Athens — At the Athens Angelican Church on the evening of Oct. 3, a large crowd of Henderson County Democrats joined together for a “Popcorn, Pie and Politics Party,” planned and put together by Cedar Creek Lake Democrat Margie Lynch, and Henderson County Democratic Party Treasurer Cheire Tanneberger, as they enjoyed the first Presidential Debate of 2012. Shown above addressing the group, and introducing local Sheriff Candidate Bill Burton (center) and Congressional Candidate Linda Mrosko (right) is Henderson County Democratic Party Chairperson Marsha Head.
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Athens readies for holiday events
It is going to feel a lot more like December this weekend, as temperatures are predicted to drop into the 30s just in time for several area community Christmas events.
The City of Athens is preparing for the cooler weather, and encourages citizens to come out and enjoy a bevy of events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
5-percent matching fund OKed
During a special-called council meeting Wednesday, the Athens City Council voted unanimously to authorize a 5-percent matching fund for an Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) sponsored by Homeland Security. City Manager Pam Burton, said the 5-percent matching would amount to about $4,800 the city would provide.
Chandler holiday event moved
The city of Chandler's Holiday in the Park scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 has been moved from Winchester Park to First Assembly of God church.
Organizer Shelia Haskins said the possibility of inclement weather forced the change as the city wanted to keep its citizens safe.
Breakfast with Santa coming to Seven Points
Best Friends of The Library at Cedar Creek Lake will host the 13th annual Breakfast With Santa, Saturday, Dec. 14, at the library, 410 E. Cedar Creek Parkway in Seven Points.
Christmas in GBC this weekend
Christmas will be coming to Gun Barrel City this weekend.
The City's Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. The theme this year is “Remember Me.”
Gun Barrel City Street Superintendent Mike Horton said, “The ‘Remember Me’ theme is because the date is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.”
Cox head librarian
Rachel Cox, the 2002 Eustace High School Salutatorian, was named head librarian at the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library Tuesday.
Cox was one of six applicants for the position, and was presented to the Henderson County Commissioner's Court as the Library Advisory Board's nominee for the position.
Preparing for the big day
City of Athens Parks Department employees Dean Burkhalter, left, and Coy Seay construct a Christmas tree on the north side of the Courthouse Square in preparation for the Christmas parade Dec. 7, and other events associated with Christmas.
Making it better for children in foster care
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for some children from Henderson County, it can be the most difficult time of the year.
Children that have been placed in foster care due to allegations of abuse and neglect often struggle for a sense of normalcy around Christmas time.
You can help.
Ministers conference, rally coming
A ministers conference and rally will be held at Living for the Brand Cowboy Church in Athens.
Both events will be hosted by the Rev. Rick Scarborough with Vision America and Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz. Both will take place this Saturday at Living for the Brand Cowboy Church.
Scarborough is nationally-known for his mission to inform, encourage and mobilize pastors and their congregations to be proactive in restoring Judeo-Christian values to the moral and civic framework in their communities, states and the nation.
Honor memories of friends and loved ones
The Hospice of East Texas Light Up A Life Ceremonies to honor the memory of a friend or loved one will be held in 11 different locations throughout East Texas.
The celebration for Athens and Henderson County will be on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Athens.
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