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Gage in jail on warrant
A 51-year-old Gun Barrel City man, who Smith County prosecutors believe severely beat his wife in 2011, causing her death, spent the night in the Henderson County Jail after his arrest by Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Concert tonight at Texas Hall
The Southern Plainsmen have been traveling to concerts from their home base in west-central Louisiana for more than 35 years and will cruise into Athens on Saturday for a concert at the Texas Gospel Music Hall.
HC sales tax allocations good and not-so-good
The City of Athens and most Henderson County municipalities are seeing sales-tax allocations this year on-par with the 2013 numbers, according to information from State Comptroller Susan Combs.
Athens, with an April allocation of $364,364.89 was 2.23 percent behind last year for the month. Athens’ year-to-date total of $1,667,543.90 is 0.15 percent behind 2013.
‘A beauty pageant’
Livestock shows are nothing new to 16-year-old Texas Desselle. The Brownsboro FFA student won Grand Champion for Breeding Poultry in 2013. This is his ninth year at the Henderson County Live Stock Show.
Desselle hopes to win a buckle in the 2014 HC Live Stock Show with his breeding chickens and a peacock. Desselle has also entered a feeder in the shop category.
Seven Points to sign contact with Humane Society of Cedar Creek
The Seven Points City Council agreed to sign a contract with the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake for animal shelter services.
The Humane Society board canceled all contracts with cities and counties from charging a flat annual fee to change the contracts, to a per-animal rate.
Moeller’s HCLS Breeding Goat wins Grand Championship
Showing an animal in the Henderson County Livestock Show Breeding Goat show is hard work for anyone, especially an 8-year-old, but Corbin Moeller of Happy Days 4-H fought his way through to the Grand Championship Thursday.
Finance Director says news of Athens bond rate problems ‘all baloney’
The City of Athens Director of Finance David Hopkins told the City Council Wednesday, he disagrees with anyone saying the city isn’t on sound footing.
“I keep being asked about or hearing things about our bond rate, that we don’t have one or it’s disastrous,” Hopkins said. “What I want to point out to you is, basically, that’s all baloney”
Eustace PD warns of scam
The Eustace Police Department is reporting an elderly resident in Eustace was visited at her home by several young white males, in their 20s claiming to work for the power company.
According to reports, the men said they worked for Trinity Valley Co-Op and Oncor.
Mabank’s Cassiddy Petty takes first, second in Dairy Cattle
Not many agriculture students travel to a county’s stockshow, and wins every place in their particular category.
But, that’s what happened Wednesday night at the Henderson County Livestock Show with Cassiddy Petty, a senior at Mabank High School, and a member of the Chandler 4-H.
Speed limit shift
The speed limit of Farm-to-Market Road 2010 near Chandler will be changing soon after a study conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation.
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