Jan

14

Posted by : admin | On : January 14, 2016

Special to The News
MALAKOFF–The Henderson County Black History Committee has scheduled two events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The first annual Gospel Explosion is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Johnson Chapel AME Church in Malakoff. The group is asking for choirs, soloists, praise teams, choruses, etc. to come help celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please RSVP to Evangelist Alma Berry at (903) 489-1375.
The second event is the annual Candlelight Vigil scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at New Hope Corinth CME Church in Malakoff. The speaker for the event will be the Rev. Melvin Smith. Everyone is invited to attend to receive a blessing.

Jan

07

Posted by : admin | On : January 7, 2016

Special to The News
ATHENS–The Henderson County Lone Star Republican Women’s Club is hosting a forum for Republican primary candidates at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Henderson County Senior Citizens Building in Athens.
An open house will be from 5-6 p.m.
Henderson County Republican candidates and Texas House of Representatives District 4 candidates have been invited.
The event features:
• moderator questions & answers with all candidates.
• meet and greet the candidates session.
• a giveaway of a Texas flag flown over the capitol.
• refreshments.
The Henderson County Senior Citizens Center is located at 3344 SH 31 E. in Athens.

Jan

07

Posted by : admin | On : January 7, 2016

Special to The News
GUN BARREL CITY–Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic is holding a low-cost vaccination and microchip clinic from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 at the clinic at the southeast corner of State Highway 198 and 334 in Gun Barrel City, east of the Huddle House. No appointment is necessary.
Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.
This clinic will also offer microchipping to cats or dogs. A tiny chip is inserted into the scruff of the pet, which can be read by a scanner available at shelters. Microchips allow lost pets to be reunited with their owners.
Also available at any time is Activyl, a flea prevention product from Merck. A liquid in a vial to be applied to the pet’s skin and is getting rave reviews. It is very reasonably priced and sold in singles or a six-month box.
Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic has been open since July 2002 and has neutered more than 33,000 animals in that time. Surgery is done only on Tuesdays by appointment only.
For more information, call (903) 887-7387.
Tax-deductible donations for this non-profit charity may be sent to P.O. Box 5455, Gun Barrel City, TX 75147 or may be made by credit/debit cards at www.friendsoftheanimals.org.

Dec

30

Posted by : admin | On : December 30, 2015

70 mph tornado hits Eustace; on ground for three minutes

The News Staff Reports
HENDERSON COUNTY–Despite tornadoes and heavy rain over the weekend, Henderson County suffered only minor damage.
Two individuals were rescued from the top of their vehicle over the weekend after swift water on FM 773 engulfed their vehicle. Brownsboro Volunteer Fire Department and Murchison VFD executed the rescue, transferring the individuals to dry ground. Neither of the persons were injured however the road remained closed on Monday due to flood waters.
Several other roads were closed due to flooding and/or debris in the road including CR 2930, CR 2922, CR 2938 and CR 2919. Peach Tree Road was also closed.
In Eustace, an EF-0, 70 mile an hour wind tornado was reported around 2:44 p.m. The 40-yard wide tornado stayed on the ground for approximately three minutes.
Lawrence MacMillian, a resident on CR 2938 by Hilltop Tires reported a metal storage had blown up into a tree, and several light poles fell, knocking out power for several hours.
“My wife’s windmill was blown down and we were without power for more than 12 hours,” MacMillian said.
MacMillian and his wife have lived in the area for more than 31 years and say they have never seen anything like it.
Fortunately, no weather-related injuries were reported in the Henderson County area during the weekend’s heavy storm but by Monday, the county received 4.83 inches of rain at Athens Municipal Airport and between 8:55-11:55 a.m. Sunday, four more inches of rain fell in the Lake Athens area.
Other parts of Texas were not so lucky. The Fort Worth National Weather Service reported nine confirmed tornadoes in the North-Central Texas area including the EF-4 that ripped through the Rowlett/Garland area, killing 11 people and damaging more than 1,000 homes.
Payne Springs Volunteer Fire Department assisted in the Garland and Rowlett area Saturday after the tornadoe.
PSVFD sent a six-man crew along with a three-man squad and two-man Command. EVT and service also responded assisting with the primary and secondary searches.
Weather forecast for New Year’s Eve and Day should be mostly cloudly with a high of 48 degrees and a low of 33 degrees with a nine to 25 percent chance of parcipitation.

Dec

22

Posted by : admin | On : December 22, 2015

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Parents Anthony and Shakevia Chilton bring their son, Aumodric, 4, for photos with the decorations on the courthouse square in Athens, along with their little neice Kaleigh Pitt, 1.

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Khopelyn Wallace visits Santa on her third birthday, Dec. 5, 2015. She is the daughter of Brianna and Chase Wallace of Larue.

Apr

06

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : April 6, 2012

From Staff Reports

It is a milestone year for Malakoff’s annual festival.

The Malakoff Chamber of Commerce Cornbread Festival will mark its 15th year Saturday, April 14. The day will also see the Rotary Club of Malakoff Pancake Breakfast and the 13th Annual Texas State Knife & Tomahawk Championship (see Page 13A).

Organizers will be rolling out some new events, plus all the old favorites in celebration.

The event will start off with the annual 5k run, sponsored this year by Brookshire’s

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Mar

30

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : March 30, 2012

From Staff Reports

First Assembly of God Malakoff will be dialing up an “egg-stravaganza” for the fifth consecutive year, and will be putting out more than 15,000 Easter eggs for children to scoop up Saturday, March 31.

The way First Assembly does things, the kids – who will be split into ages 0 to 3, 4 to 6, and 7 to 12 – won’t have

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Feb

03

Posted by : Press release | On : February 3, 2012

Hungry? Homeless? Down on your luck? Struggling with addiction, grief or loneliness?

Then come to the Cain Center in Athens from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, where the churches of Henderson County will be reaching out to help.
During that time, there will be stations set up to help with the following: food pantry; clothes closet; addiction recovery; shelter; auto repair; home maintenance; support for depression, grief and divorce; jail/prison outreach; and care packages and penpals for soldiers, shut-ins and inmates.

(READ MORE IN THIS WEEK’S PRINT EDITION OF THE MALAKOFF NEWS, ON STANDS NOW.)

Jan

27

Posted by : Press release | On : January 27, 2012

James Surls

By Lyn Dunsavage
Special to The News

Gardens filled with sculptures by internationally famous artists, including James Surls, will be open to the public Saturday, April 28 as a portion of an art tour starting in Malakoff and including a “drive-about” portion to focus on studios, galleries, and shops representing approximately 70 professional artists in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Kaufman counties in the Upper East Side of Texas.

The sculpture garden tour will mark the opening of the “James Surls’ Sculpture Gardens: A Memorial to Joe Surls,” featuring the early works of James Surls, an internationally acclaimed sculptor whose works are collected by the Guggenheim, the Meadows, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and dozens of other museums.

Raised in Malakoff, Surls’ career began in the area woods he loved

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Jan

13

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : January 13, 2012

Community Calendar is published in each issue free of charge. Deadline for publication is 5 p.m. Monday. To place an item in Community Calendar, call 903-489-0531 or fax items to 903-489-2543. Items may also be dropped off at The Malakoff News office, or e-mailed at malnews@ embarqmail.com.

Rotary Club meetings
The Rotary Club of Malakoff, chartered March 29, 1939 meets noon each Tuesday

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