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A Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigation led to the arrest of a man last Friday in connection with a stolen car and warrants for other burglaries and thefts.
Jacob Wayne McKelvey, 20, remained in custody on Monday, with total bond set at $126,000.
HCSO reports stated that Dep. Josh Rickman was investigating a burglary in LaRue when he received information about a 2004 Honda that was reported seen fleeing the location.
Tulips at the East Texas Arboretum in Athens delight the eye and lift the spirit, East Texas Arboretum & Botonical Society board member Sherry Bitz said.
These tulips, pictured, reflect the generosity of Arboretum members, donors and volunteers in the profusion of color displayed.
Helping animals through Spring Gala
The "Animal Friends" Spring Gala, benefiting the Friends of the Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake Spay/Neuter, was held at Cedar Creek Country Club on Saturday evening. Steve Lee bid on a German Triple Chime Clock for $300. The clock was then turned back in to be bid on again. The second bid was by Kevin Thompson for $200. Again, that bidder gave the clock to be bid again. The third bid by Mats Roos was $400. The clock brought in a total of $900 for the Friends of the Animals and the CCL Humane Society.
Restoring unity in Athens
The Lake Athens Property Owners Association Board of Directors is concerned about the future of Athens, especially the city’s water supply.
The association recently held a public forum between the City of Athens and the Athens Municipal Water Authority to inform the public on the views of each party before the May 10 election.
Let the fun begin!
Winning another buckle and the Sonny Pickens award.
Those are two goals that Athens senior Cari Aguilera is striving for as she gets ready for her final Henderson County Livestock next week at the Henderson County Fairpark Complex.
Aguilera has been showing at the livestock show for half of her life and said she will be having a busy week.
Show readies for another record year
It’s a little later on the calendar this year, but beginning Monday, all of the hustle and bustle of the Henderson County Livestock Show begins at the Fairpark Complex.
For decades, the Boston Marathon was the best known race of its kind in the country. Today, the name is also connected with tragedy.
Three women who pounded the streets of the historic city were at Lake Athens Baptist Church on Friday to tell the audience of the 2013 Crime Victims’ Conference of East Texas what they saw and heard the day bombs marred the 117th running of the race in April, 2013.
FSB promotes Hodges, Gillert
First State Bank Athens President Jess Laird has announced the promotions of Kim Hodges to the position of Vice President - Marketing and Kourtney Gillert to the position of Assistant Vice President – Loan Operations.
Henderson County Performing Arts Center is bidding a fond farewell to Dennis Gilmore, Executive Director for the last 25 years.
The annual Spring Fund Raiser will be dedicated to Gilmore and his wife Karen who have contributed so much not only to the theatre but also to the community by bringing professional quality theatre to Athens and Henderson County.
‘Ladies Night Out’
A “Ladies Night Out” raised $1,031 for East Texas Medical Center Breast Cancer Foundation. The ETMC Breast Care Fund provides local breast cancer awareness, screening and treatment programs.
Lone Star Western and Casual hosted the fundraiser event to bring awareness to breast cancer in Henderson County.
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