hours have you spent preparing for the livestock show queen competition,” he asked.

In turn, 17-year-old Hayley Jackson swung around, her golden locks bouncing from underneath her newly-bejeweled cowboy hat, to ask her father that very same question.

He laughed. Hard.

Short answer: a lot.

Jackson — who said she spent nearly four hours a day over the past four to five weeks making preparations — got the ultimate return on her time investment Monday when she was named the 2013 Henderson County Livestock Show Queen. Jackson is a senior at Martins Mill High School and the daughter of Kakie and Jeff Cade and Hayden Jackson.

She was presented with the ceremonial crown, sash and saddle by last year’s queen, Harlie Burnett.

“All the hard work paid off,” Jackson said. “I worked so hard to reach this goal.”

It was a big day for Jackson, who also was awarded in two more categories — Poise, Beauty and Personality and and Western Attire. Jackson, a cheerleader and softball player at Martins Mill, is a member of Showstopper 4H, where she serves as vice president, and of the Martins Mill FFA and the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association.

Staci Ann Hurt, a 16-year-old 10th-grader at Malakoff High School, was named Queen First Runner-Up. She’s a member of Malakoff FFA and is the daughter of Bonnie and Travis Elledge and Tommy and Brittani Hurt.

Brooke Berry, a 12-year-old 7th-grader at James L. Collins Catholic School in Corsicana, was named 2013 Livestock Show Princess. She is the daughter of Russell and Tanya Berry of Malakoff, and a member of the Ghostriders Young Guns, the Official Rodeo Drill Team of Texas.

Princess First Runner-Up was Kristin House, a 13-year-old 8th-grader at Athens Middle School. House is the daughter of Chris and Amanda House of Athens. She is a member of the East Texas Young Riders 4H Club and the Athens Riding Club.

Monday’s winners



Shaelyn Baker


Hayley Jackson


Kelsi Lookabaugh

Western Attire

Hayley Jackson



Meghan Cook


Brooke Berry


Belle Mills

Western Attire

Macy Mills



Text Only
In the News
  • B'boro man avoids porn payment

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

    The justices said in a 5-4 ruling that a 1994 federal law gives victims the right to seek restitution from offenders, but only to the extent that the victim's losses are tied to the offenders' actions. In this case, Doyle Randall Paroline was held liable by a federal appeals court for the entire amount of the woman's losses, though his computer contained just two images of her, among more than 150 illicit photographs.

    April 24, 2014

  • Corn dog dispute in Midland leads to assault case

     A Dallas-area woman has been arrested in a cooked corn dog dispute at a West Texas business.

    April 24, 2014

  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

    April 24, 2014

  • Ex-Longview bank teller embezzled nearly $1.4M

    A former bank teller in East Texas has been convicted of embezzling nearly $1.4 million and faces up to 30 years in prison.

    April 24, 2014

  • Some Harris County feral hogs head to food banks

    Property-destroying feral hogs being trapped near two reservoirs will be butchered and the meat donated to food banks.

    April 23, 2014

  • DPS urges online renewal of your driver's license

     Renewing a Texas driver's license doesn't necessarily mean waiting in long lines or prepping your best photo ID look for the camera.

    April 22, 2014

  • In New York, Gov. Perry challenges Cuomo to debate

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is challenging his New York counterpart, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to a debate over economic policy as he ventures onto Cuomo's turf.

    April 22, 2014

  • Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

    U.S. marshals say an ex-convict wanted in connection with a 1981 Pennsylvania homicide is under arrest after he was found to be living under an alias and serving as a church deacon in Texas.

    April 21, 2014

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

    Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits increased slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 304,000.

    April 17, 2014

  • bomb1 VIDEO: A year after marathon bombing, Boston remains strong

    The City of Boston came together Tuesday to honor those who were injured and lost their lives at the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of the bombing. While the day was sure to be emotional, those affected by last year's race are showing they won't let the tragedy keep them down.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Biz Marquee
AP Video
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents