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Nichols re-files transportation funding legislation in second special session

State Sen. Robert Nichols speaks with a staff member in this file photo. (Courtesy Photo)
State Sen. Robert Nichols speaks with a staff member in this file photo. (Courtesy Photo)

Sen. Robert Nichols press release

Within minutes of a second special session being called yesterday, Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) filed SJR 1 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.

“I am thankful for Governor Perry’s leadership in calling this session to address such an important issue,” said Nichols. “Our state’s economy depends upon having a safe and reliable road system.”

According to estimates from the comptroller’s office, SJR 1 could deposit as much as $900 million a year into the state highway fund. The resolution stipulates that the funds could only Continue reading “Nichols re-files transportation funding legislation in second special session”

Obituary: Loreta Faye Jones

Loreta Faye Jones
Loreta Faye Jones

Memorial services for Loreta Faye Jones, 78, Brownsboro are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Brownsboro with Brother Buddy Powell and Larry McDaniel.

Mrs. Jones passed away on June 25 at her residence in Brownsboro.

She was born Aug. 30, 1934 in Brownsboro to the late Jacob and Chloe Anther Brown.

Loreta was a graduate of Brownsboro High School and a lifelong resident of Brownsboro. She married Bill Stone in her early 20’s and was married for 15 y ears when he passed away. They had two children, Robert Stone and Laurie Stone. She married again to George Jones on September 5, 1972 and he already had two daughters.

Loreta was very involved with her family and community. She was a long time member at First United Methodist Church, Brownsboro. She always wore a Continue reading “Obituary: Loreta Faye Jones”

Obituary: David ‘Poppy’ Beavers

David 'Poppy' Beavers
David ‘Poppy’ Beavers

Funeral services for David “Poppy” Beavers, 74, of Athens have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Living for the Brand Cowboy Church with Bro. Dale Perry officiating.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Beavers died Wednesday, June 26, in Tyler.

He was born July 20, 1938 in Delwin to the late Samuel Eugene and Bessie Lee Lerrmon Beavers. After serving in the U S Navy, David worked in the oil field industry in Pampa. He then went to work for Yellow Freight Company from 1965 until retiring in 1980. He married Mary Jo Carrigan in Amarillo November 25, 1971. They moved to Athens in 1982 and David operated M. J. Mowing Service until his death. He and Mary are members of the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church of Athens and have been active members Continue reading “Obituary: David ‘Poppy’ Beavers”

Long Cove adds amenities

LongCove pool

Long Cove press release

Long Cove, a new private residential community on Cedar Creek Lake just over an hour from Dallas, has finished construction of its upscale amenities that are accessible to all Long Cove residents and their guests. The new amenities are designed to make Long Cove a resort-style getaway that is close to home yet provides a relaxed and luxurious environment lending itself to quality time with family and friends.

Long Cove provides the entire family a safe and heart-warming place to relax, enjoy, recreate and share memorable experiences with one another that can be passed down from generation to generation. One of the best parts about Long Cove is that every home, in addition to the Lake Club, has a pristine view of Cedar Creek Lake’s deep waters that surround the community. Construction and layout of each individual property is specifically engineered to provide unobstructed views so there’s not a “bad seat in the house.”

The Lake Club is the heart of Long Cove, boasting sparkling swimming pools, sandy beach areas, a 125-foot waterslide, Continue reading “Long Cove adds amenities”

AEDC at Philadelphia trade show

Brian Malone

AEDC president, Brian Malone, was part of a team to exhibit at the Medical Design Manufacturing trade show in Philadelphia last week. Medical devices are a primary target market for AEDC’s business recruiting strategy. AEDC attends several industry events each year to meet decision makers and generate potential expansion or relocation prospects Trade shows are just one of the tools used to find new businesses for Athens.