If you love to cook chili or barbeque, or love to taste them, plan on coming out to Tom Finley Park on Oct. 20 for the Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head’s Chili and BBQ Cook-Off.
The Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club is holding a Chili and BBQ Cook-off at Tom Finley Park to raise money to build a handicap accessible fishing pier dedicated to our military.
This pier is being built with money, material and labor donated from the Cedar Creek Lake Community for this extremely worthwhile cause.
If you can cook a great chili or barbeque dish, contact Ed Thompson at 903-887-7971 to register, and receive a copy of the rules. Registration per category is $40 for the first entry, and $10 for each additional entry, which will enter you into the contest, and get you a pre-assigned place at Tom Finley Park.
Community groups, churches, social groups, businesses, municipalities and individuals are welcome to participate. Trophies will be awarded for the winners in each of the following categories : Mild Chili, 5 Alarm Chili, Beef BBQ, Pork BBQ, Ribs, Other BBQ. We will also be giving away prizes for the best Salsa and BBQ Sauce!
Cooking will start early Friday night or Saturday morning – and the gates open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Come in to listen to music, taste chili and barbeque, and visit all of the booths. There will be prizes given away, opportunities to buy items, games to play and a lot of fun.
Armbands to taste the entries for chili and barbeque are only $5 for adults and $1 for children, 12 and under.
For additional information, contact Ed Thompson at 903-887-7971 or Robert Render at 972-898-9493.
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The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reports that a large quantity of fireworks taken from a stand just outside of Athens have been recovered, and arrests are expected in the case.
According to Sheriff Ray Nutt, HCSO learned on Tuesday morning that Jake’s Fireworks Stand on State Highway 19 south had been burglarized.
Chandler to end septic dumping
Several repairs are needed on the lagoon at the Chandler Wastewater Treatment Plant, and as a result, the city council has voted to close the lagoon, effective Jan. 1.
The lagoon is used by several area septic companies for dumping of the sludge from their trucks. Those companies will be notified of the closing.
Brownsboro ISD adding eight courses
House Bill 5 is leading to changes in education across the state, and Brownsboro Independent School District is making sure it is ready.
While all the details of the bill have not been released, Brownsboro ISD approved adding eight courses to its high school curriculum Monday during a regular school board meeting in preparation.
Water authority sues Athens
The Athens Municipal Water Authority filed suit in 173rd District Court on Tuesday concerning bills presented to the AMWA the authority contends were the responsibility of the city.
The AMWA Board voted unanimously to take the action at its meeting Tuesday morning. The suit claims the city had wrongfully charged the AMWA with bills the municipality had been obligated to pay.
School buses collide in Athens
Two Athens Fire Department responders assist students after two buses collided near the bus barn on S. Palestine Street on Wednesday afternoon. The collision sent multiple individuals to East Texas Medical Center with unspecified injuries. Athens Police Department Officer Michael Reynolds said the driver of one of the buses was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries. AISD officials said none of the students were thought to be seriously injured, but were being taken to the emergency room for evaluation. Two parked, unoccupied, vehicles received minor damage in the indecent.
Henderson County Election Administrator Denise Hernandez wants to alleviate fears of potential voters who believe they may be disenfranchised if the name on their voting card is not an exact match.
Hernandez said her office has received several inquiries concerning the question, and want’s to assure voters that the changes might cause them to spend a few extra seconds in the election process, but will not curtail their rights at the ballot box.
County discusses appointments
The Henderson County Commissioners discussed the appointment of three members to the Regional Fair Park Board at their Tuesday meeting.
Judge Richard Sanders said three positions were expiring on the park board. The positions are currently being held by Bob Myers, Ken Hayes and Martin Davis. Sanders said Bob Myers of Precinct 4 was the only board member who showed an interest in remaining on the Fair Park Board.
Hazardous materials response
The Athens City Council on Monday approved an agreement with Henderson County for hazardous materials response.
Now that the city has approved the document, it will go to the Henderson County Commissioners Court to be approved and signed.
More than 50 people were at the Cain Center on Sunday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the crowning of Athens' own Sharon McCauley as Miss Texas.
The event was attended by dignitaries such as City Administrator Pam Burton, Athens Mayor Jerry Don Vaught, Miss Texas Pageant historian Randy Pruett and Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders. Many of McCauley's family members also were on-hand for the celebration.
Primary filing complete
Filing for the March 2014 primary elections ended Monday for several key positions across Henderson County.
A total of 25 Republicans filed for a county position, while four Democrats filed.
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