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Henderson County unveils new website
The new Henderson County website is now online.
The site is not only more attractive than the previous one, but offers the user more options, County Information Technology Director Josh Brock said.
Kiwanis food drive now underway
The Athens Noon Kiwanis Club is again partnering with Brookshire’s to bring a festive Christmas meal to families who need assistance this year.
Food Drive Chairman Kim Walker said the Athens Kiwanis will get the names of 150 families in need from the Help Center and supply them with food for the holiday.
Oncor considering additional transmission lines
Public meetings have been held in Cross Roads and Cayuga for a proposed 345-kilovolt electric transmission line that will run throughout Henderson and Anderson County.
According to Oncor, Texas is continuing to promote and increase the integration of renewable and clean energy into the state’s electric market.
Eustace honors those who served in child’s wish
An awards ceremony was held during November’s Eustace City Council for those who stepped up to help with Karter Whittenberg’s Make a Wish parade and reveal party.
Plans are in full swing for the annual lighted Christmas Parade, Christmas Around the Square, sponsored by the City of Athens.
The annual lighted Christmas Parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Athens on Saturday, Dec. 7.
A helping hand
Recently, First United Methodist Church of Mabank became aware of the ministry of the Athens Thrift Store.
The Athens Thrift store is a not-for-profit retail store that uses the money earned from the sale of donated items to fund many benevolence ministries.
The Athens City Council awarded a contract on Monday for wastewater facilities to serve two streets in the northwest part of the city.
The council voted to accept the bid from Duplichain Contractors for the project on Old Kaufman Road and Magnolia Road for $481,254. The bid was the lowest of six received by the city.
Warren named next manager of HCRFP
The next manager of the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex is in place, following a unanimous vote of the Commissioners Court on Tuesday.
Jim Bob Warren will replace the retiring Wayne Carrell, who is leaving the position at the end of the year. The Commissioners were effusive in their praise for Carrell’s work during his 14 years at the helm.
Boil water notice in Trinidad
Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system due to power outages, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system to notify all of the City of Trinidad's water customers to boil their water prior to consumption.
Fire consumes restaurant
The Hippie Hut in Mabank was a place locals could go to enjoy a juicy burger, and with a background of classic rock music.
The eatery burned Friday night with flames that shot through the roof of the bright yellow building, gutting the inside of the establishment located at 2104 Third Street.
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