APS investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly

October 18, 2018

October is Elderly Financial Abuse Awareness month. That’s just one form of elderly abuse, but there are others and Adult Protective Services is the agency tasked with standing in the gap and that’s a big job in Henderson County. In this podcast, we’ll hear about one way the local APS board is trying to help and we’ll also hear from an APS specialist about what they do.


Fire Chief, County Judge discuss what is happening during severe weather

October 16, 2018

A line of storms hit the county hard last Saturday, prompting cities to activate emergency sirens and communications networks and the report of a tornado in the Cross Roads area. We spoke with the Athens Fire Chief and the County Judge about what’s going on behind the scenes during severe weather events.


Monday, Oct. 15

October 14, 2018

Listen to this week's Road Buzz TxDOT update and some of the events scheduled for the week. #WeinsteinTeam


New restaurants coming to Athens

October 9, 2018

Have you heard that there are as many as EIGHT new restaurants coming to Athens?

We talked with Athens City Councilman Ed McCain and City Manager Elizabeth Borstadt to find out who is coming to town and where they are going to be.


Road Buzz for Week of Oct. 1

October 1, 2018

TxDOT (Athens) Maintenance plans to conduct base repairs on SH 155 and edge repairs on FM 85. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.


Henderson County construction projects updates:


SH 31 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From FM 3204 east to 0.5 miles west of FM 315 in Chandler
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt
  • Cost: $2.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is backfilling pavement edges, working on guard fence, and preparing for surface hot mix. Expect daily lane closures. Watch for construction traffic exiting and merging throughout the project limits. The project consists of base repairs, mill and inlay, seal coating, surface hot mix, Metal Beam Guard Fence upgrades, and the installation of signs and pavement markings.


SH 19 Widening Project III

  • Limits: FM 1615 south to 0.3 miles south of Coon Creek
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp
  • Cost: $4.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor is cleaning base, preparing to prime the northbound shoulder, and applying seal coat to the roadway as weather permits. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph for the duration of the project which consists of adding 10-foot shoulders on both the northbound and southbound travel lanes.


US 175 Widening Project (Phase I)

  • Limits: From 0.1 mile SE of FM 804 near Baxter SE to 1.1 miles E of Loop 60E at Larue
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. and Big Creek Construction
  • Cost: $39.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is conducting miscellaneous work and final cleanup activities. Observe advance warning signs and expect lane closures. The speed limit is 55 mph on this project to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.


US 175 Widening Project (Phase III) in Anderson County

  • Limits: From 0.85 mile E of FM 315 in Poynor SE to .5 mile NW of SH 155 at Frankston
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $27.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

Traffic is on the westbound lanes as an undivided highway running east/west as work is conducted in the eastbound lanes. The contractor is working in the two southern most lanes from Elm St. to Cemetery Rd. to install driveway pipe and box culverts. Installation necessitates the continuation of clear/grub, demolishing existing culverts, and excavation. SW3P items are continuously installed and repaired on this project that is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.  


TIGERS: Malakoff gets ready for Mexia

September 13, 2018

The Malakoff Tigers had an odd and unwanted open date last week. They look to get  back to action this week at home against Mexia.


HORNETS: Coach Essary talks about upcoming game against Fairfield

September 13, 2018

Athens is feeling good after an exciting 35-34 win over Rusk last week. This week's opponent, however, is undefeated Fairfield.


Brownsboro visits Athens to open 2018 season

August 30, 2018

The Athens Hornets open up the 2018 football season at home by hosting the Brownsboro Bears with the Highway 31 Championship at stake. In this episode, Coach Paul Essary talks about the game, the state of the team and Twitter.


Malakoff to host Teague to open season

August 29, 2018

The Malakoff Tigers will kick off the 2018 regular season by hosting rival Teague Friday night. Michael V. Hannigan talks to Coach Jamie Driskell about the summer and the upcoming game. ... PLUS the cricket spy!


Preseason chat with Coach Jamie Driskell

August 24, 2018

The Malakoff Tigers are one week away from opening up their season at home against Teague. We got the chance to chat for a little bit with Coach Driskell about the team.