Henderson County Juvrnile Probation Officer Blu Nicholson has announced his candidacy for the Athens ISD school board. Nicholson filed paperwork with Athens ISD to run for Place 5 on the May ballot.
He grew up in Henderson County and graduated from Mabank High School in 1988. Nicholson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University – Commerce and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Amberton University.
He is married to Jennifer Nicholson, a teacher at Bel Air Elementary, and they have two children, Kaylee (15) and Josiah (9). Both are AISD students.
Nicholson has 23 years of experience in the field of juvenile justice, and during that time, he has worked closely with numerous school districts. He also has experience in state budget development, security consulting, Texas Education Code and Texas Family Code. He currently chairs the Athens ISD Crimestop-pers Committee and is a member of the Safe Schools Committee.
“I have dedicated my life’s work to helping youth, their families and educators,” said Nicholson. “It will be my top priority to ensure that the students at Athens ISD have the tools and resources to receive a quality education in a safe learning environment.”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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