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  • 7-18 linda rankin.jpeg Second time to attempt to remove Rankin from GBCEDC

    For the second time in four months the Gun Barrel City council will take a vote to remove Linda Rankin as president from the Economic Development Corporation.
    According to an agenda posted on the City of Gun Barrel City's website, the item was placed on the agenda by Councilman Marty Goss. The regular council meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Gun Barrel City Hall.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-18 KAB event.jpg You'll love what Keep Athens Beautiful has planned on August 9

    Like golf? Own a gun?
    If you answered yes to either of these then you will love what Keep Athens Beautiful has planned on August 9.
    The Keep Athens Beautiful Shoot Out will be held on Saturday, August 9 at the Rose City Flying Clays in Tyler. The Shoot Out is a target game designed to simulate field shooting.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-18 Athens Rotary Paul Harris.jpg 2nd Paul Harris Fellow

    Athens Rotary Past President Robert Nelson presents Rotary President Kelly Driskell with her second Paul Harris Fellow. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-18 GBC Chamber.jpg Gun Barrel City Branch of CCLACC meets

    The Gun Barrel City Branch of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday at Chili's Restaurant in Gun Barrel City. Chamber members meet the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. for a networking breakfast. The GBC Board of Directors are Joanne Hanstrom, Sue Cardin, Carol Strickland, Linda Rankin, Bill Moomaw, Jeff Irion, Ralph Fortner, Scott Six and Marty Mullins.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-17 Integrated-Pipeline.jpg Pipeline through HC could be both blessing or curse

    In Texas it's known as “blue gold.”  For decades, scientists have been saying the lakes, rivers and aquifers in the United States are going to have a hard time providing water to a growing national population.
    The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and Dallas Water Utilities have partnered to build an Integrated Pipeline. The Pipeline Project will stretch from Lake Palestine in East Texas to Lake Benbrook in Tarrant County.  The 9-foot diameter pipe will supply 350 million gallons of water a day to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • ADR logo.tif BISD may vote on changes to amount paid for food

    Brownsboro Independent School District will hold its monthly school board meeting one week later than normal this month.
    The school board normally meets the second Monday of the month. This month, the board will meet the third Monday, July 21 at 6 p.m.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Runners sought for 5K Glow Run at the Cain Center

    The Cain Center is still looking for runners to participate in the 5K Glow Run at the Cain Center on Saturday, July 26.
    Activities Coordinator Kathleen Lilly said they have around 100 runners signed up. This is the second year they have held the race.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0027.JPG Business After Hours at Cedar Creek Lake

    Jacques Van Der Plas, owner of Aqua World USA, helps Jamie Snuffer navigate a stand-up paddle board during the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Tuesday evening. Aqua World USA, located in Seven Points, provided paddle boards, kayaks and an electric boat for this summertime event. Aqua World USA is located at what was formerly known as Cedar Isle Restaurant on State Highway 334. More photos are on Page 2A.

    July 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • ADR logo.tif Athens City Council seeks to eliminate explosive materials from inside city limits

    During the Athens City Council meeting on Monday evening, City Attorney Connor Bateman gave his recommendations to the city council about creating an ordinance regarding storage of fertilizer material.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10479081_1511087449106724_5132702148817889085_n.jpg Fundraisers set for girl injured in ATV accident

    An 11-year-old Martin’s Mill student was injured in an ATV accident during the Independence Day weekend and Athens area residents are stepping up to help.
    Applebee’s of Athens will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, July 26 starting at 8 a.m. to help Keylee Latham and her family with medical expenses.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo