A line of storms hit the county hard last Saturday, prompting cities to activate emergency sirens and communications networks and the report of a tornado in the Cross Roads area. We spoke with the Athens Fire Chief and the County Judge about what’s going on behind the scenes during severe weather events.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Taylor Nix; Grandparents, Leon and Pam Ballow; His uncle, Troy Ballow.
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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Henderson County until 6 p.m. this evening.
In addition, the Flood Warning continues with the Trinity River At Trinidad affecting Henderson and Navarro counties. At 9 a.m. the Trinity River in Trinidad was at 33.92 feet. Flood stage is 33 feet.
Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The river will continue rising to a crest near 34 feet by Wednesday evening then begin falling but remain above flood stage.
Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.
ATHENS — The Athens Hornets opened up district play Friday night with an impressive 62-24 win over the Life Waxahachie Mustangs. The Hornets exploded in the second quarter to stretch a 13-10 lead to 41-16 at the half.
Athens improves to 3-2, 1-0 with the win.