Athens — Wednesday, at Henderson County HELP Center, representatives from SouthWest Water and the Henderson County HELP Center gathered food donated from sponsor Monarch Utilities ILP, a division of SouthWest Water, to load boxes of Thanksgiving food that will be taken to three distribution sites, including the Family Resource Center in Gun Barrel City, the Henderson County HELP Center and the city hall at Coffee City. The event, known as Project Wishbone, will feed 260 families at a total cost to SouthWest Water of $3,500. Low income customers that are elderly or disabled will receive free traditional Thanksgiving baskets. For more information, contact Janice Hayes at SouthWest Water Company, at 281-207-5927.
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Blind since birth, Kathy Melton is a talented piano player
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart” - Helen Keller
Kathy Melton, of Eustace, has not let being blind stop her from her love of music. Blind since birth, she got her first piano at the young age of four.
WFAA Channel 8 kicks off series from city hall
If you see a few more folks from the Dallas-Fort Worth area at Railway Cafe in Athens over the next couple of weeks, thank WFAA.
Good Morning Texas, an ABC morning show for WFAA Channel 8 out of Dallas, was in Athens Wednesday to kick-off the “Europe, Texas” series.
Help end child abuse in Henderson County
Child abuse is a community problem that can take many forms including emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and verbal abuse. But what people don’t realize is that a little awareness goes a long way to prevent child abuse.
In a continual effort to fight child abuse, the Henderson County District Attorney's office, County Attorney's office and the Henderson County Sheriff's Department is once again asking everyone to wear blue to raise awareness.
Longtime county clerk Gwen Moffeit looks ahead to retirement
Henderson County Clerk Gwen Moffeit has been in her new office at the Henderson County Courthouse Annex for about three years, but so many memories still live in the century old building across the street.
AISD school bus collides with pickup
A collision involving an Athens Independent School District bus carrying 41 children happened at 7:10 a.m., Wednesday.
According to one of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Troopers that investigated the incident, the collision took place about 1/2 mile down State Highway 31 West from Athens.
Rodeo time in Athens
It's rodeo time in Athens as the 29th annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Stampede Rodeo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 25-26.
Malakoff ISD adding school bus
The Malakoff Independent School District approved the purchase of a new bus during Monday's school board meeting.
By unanimous decision, the board approved the purchase of a bus for $94,199, with funds from the Henderson County Shared Services Agreement.
The Cedar Creek Lake Veterans Foundation is gearing up for this year's air show — Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake. This is the 11th annual event to be held on Saturday, July 5 at Cedar Creek Lake.
The event will start with a benefit golf tournament on Monday, May 12 at Pinnacle Golf Club.
Hensarling addresses residents’ concerns
U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling was in Athens Tuesday for a town hall meeting to update the citizens of Henderson County on his continued efforts to hold Washington accountable to the American people.
Held at the Henderson County Senior Citizens Center, more than 50 people attended with a plethora of questions for the congressman.
County commissioners openly appreciated
The Henderson County Commissioners Court moved quickly through a routine agenda on Tuesday.
First item of business not on the agenda, was for the Commissioners to accept a “Thank You” plaque for their donation to the 2014 Henderson County Livestock Show.
The five commissioners each donated $500 of their personal money towards the gate fees for the show.
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