City of Athens promotes tourism with new video

The City of Athens Department of Tourism has teamed up with Phillips Productions of Dallas, Texas to produce the City’s first tourism video to attract visitors to the home of the original hamburger.

City of Athens press release

In today’s competitive tourism market, video is not an option but a must. With this in mind, the City of Athens Department of Tourism has teamed up with Phillips Productions of Dallas, Texas to produce the City’s first tourism video to attract visitors to the City of Athens.

The City of Athens Department of Tourism has been working closely with the staff at Phillips Productions to produce a high quality video that brings to life the experience and ideas of what visitors can see and do here. “Athens has so much to offer visitors and our goal was to produce a video that speaks directly to the visitor and that captures the natural beauty that is Athens,” said Sherri Skeeters, tourism coordinator Continue reading “City of Athens promotes tourism with new video”

Obituary: Frances Wilcox

Frances Wilcox
Frances Wilcox

Graveside Services for Frances Wilcox, 77, of Brownsboro are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Carroll Springs Cemetery near Athens with Pastor Terry Thomison officiating.

Mrs. Wilcox went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Chandler.

Frances Sleeta Wilcox was born July 20, 1935 in Malakoff, the daughter of Willie Jackson Baker and Lillie Rose Giles Baker. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Brownsboro and took pride in being a true woman of God. Her two true loves were reading her Bible and spending time with her family. Frances was a loving Continue reading “Obituary: Frances Wilcox”

Around Malakoff: Loretta meets the new FBC pastor

Loretta Humble
Loretta Humble

(Here are Loretta’s photos from the pastor speaking to Rotarians.)

I’m not member of Rotary. My son Doug represents our companies in that fine organization. But sometimes I just up and go anyhow, and so far they have never run me off. I like to pretend it is just to take somebody’s picture, and put it on my Around the Town Facebook page, but actually it is just because I’m nosy, and they are a great bunch of folks I like to hang around with when possible.

Recently the speaker was the new Baptist preacher, Jody Jones. He talked about how he became a preacher—something he didn’t expect to do, and about the route he took to get here. He started in out in Cleburne and his last church was in Copperas Cove where most of his congregation consisted of military people. He and his wife Monica have two sons, Jared, who is married, Taylor who is engaged, and a daughter, Alexis who is still in high school. You can tell he really loves and is proud of his family. His talk was a lot more interesting than my retelling Continue reading “Around Malakoff: Loretta meets the new FBC pastor”

Malakoff Middle School gets check for video

Malakoff ISD: Malakoff Middle School from tasbmedia on Vimeo.

Malakoff Middle School students in Malakoff ISD received $5,000 as first-place winners of the “Texas Public Schools Rock!” student video contest, middle/junior high school category. More than 100 videos were entered in the contest, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). TASB Vice-President Andra Self of Lufkin ISD made the presentation to campus representatives at a recent school board meeting.

“With so many excellent entries, the final choices were extremely difficult. We are thrilled that students from all over the state showcased their creativity and enthusiasm for the great things going on in their schools. These winning entries help explain why public schools deserve the support Continue reading “Malakoff Middle School gets check for video”

Bulletin Board: May 23

for sale 2GARAGE SALES

— Multi-family garage sale Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1. One mile off Loop 60 on CR 4343 LaRue!


— I have a 50 inch television for sale. There is nothing wrong with it just need it gone. It has built-in surround sound asking $200. Contact 903-288-9525

— Yard sale. 101 Fall lane (close to Pinnacle Club) bring a Walmart bag fill it with clothes-except the jeans – $5 a bag. Baby items, dishes, pictures, toys, Christmas decor, and more. Call 903-275-6012 for directions.


– Computers – We are TNC Network Solutions. We provide Computer and PC repair, networking and Wi Fi, as well as customer Audio/Visual for the Cedar Creek area, and all of Henderson County. Please view our Website at, and you can “Like us on Facebook. … Currently running “PC Cleanup Special.” That’s a full virus scan, and Windows Tuneup for just $100. This price is only good until May 31.

— Yard Work — Mike Killough is looking to mow yards. Malakoff area at this time will be expanding to Athens and Lake area later. Cheap and reasonable … have references. Please notify Mike or Stacey Killough.

— Fundraising — Need help with money foundraiser? Avon offers help and is a great and fun way to do it. For more info contact me at 903275-7216. Text or call. Ivette Navarro


— Crazy Chris’s Crawfish and Burgers in Eustace, just west of the Dollar General. Open from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (903)477-5397

— Farm Fresh — Grow It Forward Farm has fresh Green Beans @ $2 / pound…contact us 903-802-0427 or visit us Saturday @ the Athens Farmers Market!