Athens native excels in math, science and music

By Toni Garrard Clay/AISD Communications Coordinator

Yuvia Leon describes herself as “a STEM sort of person.” For those of you not in the know, that’s education shorthand for science, technology, engineering and math. And this Athens High School junior absolutely rocks it.

She co-leads the science club she helped start a year ago with friend and fellow STEM standout Ale Pedroza, a sophomore. “I joined because I thought it would be fun to do experiments,” said Yuvia. “Now Ale and I come up with the experiments. We’ve gone from participating to teaching, and in the teaching, I find I’m learning more.”

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Around the Town: Looking for trees and talking to Jessica

Jessica Crye with Sam.

By Loretta Humble/Around the Town

Do you have any trees you’d like to get rid of? Particularly any dead ones that aren’t rotten yet. However, Jimmy Carter might be interested in talking to you about whatever you have. If you have one that just recently fell down because of the wind and rain, he would probably like to look at it. Now these trees have to be big enough to make some boards out of, and they need to be fairly easy to get to. And for all I know there may be some kinds of trees don’t make good boards. I guess I could ask him that.

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Master Gardener’s Plant Sale shares nature’s wonders

Press release

The Henderson County Master Gardener’s annual plant sale will be held on April 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Henderson County Senior Citizen’s Center, 3356 State Hwy 31 E, Athens (next to the rodeo arena).

Somewhere in a greenhouse, there are tiny plants pushing up from seeds in small pots. Once they get big enough, they will be potted up into larger pots until their roots are established and they are strong enough to survive outdoors. Other mature plants have sacrificed a piece of themselves, maybe a leaf, a stem, or some of their roots, and that piece is being cared for in a way that will ensure that it will become a mature plant itself and be able to survive on its own.

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Two arrested on arson charges

Press release

Around 11:16 a.m. Friday, March 30, two structure fires were reported on CR 2502 in the Payne Springs VFD coverage area. Six fire departments responded to find both structures fully involved. The Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene due to the suspicious nature of the fires.

Henderson County Fire Marshal Shane Renberg and Assistant Fire Marshal Sherry Powers investigated both mobile home fires and determined the fires to be arson. On April 11, one of the arson suspects was identified and a warrant was issued for her arrest. On that same day Fire Marshal Renberg arrested Brenda Sue Ivey at a residence in the Indian Harbor Subdivision for Arson of a Habitation (1st degree felony).

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