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Athens tops rival Brownsboro in opener

BROWNSBORO–A second-half surge lifted the Athens Hornets to a 33-14 win over Brownsboro Aug. 30, allowing Athens to hoist the Highway 31 Trophy and giving new coach Zac Harrell his first career head-coaching victory.

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City lowers tax rate

ATHENS–Athens City Council members voted to decrease the tax rate for fiscal year 2020 to .680221 per $100 valuation. No one came forward to speak during the public hearing on the half-cent decrease in city taxes.

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Pickup truck collides with school bus

ATHENS–Athens ISD reported Bus #7 was struck by a pickup truck late Tuesday afternoon as it unloaded students at a scheduled stop.

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Recycling event set for Sept. 21

HENDERSON COUNTY–Henderson County residents will have an opportunity to rid themselves of old tires and electronics from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

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Kerens ISD receives $10,000 grant in support of STEM curriculum

KERENS–In early 2019, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, partnered with local farmers to nominate rural schools and awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to enhance their science, technology, e

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Will Dixon seeks re-election

Navarro County District Attorney William “Will” Dixon will be running as a Republican candidate to retain his position. The primary will be on March 3, 2020.

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Stolen tractors

Navarro County Sheriff’s Office took a report of Theft from Pineco Tractor located at 11104 E. State Highway 31, Kerens, Aug. 8. The reportee advised sometime after 6 p.m. Aug. 7 and prior to 7:33 a.m. Aug.

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