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Henderson County Livestock Show results

Athens — Breeding Beef Results

American Breeding Beef Champion Jordyn Costlow

American Reserve Breeding Beef Champion Gracey Pitchford

English Breeding Beef Champion Brogan Rademacher

Exotic Breeding Beef Champion Gentry Weatherford

Exotic Breeding Beef Reserve Champion Seth Rimple

Non-Registered Reserve Champion Kolby Sims

Overall Breeding Beef Grand Champion Joydyn Costlow

Overall Breeding Beef Reserve Champion Gracey Pitchford

Senior Breeding Beef Showmanship

Seth Rimplel

Jordyn Costlow

Presley Martin

Matthew Carter

Samantha Crocker

Hunter Snow

Junior Breeding Beef Showmanship

Casey Pitchford

Shae Rimpel

Gracey Pitchford

Laura Dyer

Sara Simpel

Gentry Weatherford


Cooper Norman

Cooper Norman

Jacob Cole

Josee McNeece

Austin McNeece

Dakota Johnson

Maci Mattingly

Lymn Yosrk

Casey Williams

Kaden Martringly

Shelby Massey

Matthew Massey

Magen Dalrymple

Allie Dalrymple

Peter Cole

Maci Mattingly

Allee Parker

Kaden Mattingly

Allee Parker

Kaden Mattingly

Allee Parker

Project Show

Sr. Grand Project Cole Surls Fire Pit

Sr. Reservce Grand Champion Project, Cotton McCool, Bench/Cooler

Jr. Grand Champion Project, Hagen Dowell, Cooler

Jr. Reserve Grand Champion Project, Brittney Baker, TV Console Dog Bed

Jr. High Point Champions

Grand High Point

Wes Hustead

Reserve Grand High Point

Brooke Berry

Sr. High Point Champion

Grand High Point

Makayla Arnold

Reserve Grand High Point

Brandon Adair

Market Steer Show

Class 1

Chad Tindel

Emily Patton

Kolby Sims

Paden Quade


Wesley Jackson

Christopher Childress

Gracey Pitchford

Wil Colman

Brent Pryor

Class 2

Claire Teague

Devin Carver

Brady Alexander

Chad Tindel

Jhohn Teagu

Cooper Bane

Brooke Forester

Cole Surls

Luke Dingler

Class 3

Taylor Davis, Grand Reserve

Grant Hirsch

Maleri McHam

Madisyn Parker

Seth Rimpel

Jill Odom

Madalyn Mikkelsen

Kennedy Rogers

Trey Hazelip

Casey Pitchford

Class 4

Breck Alexander

Jordyn Costlow

Haley Barnett

Madalyn Mikkelsen

Josh Odom

Brooke Forester

Paden Quade

Lane Smith

Sara Rimpel

Blaine Brumfield


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  • DSC_0018.JPG Volunteers now needed for Athens Soup Kitchen

    Athens resident Terry Mayhall walked through the doors of the Athens Soup Kitchen asking if he could just volunteer. Mayhall now spends his Thursdays cooking soup for people who are hungry.
    Athens Soup Kitchen, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission is to feed those who are hungry. The facility that feeds 30 to 63 people weekly, opened its door in March 2014.

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  • 7-26 Mike chamber.png Coston named chamber president

    After a diligent search, the Athens Chamber of Commerce Board has named Mike Coston president. 
    “The chamber board selected a search committee, which consisted of Chamber members, community leaders and business owners,” Ashley Adams McKee, Chairman of the Athens Chamber of Commerce Board, said. “Our committee knew that we wanted to take our time to find the most qualified person to serve as our new president. We had more than 10 applicants and in our first round of interviews we were all equally impressed and excited about Mike's experience and passion for chamber business.”

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Update on restaurant projects given

    City of Athens officials gave an update on some ongoing projects and financial information at a meeting on Wednesday.
    Director of Planning and Development Gary Crecilius said progress on the Cotton Patch Cafe has slowed considerably with the discovery of a possible environmental hazard. The restaurant is being constructed east of the Walmart store on East Tyler Street.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_3092.JPG HCPAC announces ‘Mattress’ sales

    Why would HCPAC be selling mattresses? Actually, the “mattresses” are tickets to “Once Upon a Mattress,” which opens Thursday, Aug. 7.
    The 26th Annual Youth Summer Musical stars 24 very talented area students, ages 10 through college, and tells the “fractured fairy tale” version of the “Princess and the Pea.”

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-26 CCL Rotary Celebrity waiter.jpg Gearing up for Celebrity Waiter event

    The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake is gearing up for its annual Celebrity Waiter event. The Celebrity Waiter committee met on Thursday to discuss last minute items. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 9 at Athens Country Club. This will be the 18th year the CCL Rotary Club has hosted the fundraiser. For ticket information call Erin Osborn at 903-887-7486.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • paul harris.jpg Paul Harris recognition

    Rotary of Cedar Creek Lake President Erin Osborn presents Rotarian Bill Burnett with his second Paul Harris recognition. Rotarians are given a Paul Harris recognition when a Rotarian donates $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-25 Sanders_Kendall.jpg Sanders suspended indefinitely

    Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.
    Wide receivers Kendall Sanders, of Athens, and Montrel Meander were arrested and later released on personal recognizance bonds. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to "get their story straight" and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to the alleged assault on June 21.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25 tree down college st. 1.JPG Thunderstorms take their toll on counties

    A line of thunderstorms rolled through Henderson County on Wednesday, snapping tree branches and power lines along the way.
    The winds that accompanied the storm resulted in thousands of people in North Texas without electricity and roads broken by falling trees or debris.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Council considering Burton's severance package

    The Athens City Council, by a 3-to-2 vote, tabled a budget adjustment on Wednesday to fund a severance package for City Administrator Pam Burton who’s stepping down at the end of the year.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Eustace ISD approves tax rates

    The Eustace Independent School District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in the Eustace High School Library.
    Several reports and agenda items were considered by the board, and all were passed or approved. Board Secretary Ashley McKee was absent.
    The board was presented with the superintendent's reports on revenue, expenditures, payroll and taxes.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo