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COVID-19 Update

July 10, 2020 at 8:35 am: Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the area:Henderson County: 230 cases; 74 recovered; 4 deathsAthens: 89 cases; 2 deathsClick on the links below for the most updated numbers.Texas Health and Human ServicesNortheast Texas Public Health District*

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East Tyler Street is going to get a major upgrade.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to install sidewalks along both sides of East Tyler Street, from Carroll Street to the intersection of FM 2495. The best part is the $1.5 million project is only going to cost

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Cain Center Construction Begins

ATHENS, Texas (May 7, 2020) -- Representatives from the Athens City Council, the Cain Center Public Steering Committee, and Construction Manager-at-Risk Berry and Clay gathered Thursday morning to break ground on the long-awaited Cain Center rehabilitation project.“A lot of work

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Athens Police Chief Warns About Stimulus Check Scams

ATHENS, Texas -- Athens Police Chief Buddy Hill is warning residents to be on the lookout for scam attempts connected to COVID-19. These scam attempts could lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft, he said.“The most important thing to remember

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How to Determine if you are and Essential Service

On March 31, 2020, Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in