Overton senior fullback Jesse Roach hurdles a Shelbyville defender en route to a 25 yard touchdown romp during the Mustangs 25-20 victory over the Dragons. Roach rumbled for over 100 yards of total offense, with 9 solo tackles and a sack on defense.
Sophomore Randy Davis ran for 157 yards in his debut as a varsity starter and Henderson rolled past Chapel Hill 24-6 in the district opener for both teams Friday at Bulldogs Stadium. The Lions are off Friday and play Gilmer Oct. 13 in Longview.
The St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church pumpkin patch is ready for the Halloween season at 214 College Ave. It is open from 3-6 p.m. on Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2-5 p.m. on Sundays. The church welcomes folks enjoying the patch but they do ask that visitors not disturb the decorations.
Tiarra Davis, center left, and William Mann, center right, are shown holding plaques presented to them Thursday during the Henderson Optimist Club’s program for Optimist Girl & Boy of the Month. On hand for the presentations were parents Mark and Debbie Mann, right, and Robin Davis, left.
Senior receiver Jamie Anthony returns this week after missing last week’s game due to the sudden death of his father. The Lions visit Chapel Hill at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Renaissance Club member Becky Kitchens shares details on the club’s upcoming fundraising events, including the Holiday Gift Faire in mid-November, for the Henderson Lions Club program on Wednesday.
Nature is finding a way back but the scars of the 2011 drought still remain. These flowers along Farm-to-Market Road 850 in Henderson are flourishing in the milder temperatures we’ve enjoyed in 2012, though the dead trees behind them remain a stark reminder of last year’s wildfires.
Trees in far East Texas seemed to fare the best with just 1.3 percent of trees succumbing to the drought in eastern Southeast Texas and just 3.9 percent dying in eastern Northeast Texas.
FILE - In this July 25, 2011 file photo, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott talks with the media as he leaves the Tom Green County Courthouse, in San Angelo, Texas. The slogan goes, “Don’t Mess With Texas.” But these days, a more appropriate cry might be: “Try it, Washington, and we’ll sue.” Abbott has filed 27 lawsuits against the federal government _ litigation that has cost his state nearly $2.8 million. That includes more than $1.5 million in salaries for state employees working on the cases, nearly $250,000 in court costs and the travel expenses of attorney general’s office personnel, and roughly $1 million for outside counsel and expert witnesses, according to records obtained by The Associated Press using the Freedom of Information Act. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Henderson junior Kami McCaw hits a return during the Lady Lions three-game loss to Spring Hill at home on Tuesday. Henderson drops to 19-8 with the loss. The Lady Lions visit Chapel Hill Friday.
Buildings of the former Gaston Public School complex build in the early 1930s and the rock walls built by the Works Progress Administration during 1936-40 still stand on Texas Highway 64 near Joinerville. The Gaston school district merged with the London school district in 1965 to form the West Rusk County Consolidated Independent School District.
Full Armor Christian Academy Kindergarten students Micah Brown, Beth Hraber and Dylan Adams spend time choosing a book in the library as classmate Taylor McGuire looks on.
Henderson senior Christa Thomas sets a ball during the Lady Lions win over Kilgore Friday at Lions Gymnasium. The No. 19 ranked Lady Lions have another home game Tuesday when they entertain No. 4 ranked Spring Hill. They visit Chapel Hill Friday.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church will open its eighth annual Pumpkin Patch event on Sunday.
Hushpuppies Restaurant is the September BRAVO Award winner from Keep Henderson Beautiful. Exterior landscaping and interior remodeling and decor have been projects of Sarah and Stacy Hayner, owners. Pictured are, from left, Pat Brack, city council member, Carol Pace, KHB; the Hayners, and Mike Barrow, city manager.
Patrick Brown scores a TD to put the Lions up 37-13 late in the fourth quarter.
Dalton Goode returns an interception.
Diamante Wright scores a touchdown.
Diamante Wright runs around left end.
Jamal Kind and Kenny McCown wrap up Jacksonville quarterback D.D. Franklin.
Patrick Brown looks for running room on a big gain in the first half.
The Henderson Lions mascot celebrates another touchdown.
Jacksonville QB D.D. Franklin escaped a safety on this attempted tackle. In the second quarter, the Lions caught Franklin for a safety.
Diamante Wright eyes a would-be tackler.
Henderson DL Bo Brady spent a lot of time in the Jacksonville backfield.
A host of Henderson defenders stuff the ballcarrier.
Contrell Phillips runs down Jacksonville QB D.D. Franklin.