TVCC and The Texan present Infinite Journey in Concert Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Texan

Infinite Journey performs.

Press release

In partnership with Trinity Valley Community College, The City of Athens and The Texan present Infinite Journey: The Music of Journey. Infinite Journey is an internationally known Journey tribute band based in Dallas, Texas. Chosen out of thousands of tribute acts across the country to perform on Season 7 of AXS TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” Infinite Journey is known as one of the greatest tribute bands in the country! Join us after the TVCC Homecoming Game to continue the celebration! Lead singer of the band, Donovan Duke, is a TVCC alumni. The concert will take place this coming Saturday, Oct. 27 at The Texan, a Landmark Venue.

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Hornet Hall of Fame adds to its ranks

Three Athens High School graduates were inducted Thursday evening into the Hornet Hall of Fame for their service to others. Pictured (from left) are: inductee Kaci Koviak Wesp; inductee Eugene Buford; and Ellen Justice, the daughter of posthumous inductee Judge William Wayne Justice. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)

By Toni Garrard Clay/AISD Communications Coordinator

It was a celebration of achievement Thursday evening, as three Athens High School graduates were inducted into the Hornet Hall of Fame. Some 100 people gathered at the annual gala to honor the contributions of Eugene Buford, Kaci Koviak Wesp and the late William Wayne Justice.

“We started the Hornet Hall of Fame three years ago to honor the remarkable men and women who have walked our halls,” said AISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Janie Sims. “It’s important not only to look forward to where we want to be, but to acknowledge what has already been achieved.”

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Athens Christmas Parade entry forms now available

Press release

The City of Athens is pleased to announce that the 2018 Athens Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Entry forms and parade packets are now available at City Hall and on the City website at www.athenstx.gov.

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AEDC announces call for Business Assistance Grant applications

AEDC’s Business Assistance Grant program encourages exterior improvements to distressed properties located within the designated beautification area, along the western, northern and southern main corridors of Athens. Businesses must apply by November 30 to be considered for 2019 funding.

By Sherri Skeeters/AEDC Marketing Director

ATHENS — Athens Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) has awarded more than $130,000 in matching grant funds to eligible businesses located along Athens’ main thoroughfares, since the Business Assistance Grant program’s inception in 2014. To date, eligible businesses have invested $910,745 in capital improvements.

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The Athens Homecoming Court

This is Homecoming Week in Athens. Here are photos of the Homecoming Court broken down by class via our Instagram feed.

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