The Athens ISD Board of Trustees has a new member

Kari Wilmeth

By Michael V. Hannigan/HCN

During a special meeting Monday, the Athens ISD Board of Trustees appointed Kari Wilmeth to fill the seat being vacated by the resignation of Renda Garner.

“As a long time supporter of AISD and a parent of two children who attend Athens Public schools, I am honored to have been afforded the opportunity to serve the district in anyway I can,” Wilmeth said.

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Burglary investigation also leads to drug arrests

Press release

Eight Henderson County Investigators working for Sheriff Botie Hillhouse arrested a pair of thieves with drugs Monday in Larue after an Athens home was burglarized.

Dayna Edwards, 34, of Larue was arrested at her home in the 7800 block of County Road 4713.

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K-9 tracks down burglar in Athens

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Henderson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Max and his Deputy Meagan Hogan tracked down a burglar after she fled from a home she was burglarizing near Lake Athens, Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said Saturday.

“This is exactly what I expect from our two, new K-9 Deputies,” Hillhouse said. “They and their well-trained handlers have proven their worth dozens of times during their short time on the force.”

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Cedar Creek Lake Day in the 86th Texas Legislature scheduled for February 4

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The 2019 Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the Texas State Capitol has been scheduled for February 4. The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the trip and making the arrangements. The cost per person will be $85 for chamber members and $100 for non-members. The nominal fee includes bus transportation, snacks on the bus and lunch at the Doubletree Hotel. As in years past, the only out-of-pocket expense to participants is what they may choose to spend at the Capitol Gift Shop.

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Organizations that support endangered children try and reach the community

CPS Supervisor Jodie Calcote speaks at the Children First event in Athens Thursday night. (Michael V. Hannigan)

By Michael V. Hannigan/HCN

My heart broke last night.

I attended a program in Athens Thursday evening called “Children First: Protected and Connected,” which included some of the organizations involved in protecting our community’s most at-risk and endangered children. On the agenda were representatives from Child Protective Services, the District Attorney’s Office, CASA of Trinity Valley, the Rainbow Room and a new Parent Collaboration Group.

The meeting was a community outreach to let people know the scope of the problem and how they can help. There were resources and information available for the community to plug in at almost every level where a child needs help.

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