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Final results are in for the Henderson County runoff election.

First State Bank of Athens is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at its newly renovated downtown branch at 130 E. Corsicana St. in Athens. Special remarks at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

The 19th Annual Breakfast With Santa is fast approaching.  Santa will be at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake on December 14 from 9-11 am.  Sponsored by Best Friends of The Library, attendance is open to the public.

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The Henderson County Help Center and Maggie’s House gratefully acknowledged Sue Richner as Volunteer of the year on November 26, 2019.

Caring Hearts Hospice is hosting its second annual Purple Santa Drive, which delivers gifts to seniors in need or alone this holiday season. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 13.

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Judge Nancy Perryman of the County Court at Law No. 2  swore in  Beauford "Keith" Downs Thursday as the Associate Judge of the Northeast Child Protection Court No. 3.

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Athens City Councilwoman Toni Garrard Clay met with members Scout Troop G343 and Boy Troop 343 Monday evening to discuss the objectives and workings of our local government and various environmental concerns. The conversation eventually spread to the state and national levels. Councilwoman C…

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Ken Geeslin, Henderson County's senior member of the Commissioners Court died at a Dallas hospital on Tuesday after an illness.

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Eight people in Mabank and Payne Springs were rounded up last night in two separate drug raids by Sheriff Botie Hillhouse’s Narcotics Investigators and Deputies.

The Henderson County team from Child Protective Investigations, received the Child Advocacy Center Multi-Disciplinary Team “Agency of the Year” Award for 2019 on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, during a team meeting at Maggie’s House.

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Whether its Batman or Mighty Mouse, we've always had our on-screen superheroes. And to kids. who's a bigger hero than jolly old Saint Nick.

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With Christmas in the air, that can only mean it's time for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.

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In March of 2018, Sidney Erickson started the ketogenic diet, a high fat, moderate protein low-carb program. She said she suffered from migraine headaches and had a lot of co-workers benefitting from the keto life. She focused on the numerous health benefits and went all in.

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Whether its folks being out of town for holiday events or just the idea that there may be  Christmas presents inside, burglars are on the alert for a quick strike this time of year.

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The Cedar Creek Lake Masons and all their appendant bodies hosted a successful Community Thanksgiving Lunch and Open House Saturday, Nov. 16.  

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Christmas is almost here and one of the things that make it feel real is the music.

The Henderson County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved a joint resolution with the  Democratic and Republican parties to conduct the Primary Elections for March 3.

The City of Athens Long Range Planning Committee open house is set for December 10.

Cities and school districts are crunching the numbers before bringing their budgets and property tax rates to a vote over the next few weeks.

There was a time when the pace of life was slower, family was everything and there were no cell phones distracting people from a good old fashioned dinner conversation. Life has gotten so busy and hectic, days like that seem as if they are long gone, but one local family is trying to get it back.

Texas Highways Magazine featured Athens in a blurb in its August edition cover story titled: “Small Towns We Love.”


Wanted on an outstanding warrant from Henderson County for sexual assault, a man in Larue was caught by Sheriff Botie Hillhouse’s Narcotics Investigators Wednesday for possession of methamphetamines.

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A drive around Henderson County would reveal a lot of green vegetation and pastures, but it's definitely drying up.

The property values released by the Henderson County Appraisal District leave the City of Athens in a good position as the 2020 budgeting process heads toward its final stages.

The bell will ring August 5 for the Athens 2019 school year. The sound of children will echo through the halls with new school supplies, uniforms and some parents of new preschoolers leaving their babies for the first time. Teachers will finally get to show off their hard work decorating cla…

A celebration at a Larue store and restaurant on Saturday ushers in a new ownership for the business.

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Athens Thrift will be hosting a grand re-opening Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served while guests explore the store's new additions.

Athens remains above its 2018 sales-tax allocation total after a strong May showing, according to information released on Wednesday by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Two people were killed and one person was injured following a shooting in Van Zandt County on Wednesday night, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake has been selected for an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals program that partners with overcrowded source shelters that need help placing animals, as well as destination shelters, where animals have a greater chance to be adopted.

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