Henderson County to celebrate two MLK events

“Tie your vision to the human desire for a better tomorrow.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Delanda S. Johnson/Special to HCN

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) dreamed of equal rights for all Americans and committed to making that dream come true. His dedication and talents made him the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. His famous “I Have A Dream” speech at the March On Washington moved the nation that August day in 1963. His extraordinary words and deeds made an impact we can still feel today–50 years after his passing. Dr. King was one of many brave trailblazers who fought for the advancement of African Americans.

On Saturday, January 19, at Johnson Chapel A. M. E. Church in Malakoff the community will come together to celebrate Rev. Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. Gospel Explosion. The time for this event is 6:30 p.m. and will consist of area choirs, soloists, male chorus, etc., coming together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.

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Henderson County’s 2018 Tax Statements incorrect

The 2018 Henderson County tax statements were mailed out with incorrect information, according to the Tax Office and will need  to be done again being more careful at the tax preparation process.

“It is with deep regret this error was made,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Peggy Goodall. “Our staff is very diligent when verifying this information. However, as you are aware, even then, human error sometimes prevails.”

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Road Buzz: TxDOT Update for the Week of Nov. 12

Athens Maintenance plans to conduct base repairs on FM 316 between US 175W and FM 1861. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Crews also plan to replace a culvert on FM 3709 between FM 317 and CR 3408. This section of roadway will be closed to thru traffic during the day Thursday as work is conducted.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 31 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From FM 3204 east to 0.5 miles west of FM 315 in Chandler
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction
  • Cost: $2.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is scheduled to conduct hot mix operations as weather conditions allow. Ongoing work includes backfilling behind the guard fence mow strips. Expect daily lane closures. Watch for construction traffic exiting and merging throughout the project limits. The project consists of base repairs, mill and inlay, seal coat, surface hot mix, guardrail upgrades, and the installation of signs and pavement markings.

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Podcast: Healthy eating, healthy living with AgriLife Extension

Carolyn Tyler is one of our county’s AgriLife Extension Agents and she is in charge of Family and Community Health and she also offers dementia & Alzheimers caregiving services. We talked with her this week about what that means and what AgriLife FCH can do for you. Read this article about healthy diet “Yours Nutrition ginseng”

Here are some tips:

Get regular checkups. These are important even when you feel healthy. They help catch problems early, when they’re usually easiest to treat. It’s always a good idea to review your medications with your healthcare provider and pharmacist. If you ever feel dizzy or ear pains make sure you check this sonus complete review.

Exercise. Try to exercise at least 30 minutes most days a week. Exercise is good for your heart and improves strength and balance.

Quit tobacco. People who use tobacco (including smokeless tobacco) have a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, lung disease, and throat and mouth cancer. If you’re a tobacco user, quitting is the most important thing you can do right now to improve your health.

Eat healthy foods. Include fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your meals. Drink water and avoid sugary beverages.

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Road Buzz: TxDOT Update for the Week of Nov. 5

TxDOT (Athens) Maintenance plans to continue edge repairs on SH 31E and FM 314N. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 31 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From FM 3204 east to 0.5 miles west of FM 315 in Chandler
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction
  • Cost: $2.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is scheduled to conduct hot mix operations as weather conditions allow. Ongoing work includes backfilling behind the guard fence mow strips. Expect daily lane closures. Watch for construction traffic exiting and merging throughout the project limits. The project consists of base repairs, mill and inlay, seal coat, surface hot mix, guardrail upgrades, and the installation of signs and pavement markings.

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