Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News

Local News

January 16, 2014

Let the remodel begin

Chandler Brookshire's moves ahead after council approval

Athens — Proposed changes to the Athens Economic Development Corporation bylaws have won approval from Athens City Council. This is the first time the bylaws have been amended since the AEDC was created in 1989.

AEDC President Brian Malone said at the Athens City Council meeting on Monday, most of the changes are clean-up, but one major difference is to increase the number of non-Athens residents who can serve on the board of directors.

The AEDC can now select three members from outside Athens to serve on the corporation, up from the previous limit of two. The reason for the change is to allow the AEDC to draw from the pool of individuals who are leaders in Athens business, but reside just outside the city limits.

The board of directors consists of seven members who are appointed to 2-year terms, up to a maximum of three terms. To be eligible, the bylaws state that the board member must have senior-level policymaking experience and knowledge and experience with finance and budgets. The member must also have demonstrated a commitment to Athens and must be a resident of Henderson County.

The AEDC was created to bolster the city’s economic growth, by assisting companies with infrastructure, relocation, training and other needs. The AEDC is funded by a one-half-cent sales tax.

The council also approved a new member to the board. Carmen Hunt, an Athens resident, was chosen to serve the remainder of the term of Tere Lawyer, who resigned from the board. The unexpired term runs through Sept. 30.

At the Jan. 14 AEDC meeting, board President David Holdredge said a committee of three board members reviewed several candidates before choosing Hunt.

Current directors include President David Holdredge, Vice President Jess Laird, Secretary Joe Masso, Treasurer Maurice Cox, Director Kelly Smith and Director Cliff Barrett.    

Mayor Jerry Don Vaught and City Manager Pam Burton sit in on AEDC meetings as Ex-Offcio members.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 7-23 Victoria.jpg Emotional response given to Victoria's death

    The tragic news of 4-year-old Victoria Wyatt’s violent death set off an emotional response on Monday, with words of consolation for the child’s family and anger at the girl’s mother who admitted to taking her life. But mostly sorrow at the loss of one so young.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif AISD readies for annual backpack distribution

    Athens Independent School District and the Help Center are teaming up once again to provide backpacks and supplies to students in need.
    The annual Back-to-School Bash is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Athens High School gym during the family fun day.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-23 Open house grace house.jpg Open house at Grace House transition location

    Grace House of Cedar Creek Lake, a faith-based transitional home for women, held an open house on Monday evening. The facility for women is 6,000 square feet on 13 acres in Tool.
    Grace House includes a kitchen and a classroom equipped with computers for training and practice, as well as dorm-type rooms for the residents.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0007.JPG MISD approves re-election order

    The Malakoff Independent School Board of Trustees approved their order of elections on Monday, as all five members are up for re-election on Nov. 4.
    President Jason Dalrymple, Vice President Gary Woolverton, Secretary Daymon Sims and Rick Vieregge (appointed to fill Todd LaRue's seat) are the four spots up for the 4-year terms. LaRue resigned from the board on June 16.
    Tim Mattingly, who was appointed in February, is up for election to fill the remaining two years of that term.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif BISD tax rate, meal prices remain same

    The tax rate for Brownsboro Independent School District is expected to remain the same for the 2014-15 school year following Monday's school board meeting.
    Superintendent Dr. Chris Moran recommended the rate of $1.46 per $100 evaluation remain in place, despite a slight increase in the preliminary budget.
    The maintenance and operations rate will remain at $1.17, while the interest and sinking rate remains 29 cents.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif County names those to fill unexpired terms

    The Henderson County Commissioners Court named individuals to fill unexpired terms on two boards during a brief meeting on Tuesday.
    The court confirmed Gregorio Galvan as a new member of the Henderson County Library Advisory Board. Galvan, the owner and operator of Papa Tilo’s restaurant, will serve the remainder of the term vacated by Gloria Glaspy.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-23 jeff howard.jpg Howard named top assistant in Region 7

    The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the 20 regional education service centers in the state each year.
    School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions, and then applications from these recipients are reviewed by the TASSP Principal Image Committee who selects the finalists.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knife-wielding man arrested

    The Athens Police Department arrested a 34-year-old man who allegedly entered an apartment early Saturday and injured another man using a pocket knife.

    July 22, 2014

  • fair Henderson County Rural Resource Fair

    When you find yourself in need of help, it's important to know where to go. The need to know is what drew a crowd to the Trinidad ISD cafeteria Monday morning.
    Approximately 30 non-profit vendors were on hand for the first Rural Resource Fair. The vendors were there to provide information to the public about available resources in Henderson County.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mission Minded

    Eight ladies are in Garland to teach the word of Christ to the area’s Arabic-speaking population.
    Makaye Key of Eustace is part of a group of ladies known as the G.M.A.’s or Girls Missionary Auxilary.

    July 22, 2014