Holiday concert benefits CASA

Flying J. Wranglers

Press release

The Flying J Wranglers of Alto, NM, are the featured act for an upcoming concert that will kick off the Christmas season in East Texas.

A CASA Country Christmas, set for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, will benefit CASA of Trinity Valley, a nonprofit providing courtroom advocacy for children in foster care in Anderson, Cherokee and Henderson counties. The concert, CASA’s newest fundraiser, will be held at Living for the Brand Cowboy Church, 902 NE Loop 7 in Athens.

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Podcast: East Texas Crisis Center Wine & Cheese Gala

The East Texas Crisis Center is holding its annual Wine & Cheese Gala this Friday at the Stone Oak Ranch in Murchison. This is an organization vital for Henderson County. They help victims of domestic violence and friends, we have way too many of those. We spoke with the director of outreach Della Cooper about the event and the problem.

East Texas Crisis Center Director of Outreach Della Cooper stands next to the Christi Barrett painting that will be auctioned off at the annual Wine & Cheese Gala Friday night.

Take the plunge – become a CASA

Emily Heglund

By Emily Heglund/CASA of Trinity Valley

I had a proud mama moment the other day.

My daughter, just shy of 4, worked up the courage to jump into the swimming pool all by herself. From the side, mind you, not the steps.

That may not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme, but to a 4-year-old, it is a very Big Deal. In the past, she demanded that her father or I catch her, refusing to risk the water splashing into her face or rushing over her head. But then something clicked, and now jumping in from the side is all she wants to do.

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East Texas Giving Day in Henderson County

Tuesday, April 24, is East Texas Giving Day.

The website says, “East Texas Giving Day brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits during the 18-hour online giving challenge. We inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all.”

You can donate to nonprofits at EastTexasGivingDay.Org until midnight.

Michael Hannigan visited the square this afternoon during the local East Texas Giving Day celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch the video above for more information about local nonprofits.

Local nonprofits involved include:

  • Athens Soup Kitchen
  • Love in Action Homeless Ministry
  • Henderson County Humane Society
  • United Way of Henderson County
  • Keep Athens Beautiful
  • East Texas Crisis Center
  • Forever Families
  • Family Peace Project
  • Henderson County Help Center
  • Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch
  • Rag Tag Rescue
  • Henderson County Performing Arts Center
  • CASA of Trinity Valley
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Black History Committee receives TVEC grant

Pictured, from left, HCBHC member Marcus Hornbuckle, TVEC Public Relations Representative Kari Wilmeth, and Delanda S. Johnson. (Courtesy photo) receives $2,000 for the HCBHC scholarship fund.

By Delanda Johnson/HCBHC

On Thursday, April 5, the Trinity Valley Electric Co-op (TVEC) Charitable Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to the Henderson County Black History Committee.

The TVEC Charitable Foundation is funded by donations from Operation Round-up. Operation Round-up is a voluntary program that allows TVEC members to round up their monthly electric bills to the next whole dollar amount. The portion that is rounded up goes to the TVEC Charitable Foundation and may be used to award grant requests to local charitable organizations.

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