Billy and Virginia Davis celebrate 65th anniversary

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On June 5, Billy and Virginia Davis celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Billy and Virginia were married in Athens at the Central Baptist Church and have lived in Athens the majority of those 65 years.

The couple has two children: a son Barton Davis and his wife Kathy of Athens and daughter Cyndi Williams also of Athens.

They have four grandchildren: Eric Davis of Neches, Heather Davis of Athens, Maggie Williams of Waco and Luke Williams of Athens. They also have three great-grandchildren, all of Neches.

Bulletin Board — Thursday, June 20

GARAGE SALES

— I am having a yard sale at 12201 U.S. Highway 175 West, Eustace (just outside of Eustace heading towards Athens on the right) on Saturday and Sunday from 8-4. We have tons of toys, tons of baby girl clothes, some toddler boy clothes, women’s clothing and more. I can be contacted at 903-804-8897.

— 908 Mission – (behind Athens Physical Therapy). Multi-family garage sale Saturday only, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. No early birds. Furniture, exercise equipment, household items and more!

FOR SALE

— Bowflex — I have a Bowflex sport’s home gym for sale, complete with all the attachments and video. Asking $400. If interested, contact me @ 903-489-1150 and leave a message.

MED-LOGICS breaks ground in Athens

Officials at the ribbon cutting incluced: Kelly Smith, Eddie Lick, Tere Lawyer, Athens City Manager Pam Burton, Athens Mayor Jerry Don Vaught, MED-LOGICS President Betty Ross, MED-LOGICS CEO Rod Ross, David Holdredge, Maurice Cox, Mark Rathe, and Becky Smith. (MICHAEL V. HANNIGAN PHOTO)
Officials at the ribbon cutting incluced: Kelly Smith, Eddie Lick, Tere Lawyer, Athens City Manager Pam Burton, Athens Mayor Jerry Don Vaught, MED-LOGICS President Betty Ross, MED-LOGICS CEO Rod Ross, David Holdredge, Maurice Cox, Mark Rathe, and Becky Smith. (MICHAEL V. HANNIGAN PHOTO)

 

By Michael V. Hannigan

MED-LOGICS — a medical device manufacturer which started in California in 1992 — broke ground on its new facility in Athens Wednesday, June 19.

NEW HOME FOR MED-LOGICS

  • MED-LOGICS is a manufacturer of state-of-the-art medical devices used in Lasik, Dsaek, and Cataract surgeries.
  • The Athens facility will become the new corporate and manufacturing home for MED-LOGICS.
  • The company will be moving from its location in Laguna Hills, Calif. and will employ 20 people initially and will make over $1 million investment in the new Athens facility.
  • MED-LOGICS plans to be operational this November.
  • The company will build its facility on a four-acre site in the Athens Industrial Park.
  • Construction is under the direction of Montgomery Unlimited.

QUOTABLES

Athens EDC Board Member David Holdredge: “We are very pleased that you are coming. We hope that you will be a big part of our business community, and we certainly welcome you and your California employees as citizens of Athens.”

MED-LOGICS CEO Rod Ross: “We truly appreciate all of your hospitality and we do feel welcome. We do want to contribute in a variety of ways, and one of the ways that I hope I can help is to help bring more medical device companies here to Athens. Because the more medical device companies you can bring here the more that will come, and the more vendors, suppliers, molders, tubing extractors, machine shops … all of that will follow. That’s the way it has always happened.”

MORE

Photo album on the HCN Facebook page.

MED-LOGICS website.

Athens EDC website.

 

 

Nichols passes transportation funding legislation out of senate

State Sen. Robert Nichols
State Sen. Robert Nichols

Sen. Robert Nichols press release

Yesterday, the Texas Senate approved Sen. Robert Nichols’ (R-Jacksonville) resolution for a constitutional amendment to dedicate 50 percent of all oil and gas severance taxes currently transferred to the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF) to the state highway fund.

“We are facing a serious crisis in transportation,” said Nichols. “Our state’s population is increasing exponentially; our system is aging; traffic continues to rise; and funding for congestion relief will be at a 10 year low in a short two years. The state is also paying millions of dollars a year in debt service for transportation related debt. SJR 2 will go a long way in helping to resolve these problems.”

According to estimates from the comptroller’s office, SJR 2 could deposit as much as $850 million a year into the state highway fund. The resolution Continue reading “Nichols passes transportation funding legislation out of senate”

Obituary: James F. ‘Jim’ Edwards

James F. “Jim” Edwards
James F. “Jim” Edwards

Funeral services for James F. “Jim” Edwards, 83 of LaRue, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

Mr. Edwards passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 in Magnolia, Texas.

James Frank Edwards was born March 28, 1930 in Terrell, the son of Opher Edwards and Mae Marie Hopkins Edwards. He was raised a Baptist and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Port Neches, Texas. He joined the Air Force and later worked as a supervisor for The Federal Aviation Administration as a supervisor. He married the love of his life Mary Mae Rounsavall in 1958 in. He was a Mason of Lodges in Terrell and in Tyler Continue reading “Obituary: James F. ‘Jim’ Edwards”