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Athens ISD to adopt 4-day calendar
ATHENS — The Athens Independent School District will soon be switching to a four-day school week. The Athens ISD Board made the decision Friday afternoon at a special meeting. Only one board member voted against the proposal.
Brookshire's now offers home delivery in Athens, Malakoff
ATHENS, Texas (KETK) - Brookshire Grocery Co. has introduced same-day home delivery through Instacart at the Brookshire’s stores located at 807 E. Tyler St. in Athens and 415 W. Royall Blvd. in Malakoff.
Henderson woman indicted for allegedly posing as nurse, treating patients
HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas woman who is accused of posing as a licensed nurse has now been indicted. Stephanie Garcia, 30, of Henderson, was indicted on Nov. 29 in a Harrison County courtroom for two counts of nursing regulations and fraudulent use/possession of identifying informati
Second person in Henderson County shooting pronounced dead
HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The second victim of a shooting in Henderson County has been pronounced dead. According to Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, 46-year-old Gabriel McBride has been pronounced dead at a Tyler hospital. Since McBride is an organ donor, he still is on life support.
2nd victim in Henderson County murder dies after being shot in head; Sheriff: "This is not random"
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - The second victim in a Henderson County homicide has now died. According to Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, Henderson County officials are investigating this incident as a homicide, and it is not a random shooting.
Christmas parade planned for Saturday — ‘rain or shine’
The city of Athens parade, originally set for Dec. 8, is still planned for Saturday. “Unless there is some flooding, we expect the parade to go on — rain or shine,” Community Services Coordinator Adrianna Hinds said.
Special meeting set on AISD 4-day week
Athens ISD trustees are scheduled to discuss district officials' proposed four-day instruction week in a special meeting on Friday. On Dec. 4, AISD Communications Coordinator Toni Clay distributed a press release explaining that research shows a shorter week offers many benefits to students, especia
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County
Athens ISD school board to vote on setting 4-day instructional week
ATHENS — The Athens ISD board is scheduled to vote on implementing the 4-day instructional week during a special meeting on noon Friday at the District Support Center at 104 Hawn Street.
UPDATE: Identities of Henderson County shooting victims released
CHANDLER — UPDATE: The identities of the two shooting victims have been released. According to a press release, Gabriel McBride, 46, and his 17-year-old daughter, Beverly McBride, were found shot in their heads in the 20000 block of Woodridge West.
Jail time for evading arrest, possession of pills, and pipe
BROWNSBORO, Texas - Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse's deputies chased down a man in his pickup truck Thursday night. William Weems, 50, of Tyler ignored deputies when they tried to stop his vehicle for a traffic violation. Deputies activated emergency lights, then the siren, and finally ord
UPDATE: No known suspects in Chandler homicide, motive not clear, sheriff's office said shooting not a random act
Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said investigators do not know the motive and they do not have any suspects in Monday's double homicide near Chandler. He said the office is working to find the person responsible for the shooting that killed 17-year-old Beverly McBride and left her father, G
Athens ISD Considers 4-Day School Week
The first week of December Athens ISD gathered to discuss a change that would completely transform the instructional calendar. When Superintendent Blake Stiles announced the possibility of a four-day instructional week, the audience broke into applause.
Payne Springs man charged with online solicitation
HENDERSON COUNTY–Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are seeking information from parents whose children may have attended parties in the Indian Harbor subdivision after an Indian Harbor man was taken into custody and charged with online solicitation of a minor.
17-year-old girl killed, father injured in Henderson County shooting, sheriff's office investigating homicide
A 17-year-old girl was killed and her father was injured Monday in a shooting near Chandler. The Henderson County Sheriff's Office said the incident is being investigated asa homicide after they were found Monday with gunshot wounds to the head, according to a news release.
MURDER INVESTIGATION: 17-year-old killed, father shot in head in Henderson County
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - An East Texas teen is dead and her father clinging to life after a shooting Monday in Henderson County. According to Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, Henderson County officials are investigating this incident as a homicide.
Teen shot to death near Chandler
Henderson County sheriff's officials on Tuesday were investigating the shooting death of a teenage girl near Chandler. “Beverly McBride, 17, was found on a couch inside a residence in the 20000 block of Woodridge West,” according to a press release. “She was shot in the head and died at the scene.”
Sheriff still seeking leads in assault on deputy
Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said on Tuesday that officers are still seeking leads in the October 2017 assault of Deputy Noah Hickson. “We received tons of leads, but none of them led to an arrest. They all led to dead-ends. We're still working all the leads that come in.”
Sheriff releases names of Henderson County shooting victims
HENDERSON COUNTY, TX - Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse is investigating the death of a 17-year-old girl and the shooting of her father as a homicide after they were found Monday with gunshot wounds to the head.
Knights of Columbus gives away coats for children
The Athens Knights of Columbus Council 1501 members have been helping take the chill off this month with its Coats for Kids program. “In total, we purchased and distributed 58 coats to provide warmth to children in the area,” Knight Bob Deitz said. “In addition to our normal distribution, this year