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Golden Leaf Foundation provides Vance County Schools with $400,000 grant | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 23, 2018
Vance County Schools received a $400,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation, which will be used to add zSpace laboratories in some of the system’s schools.
SNCC exhibit at Duke was created by Henderson native | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 23, 2018
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, commonly known as SNCC, had its origins in North Carolina.
B&GC teams up with Texas AIM | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 23, 2018
The Boys & Girls Club of Rusk County and Sylvan Learning Center of Longview teamed up through the Texas Academic Innovation and Mentoring program this school year.
Frequently asked: ‘What does a Texas Constable do?’ | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 23, 2018
“What do you do as a constable?” It’s probably the most frequently asked question Rusk County Pct. 5 Constable Jimmy Skinner receives.
Pair arrested following an assault, drug possession | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 23, 2018
A Henderson man and woman were arrested Thursday after an altercation over drugs.
RC takes part in live action drill | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 23, 2018
A live action tornado drill was a learning opportunity for many agencies throughout East Texas on Wednesday, testing their abilities to work together when disaster strikes.
Request for alcohol at airport wedding denied | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 23, 2018
Rusk County Commissioners denied a request for alcoholic beverages at an airport wedding reception in a divided vote Thursday.
Economic development to get dedicated website | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 23, 2018
For years HEDCO (Henderson Economic Development Corporation) had only a landing page on the City of Henderson’s website.
Antique tractor show | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 23, 2018
Roy Wisdom on his ‘49 John Deere G participates in the tractor pull competition Friday at the Antique Tractor Show. Wisdom pulled for 87 feet and 8 inches. The Tractor Show took place Friday and Saturday at the Rusk County…
School choice movement growing nationwide, surveys indicate overwhelming support by voters | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 23, 2018
National surveys and statewide reports indicate that the majority of likely voters support the use of taxpayer money to fund school choice programs.
Henderson Daily News | April 23, 2018
Monthly rental prices for each city were sourced from Zillow. The prices shown are for 2-bedroom apartments in 2017. Median household income and mean hours worked were sourced from the latest U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Using…
‘Good place for community fellowship’ | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 22, 2018
Area residents flocked to the Vance County Regional Farmers Market on Saturday to welcome in a new season of locally grown produce and locally made crafts.
Spanish moss is symbol of the South | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 22, 2018
The slow transition to spring has one again prompted some people to look outdoors and look up at the beauty that graces our surroundings. It’s there year-round but often becomes a symbol of lazy summer days in the South.
County Spring Litter Sweep underway | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 21, 2018
Coinciding with the North Carolina’s Department of Transportation Spring Litter Sweep that started April 14 and continues through April 28, Vance County employees joined in the sweep this year.
Pinkston's Stewart reflects on regional Teacher of the Year experience | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 21, 2018
Though Kedecia Stewart, a fourth- and fifth-grade math teacher at Pinkston Street Elementary School and the North Central Region Teacher of the Year, wasn’t named the 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, she said it’s been…
'The Education of Dixie Dupree' author meets up with the No Name Book Club | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 20, 2018
The No Name Book Club had a special guest earlier this week when author Donna Everhart spoke about her debut novel “The Education of Dixie Dupree,” which has received widespread critical acclaim.
Henderson Dispatch | April 20, 2018
At the 2017 annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving awards banquet earlier this month, troopers from the State Highway Patrol office covering Vance County won big for their work of taking drunk and impaired drivers off the roads.
Annual Child Abuse Prevention Walk encourages moving toward action | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 19, 2018
At 9:30 p.m. April 6, 2016, Ellen Paynter received a phone call that changed her life.
Early voting for primary elections begins | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 19, 2018
Early voting in the Tri-County for the May 8 primaries for state, county and Board of Education offices gets underway today and runs through May 5.
Friday lunch benefits teen battling life-threatening condition | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 19, 2018
(MARSHALL, TX) - If you're already looking forward to lunch on Friday, Bear Creek Smokehouse is having a benefit lunch in Marshall, Texas from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Henderson Dispatch | April 19, 2018
A company excavating near the NAPA store in the 500 block of S. Garnett Street has struck a gas line. The street is temporarily closed, the area has been evacuated and the gas has been shut off, but residents should…
Vance commissioners consider $31.77M in projects | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 18, 2018
Vance County Commissioners approved a five-year capital improvement plan this month for projects that could cost a total of more than $31.77 million during the next five fiscal years.
HPD sees slight dip in March crime, traffic up | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 18, 2018
For the Henderson Police Department crime took a slight dip in the month of March.
Santana, Patel named  Girl, Boy of the Month | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 18, 2018
Juana Santana and Shivam Piyush Patel were honored last week as the Optimist Club's Girl and Boy of the Month.
Lone Star Legislative Summit | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 18, 2018
NACOGDOCHES — The Lone Star Legislative Summit brought Austin and Washington to East Texas Thursday and Friday.
RCSO seizes marijuana, meth from RC residence | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 18, 2018
The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 1.2 pounds of marijuana and some methamphetamine Friday afternoon, leading to the arrest of a Henderson man.
Strong storms bring wind damage to RC | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 18, 2018
Storms fired up across a large section of the country Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. A total of 32 tornadoes were reported in East Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri during the time period.
Rotary March student | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 18, 2018
Matti Bridges is the Rotary Vocational Student of the Month for March. She is the daughter of Charlie and Holli Bridges. In addition to her school academic requirements, Bridges is employed at Eastex Telephone Cooperative under the supervision of Janice…
Rotary April student | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 18, 2018
Jessica Beichea is the Rotary Vocational Student of the Month for April. She is the daughter of Rhonda Carpenter. In addition to her school academic requirements, Beichea works at the Boys & Girls Club under the supervision of Peggy McAlister.…
Poll shows broad support for attaching work requirements to food stamps | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 18, 2018
Congressional Republicans are proposing stricter work requirements for people who get food stamps.
Henderson Dispatch | April 18, 2018
One of the two suspects arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the home invasion and fatal fire in the Lake Gaston area of Warren County in March is now also facing charges in the slaying of a…
Henderson Dispatch | April 18, 2018
During Monday night’s Vance County Board of Education meeting, the board approved the names Vance County Middle School and Vance County High School for the middle and high schools formed through consolidation.
Henderson Dispatch | April 18, 2018
Granville Health System has moved a step closer to constructing a new medical office building. Earlier this week, the Granville County Board of Commissioners approved a financing contract under which the county will borrow about $6 million to build a…
Candidates focus on drug issues in sheriff primary race | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 17, 2018
Incumbent Vance County Sheriff Peter White announced his retirement in March, after holding the office for 12 years. Vance County will be one step closer to White’s replacement after the Democratic primary on May 8.
C.G. Credle to shift into a leadership and wellness choice school | Henderson Dispatch
Henderson Dispatch | April 17, 2018
C.G. Credle Elementary School is becoming a leadership and wellness choice school.
Bowie County deputies find drugs, arrest man during traffic stop | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 17, 2018
On April 15, 2018 Deputy Shawn Martin stopped a red Ford truck for a traffic violation on Interstate 30 in the Hooks area.
Tuesday, April 17 is the deadline to file your 2017 tax return | Henderson Daily News
Henderson Daily News | April 17, 2018
Shreveport - Tuesday, April 17, 2018 is the deadline to file your taxes. We spoke with the tax experts at H&R Block who highlighted some of the most common mistakes people make filing their taxes.
Henderson Dispatch | April 17, 2018
In November, Vance County Commissioners agreed to enter into an agreement to participate in a regional broadband study with Granville and Franklin counties.