The Athens Review and Athens have lost one of their biggest supporters, Richard (Dick) and Peggy Dwelle have made the move back to Dallas. The couple found a community fit for their needs and made the move on Wednesday. The Dwelles have lived in the Athens area for 63 years.
The couple became a part of the Athens Review Family in January 1949 when Dick Dwelle became the publisher/owner of the Athens Daily Review. At the time Mr. Dwelle was publisher the Review printed four to six pages five days a week and on Thursday the Athens Weekly printed about eight pages.
All the publishers who have come and gone from the paper they would all say the same thing 'when you need history on Athens or the Review call Mr. Dwelle. Mr. Dwelle had a wealth of history and always loved to share it with young aspiring reporters.
At the time Dwelle owned the Review the newspaper was printed on a four page, hand-fed, flat-bed press. The sheets of the paper were hand fed into a folder. Circulation for the daily was 1350 when he purchased the paper. The daily circulation grew to about 1800 during Dwelles ownership. The Athens Weekly had about 1000 circulation.
Dick Dwelle and his son Dan started the Cedar Creek Lake paper The Cedar Creek Pilot. The Dwelles sold the paper to Donrey Media in 1986. Dwelle stayed on as a consultant for the new owners. Up until a couple of days before he left Athens to move to Dallas he visited his friends at the Review.
Dick became involved in the Athens community shortly after arriving in town. He joined the Athens Rotary Club in February 1949.
The couple were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens. Their neighbor Mrs. Raymond Robbins encouraged the couple to join the church. They became very involved members of their congregation.
The couple who has called Athens their home for many years will miss a number of things about living in a small town. Mr. Dwelle said “I will miss the people. They have been very nice. Peggy and I feel fortunate to have come to Athens. We hate to leave, but we think this is the best move for us. We will miss our friends and the activities we have been involved in.”
As much as the Dwelles' will miss Athens, Athens is surely going to miss the Dwelles. Those at the Athens Review who were lucky enough to have known Dick and Peggy Dwelle will miss his visit to the paper. Dwelle has never forgotten what brought him to Athens, the Athens Review.
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Two arrested for drugs
Henderson County Narcotic Officer Kay Langsford presented Judge Tommy Barnett with a probable cause affidavit for a warrant on Alton “Butch” Hawthorne, 59 of Seven Points on Monday, Nov. 25.
HCSO recovers stolen items
The Henderson County Sheriff's Office has reportedly been investigating numerous thefts and burglaries in the Athens area.
On Thursday at approximately 10 a.m. Henderson County Investigators Billy Jack Valentine and Michael Shelley conducted a follow-up investigation at a residence on County Road 3911.
A slap on the wrist?
Disorderly conduct, disruption of class, trespassing or being under the influence on school grounds are no longer offenses that can receive citations from Texas school districts.
Senate Bill 393 went into law Sept. 1 during the 83rd Texas Legislature changing the way school districts across the state with law enforcement officers on campus operate.
A Military Christmas
A mother’s love has far reaching effects.
Amy Hillhouse has sent her daughter Kaylee care packages on a routine basis to provide for her basic needs.
A 2009 Martin’s Mill graduate, Kaylee Hillhouse is currently stationed in Afghanistan at Camp Leatherneck as she serves in the U.S. Navy.
With Christmas approaching, Amy thought she would send a couple more packages to a couple of Kaylee’s closest friends on the base.
When Kaylee responded with a list of 21, Amy was floored, but like most mothers she stepped into action out of love for her daughter, and our nation.
Community Christmas Concert coming
More than 100 choir members from seven organizations in the Cedar Creek Lake area have been preparing for several weeks for the upcoming Community Christmas Concert to be held at the Mabank High School auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is a canned good item for donation to the Family Resource Centers.
Chandler Tour of Homes this Monday
The 25th annual Chandler Christmas Tour of Homes will be Monday, Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m. The event is sponsored by Women’s Unity Fellowship.
The organization has traditionally funded local groups and charities that improve the quality of life for children and young adults in the area.
These projects include the summer reading program at the Chandler Public Library, the Chandler Historical Museum, God’s Open Hands, Chandler Volunteer Fire Department and the Brenda Epperson Memorial Scholarship for Future Teachers.
Palestine library hosts Angel Tree for veterans
Palestine Public Library is partnering with the local veterans groups to make sure area veterans are remembered this Christmas.
‘Mary Did You Know’
The members and guests at Payne Springs United Methodist Church Fellowship Night dinner were blessed by the Mabank High School Panther Edition on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The choir performed "Mary Did You Know," along with a medley of favorite TV theme songs. These students practice everyday, along with their regular school curriculum. “It does your heart good to see young students so dedicated and talented,” an attendee said. The Panther Edition Christmas program will be Dec. 17. Mark your calendar for an entertaining evening.
It’s a boom time for criminals
Christmas is a boom time for cybercriminals with spam e-mails, fake sites and fake products used to lure bargain hunters to their sites. Beware of the viruses that could possibly be lurking in these sites.
Henderson County police departments routinely check out possible scams and viruses that could effect the area. Recently, Infosecurity Magazine reported of a trojan virus that is set to target banking websites nationwide. Area police departments encourage citizens to be watchful while using the Internet, and keep a close eye on their transaction.
Enrollment deadline nears
With the impending deadline for open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance agents from around the county are scrambling to provide as much information as possible on the new law.
Lana Mock, with Skip Smith Insurance, spoke to the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (CCLACC) Seven Points/Tool/Kemp Branch members about what they can expect from the ACA. Mock tried to answer as many questions as she could.
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