From Staff Reports
Members of the “Pride of the Hornets” band have earned All-Region Band Honors for 2013.
Over 800 students from across East Texas competed this past Friday, Dec. 13 for the prestigious honor band.
Those selected from Athens High School are Kay Solomon, Hanna Baker, Monica Julian, Victoria McDonald, Shawntae Teague, Brian Lookabaugh, Jacob Ickes, Diamond Mitchell, Ben van der Colff, Daniel Scotchmer, Robert Lenington, Mollie Davies, Russell Ingram, Nathan Eckert, Dakota Lindsey, Juan Lopez, Jacob Bywaters, and Jordan Solomon.
Four students finished at the top of their sections and will advance to the area round of competition to be held in January with the opportunity to advance to be a member of the All-State Band.
Those selected to advance are Shawntae Teague, Diamond Mitchell, Ben van der Colff, and Jacob Bywaters.
Athens Middle School students selected to the All-Region Band are: Allison Martinez, Yuvia Leon, Taylor Homolka, Alexis Rondan, Esperanza Hernandez, Karina Barrientos, Breonna Jackson, Kimbely Romero, Cesar Baron, Isabel Hardin, Yulissa Lopez, Kelcee Johnson, Valeria Sanchez, Baylee Deshazo, Ryan Newman, Natalie Harrel, Kelley Berry, Evan Ellis, Ian Collins, Jessica Dubose, Adam Dacha, Ideal Ademaj, Ryan Honea, Pedro Fraire, Drake Grammer, Ana Vasquez, and Michelle Bywaters.
The All-Region Band performance will be on Jan. 18, 2014 at Chapel Hill High School.
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To get kids excited about reading and encourage more adults to spend time reading with their children, the National Education Association launched the first NEA's Read Across America day in 1998.
On March 3, NEA's Read Across America marked 17 years of celebrating reading and the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Athens Independent School District participated in the event, but added a twist to encourage students to read more often.
The minimum standard for living
The average minimum wage worker renting a living space in Henderson County will spend more than 30 percent of their monthly income on their home.
The National Low-Income Housing Coalition reports Henderson County renters would have to work 85 hours at minimum wage for a two bedroom apartment. Of the six counties in the 5th Congressional District, Henderson ranks second, behind Dallas, for the most hours required.
Chandler, BMC to settle contract
Since the beginning of the year, Chandler city officials and leaders of the Brownsboro-Murchison-Chandler Youth Foundation have worked to finalize an agreement on use of the facilities at Winchester Park.
County preparing to address roads
With hundreds of miles of pavement to deal with, three Henderson County Road and Bridge Precincts may soon be getting a tool to help them keep track of the tasks involved.
The Henderson County Information Technology Committee discussed on Wednesday whether to acquire Precinct Tracker software and will present its findings to Commissioners Court.
The students have spoken, Brownsboro ISD considering adding a soccer program.
Superintendent Dr. Chris Moran is scheduled to updated the school board on the progress of the program during the meeting on Monday, March 17.
A by-precinct breakdown of Henderson County’s vote on Tuesday shows pockets of support for candidates who came up short in the vote totals.
The 27 boxes in the county delivered 9,908 votes, of which more than half, 5,219, were cast during early balloting. There were 8,869 in the more hotly-contested Republican races and 1,039 Democratic votes.
Missing no more
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A true country caterer
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CASA receives $5,000 from Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric believes in supporting non-profit organizations in the communities where they work and live.
Recently, Steve Ramsey, Location Manager, from Schneider Electric presented a check to CASA’s Resource Development Officer Elvis Allen, as a sponsor of CASA’s annual 5K Race and fundraiser for the upcoming 2014 event.
Athens Triathlon this weekend
The Athens Triathlon returns for the 29th time on Saturday with hundreds of contestants competing in the three legs of the annual challenge.
The registration deadline has been extended to Friday. The fee for individuals is $80 and $160 for teams. Contestants will get a distinctive Tek T T-shirt. Online registration is available at www.active.com. The events starts at 9 a.m., Saturday.
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