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Honoring a WWII hero
Officials from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Athens were on the County Courthouse lawn on Thursday for the setting of a monument to a Henderson County World War II hero.
Onclo Airheart received multiple decorations for his service in Europe, while fighting alongside another Texas native, Audie Murphy, the nation’s most-decorated soldier in the conflict.
Raising money for EFD
The Eustace Volunteer Fire Department Third Annual Three Meat Cook-off will take over the Eustace Fire Department building on April 5. Organizer Caren Anthony said the cook-off is always a crowd pleaser.
“It is so much fun, like a festival,” Anthony said. “This event has just grown every year.”
Fat Tuesday on Saturday
Mardis Gras, which translates to Fat Tuesday, is the traditional time to clean out the cupboards and refrigerators of those foods thought to be too rich for Lenten consumption.
To avoid conflicting with other church programs on Shrove Tuesday, St. Stephen’s has moved the feast to daytime March 1, the Saturday before Lent begins.
Mabank man one of 50 True Bills reported by an HC Grand Jury
A 21-year-old Mabank man who led police on a chase, ramming one patrol car, was one of 50 true bills handed up by a Grand Jury that met on Feb. 6, Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee reports.
Kelton Derek Wilson was indicted for aggravated assault against a peace officer, stemming from an incident last Nov. 20.
According Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reports. Wilson was already wanted on a warrant issued following a chase near Malakoff two days earlier.
What was old is new once again in Chandler as the former home of U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough is ready to open as a museum and visitor’s center.
The Chandler Museum & Visitor Center grand opening is planned for Saturday, March 1, from 1-5 p.m. A ribbon cutting will be held at 1 p.m.
All is well in GBC
The cost of medical insurance is motivating Gun Barrel City to prepare a Wellness Program for its employees.
According to City Manager Gerry Boren, the city is looking to curtail the cost of medical insurance for city employees by creating a “Wellness Program.” Boren said the program aims to improve the employees overall health by discouraging unhealthy behaviors and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
A study of Henderson County students who were in the 8th grade in 2001 shows that just under one-fifth had obtained a higher education degree or certificate by the end of 2013.
A report in the Texas Tribune on Higher Education Outcomes, uses figures from the Texas Education Coordinating Board.
A student who entered the 8th grade in 2001 would be about 25 today, and would have had plenty of time to earn a degree at an institute of higher learning.
Adapting to life at TVCC
The list of students at Trinity Valley Community College leaves a footprint that stretches to some faraway spots on the globe.
TVCC Director of International Students Courtney Curren told the Athens Kiwanis that the students come from five of the seven continents. When they arrive, her department helps them overcome cultural differences, and adjust to life in a school thousands of miles from their homes and families.
CCL Women’s Club past presidents honored
The Cedar Creek Lake Women's Club honored its past presidents during the February luncheon at Cedar Creek Country Club. Presidents honored were, right to left, Beth Brown, Barbara Caudell, Joyce L. Kincy, June Tinsley, Zelma Montgomery and Jenny B. Duncan.
McTeacher night great success
Bel Air Elementary McTeacher Night at the Athens McDonald's was a huge success Tuesday. In just three hours, $1,040.94 was raised to benefit the school and Athens Independent School District. Various games and events were held during the night, as one of the beloved McDonald's characters, Grimace, made an appearance.
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