Week of November 19, 2012


Randy Daniel

Story No. 1 – Randy Daniel drops mayor, picks up judge: Randy Daniel was selected by Henderson County Commissioners’ Court this week to fill the open Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 seat. To take the job, however, Daniel had to resign as mayor of athens.
Why it is important: For the first time in almost eight years, Athens will have a new mayor.
Learn more: The Malakoff News.

Story No. 2 – Big Saturday on tap: The annual Athens Christmas parade and Holiday on the Square are set for Saturday, Dec. 1.
Why it is important: It’s Christmas, it’s family, it’s community, and it’s fun.
Learn more: The Athens Tourism Department and Keep Athens Beautiful have information.

Story No. 3 – One more time for Malakoff: The Malakoff Tigers are the last football team standing in Henderson County. Malakoff will face Pottsboro tonight (Nov. 23) in Royse City, with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Why it is important: It’s always important when an area team is still playing after Thanksgiving.
Learn more: The Malakoff News.

Story No. 4 – Patrick Greene threatens lawsuit … again: San Antonio atheist Patrick Greene is back with another possible lawsuit against the nativity scene, this time because he wants his own sign on the courthouse lawn.
Why it is important: Well, first the nativity scene story has taken on a life of its own. Large media stations swarm whenever anything happens on the story. But Greene has a history of this sort of behavior, which makes him hard to just ignore.
Learn more: Plenty of television and print journalists were in town early this week for the story, but locally you can find it at The News or the Tyler Paper.

Story No. 5 – Coffee City craziness: A new mayor plus two new council members were elected in Coffee City Nov. 6, but the new officials still haven’t been seated.
Why it is important: The power of the blog! A blog called “Concerned Citizens of Coffee City” is pushing the issue, seemingly questioning the integrity of every elected official in the county.
Learn more: The Athens Review has a story, but you might want to check out the blog for your self (WARNING: Content not suitable for everyone: crude humor, inuendo and language).

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