School sports are an important part of Henderson, TX culture.A 3-A school, the Henderson Lions football team beat Chapel Hill, Texas to become state champions in 2010.This stretch of railroad was later sold to the Missouri Pacific Railroad (now Union Pacific) and remains in use to this day.In 1878, a small fire destroyed the courthouse, and a brick courthouse was built in its place. "Dad" Joiner brought in the Daisy Bradford #3 Discovery Well six miles northwest of Henderson.On the negro woman's testimony, a mob gathered, threw a loop around his neck, tied it to a saddle horse which went around the public square dragging Herndon to death.Then they hung the body to a tree and shot it full of holes…War was in preparation and people were in fits of anger.There were 4,831 housing units at an average density of 406.1 per square mile (156.7/km²).
The city has functioned as a major crossroads in Northeast Texas over the last two centuries. Annual events in the city of Henderson include the Heritage Syrup Festival in November, celebrating the east Texas tradition of syrup making, and the East Texas Sacred Harp Convention in August featuring shape note music.Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.80% of the population.There were 4,350 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families.When the war broke out, the men got all the files they could find and went to the blacksmith shops and made knives and swords.There was much laughter and I remember they said, "We'll whip those damn Yankees with axes and butcher knives.The Texas Department of Criminal Justice contracts for the operation of East Texas Multi-Use Facility in Henderson, housing over 2000 male and female state inmates in treatment programs. The Henderson Independent School District includes five campuses, Wylie Primary School, Wylie Elementary School, Northside Intermediate School, Henderson Middle School, and Henderson High School.