Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for injuring Henderson County deputy
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Henderson County District Attorney’s Office said a man was sentenced to 14 years in prison after injuring a deputy in 2020. According to the district attorney’s office, a deputy attempted to detain Joshua Smitherman, 31 of Mabank, after suspecting Smitherman of being under the influence. Smitherman reportedly began hitting […]
Red Bull Saloon in Henderson County deemed complete loss after fire engulfs building
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Crews have contained a fire at The Red Bull Saloon on SH 31 between Brownsboro and Murchison. A passerby first reported flames shooting out of the building around 5 a.m., according to Jacqulyn Smith, Brownsboro FD public information officer. It appears the fire started in...
Unveiling Athens' Mexican Cuisine Scene: 5 Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we're going to explore five incredible Mexican restaurants in Athens. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Henderson County Feb 23 Weekly Crime Report: 37 Incidents and 2 Crime Stories
Henderson County Feb 23 Weekly Crime Report: 37 Incidents and 2 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 37 crimes were reported in Henderson County. The most common type of crime was 'Suspicious Situation', with 9 instances, followed by 'Arrest' which occurred 6 times. Both 'Disturbance', 'Theft', 'Assault' and 'Vandalism' were reported 4 times each, making them the third most common crimes. 'Burglary' and 'Trespass' were less frequent with only 2 instances each. There was only one instance of 'Shooting', which, despite its rarity, is a high severity crime and a cause for concern. Additionally, there was one case labeled as 'Other', which involved threats. This report underscores the need for vigilance and proactive measures by law enforcement to ensure the safety and security of the place.
Martin’s Mill girls are headed back to state after 57-32 win over Douglass
ATHENS, Texas (KETK) — The Martin’s Mill Lady Mustangs would not be denied, and for the fourth time in a row, they will be heading to San Antonio for the 2A girls’ state basketball tournament. Martin’s Mill beat Douglass 57-32 in the regional championship on Saturday in Athens and will be making the program’s 18th […]
New 187,000 square-foot Malakoff High School aiming to be complete by August
Malakoff ISD is going through some major renovations thanks to a $72 million bond that passed in 2021.
Cats in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in Athens, TX?
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around athens.
Athens’ Whitehead scores 12 in UT Tyler win
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Former Athens Hornet Destini Whitehead came off the bench Thursday and scored 12 points in UT Tyler’s 74-62 win over Permian Basin. The graduate student played 17 minutes and shot 4-of-8 from the floor and 2-3 from the three-point line. She had a rebound and a steal.
Anglers catch hundreds of record-setting fish
ATHENS Anglers throughout Texas established fishing records through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Angler Recognition Program (ARP) in 2023, highlighted by one of the most notable — six-year-old Ernst Toepfer V becoming the youngest Elite Angler in program history. Toepfer earned his Saltwater Elite Angler Award...
2 arrested in Gun Barrel City following drug bust
GUN BARREL CITY, Texas (KETK) – The Henderson County Sheriff’s announced the arrests of two people following a drug bust in Gun Barrel City. The HCSO said on Monday they conducted a search warrant at 112 Sherwood Shore Drive in Gun Barrel City. Officials said that while conducting the search they located suspected methamphetamines and […]
The Reel Deal
Danny Howard of Gun Barrel City catches Legacy Class Sharelunker 658 in Lake Athens Feb. 19. Howard’s catch weighs in at 13.20 pounds.
Cayuga Heights Running Club Registration Now Open for Local Students in Grades 3-5
Registration for Running Club for Cayuga Heights is now open! The links will be open through Friday, March 2nd. There is a maximum of 70 students for both Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday for a total of 140 students. Running Club starts Monday, March 18th and will be from 3:05 p.m.-4:25 p.m. twice a week at either Cayuga Heights or on the track. Running Club is only open to students in grades 3 - 5. No transportation will be provided by Depew Schools.Visit here for more details.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.89 and $2.95 in Athens as of 2024-02-22. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.270, a week ago the price is $3.278 , according to AAA.
Athens, February 23 High School 🏀 Game Notice
There are 2 high school 🏀 games in Athens. The Tenaha High School basketball team will have a game with Martins Mill High School on February 23, 2024, 18:00:00 CST. The Marlin High School basketball team will have a game with Douglass High School on February 23, 2024, 20:00:00 CST.
Malakoff’s Driskell named 3A Coach of the Year
Malakoff head football coach Jamie Driskell is the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A Coach of the Year after winning the 2023 state championship. Malakoff senior football player Chauncey Hogg makes first-team All-State as a defensive back after being named District 8-3A’s Most Valuable Player. Driskell, who has been...
Wildcats get upset against Van, 49-38
Wildcats get upset against Van, 49-38 Image Senior DJ Wilkerson (2) drives towards the goal during the Wildcats' Bi-District playoff game against Van Tuesday. In what turned out to be his final high school basketball game, he totaled eight points, six rebounds, and four assists in the Wildcats' 4938 loss Photo by Dinh Tran ...
No injuries reported after fire crews extinguish water heater fire near Payne Springs
PAYNE SPRINGS, Texas — Fire crews responded to reports of an electrical fire on Tuesday night near Payne Springs. According to Payne Springs Fire Rescue, crews responded to a structure filled a haze of smoke late Tuesday night. After further investigation, crews were able to determine the source of...
Athens roper wins $1,000 in first round of San Antonio rodeo
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KLTV) - A team roper from Athens placed in his first round at a San Antonio rodeo Monday. Wenceslao “Lightning” Aguilera, 30, placed fourth with his teammate Jonathan Torres in the first round of bracket five for team roping at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Monday night. The duo won $1,000 each for the placement.
Caney Market Rebranding
The Caney Market is no more; in its place, a name supporters say will alleviate any confusion as to what it is…. A grocery store. During last night’s Caney City Council meeting, the Caney Market was rebranded as Caney Grocery. City Administrator Kelley Zellner says he’s happy to see the change take place.
Rotary gives books to students as part of Reading is Fundamental
Mabank High School Interact Club students volunteer to help with the book distribution. The Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club. Pictured is Gibson Boatright (from left), Emma Griffin, Kyndal Anderson, Callie Lawrence, Rotary Vocational Services Chairperson Rebecca Smith, Angelica Forrest, Joshua Seng, Felicity Torres, Abigail Jones, Michaela McDowell, Kaylee Tracy, Callie Moorhead, Krymsen Seay and Valeria Soria.