Jun

19

Posted by : admin | On : June 19, 2009

Each Malakoff ISD school board member had an opportunity to speak and stake out their position in The Rock Building debate Monday night. What follows are their positions and a sampling of their comments. {{more}}

Pat Smith
Mr. Smith would like to see the formation of a committee composed of members of the board and members from the Historical Society to look at options for the building. He is against tearing down the building at this time.
He told those who think the building should be removed,

Jun

19

Posted by : admin | On : June 19, 2009

By Michael V. Hannigan

The clock keeps ticking for the old Malakoff elementary school following Monday night

Jun

19

Posted by : admin | On : June 19, 2009

Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to reflect that Debra Medina’s visit to Henderson County will be Saturday, June 27. The incorrect date was published the first time. We apologize for the mistake. – Michael

By Michael V. Hannigan

The race to be the next governor of Texas is coming to Henderson County.

Debra Medina, the chair of the Wharton County Republican Party, will visit the local Republican Party Headquarters on the square in Athens 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27. She is a candidate for governor in 2010.

Jun

19

Posted by : admin | On : June 19, 2009

By Michael V. Hannigan

Two separate groups of international travelers came to Henderson County this week with hamburger on their minds – both on the hoof and on the plate.

Monday, a group from Dakkar, Senegal, in West Africa visited the county to tour ranches and learn about cattle production.

Senator Aly Lo said, “We have a lot of cattle in Africa. We would like to find a way to do business with American farmers.” {{more}}

The group also included a pair of mayors from Senegal.
Henderson County Extension Agent Rick Hirsch squired the group around the county, but not before County Judge David Holstein welcomed them to town.

“I was ready to welcome them in their native language, Wolof,” Holstein said, “but they wanted to speak French.”
So that Holstein’s hard work won’t go to waste, his greeting in Wolof was: “Dama Ngma” and “Nagadef.”

Thursday and Friday, according to Hirsch, a film crew from South Korea will be in the county to shoot a documentary about the history of the hamburger.

Athens is widely considered to be the birthplace of that American creation, the hamburger. During the 2007 Legislative Session, lawmakers approved a resolution, authored by Rep. Betty Brown, naming Athens as the home of the hamburger.

According to an analysis of the resolution by the House Research Organization, “Athens

Jun

16

Posted by : admin | On : June 16, 2009






Virgie McClure or “Lefty” as she was nicknamed, was the captain of the MHS 1926 Girls’ basketball team. She was described as “a real guard – although she is left-handed, she gets it there just the same.”

Jun

12

Posted by : admin | On : June 12, 2009

By Emily Lundy
Special to The News
We enjoyed a big family wedding in Midlothian over the past weekend. Midlothian has stepped up in this world. So many relatives on my husband’s side I had not seen in ages

Jun

12

Posted by : admin | On : June 12, 2009


Services for Kelsey Leanne Jeter, 12, of Hillsboro are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro. Interment will follow under the direction of Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors of Corsicana.
Kelsey was born May 24, 1997, in Burleson, Texas. She passed away June 5, 2009, in Hillsboro.
Kelsey attended Hillsboro Intermediate School where she had just completed the 6th grade. She played flute in the band and was 1st chair. She enjoyed everything about nature, and liked to draw and paint. Very much a people person, Kelsey always had a happy and optimistic outlook on life. She was very out-going, always making her own path in life. Kelsey was a very memorable person, making an impression on everyone she met. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro.
Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Gaines and Cora Jeter.
Survivors include father, Lee Jeter; sister, Kiersten Leigh Jeter; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Memorials may be made to Hill County Paw Pals, P.O. Box 1533, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

Jun

12

Posted by : admin | On : June 12, 2009


Services for Jamiriah Marie Kise Kelley, 2, of Athens were held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Tomlinson Funeral Home with Vistory Rockmore officiating. Interment followed at North Athens Cemetery.
Jamiriah passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Athens.
Survivors include parents Junius Kelley and Jennifer Kiser; siblings, Julius Kiser Kelley, Nevaeh Kiser, Jaquan Kiser Kelley.

Jun

12

Posted by : admin | On : June 12, 2009

I hear the clarion call to buy, buy, buy. Our economy seems to depend on a high degree of consumerism; but consumers of what?
The Model-T Ford was produced for 18 years with no essential change. The Model-T did what it was supposed to do, get a person from one place to the another faster than a horse and with some protection from the weather. The automobile industry was built to fulfill a practical need.
But the need satisfied by the current automobile industry is ego gratification. A spoiler on the trunk serves no purpose other than looking cool. The automobile industry of today is built on vanity.
I bought an IROC Camero when I turned 50 because I thought I looked good in it, not because it would get me from point A to point B better than other cars.
The automobile became a really big business when it began selling to the id and ego instead of the rational side of the brain.
When I walk through Walmart I am struck by how useless so much of their inventory is but evidently buying this

Jun

12

Posted by : admin | On : June 12, 2009

Thanks, Mike, for picking up the slack for me last week. Today