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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PODCAST: APS investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly

October is Elderly Financial Abuse Awareness month. That’s just one form of elderly abuse, but there are others and Adult Protective Services is the agency tasked with standing in the gap and that’s a big job in Henderson County. In this podcast, we’ll hear about one way the local APS board is trying to help and we’ll also hear from an APS specialist about what they do. Click the play button above to listen.

PHOTO: Pictured are, from left, Adult Protective Services Henderson County Advisory Board member Todd Weaver Board, APS Supervisor Kelly Curley, Board Treasurer Sharon Strickland, and Board President Darlene Clark. NOT PICTURED are board members Jana Thompson, Pam Holcomb, and Marlena Taylor.

Jamey Foster retires

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to wish Jamey Foster the best in her new adventure. She is retiring from the Sheriff’s Office after 27 years of service to Henderson County. She has been a tremendous asset to Henderson County and will be missed. She is starting a new adventure with the TVCC Police Department. Jamey has instructed many academy cadets with the East Texas Police Academy and helped them get the training they needed to complete the academy and become certified Peace Officers. Jamey we wish you well and will always be here for you. (Courtesy photo)

Exchange student returns to AHS

Bernardo Braga Da Cruz recently returned to Athens High School where he spent the 2001-2002 school year as an exchange student from Portugal. Cruz was a member of the AHS soccer team, which in 2002 was co-district champion and bi-district champion. He returned to Athens in October with his wife, Joana, to attend the wedding reception of his host-family brother, Austin Cates. The two played soccer together and — when Cruz’s original host family announced they were moving from Athens — the Cates family happily took Cruz in. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)