Fire crews extinguish microwave fire near Payne Springs
PAYNE SPRINGS, Texas — Fire crews were able to extinguish an microwave that caught on fire early Thursday morning in Payne Springs. According to Payne Springs Fire Rescue, fire crews responded to County Road 2852 at 12:57 a.m. on Thursday for reports of a smoking microwave. When fire crews...
Don’t Miss Out On The Fun And Excitement Of These 9 East Texas Weekend Events
The signs of Spring are all around Tyler, Texas, Longview, Gilmer, and Athens, Texas too. Spring flowers are in bloom as well as some Dogwood trees and we're beginning to see the signs of pollen. With so much plant life coming back to life, so are the East Texas weekend activities.
Kaufman County Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report: 23 Incidents and 9 Crime Stories
Kaufman County Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report: 23 Incidents and 9 Crime Stories. During the last week, Kaufman County reported a total of 23 crime cases. The majority of these cases were either arrests or suspicious situations, each accounting for 4 cases. Trespassing and other uncategorized crimes followed closely with 3 cases each. Burglaries, shootings, and vehicle pursuits were also reported, each with 2 cases. There was one case each of assault, disturbance, and theft. The data suggests a concerning level of criminal activity, with a notable number of arrests and suspicious situations requiring investigation. It is also worth noting the presence of violent crimes such as shootings and assaults, which contribute to the severity of the overall crime situation. The local law enforcement agencies are urged to intensify their efforts to ensure the safety and security of the residents.
Black Beauty Ranch in Henderson County offering internships
MURCHISON, Texas — Editor's Note: The video above was published in May 2021. The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison is now accepting applications for interns. The Black Beauty Ranch Facebook post said they offer animal care and vet tech internships for those looking to gain experience. "Interns...
Kemp Feb 28 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, the place of Kemp reported a total of 5 crime cases. The cases were of varying severity and types, with 'Other' crimes being the most frequent, accounting for 2 out of the 5 cases. These 'Other' crimes were reported on February 24 and 23, with incidents of harassment and phone harassment respectively. There was also a 'Suspicious Situation' reported on February 24, which remains under investigation. The 'Arrest' case was reported on the morning of February 24, though no further details were provided. An 'Assault' case was also reported on the early morning of February 24. The local authorities are actively working on these cases, and the situation is subject to change. The residents have been advised to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police.
Lady Panthers outkick district opponents
The Mabank Lady Panthers soccer team defeats Community High School at home Feb. 21, 4-2. Stephanie Henderson put the Lady Panthers on the board with a sweeping wide right goal. Addison Stephens and Kendal Woods shored up the first half. Woods found the net again in the second half to seal the victory. Feb. 24, in front of a large home crowd, the Lady Panthers took on the district leader, Caddo Mills, taking the win on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie. All shooters (Grayse Hale, Montgomri Hinkle, Alexia Martinez and Stephens) sunk their shots, then goalie Katherine McNair stopped a Caddo shot to put an end to the penalty-kick phase.
Dive into Flavors: 3 Exquisite Seafood Restaurants in Athens
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants in Athens. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
I-Team: Thousands of Texas train crossings remain gateless despite collisions
DALLAS - Nearly 2,000 drivers are hit by a train every year in the U.S. While several factors contribute to these collisions, including driver error, crossing gates play a crucial role in preventing accidents.However, a CBS News Texas I-Team investigation found that these safety gates are missing from more than 3,000 train crossings across Texas, including at crossings with a long history of collisions. Even after fatal crashes, the I-Team found it can take years for gates to be installed at a crossing—if they are installed at all.When Eva Lee sees a car drive down Cream Level Road in Athens,...
Pizza Paradise: The 3 Unbeatable Pizzas in Mabank
This article presents a review of three distinct pizzas available in Mabank. Have you had a chance to taste any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Mabank, Kemp win Bi-district titles, fall at Area
The Mabank Panthers, who post a 2023-24 record of 25-7, celebrate their Bi-district championship Feb. 19 against Texarkana Pleasant Grove. Kemp’s Jose Morales focuses on the basket Feb. 23 as he glides to the hoop for a score against Palestine Westwood. CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The Kemp Yellowjackets and the Mabank...
OP-ED: Keith Bell - A Champion for Texas School Children
Doug Williams, Retired Superintendent, Sunnyvale ISD. Op-Ed to inForney.com from Doug Williams, Retired Superintendent, Sunnyvale ISD. During my 16 years as superintendent of Sunnyvale ISD, I believed it was my responsibility to be involved with the legislative process. Public schools are directly affected by actions taken by our lawmakers in Austin, so I took the time to stay informed on key issues and get to know these legislators that impact the 5.5 million students in Texas public education. It was my honor to work with Representative Keith Bell over the last 8 years of my career. While he never represented Sunnyvale where I live, in my ways I counted him as my representative.
Kerens ISD approves budget amendments
Kerens ISD school board members meet Kerens Secondary School’s February Students of the Month, introduced by Secondary School Associate Principal Kristen Lynch (from left), featuring Kate Kent, Kynzee Elmore and Diego Torres Feb. 26. One of those amendments reallocates about $1.3 million of property tax revenues into the district’s...
Mabank Feb 26 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Mabank reported a total of 5 crime cases. The cases were diverse in nature, with 'Arrest' being the most frequent type, accounting for 2 out of the 5 cases. The other cases were evenly spread among 'Disturbance', 'Assault', and 'Suspicious Situation', each constituting a single case. This distribution of crime types suggests that while law enforcement actions were prevalent, the place also experienced a certain degree of public unrest and potential threats to personal safety. The reported cases occurred at different times throughout the day, indicating a need for vigilance at all hours. These figures underline the importance of continuous efforts to maintain law and order in the place.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.79 and $2.99 in Athens as of 2024-02-29. 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 $3.319, a week ago the price is $3.270 , according to AAA.
Henderson County saloon a total loss after fire
MURCHISON, Texas (KETK) – The Red Bull Saloon in Murchison is reportedly a total loss after a fire started in the private club around 5:17 a.m. on Saturday. Initially the business reported that they would only be closed for the day but later they said in a Facebook post that the building was a total […]
Kaufman County Overall Crime Trends Downward In 2023
KAUFMAN - Information provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office to inForney.com shows overall county crime trending down. As Kaufman County continues to see record growth, our county's overall crime rate is showing a downward trend. Information obtained by inForney.com from the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office shows that between...
Meet the candidates running for Van Zandt County Sheriff
CANTON, Texas (KETK) – Current Van Zandt County Sheriff Joe Carter was appointed in 2022, following the resignation of the former sheriff Steve Hendrix after he was accused of lying in a Texas Rangers’ investigation over excessive force. This is the first time Van Zandt County voters will...
Melinda Spaulding Chevalier chases new storms
Melinda Spaulding Chevalier, Rice’s vice president for public affairs since August 2023, is more familiar with being the reporter than the story. Before working in communications, public affairs and higher education, she spent decades in journalism and was recognized by organizations like the Associated Press and the Emmy Awards.
TEMPLE FRIES RICE ON MILLER’S 16 AND 4
Hysier Miller scored 16 points and had four steals as visiting Temple beat Rice 65-43. Temple is now 11-17 and 4-11 in the American Athletic Conference. Sam Hofman, Steve Settle III and Matteo Picarelli each scored eight points. Hofman and Settle combined for 16 rebounds. Rice (11-17, 5-10) was led...
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 […]