Story No. 1 – Athens, Malakoff picked for playoffs: The annual high school football predictions are on the stands in the form of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. In it, both Athens and Malakoff are predicted to be in the postseason this year.
Why it is important: Reading Texas Football is a annual event for many people.
Learn more: The Malakoff News and The Athens News had stories.
Story No. 2 – Drive-by anniversary: The Fourth of July marked the one-year anniversary of a drive-by shooting in Athens that left one dead and one injured. James Garfield Marshall of Athens, 20, allegedly fired several shots from an assault weapon into a crowd celebrating the holiday on Jonathan Street.
Why it is important: Marshall’s trial on murder and aggravated assault charges will start next month.
Learn more: The Athens News (remember to go to the end of the file).
Story No. 3 – GBC Bingo Bust: Last week, police from Gun Barrel City and the Sheriff’s Office conducted a raid at the Golden Belle Bingo Hall, seizing 98 “gambling devices.”
Why it is important: A lot of folks went to the Golden Belle to get their fix of flashing machines and a chance at a jackpot.
Learn more: Art Lawler at the Review has a report.
Story No. 4 – TVCC Orientation set: Freshman orientation has been set for July 19 at Trinity Valley Community College. However, those who would like to attend must register by July 12.
Why it is important: Because a large number of Henderson County residents start their college careers at The Valley.
Learn more: Check out TVCC’s website.
Story No. 5 – Texas worst in health care: That’s the findings in a new report by the federal Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. “Texas ranks worst in the nation in health care services and delivery.”
Why it is important: Texas ranks worst in the nation in health care services and delivery.
Learn more: The Tyler Paper.