Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News

Local News

May 16, 2013

Fly-in to help with awareness of airport

ATHENS — Mark your calendar for June 1. Athens will be busy with the Old Fiddlers Reunion and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events.

To make the day complete, the Athens Municipal Airport will be hosting a “Fly-in” on  Saturday, June 1.  According to organizer Charles Tidmore, the event will give the local community a better awareness and appreciation of the Athens Airport.

The visiting aviation community will include many who will be seeing Athens for the first time.

“This is not an air show,” Tidmore said.

The event is to showcase the airport and airplanes from other cities.

Tidmore says the Fly-in is an event to which the public has the same access to the airport as they always have, at no admission cost, for the purpose of seeing the airport operate.

What will make the day more unusual will be the increased amount of landings and takeoffs of local and out-of-town planes. There will be planes parked for public viewing.

Among the planes at the airport will be  general aviation aircraft used for personal or recreational and business purposes. New and antique restorations of hand-built and production aircraft, showing unique designs and paint schemes similar to an antique car show will be available for viewing.

“We hope to see a variety of aircraft come to Athens first Fly-in,” said Tidmore.

The Athens Public Education Foundation will be on-hand to operate concession booths for food and drinks. Tidmore said the plan is to have hot-air balloon rides, and have classic car club members show their cars, along with other vendors.

The organizers plan on presenting certificates to the oldest pilot, oldest plane, youngest pilot and longest flight to the event.

“Hopefully some child will take an interest in aviation, and pursue a career in the avionics field,” Tidmore said.

The airport will host the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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