Crews respond to house fire near Payne Springs
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A single-family home in the Cederview Estates subdivision was destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon. At about 2:23 pm., Payne Springs Fire Rescue was alerted for the structure fire and arrived to find a single-story house completely involved with fire, the rescue said in a post.
Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers Agrees to Pay $2.9 Million to Settle Kickback Claims
A whistleblower’s actions have resulted in the ophthalmology group Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers resolving allegations of paying kickbacks to optometrists for cataract surgery candidate referrals. The $2,902,505 settles the False Claims Act allegations claiming payments violated the Anti-Kickback Statute. Kleiman Evangelista is a full service ophthalmology practice with offices...
MPISD – News
2023 MPHS RYLA participants Angelina Hernandez and Cecilia Phan. 2023 MPHS RYLA Senior Staffer, Reese BallContact: Kelly Cowan. MPHS students chosen for Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Locl Rotarians chose Mount Pleasant High School juniors Angelina Hernandez and Cecilia Phan to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) weekend camp after...
2 arrested in connection to murders at Royal Crest Apartments in Tyler
TYLER, Texas (KETK) — Two Athens men are dead after a shooting at the Royal Crest Apartments at 1909 Sybil Lane in Tyler on Thursday night, police said. According to police, the incident happened around 9:50 p.m. Officers on the scene found a vehicle in the parking lot with two victims. Police said both victims, […]
Athns FFA member creates her own brand
Athens High School sophomore SkyeLann White has enough drive and ambition for two mere mortals. The Athens FFA member was focused on soccer and barrel racing until about a year ago. It was then that she leased a grey Brahman heifer to show. “I ended up falling in love with...
AHS AG Win Overall Reserve Grand Champion
Caption: Athens High School ag mechanic students (from left) Wyatt Langlois, Trigger Crecilius and Gage Fredrick won first in the trailer division of shop projects and went on to win Overall Reserve Grand Champion at the Henderson County Livestock Show with their 24-foot cattle trailer.
Little Hope Baptist Church in Canton marks 130 years of praise
CANTON, Texas (KETK) – Members of Little Hope Baptist Church came together on Sunday to look back at the 130 years of history their house of worship holds. “The fact that it’s between a hay field in the woods and there’s a deer stand 200 yards from where you’re standing, for it to still be […]
AHS Win Reserve Grand Champion
Athens High School junior Ty Driskell won Market Goat Class 5 with his goat, Rocky, and went on to win Reserve Grand Champion in the grand drive.
Ophthalmology association with offices in East, North Texas to pay $2.9 million due to kickback allegations, officials say
TITUS COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Arlington Ophthalmology Association P.L.L.C. also known as Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers (K&E) with offices in East and North Texas agreed to pay a $2.9 million civil settlement. They were accused of offering and paying kickbacks to optometrists to “induce referrals” of patients who qualified for cataract surgery, Eastern District […]
Wildcats power passed Athens, play Palestine in Area Round
Coach Alexi Upton and his team won a Bi-District championship Thursday, Mar. 23, dispatching Athens 2-0. Sulphur Springs knew exactly what they needed to do to win Thursday if they wished to move on. The men’s soccer coach said Thursday morning that the Hornets are an aggressive, high scoring team,...
Payne Springs interim police chief wants ‘to try to restore the faith back in the community’
PAYNE SPRINGS, Texas (KLTV) - Payne Springs Interim Police Chief Rick Harmon said the department is, “Going to try to restore the faith back in the community.” This comes after the police chief and in officer were arrested and accused of dealing drugs previously seized by the department.
High school basketball: Cayuga's Satterwhite named Newcomer of the Year
Mar. 26—Cayuga Ladycat Graci Satterwhite was named the District 19-2A Newcomer of the Year. Satterwhite was the unquestioned go-to player when Cayuga needed a basket this year. The freshman guard averaged 13 points per game, six rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two blocks per game. She also embodied the term "student-athlete" with a 99.0 GPA and being ranked first in her class.
Driver of overturned box truck extracted, airlifted from major crash on U.S. Highway 175
CRANDALL, Texas — The driver of an overturned box truck was extricated and airlifted to an area hospital after a major crash on U.S. Highway 175 on Friday. At approximately 12:28 p.m., on Friday, March 24, 2023, the Crandall Fire Department was dispatched to U.S. Highway 175 near Bud Stoy Road for a reported major crash.
G.W. Jackson Legacy Park to Officially Open in Corsicana Next Week
Gwen Chance looked on with wonder as workers secured Corsicana's newest statue in the city's newest park. "He is the first statue, African American statue, in the city of Corsicana," Chance said. "He" is George Washington Jackson, known as G.W. Jackson, the first principal of what was then Corsicana's Black...
Corsicana Designated Music Friendly Texas, Announces Governor Abbott
Governor Greg Abbott announced that the City of Corsicana, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated a Music Friendly Texas Certified Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO). The Music Friendly Texas program, the first in the nation since introduced by TMO in 2016, seeks to foster music business-related economic development and job creation in Texas cities and communities.
Kemp discusses annual Wildflower Festival
The Rockmollys entertain eventgoers at last year’s Wildflower Festival. The band takes the stage again at this year’s event on April 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. KEMP– Kemp city leaders discussed the annual Wildflower Festival at the Kemp City Council meeting held on March 14, giving details on vendors, food, and more.
Wills Point man accused of setting house on fire
WILLS POINT, Texas (KLTV) - A man has been arrested for alleged arson following a house fire in Wills Point. On March 9 at about 4 p.m., the Van Zandt Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a fire at 949 Willow St. to find a house with several windows broken out and heavy fire damage in a corner identifed as the master bedroom, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Blotter: Smith County Jail Bookings March 22 – March 23
Deputies charged Anthony Ray Coward, Jr., 40, of Canton, with assault family/household member with previous conviction. Coward was in the Smith County Jail on Wednesday and released the same day on a $35,000 bond.
South San Antonio ISD votes to close down three schools
The board didn't say when these schools will close.
AHS senior named to Academic All-State First Team
Athens High School senior Seth Red was named to the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State First Team. The THSCA Academic All-State Teams recognize high school athletes who excel in grade point average, class rank and ACT or SAT score.
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