Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News

Local News

April 3, 2013

Ripping it up

Free shredding to be offered during this weekend’s Athens City Wide Cleanup

ATHENS — Athens-based document destruction company SHRED-911 has teamed up with Keep Athens Beautiful to sponsor a Free Community Shred Event during the semiannual City Wide Cleanup at the City of Athens Community Collection Center (500 Aaron Street).

The event will take place this Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Athens residents are encouraged to protect themselves from the growing threat of identity theft by destroying, rather than discarding, sensitive documents. Materials that can be brought to the event include old tax records, medical information, bills and any confidential documents such as unsolicited credit card applications.

Items that should not be brought to the shred event are large binders, newspapers, phone books, magazines or any non-paper item. All of the shredded materials will be destroyed by SHRED-911 at their local secure destruction facility and then recycled.

Please note that there is a limit of 50 pounds for this event. That equates to four or five grocery bags or two “banker’s box” sized boxes. This is a free service for consumers only.

There is no charge to consumers for destroying material brought to the event. Businesses should contact SHRED-911 for service.

SHRED-911, LLC is located on U.S. Highway 175 just east of the loop in Athens. It provides secure document destruction services to businesses and individuals within a 30-mile radius around Athens, and may be reached by calling 888-350-7473 or visiting

Keep Athens Beautiful partners with schools, businesses, community organizations and residents to promote beautification, litter prevention and education. It is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment of the community. KAB may be reached by calling 903-675-7961 or by visiting

Text Only
Local News
  • 4-23 RODEO_03.JPG 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.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif 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.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • dwayne garner003.jpg Support veterans

    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.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Hensarling 0109.jpg 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.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-23 Comm. court.JPG 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.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 BBR.JPG Black Beauty Ranch holds educational spring open house

    Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch and Doris Day Equine Center hosted their Spring Open House on April 12 and April 19.  Located in Murchison, these entities are both non-profit organizations that specialize in rescue, adoption and providing sanctuary to the unadoptable.

    April 22, 2014 10 Photos

  • 4-22 CROSS CARRIER.JPG Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ

    Jeremiah Roberts portrays Jesus Christ as he carries a cross down Mill Run Road enroute to the Henderson County Square, to re-enact Christ’s resurrection.  Hitting him with instruments to illustrate the inhumanity of the day were Tramaine Jordan and C.J. Douglas.  Also helping in the effort were Joyce Coleman, Amanda Jordan and a child, Rychis Douglas.  All are members of Petersburg Baptist Church.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif In the voter’s hands

    Elections have come and gone for years without the Athens Municipal Water Authority getting much attention. But this year, the fate of the entity is in the balance.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif CCL Rotary offers non-profit grants

    The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake offers a wide variety of grants to local non-profit organizations in Henderson County  and Kaufman County.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 Sharp arrest.jpg Man arrested near GBC for resisting

    The Henderson County Sheriff's Department responded to a disturbance involving an assault on Friday, April 18 at about 4:38 a.m. The assault occurred in the 100 block of Wedgewood Loop in the Oak Harbor Subdivision near Gun Barrel City.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo