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Opening Day!

As Governor Abbott relaxes the orders to shelter in place and allows retail shops and retaurants to open with limits, W Haus Village owners Thomas Weigl (left) and David Westerfield welcome patrons to The Garden for drinks and food.

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GBC Fire Department rescues trapped dog

GUN BARREL CITY–We’ve all heard the stories of firefighters being called out to rescue cats in trees, but Gun Barrel City Firefighters performed a rescue on a dog May 2.

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Margaret Antoinette Grimaldi Howard

Margaret Antoinette Grimaldi Howard was born June 5, 1934 in Chicago, Ill., to parents Frank Grimaldi and Bessie Wilhelm and entered into eternal rest  April 28, 2020 in Kemp.  

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Andy Staggs

Andy Joe Staggs was born March 11, 1934 in Hillsboro. He was the eleventh child of the late Milas and Ozzie Fox Staggs.
Andy was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and belonged to Gun Barrel City American Legion #306.  

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Paula Larain Weidner

Paula Larain Shofner was born to Dorothy Bowden Nov. 11, 1957. She entered eternal peace April 30, 2020.

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County renews declaration of public health disaster until May 12

HENDERSON COUNTY–Henderson County Commissioners’ Court voted to extend the county’s Public Health Emergency Declaration for another two weeks to allow for reimbursement to the county for expenses incurred as a result of the corona

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Blood Drive to replenish East Texas blood supply

ATHENS–Athens Masonic Lodge #165 is hosting Carter BloodCare for an important Community blood drive at Brookshire’s Saturday, May 9.

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AISD continues to pay employees

ATHENS–As the full impact of the coronavirus began to be felt across Texas in March, the Athens ISD leadership team met with members of the board of trustees to recommend the district continue to pay all its regular, full-time emp

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