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  • Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

    Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.

    Gwynn's sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed "Mr. Padre" during his 20-year major league career.


    June 16, 2014

  • State: 81 percent of Class of 2015 has passed all exams

      Nearly one student in five in Texas' Class of 2015 is off-track to graduate — despite a dramatic reduction in the standardized tests now required to pass high school.

    June 11, 2014

  • Murchison banker pleads guilty to embezzlement

    An East Texas banker has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $335,000 from the financial institution including money being saved for Christmas.A federal judge in Tyler on Monday accepted the plea from 54-year-old Deborah Cornett of Murchison. No sentencing date was immediately set for Cornett, who faces up to 30 years in prison for embezzlement by a bank employee.

    June 10, 2014

  • Athens police search for suspects in Sunday shooting

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The Athens Review is working on an updated story for the Tuesday edition of the paper. This is a press release from the Athens Police Department.

    June 9, 2014

  • D-Day: As it happened

    Editor’s note: The newsflash came on a slip of paper in a red-and-white striped courier pouch: “EISENHOWERS HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCES ALLIES LAND IN FRANCE.”

    June 6, 2014

  • Texas GOP advances 'reparative therapy' for gays

     The Texas Republican Party would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new platform partly aimed at rebuking laws in California and New Jersey that ban so-called "reparative therapy" on minors.

    June 6, 2014

  • Stock market heads higher after jobs report

    The stock market headed higher in morning trading Friday following news that U.S. employers added workers at a good clip for the fourth month in a row. Hertz plunged after saying it would need to restate three years of its financial results because of accounting errors.

    June 6, 2014

  • Wisconsin stabbing highlights juvenile crime laws

    When two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls were charged this week with stabbing a friend nearly to death, authorities had no choice but to send them to adult court

    June 5, 2014


    (Official Press Release) The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and the Athens Fire Department, along with Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Dallas Field Division, announce the conclusion of the scene investigation at East Texas AG Supply in Athens, Texas.

    June 2, 2014

  • Texas man charged with setting girlfriend on fire

     Deputies have seized empty gasoline cans and a propane torch from a North Texas home where a man was accused of setting his girlfriend on fire.

    June 2, 2014

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