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President Joe Biden announced last week that the government will provide 1 billion free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests. The website to order the testing kits launched early Tuesday, with delivery scheduled to begin at the end of the month.

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Due to increasing numbers of staff and inmates testing positive for COVID-19, the Henderson County Jail will not be conducting in-person visitation at this time.

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In November, a reader of the Review shared this curious photo from Laurel Street in Athens, where an interesting carving by woodcarver Lance Rigby was taking shape. Now, the carving is reported to be complete.

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After two years of COVID-19 concerns and other wellness issues, Henderson County is getting its own Northeast Texas Health District official.

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Four hostages were safe and their captor was killed ending an hourslong standoff at a Texas synagogue, where the man — a British national — could be heard ranting on a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.

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Authorities said a man took hostages Saturday during services at a Texas synagogue where the suspect could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.

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Trinity Valley Community College competed in the 2022 Cattleman’s Congress Livestock Show in Oklahoma City Jan. 3 through 6. The five members of the TVCC Beef Cattle Show Team were involved in the Open Charlois Cattle division and competed well.

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State Rep. Keith Bell told the Athens Kiwanis, Tuesday, that the new boundaries of his district mean he will still be looking out for the residents of Athens.

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The long awaited re-opening of the Cain Center was a very exciting thing for the community. One of the most missed features was the swimming pool. Formerly used for athletic events, the competition style pool has been completely revamped to include swimming lanes, but also more family and fi…

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Last February, Hope Springs Water delivered more than 28,000 bottles of water after the heavy snow kept people indoors for a week. This year, they have prepared in advance for any possible closures.

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The Athens City Council approved a resolution on Monday setting the 2022 Street Rehabilitation and Seal Coat Program into motion.

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East Texas is a fantastic place for artists of all kinds. The area is full of talented artists, musicians and craftsmen, it is also home to several art galleries within a short drive. There is one located in the heart of downtown Athens, Art Gallery 211 at 211 N. Palestine St.

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In honor of Betty White's 100th birthday Jan. 17, Athens Animal Rescue Shelter will join the viral #BettyWhiteChallenge to raise money for neglected pets in Henderson County. Accept the challenge by donating $5 or more to any animal rescue between now and Jan. 17. Participants will be joinin…

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Three members of the Athens High School “Pride of the Hornets” Band have earned places in the All-State Band of the Association of Texas Small School Bands. Seniors Ellissa Comeaux on clarinet, Connor Wilcoxson on percussion, and Madison Rhodes on flute successfully competed Jan. 8 at the ar…

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The Christmas trees are down, now its time to think of those that bloom in the spring.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job.

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Henderson County area schools have announced closures through the rest of the week due to COVID-19 and other illnesses, according to social media reports.

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Anna Stephenson, Sophomore, BFA entertainment design, of Athens, was named to the University of Wisconsin-Stout Dean's List for the fall 2021 semester

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First Baptist Church of Athens has rescheduled their free King’s Day festival from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.

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AUSTIN — As millions of Texas students return to campus for their spring semesters, the Texas Education Agency issued updated guidance Friday on how schools should best address COVID-19 and the highly contagious omicron variant among teachers and staff.

Did you know that a one-time governor of Texas wrote a song describing the state- and used it as part of his election campaign? So related Athens Weekly Review columnist Cicero Witt Corley in the August 4, 1938 edition - and the songwriter (words and music) wasn’t exactly inexperienced with …

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There are more Texans hospitalized with COVID-19 than in the first peak of the pandemic in July 2020, according to state data.

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January 2022 marks one year in office for District Attorney Jenny Palmer. Here is an overview of what has been accomplished and what is in the works.

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How do you get your gardening fix when it’s too rainy or cold to go outside? I grab a book. No matter what type of reader you are, there is a gardening book which will keep you entertained for hours.

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Area drivers are seeing lower gas prices this week as the recent drops continue, the weekly gas price report from GasBuddy shows. Nationwide trends indicate the decreases will be ending.

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The Athens Police Department hosted a pinning ceremony Thursday to mark the promotions of three officers. The officers had their new rank pinned on them by family members while members of the department looked on.

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A motion for continuance has been filed in the case against Dameon T. Williams while the attorneys await important reports, documents and information.

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A collection of Democratic office seekers cruised into Petersburg Missionary Baptist Church in Athens, Saturday trying to draw support for their election bids.

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Athens McDonald’s hosted Coffee with Cops on Wednesday. Pictured are Judge Scott McKee, Attorney Ashley McKee, House Representative Keith Bell, Owners Jeaneane and Kevin Lilly, Police Chief John Densmore and Judge Wade McKinney.

AUSTIN — Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges signaled they may be willing to slow-play remaining legal challenges to Texas’s controversial and restrictive abortion ban after oral arguments in the case Friday.

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Insulin, a medicine that helps control a disease that steals the life and health of millions of Americans was a life-saving discovery a century ago.

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Love in Action Homeless Ministry received a donation of $1,429.32 from the Panda Express fundraiser Nov. 17. The amount was 50% of compliant sales earned that day.

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With cold weather rolling in, many Texans are waiting for the ball to drop after unprecedented events in February 2021. Texans went to bed with a blanket of white, expecting nothing more than a snow day, but many woke up to a nightmare of freezing temperature and no power.

AUSTIN, Texas — Bryan James Lunceford, a trucking business owner from Greenville, loved to do anything on a tractor as long as he could wear overalls, according to his obituary. He is one of 75,000 Texans who have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

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Henderson County 4-H club members stay busy year round in a wide spectrum of pursuits and the Athens Kiwanis, Tuesday, heard from two who recently traveled for special events.

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COVID-19 cases are coming back in abundance in the area served by the Northeast Texas Health District.

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Good Samaritan and local business owner James Hunt returned from his humanitarian mission to Mayfield, Kentucky prior to Christmas, but he is headed back Jan. 14 to help more.

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The Henderson County Girls Softball Association is accepting registration for the spring 2021 season through March 4. The season will run from April to mid-June.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing more than $307 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits for the month of January. The allotments are expected to help more than 1.5 million Texas households.

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Three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old Black man.

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Henderson County Commissioners Court Tuesday officially set the Primary Election, now less than two months away.

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The East Texas Arboretum, along with a group of helpers, has been working on an exciting new feature estimated to be ready by Spring 2022.

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