Brookshire Grocery Co. is proud to announce the establishment of the “Focus on the Future” scholarship program which is in partnership with more than 40 universities and colleges in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. This more than $1 million donation is a substantial representation of BGC’s ded…
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.
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.”
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…
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.
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.
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 …
In honor of National Assisted Living Week, Mayor Monte Montgomery presented a declaration to Oak Wood Place Senior Living Friday.
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…
Four people from Louisiana were killed when their single-engine airplane crashed in a Texas pasture while attempting an emergency landing, authorities said.
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.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a Disaster Declaration Monday for 29 Texas counties in response to Tropical Storm Beta, which is expected to make landfall Monday evening.
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.
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?
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.
KEY LARGO, Fla. — A 64-year-old Texas man died Wednesday during a diving trip in the Florida Keys, sheriff's officials said.
Texas is certainly a big state with a big history, and state and local historical commissions help us observe and even celebrate the people and events of our past. One occasion in Comanche recently did just that as they recently hosted Quanah Parker Day at their museum where displayed exhibi…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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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This Week's Circulars
Robert Eugene Farmer was born on May 21, 1928 in Canton, New York, the son of Channing and Fern Farmer. Bob passed away on September 21, 2020 in Athens. His wife of 66 years, Mary, predeceased him in April 2017. Interment will be in The Cathedral of the Pines in Tyler, Texas. Bob graduated w…
- Police investigating weekend deaths
- Payne Springs officials arrested for abuse of office, forgery
- Cain Center updates
- Athens crossing hazards require caution
- Groom & Sons Shopping spree
- Historic Athens-Death in the ashes
- High school football week 4 recaps
- Sex offender arrested for child porn
- County jail nearly full following hurricane
- End of watch: Mabank FD loses valued team member