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LaPoynor students observed the annual See You at the Pole event Wednesday, with dozens coming out on a cool drizzly morning.

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The Mabank Fire Department lost a beloved member of its department and clown crew, Mat Ewaskiw, who unexpectedly passed away Sept. 19 peacefully at home. According to MFD Assistant Chief Kyle McAfee, Ewaskiw enjoyed working with the children and was the reason for the clown program's success. He was also very committed to the fire prevention program.

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It was certainly tragic according to the headline in the Sept. 27, 1934 Athens Weekly Review: “Aged Couple Burned to Death When Home Destroyed.” The reporter continued how they “…perished in the fire and smoke that enveloped the structure. The bodies were burned beyond recognition.”

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he Henderson County Republican Party will host speaker Keenan Williams, Texas Regional Campaign Director for President Trump, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 at WaWa’s Seafood Shack, 1408 E. Tyler St. in Athens.

“Mr. Williams’ life is a true redemption story,” stated Dan Hunt, pres…

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The COVID-19 restrictions strained small businesses to the limit, but Athens Economic Development Corporation is giving proprietors a chance to apply for some help.

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With the memory of serious collisions at Athens Railroad crossings still fresh, motorists are urged to be alert at intersections where they might encounter an oncoming vehicle or a vehicle stopped at the intersection.

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 Dear Readers: Do you read food labels? Since 1990, manufacturers must add a Nutrition Facts label on every packaged food or drink product sold in the US. Perhaps if you have diabetes or you are a low-carb dieter, you study the carbohydrate content of cereal. If you are a heart patient, you …

My favorite flower color is pink. And blooms of red are hard to resist. However, when you put a lot of pinks and reds together, you soon notice some blend together well, while others seem to clash. The reason is their undertone. Cool undertones have a bluish tint, while warm undertones lean …

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State Representative Keith Bell (left) presents a Texas flag flown over the Texas capitol to Lulu Payne, treasurer of the Lone Star Republican Club and Dan Hunt, Henderson County Republican Party Chairman. The flag is being auctioned off at a silent auction Sept. 18 to Oct. 2 at the Republic…

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The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society is looking for vendors for its Fall Festival. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Arboretum, 1601 Patterson Rd.

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Henderson County and its neighbors all saw large decreases in the unemployment rate in August, the Texas Workforce Commission reports.

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The Henderson County Detention Center housed more prisoners this week than before because of the recent severe weather in the Gulf of Mexico. 

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It isn’t quite ready for water, but the new Cain Center pool is moving forward.

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Groom & Sons in Athens will be awarding a $500 shopping spree to lucky locals.

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Athens Rotary Club donated $4,000 to the Henderson County Food Pantry Thursday thanks to a grant.

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Henderson County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to extend the hours a nurse will be available at the detention center.

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Athens ISD Superintendent Dr. Janie Sims addresses members of the Athens Kiwanis Club Tuesday about recent and current events within the school district.

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The City of Athens commemorated the anniversary of the document that guides our federal government and protects our liberty with a proclamation read by Mayor Monte Montgomery Monday.

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There are things from our past that should have never gone out of style. Remember the day where you could take the family out for an affordable and fun evening out? Remember when movies were an experience?

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A registered sex offender was arrested Thursday, charged with possession of child pornography after Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at his home on FM 317 outside Athens.

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When I was a child, my mother painted my room yellow.  After having lived surrounded by the color of lemon chiffon, I adore almost every shade of yellow, whether it is a soft cream or a dark gold.

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David Kelton Monk began his banking career 50 years ago in September 1970 as a teller at Citizens State Bank in Malakoff. From 1972 until 1980, he served as Vice President at First Savings & Loan in Athens. He worked at First National Bank in Athens as a Senior Vice President from 1980-1…

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It is time for gardeners and landscaping enthusiasts to enjoy the East Texas Arboretum’s fifth annual Fall Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Arboretum.

Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies recently arrested a man in connection with a series of shootings into Eustace homes.

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We have been dodging the Coronavirus for more than six months. In the early days, when we first came to grips with the pandemic sweeping our world, we literally shut down our cities and our neighborhoods. At first, we hunkered in our houses refusing to venture outside except for the bare nec…

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Today, just as there was in the ancient world, there is a need for the people of God to assume the role of a watchman. If Christians do not share the gospel and warn the world that Jesus is the only hope for our future and is returning soon...who will? The watchman’s call 2700 years ago is s…

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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety has added additional Saturday appointment availability at select driver license  offices for customers needing to renew or replace their Texas DL or ID cards. Athens and other participating DL offices will offer a limited number of appointments …

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The Athens Municipal Water Authority passed a budget Friday that included significant funds for water development.

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As the 2020 Census comes to an end, the United States Census Bureau has begun sending additional paper questionnaires to over 16.2 million households in areas of low response.

A man lying in the middle of a road was arrested Tuesday night by Henderson County Sheriff's deputies.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday welcomed the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association back to Texas, having selected the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth to host the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the NFR Experience on Dec. 3 through 12.

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A Sunday afternoon wreck where a GMC truck pulling a trailer loaded with ATVs, smashed into a vehicle in downtown Athens, injuring three, is being investigated as alcohol related, Athens Police Department reports stated.

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Does your garden seem dull at times? Brighten it up with white. White will shine at night and can keep a bold color scheme from becoming overwhelming. If you are interested in adding white to your garden, you might want to try some or all of the following plants.

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Is your phone ringing? If so since it’s likely a cell phone you’d probably pull it out of your pocket or purse to answer it. Yet years ago you’d more likely make a dash to grab the receiver off a stodgy squat black plastic instrument. But of course no matter what you use you have to have the…

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The Lone Star High School Rodeo was held Saturday and Sunday at Henderson County Regional Fairpark in Athens.

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The Lone Star Republican Club of Henderson County is sponsoring a fundraiser Friday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Oct. 2, with proceeds going to non-profits in the county, such as food banks.

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Saturday Sept. 12 and Sunday Sept. 13

Texas Palomino Exhibitors Assoc. at Henderson County Regional Fair Complex at 3356 State Highway 31 East, Athens. Call 903-670-3324 or email hcfairpark@yahoo.com for more info.

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