Milburn Chaney of Athens wins TxDOT Volunteer Award

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Press release

A local participant in the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Adopt-a-Highway program has received an award for his efforts with the litter prevention program. Milburn Chaney, of Athens, is the recipient of the programs annual “Individual Volunteer Award.”

According to TxDOT, the Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) awards recognize the outstanding efforts of an individual volunteer, a volunteer group and a TxDOT maintenance employee who goes above and beyond the call of duty—keeping the program going strong while preserving and protecting the Texas environment. The winners surpass minimum expectations for their obligations to AAH and are innovative and thorough in the process.

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Jeaneane Lilly receives Community Builder Award


Special to Henderson County Now

Jeaneane Lilly received the Community Builder Award from the Science Hill Lodge No. 211, A.F & A.M. This is the highest honor that a nonmember of the Masons can receive. This award was presented to her at Kiwanis on Tuesday, March 15, by David Williams- Worshipful Master and Clyde Kenneaster -Secretary.

Jeaneane Lilly is very involved in the community and serves on many boards. Jeaneane has been a certified McDonald’s Owner/operator since 2000.

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Lenz Twinz making noise in NYC blog

Felix and Sloane Lenz. (Courtesy photo)
Felix and Sloane Lenz. (Courtesy photo)

A music video by Athens residents Sloane and Felix Lenz is getting some love in the New York City blog for The Deli, a magazine devoted to emerging NYC bands and visual artists.

The video is for the single “Old Winds” from Brooklyn singer/songwriter Carrie Ashley Hill’s upcoming album “Orion, Low in the Sky.”

The Deli praises the video for its “inventive, shape-shifting visuals.”

This is not the first time Sloane and Felix — the Lenz Twinz — have made noise in the art world. Earlier this year, the pair were featured in the Austin blog Timbre. 

The Lenz Twinz run music, style and culture blog ALLUMER. 

They are the son and daughter of Athens residents Catherine and Michael Lenz.

Kristina Jacobson is the Athens Kiwanian of the Year


Kristina Jacobson (seated) was named Kiwanian of the Year by the Athens Noon Kiwanis Club during Tuesday night’s officer installation banquet. Jacobson was honored as a result of her hours of service acting as the Kiwanis Advisor to the Athens High School Key Club (a student service organization related to Kiwanis). She is also the Kiwanis Region 10 Key Club advisor. Jacobson was herself a Key Club member in high school, and she said it has always been a passion of hers. Pictured with her are Key Club officers (from left) Julian Charez, Amy Schoonover, Megan Withers , Emma Grey and Makayle Traxson. (Photo by Janet Green.)