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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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Recognizing veterans on the anniversary of the fall of Saigon

KERENS–Jack Perritt, a Marine Corps Sgt, who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 recalls his first impressions of Vietnam were the smells, heat and humidity.

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Senior athletes shouldn’t be forgotten

MABANK–The 2019-20 high school sports season will be one that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. For many seniors, that’s what they’re hoping.

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Governor outlines plan to reopen Texas safely

TEXAS–Governor Greg Abbott April 27 announced the first phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 prompts senior adoptions

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–What started as a small compassionate gesture from a child advocate and foster parent located in New Mexico, grew to a nationwide movement that has reached Cedar Creek Lake.

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John Cowan Muirhead, Jr.

John Cowan Muirhead, Jr. was born Nov. 25, 1925 in Yucaipa, Calif., at home to parents Cecelia Muirhead and John Muirhead, Sr. and entered eternal rest April 24, 2020 in Gun Barrel City.

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