Podcast: Fire Chief, County Judge discuss what is happening during severe weather

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.

Obituary: Tyler Glenn Nix

Tyler Glenn Nix of Murchison passed away to his heavenly home on October 12, 2018 in Tyler, Texas. He was born on November 9, 1999 in Athens, Texas to Tracy and Nicole Ballow Nix.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Taylor Nix; Grandparents, Leon and Pam Ballow; His uncle, Troy Ballow.

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NWS issues Tornado Watch, Flood Warning


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.

10 Observations from the Hornets 62-24 win over Life Waxahachie

By Michael V. Hannigan/HCN

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.

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