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Michael Edward Welch

Michael Edward Welch better known as “Big Mike,” Dad and Pop. Although a quiet man for the most part, when he spoke it was something that you probably didn’t want to miss. 

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Departments respond to four grass fires, structure fire

KEMP–Multiple neighboring fire departments responded to four grass fires and one structure fire in the Kemp area Dec. 27, 2020.

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AHS band members advance to area

 Athens ISD was well represented at this month’s Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) All-Region contest, which was held remotely. Eleven Athens High School band members submitted recordings and all 11 placed in an all-region band.

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Eagles take flight against Panthers

MABANK–The Mabank Panthers dropped their pre-Christmas day matchup against the Lindale Eagles at home Dec. 22. 

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Timothy Staton

Timothy Staton was born to parents Clyde and Laura Staton Jan. 1, 1957. He entered eternal rest Dec. 21, 2020, at the age of 63. 

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Carolyn (Dunn) Bland

Funeral services for Carolyn (Dunn) Bland will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Payne Springs. Visitation will be held from noon - 2 p.m. with service beginning at 2 p.m.

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Robert Clay “Bob” Moore

Robert Clay “Bob” Moore, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, steadfast and loyal friend, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 22, 2020. He was surrounded by his wife and family. 

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Henderson County makes employee policy changes

HENDERSON COUNTY–Commissioners’ Court made two types of policy changes related to county employees during its Dec. 22 meeting, one of which the county had already fulfilled in 2020.

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