Overton Mustang coaches and players huddle up during a time out, late in the fourth quarter against James Bowie at Coach Chester Roy Field on Friday night.
Henderson’s Jamal Kind recovers a fumble as teammates Arquez Walton (12) and Stephen Reese celebrate during the second half of Henderson’s 52-0 shutout of Spring Hill. The shutout is the Lions second this season and it’s the first time a Henderson team has done that since it happened in both 1996 and ’97.
This truck loaded down with hay and bearing Indiana license plates was spotted cruising through town earlier this week.
Gas prices are down nearly a dollar per gallon from these shown in 2012.
New upgrades to the Henderson Daily News website allow for the newspapers’ pages to be optimized for smartphones and tablets.
Kim Johnson, owner of The Mustard Seed in downtown Henderson, puts the finishing touches on a chalkboard outside her business promoting Country Fair on the Square, a day of special events sponsored by Main Street Henderson. For more information on Saturday’s events, call (903) 646-3989.
A festive sight of pumpkins, hay bales, and other seasonal displays adorn the Pumpkin Patch on the grounds of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church at 214 College Ave. in Henderson. Pumpkins are available for purchase from 3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays, with different activities scheduled each Sunday.
Michelle Dudo Harvey, a New London resident that suffers from multiple sclerosis, is attempting to raise funds to fight the disease. Her team Walk the Walk has raised more than $1,500 so far.
Henderson’s Jake Staneart runs over a Spring Hill defender after making a reception during the Lions 35-14 JV win over the Panthers at Lion Stadium Thursday. Henderson improved to 6-0 on the season with the win.
Henderson ISD Needs Assessment Committee Chairman Mark Mann, left, joined superintendent Keith Boles to lead the Henderson Lions Club program Wednesday. They detailed some of the finer points of a proposed $26 million bond proposal for a new middle school building in the Nov. 8 election. At right is deputy superintendent Raylene Connor.
Firefighters from Henderson Fire Department were on hand as Mayor John W. “Buzz” Fullen signed a proclamation designating Oct. 9-15 as “Fire Prevention Week” in the city of Henderson. Pictured here with Fullen are Chief Rusty Chote and Deputy Chief Mark Jennings and Capt. Jeff Stoddard, Jeremy Simmons, Don Reynolds, Chris Jones, Justin Shull, and Lt. Marc Marsh.
From left, Justice Parker, Del Barnes, Christian Cary and William Odum take the field before a game against Center. Henderson opens District 16-3A play Friday at Spring Hill. It will be the Lions first-ever game at Spring Hill.
Henderson Middle School halfback Duke Ellis prepares to elude a group of Palestine defenders before picking up a first down in local football action.
ETMC Henderson hosted a health fair Tuesday morning at the Civic Center. More than 100 people turned out for the event, which included cholesterol and glucose testing, flu shots and more. Here, Henderson Mayor John W. “Buzz” Fullen gets his cholesterol checked by nurse Dawn Crisp.
Overton Mayor John Ed Welch, right, with the help of volunteers, passes out balloons to Overton youngsters during the city’s fourth annual “National Night Out” Tuesday in Overton.
All five of Mount Enterprise’s offensive linemen started on the line last season. The quintet has helped the Wildcats start 5-0. Mount Enterprise’s offensive linemen include, from left, Aaron Tucker, Timmy Oswald, Colton Byler, David Young and Dakota Porter. The Wildcats visit Austin Regents Friday.
While building activity on large-scale projects has cooled off, city officials say activity involving smaller residential renovations and improvements, like this one on North High Street in Henderson, remain on a steady pace. George Conway, a machine operator with Henderson-based PITD Construction Co., said his company has stayed busy.
HMS 7th grader player Nick Parker eludes a Palestine defender during a Cubs game Thursday at Lion Stadium. Parker ran for 17 yards, completed three passes and also caught a pass on the day. Henderson’s junior-high teams visit Spring Hill Thursday.
Carlisle’s Clay Allphin (51) celebrates a tackle for a loss with teammate Gerardo DeLeon during the Indians 52-6 victory over Dallas First Baptist Academy Friday in Price. The Indians held the Saints to seven yards rushing on 29 carries in taking the homecoming victory.
The “Sunshine Dome,” the home of Jerry & Kathy Standley located just outside of town at 4981 County Road 409-D is open to the public from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15 and admission is free.
Christian Livsey as Bellomy, Scot Walker as El Gallo and Erin Swan as Hucklebee strike a pose at the end of a musical number in Henderson Civic Theatre’s production of “The Fantasticks,” playing now at the Opera House in downtown Henderson. The production continues through Oct. 9. For information or tickets, call (903) 657-2968.
It appears the change in seasons from summer to fall has been hastened by the ongoing drought, as much of the Rusk County plant life is looking dry and brown well ahead of time. State and local fire officials stress to area residents the importance of fire safety, as conditions are prime for another spate of wildfires.