Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Breaking News

Local News

November 29, 2013

Henderson County unveils new website

Athens — The new Henderson County website is now online.

The site is not only more attractive than the previous one, but offers the user more options, County Information Technology Director Josh Brock said. 

“When we looked at the new website options, we wanted to get something that wasn’t just pretty,” Brock said. “We wanted it to be somewhat functional and also educational, so if you go on the website in the middle of the night trying to find how to contact someone, that we would have that information for you.”

Brock said the user can click on a window called, “I want to,” and find quick access to information, such as how to make payments, legal notices, judicial records, duties of public officials and a place to make service requests.

“You’ll be able to get access to more information, hopefully a lot quicker than you used to,” Brock said.

Under the County Auditor heading is a financial transparency section where budgets, financial reports, check registries and utility reports are found. Other information is available when clicking on the other county departments.

Also on the site, the user can find links to sites for cities in Henderson County and each of the Economic Development Corporations.

The county accelerated efforts to get a new website and provider after the November 2012 General Election, when citizens were unsuccessful in getting election totals.

Henderson County was one of many counties whose website was on the state server.  On election night, the volume of hits by people in the various counties attempting to get results bogged down the server.

After much study, Commissioners Court approved a contract in April with Vision Internet to develop the site.

Precinct 4 Commissioner and IT Committee member Ken Geeslin said citizens can go to the site and sign up for e-notifications. They’ll be sent information like Commissioners Court agendas, notices of IT meetings and other items.

The new website address is

Geeslin said the site will only display properly on Internet Explorer  9 or above.  Anyone who goes to the old county web address will be redirected to the new site.


Text Only
Local News
  • Eatery upset

    Jennifer Brown, Manager of Vetoni's Italian Restaurant, took the opportunity to speak to the Gun Barrel City Council during a regularly-scheduled council meeting on Tuesday evening.

    April 24, 2014

  • Eatery upset

    Jennifer Brown, Manager of Vetoni's Italian Restaurant, took the opportunity to speak to the Gun Barrel City Council during a regularly-scheduled council meeting on Tuesday evening.

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-24 KATHY MELTON.JPG Blind since birth, Kathy Melton is a talented piano player

    “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart” - Helen Keller
    Kathy Melton, of Eustace, has not let being blind stop her from her love of music. Blind since birth, she got her first piano at the young age of four. 

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0195.jpg WFAA Channel 8 kicks off series from city hall

    If you see a few more folks from the Dallas-Fort Worth area at Railway Cafe in Athens over the next couple of weeks, thank WFAA.
    Good Morning Texas, an ABC morning show for WFAA Channel 8 out of Dallas, was in Athens Wednesday to kick-off the “Europe, Texas” series.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Help end child abuse in Henderson County

    Child abuse is a community problem that can take many forms including emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and verbal abuse. But what people don’t realize is that a little awareness goes a long way to prevent child abuse.
    In a continual effort to fight child abuse, the Henderson County District Attorney's office, County Attorney's office and the Henderson County Sheriff's Department is once again asking everyone to wear blue to raise awareness.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • HC Gwen moffeit.jpg Longtime county clerk Gwen Moffeit looks ahead to retirement

    Henderson County Clerk Gwen Moffeit has been in her new office at the Henderson County Courthouse Annex for about three years, but so many memories still live in the century old building across the street.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif AISD school bus collides with pickup

    A collision involving an Athens Independent School District bus carrying 41 children happened at 7:10 a.m., Wednesday.
    According to one of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Troopers that investigated the incident, the collision took place about 1/2 mile down State Highway 31 West from Athens.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

AP Video
Twitter Updates