Abbott issues Executive Order relating to roadway screening and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 disaster
Texas Also Waives SNAP Interview RequirementsAUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announced today SNAP and Medicaid benefit renewals currently due will automatically be renewed so existing clients can maintain continuity of coverage during the COVID-19 public health crisis.“During this d…
The country will be commemorating National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a little known national holiday, on Sunday, March 29.
Fewer words have been so often spoken since the onset of the Coronavirus crisis as social distancing.
For the past few weeks the coronavirus has and is still changing the way we live our lives. It should come as no surprise that our local primary election has been postponed and rescheduled for July 14, 2020. Early voting for the postponed runoff primary election begins Monday, July 6, 2020.
Early April is traditionally the standardized testing period, however the COVID-19 has managed to wipe those tests out.
Interesting situations require interesting solutions.
The COVID-19 crisis is creating major financial concerns for many families in rural east Texas. Individuals may have their work hours reduced or be experiencing lay-offs.
As the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak spreads and hits closer to home area schools have been forced to extend spring breaks, and further into full-blown closures throughout the county, leaving many families struggling to feed children who would normally have meals provided during school hours…
Residents of Timpson and the surrounding area arose, earlier this week, to the news that they had unknowingly experienced another small earthquake, registering 2.5 on the Richter scale.
Mrs. Carrie Sellers will mark her 105th year on March 20. Family and friends surrounded her to celebrate her special day.
Rusk County Commissioners held a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, March 19 in which the main topic was the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Last week the recommendation was isolation. This week it is social distancing.
In light of COVID-19, better known to the public, as the Coronavirus there have been many changes in state, county and city operations. The Sheriff's department is no exception.
Judge Joel Hale signed a disaster declaration for Rusk County Wednesday morning after a confirmed case of the first COVID-19 case in the county.
The Henderson City Council met Tuesday night for their monthly meeting to address several agenda items and then went into executive session. After returning from executive session and ending the meeting Mayor Buzz Fullen called an emergency meeting to declare a Local State of Disaster for the city.
The Rusk County Library System has canceled all library programs and meetings throughout the month of March.
Henderson Municipal Court was next on the list of city closures in response to the widening threat of the Coronavirus.
American Electric Power/Southwestern Electric Power Company (AEP/SWEPCO) officials have made the decision to suspend all disconnections for non-payment during the COVID-19 crisis sweeping the nation, and the world.
As the COVID-19 virus gains momentum, and infection numbers rising across the United States (over 4,000 U.S. cases as of presstime), Gov. Gregg Abbott announced Monday morning that he is waiving the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the current…
Local officials have been in constant communication for several weeks regarding the continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the country and now throughout parts of Texas. As more information becomes available and the local impact changes, the City of Henderson along with community …
I recently had the invitation and opportunity to tour the Bradshaw State Jail facility operated privately by MTC (Management Training Corporation). This was my first opportunity to tour this facility or any prison facility in my lifetime, for that matter. I have always had a vision in my m…
The response to the Coronavirus has been varied and widespread both on the national level and the local level.
KILGORE – Three people have been arrested and charged in an incident at the local Wal-Mart, according to information given The Henderson News Thursday morning.
In case citizens who live in the City of Henderson have forgotten or just simply don’t know it is a code violation to blow excess grass clippings or other waste material into city streets.
Overall crime dropped for the month of February with a sharp spike in events related to burglary and a few rarely reported offenses.
The Rusk County Commissioners approved a bid to repair the 70-year-old elevator at the monthly RC Commissioners Court meeting Monday.
Kenneth Watson has been in the tree trimming business for 50 years this spring having started in 1970.
OVERTON – Sherry Roberts was introduced as the city’s new Overton Economical Development Corp. Executive Secretary/City Financial Director Monday night during a session of OEDC board.
The second annual Henderson Aristocrats Gavel Club Awards Banquet was an all-day event for a group of dedicated offenders at Management and Training Corporation’s Bradshaw State Jail.
The Rusk County Commissions approved a proclamation supporting Don’t Mess with Texas/Rusk County Trash Off event sent for April.
After a brief executive session with no action taken during a special called Henderson City Council meeting and short dinner break, a joint-session workshop was held for vision planning.
When the dust settled Wednesday from the previous day’s Republican Primaries three of the contested races will be heading into the runoff portion of the elections system.
Long-time Henderson resident, William ‘Bill’ Byrne, has presented the literary world his gift of delicious and nutritious recipes in his self-published book Nutritious, Delicious & Fast: Recipes for Your Healthy 21st Century Lifestyle.
Tuesday’s primary election totals have led to a run off in the Rusk County Sheriff race. With no one candidate garnering the necessary 50% plus one, candidates Jeff Price and JohnWayne Valdez will face off in a run off election.