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Budget process begins for county
It takes a lot of money to run Henderson County, and deciding exactly where the dollars will go is the job of the county judge and Commissioners Court.
County Judge Richard Sanders said Wednesday that he’s already begun the 2014 budget process that will last well into September.
A Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigation into distribution of crack cocaine from an Athens residence led to the arrest of two men Wednesday afternoon.
Talk about high overhead
Cedar Creek Lake area resident Randy Ball has a passion for flying. Ball is a 23-year air show veteran and is internationally known for his acrobatic stunts in an airplane.
In 2004, Ball was returning from an air show at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma headed for Tyler to land his plane. Ball made the decision to take a detour over his home in Pinnacle Golf Club.
Ron Cherry, second from the left, is presented the Sons of the American Revolution Certificate of Commendation in Recognition of Exemplary Display of The Flag of the USA. Cherry, of Highway 175 east of Athens, was cited for proper flag etiquette, such as keeping the standard lit at night. Also pictured from the left, SAR Athens Chapter President Terry Sharit, SAR member Charles Luna and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Ken Geeslin.
CR names Hand lone finalist
CROSS ROADS — Leland Hand has been named as the lone finalist during a special meeting Monday night to take over the superintendent position at Cross Roads Independent School District.
Hand is currently the principal at Winona High School and said he is very excited to be coming to town and getting to work.
Hit and run
The Texas Department of Public Safety in Athens is seeking help in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a 31-year-old man riding a motorcycle near Murchison Tuesday night.
On the night shift
Texas Department of Transportation contract construction crews work at night to repair and resurface the square in Athens, as shown in these photos taken overnight, June 11-12. This work will continue between 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday through the week of June 24, weather permitting. The Athens square is closed to traffic during the work hours. Detours are posted.
TFFC readies for July 4
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is often the scene of special events and plans are in the works to celebrate Independence Day with a big bang.
TFFC Events Coordinator Jim Booker said the 5 year-old show has been drawing big crowds.
FSB forms holding company
First State Bank Athens President Jess Laird reported Thursday that the bank’s board of directors recently approved the formation of a bank-holding company to hold the ownership of First State Bank.
Black Rodeo is Saturday
This Saturday night event will be the “Baddest Show On Dirt.”
The Henderson County Black Rodeo Association will present the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Black Rodeo on Saturday, June 15. For the second year, the rodeo will be held at the Henderson County Fairpark Complex on State Highway 31 in Athens.
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