Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News

Local News

March 6, 2013

Airport open house announced

City votes to allow public to see changes made to facility

Athens — The Athens City Council took action on four items during a special meeting on Wednesday at the City Hall annex.

The council set the date for an open house at the Athens Municipal Airport. The event has been in the planning stages by the Airport Advisory Board for the past few months.

The board began taking steps to create the gathering after reading a recommendation from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

The idea is to let the pubic see some of the changes that have been made to the facility, and familiarize themselves with what goes on at the local airport.

The open house will be held June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

Airport Board Member Charles Tidmore asked the council to approve the following Saturday as an alternate date. The council approved June 8 as a backup, in the event of inclement weather.

The council also voted to authorize the city to participate in the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative. The collective buying power of Texas government entities enables them to save money on many purchases. Athens can participate at no cost to the city.

The council also canceled the regularly-scheduled meeting set for March 11. City Administrator Pam Burton said some of the city officials will be unavailable on that date.

In an addendum to the original agenda, the council voted to cancel the municipal election scheduled for May 11. Mayor Jerry Don Vaught and Councilman Monte Montgomery were the only candidates to file in their respective races, and will be sworn in for full 2-year terms. In late 2012, Vaught replaced longtime Mayor Randy Daniel, who resigned to become Precinct 1 Henderson County Justice of the Peace.

Montgomery was picked to fill Vaught’s seat on the council.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 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

  • 2726192_300x300.jpg Darin Karl found Thursday on Cedar Creek Lake

    The body of a 42-year-old man who had been missing in Cedar Creek Lake was recovered on Thursday.
    The drowning victim was identified as Darin Lynn Karl of Kemp. According to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, Karl and his nephew were fishing near Cedar Creek Country Club when the boat overturned, ejecting the men. 

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif AISD approves moving monthly meeting, additional drug testing

    Discussion on meal prices for the 2014-15 school year was pulled from Thursday's Athens Independent School District Board of Trustees agenda but other items were approved that will bring about change in the district.
    By unanimous decision, the school board approved changes to the scheduled date for its monthly meetings; additional drug testing on the high school campus and modification to the graduation policy.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 drugs.tif Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 26

    On Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Athens Police Department and Keep Athens Beautiful will host the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, giving the public its seventh opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • ADR logo.tif Feud between Tool VFDs extends to city council

    The two volunteer fire departments in Tool have been dueling for 11 years. The feud between the two departments started in 2003, when the citizens of Tool voted to establish Emergency Service District No. 4. According to reports, this was about the same time the Tool Volunteer Fire Department was established.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Would Lake Athens residents suffer if city controls water?

    Members of Lake Athens Property Owners Association have been watching the dispute between the City of Athens and the Athens Municipal Water Authority uncertain of how this will affect their future.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo