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Vance County student spotlight recipients go to D.C. | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 21, 2018
Bleary-eyed student spotlight students were up before dusk Wednesday, as they made the trek to Washington D.C.
Henderson Dispatch | June 21, 2018
A new Henderson-based program is offering young adults in the area an opportunity to get their high school equivalency diploma, while also getting hands-on training and national certifications in the construction industry.
Henderson Dispatch | June 21, 2018
Kittrell Water Association members are expected to vote tonight on whether they approve of consolidating KWA with the Vance County Water District.
Mathis set to become Vance Charter School principal | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 20, 2018
Brian Mathis, Granville Central High School principal, has been tapped to become the new principal of Vance Charter School.
Pride of 2022 reflect on their time at Henderson Collegiate | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 20, 2018
The Pride of 2022 were recognized and walked down memory lane Monday during Henderson Collegiate Middle School’s 8th grade promotion ceremony at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center.
Community rallies for relay: Vance County Relay for Life set for Saturday | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 20, 2018
Local musicians, food, contests, bounce houses, an amusement, horse and buggy rides and a raffle will be held in conjunction with the event, located between McGregor Hall and the Henderson Police Department on Breckenridge and Wyche streets.
HPD sees  low crime in May | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
Crime in the city remained relatively low, only fluctuating in a few categories, for the Henderson Police Department in the month of May.
Candidate for  representative  launches website | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
Alec Johnson, a candidate for State Representative announces the launch of his new website.
Rusk County sees improvement in June sales tax | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
All of Rusk County saw an increase on sales tax rebates for June sent out this month by the Texas Comptroller.
Overton man, woman arrested for fleeing, resisting | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
An Overton man and woman have been arrested following an officer’s attempt to serve a warrant.
N.C. farmers to feel the crunch of retaliatory tariffs | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
RALEIGH — As the trade dispute with China picks up, bigger farms in North Carolina are scrambling to cope with a shrinking market of customers.
Pokémon Go dispute sparks brawl and beating near Kirkwood Park, charges say | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
St. Louis County Prosecutors filed charges against the father-son duo Tuesday. Robert Matteuzzi and his son Angelo Matteuzzi, 31, each face one count of assault in the third degree.
Full text: Trump signs executive order ending family separations | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
After weeks of public outcry, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order allowing the Department of Homeland Security to address the issue of separating immigrant children from their parents.
Amateur radio club to take part in contest | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
The Rusk County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the American Radio Relay League Field Day contest beginning 1 p.m. Saturday and continuing for 24 hours.
Making progress | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
Stadium construction progress is still behind, and season tickets have been assigned through a lottery, according to Henderson Independent School District Superintendent Keith Boles.
How the Case for Voter Fraud Was Tested — and Utterly Failed | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
In the end, the decision seemed inevitable. After a seven-day trial in Kansas City federal court in March, in which Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach needed to be tutored on basic trial procedure by the judge and was found…
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy is creating a zombie army of children forcibly injected with medications that make them dizzy, listless, obese and even incapacitated, according to legal filings that show immigrant children in U.S. custody subdued with powerful…
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
Quarterly and annual homeownership statistics were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, Housing Vacancies and Homeownership dataset. State-specific homeownership rates for Q1 2018 and Q2 2016 were provided directly by the U.S. Census. The U.S. national homeownership rate declined from…
Henderson Daily News | June 20, 2018
The Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association have expressed their opposition to President Donald Trump's plans to increase trade tariffs on China, warning that "a trade war with China will deeply impact U.S. farmers, U.S. workers and…
Crosson appointed principal of Pinkston Street | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 19, 2018
Jacqueline Batchelor Crosson, who’s had a wealth of experience at Pinkston Street Elementary School, is set to become the school’s new principal.
Fan giveaway aims to help seniors beat the heat | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 19, 2018
Senior citizens can receive fans to help beat the heat this summer, thanks to a program sponsored by the Division of Aging and Adult Services in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
'I robbed the police station in Rupert.' Construction worker burglarized police station, bragged on social media, police say | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 19, 2018
RUPERT — A Heyburn man stole $2,000 worth of equipment from the new Rupert Police Department then bragged about it on social media, police say.
East Texas High Schools show improvements on state standardized tests | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 19, 2018
East Texas area high school students showed overall improvements on state standardized tests this spring, according to preliminary test results from the Texas Education Agency.
U.S. Supreme Court leaves open window for ending gerrymandering | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 19, 2018
Drawing political maps remains in the hands of Illinois lawmakers after the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases Monday without addressing key questions about the limits of partisan gerrymandering.
Henderson Daily News | June 19, 2018
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln may not have Coke, but Arby's is going to. The chain put the world's biggest sign in the country's smallest town to announce the change.
Henderson Dispatch | June 19, 2018
The honey will be flowing and the bees will be buzzing this Saturday when the Granville County Beekeepers Association holds its third annual Bee Jubilee at the Granville County Expo Center.
Record-setting astronaut Peggy Whitson retires | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 18, 2018
Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station and the record holder for most time in space by an American, has retired from NASA. Her last day was Friday.
Passion turned career | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 18, 2018
*Editor’s Note: The original article was written by Charlie Franklin, but has been edited and added to by The Henderson News staff.
Emancipation Day: A Texas  Tradition | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 18, 2018
I was recently introduced to the artwork of Kara Walker. Her work hinges on themes of slavery, race relations, and gender, among other things.
Tour attendees learn about farm life | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 17, 2018
Under a hot sky in the rural parts of the area, citizens listen intently as Larry Davis, one of the new farmers in Warren County, spoke of Davis Farms Sandy Creek LLC Saturday.
Possibility of local Lidl store remains unclear | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 17, 2018
Whether or not a European grocer that marketed its entry in the U.S. as “rethink grocery,” will come to Henderson remains unclear.
Henderson Dispatch | June 17, 2018
Perceived changes in the focus of duties for park rangers, their interactivity with the public and behavior have become topics of concern for Kerr Lake Park Watch.
Henderson Dispatch | June 17, 2018
According to the Vance County District Attorney’s office, during a session of the county’s criminal superior court this week, one man received life in prison without parole after being convicted of murder and eight others received various prison sentences for…
Henderson Dispatch | June 17, 2018
Vanessa Wrenn has been tapped as principal for Granville Academy, a school which promises to offer students unique opportunities.
Event raises awareness of elder abuse | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 16, 2018
The area’s fourth annual Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk event was held in Henderson Friday to raise awareness about the issue of abuse, neglect and exploitation among elderly and disabled people.
Behave your selfies | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | June 16, 2018
Here are a few things in which I don’t believe: cellphones, social media, and the devaluation of both privacy and individuality.
Henderson Dispatch | June 16, 2018
It was announced Thursday that two local men, one from Henderson and another from Manson, received three years in prison each after being convicted in two seperate federal gun cases.
A mother's prayer answered: A World War II soldier coming home for burial | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 15, 2018
After Leo Husak was killed during the U.S. Army's push into Germany in the final year of World War II, his mother's wish was that her son's body could be recovered so that he could be buried at home in…
Arby's puts up giant sign in Nebraska's smallest town, sets Guinness world record | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 15, 2018
The village of Monowi, along State Highway 12 between the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers, has become famous for its lack of residents.
Harrison County seeks new election equipment after vendor change | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 15, 2018
Despite the purchase of new electronic equipment a couple of years ago, Harrison County will need to consider new election equipment come this new fiscal year due to the unforeseen retirement of the newly-purchased ePollBooks.According to the Marshall News Messenger,…
Henderson Daily News | June 15, 2018
Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this analysis is for public elementary and secondary schools only.
Henderson Dispatch | June 15, 2018
Vance County will making a pre-payment toward principal on a bond tied to a Vance County School facility that will be consolidated during the next school.
Henderson Dispatch | June 15, 2018
The Warren County Board of Commissioners voted in April to impose a 90-day moratorium on racing at Country Boy’s Racing in the Afton-Elberon community southwest of Warrenton.
Henderson Dispatch | June 15, 2018
Kids can develop their cooking skills in workshops offered by Working Landscapes this summer.
Twelve months after attack on Congressional baseball practice, one lawmaker reflects | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 14, 2018
One year after an Illinois man opened fire on congressional Republicans at a baseball practice, the representative that was in the batter’s box says the memories still haunt him.
Indiana Republicans OK platform plank to make abortion unconstitutional and outlaw some types of birth control | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 14, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS — A national effort by abortion opponents to effectively ban the procedure by establishing the independent personhood of a fetus, from the moment of conception, has the full backing of the Indiana Republican Party.
New York AG announces lawsuit against Donald J. Trump Foundation | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 14, 2018
Lawsuit Seeks Restitution of $2.8 Million Plus PenaltiesAG’s Office Sends Referral Letters to Internal Revenue Service and Federal Election Commission for Further Investigation and Legal ActionIn Light Of Misconduct And Total Lack of Oversight, Lawsuit Seeks To Dissolve Donald J.…
72-year-old Iowa man suffers broken neck in attack with child's bicycle | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 14, 2018
WATERLOO – A 72-year-old man is in the hospital with a broken neck after he was beaten and clubbed with a child’s bicycle Wednesday morning.
SANDY DAVIDSON: Trump's opposition to the AT&T — Time Warner merger is on the mark | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 14, 2018
President Trump's resistance to the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner, no matter what is prompting it, is correct. Concentration of the media in too few hands is a scary fact of U.S. life.
Trump weighs in on McCaskill's plane-vs.-RV story, misstating facts in the process | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | June 14, 2018
Another foray in what promises to be heavy White House involvement in Missouri's pivotal Senate race