Jun

22

Posted by : admin | On : June 22, 2017

City of Malakoff Mayor Delois Pagitt (right) takes the oath of office.

City of Malakoff Mayor Delois Pagitt (right) takes the oath of office.


By Denise York
The News Staff Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff City Council met June 12 to deal with the results of the May 6 general election. The election left the City Council with no changes as Jeanette King and Tim Trimble were sworn in as council members and Mayor Delois Pagitt was once again sworn in as mayor. Tim Trimble was also re-elected as Mayor Pro-Tem by his fellow council members. The time and date of regular council meetings also remains unchanged.
Auditor Frank Steele of Anderson, Marx & Bohl and P.C. regarding the city’s audit report for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016. The auditor stated the city has $1,060,000 in cash and certificates of deposit and commended the council for their fiscal responsibility as they had spent approximately $100,000 less than budgeted.
The council adopted a resolution authorizing the continued participation with the ATMOS Cities Steering Committee to fund regulatory and activities related to ATMOS Energy Corporation.
The council convened into executive session before item 6 on the agenda which was to hear reports and updates from City of Malakoff Fire Chief Eddie Muehlstein requesting a maintenance fund, permission to destroy inventory or removal of property, permission to hold an open house on June 24 and recommendation of appointments of Officers and personnel. Chief Muehlstein was invited into the executive session.
When the council reconvened back into the regular session, permision was granted to donate some items including a used television. No action was taken on the other items.

Jun

15

Posted by : admin | On : June 15, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
ATHENS—Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse reports five men arrested for meth possession last week. Although unrelated, Hillhouse says the ambitious attack on the illegal drug trade is producing results.
“We are breaking the links of the drug chain here,” he said. “Often, we get the drug users, which leads us to the dealers and to the suppliers.”
Clifford Keith Miller, 55, was arrested at a residence outside Athens on U.S. 175 West with a substantial amount of meth, along with drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
His case began with the execution of a search warrant early June 7 that turned up the contraband at the scene during an unrelated investigation. Narcotics investigators were called in to assist. Miller faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
During that Wednesday, two men were taken in from a traffic stop at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1615 and County Road 4511. A search of the vehicle found that both men were in possession of suspected methamphetamines. The driver, Russell Allen Stogner, 27, was also without a valid driver’s license, and received an additional charge. His passenger was Lonnie Lee Fender, 32. The drug possession charge for both men carries a penalty of up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
A fugitive was located at a storage complex in Malakoff that same day. Phillip Maddox was wanted on an outstanding felony theft warrant and felony firearm possession charge. Deric Young was with Maddox at the time and he was found to have a small amount of a controlled substance and marijuana, along with outstanding arrest warrants out of Seven Points.
Early Thursday, June 8, a traffic stop on CR 4528 found Jeffrey Ryan Anding, 29, with suspected meth. He could be convicted of a state jail felony as well.
“A year ago when I took office, I made it clear we would not tolerate drugs in any amount by anyone in this county,” Hillhouse said. ‘From the commanders to the investigators to the deputies on patrol day and night, we are cracking down on both dealers and users of this poison,” he said. “Henderson County is becoming known as the place where drugs are very unwelcome.”

Jun

08

Posted by : admin | On : June 8, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
LOG CABIN—The City of Log Cabin marks its 30th anniversary with a celebration at 10 a.m. this Saturday. The city will hold a dedication ceremony of the “Gene Bearden Memorial Boat Ramp” in the city park with a celebratory meal to follow at the Red Barn.
In the 1980s the town began as a retirement development called Log Cabin Estates, located between the Caney Creek and Clear Creek arms of Cedar Creek Reservoir. The community incorporated in 1987, and in 1990 the population was 487. That figure increased to 733 in 2000. Current population is estimated to be 717 according to the city’s website.
Roger Eugene “Papa Gene” Bearden served the community of Log Cabin as a member of the City Council, Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem. And this was all after retiring from Southwestern Bell Telephone with 30 years of service.
From all accounts, Bearden was a “bigger than life” character, dedicated to his faith, his family and his community. He was instrumental in the implementation of the city’s new water treatment and sewer system, water tower, community park, fishing pier, boat ramp and dock. He and his wife Judy were married for 45 years before his passing in April 2014 at the age of 66.

Jun

01

Posted by : admin | On : June 1, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–Ethan Snow led a group of five Tiger baseball players who earned a spot on the District 18-3A All-District Baseball team in a vote of district coaches at their end of the season meeting. Coaches from the district nominate players and the coaches vote on each player nominated.
Snow was named the Tri-Utility Player of the Year along with Palestine Westwood senior Kolton Bentley and Teague senior Brad Smith.
Being selected for first-team honors were senior Tyler Russell and Tyler Crawford. Garnering second-team honors were sophomore Cully McCoy and junior Jake Lee.
Most Valuable Player of the district went to Teague’s Jaylon Davis, Defensive Player of the Year was Cooper Jones of Teague and Offensive Player of the Year went to Rhett Read of Leon.
Pitcher of the Year was Franklin’s T.J. Brumley, Newcomer of the Year was Jarrett Fishbeck of Buffalo with Coach of the Year going to Teague’s Jeff Callahan.
The Tigers went 9-10 overall on the sason and 5-7 in District 18-3A play this season and missed the playoffs.

May

18

Posted by : admin | On : May 18, 2017

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By Rollin Hadsell
The News Staff Writer
AUSTIN–Malakoff High School senior Tyler Russell went to the state meet determined to keep his state championship in the high jump, but came home with a bonus. Russell won two gold medals at the UIL State Track and Field Meet May 11-13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.
Eustace High School senior Chanda Westbrook came home with some hardware as well, winning a silver and bronze to close out her decorated career as a Eustace Lady Bulldog.
Russell defended his state high jump title, winning with a jump of six feet, 11 inches, a personal best. Poth’s Jake Lamberth won the silver with a jump of 6 feet, nine inches.
Russell added to his trophy case with a gold in the long jump, winning first with a distance of 23 feet, seven and a quarter inches. New Waverly’s Roman Pray finished second with a jump of 23 feet, three inches. In the past two track seasons, Russell has taken home three gold medals, two in the high jump and one in the long jump.
Westbrook started out the Friday morning session of the state meet by finishing second in the 3200-meter run with a time of 11:12.71 to take the silver medal. Blanco’s Johanna Villareal won the gold medal with a time of 11:08. 59. Westbrook came back on Saturday to take third place and the bronze medal in the 1600-meter run. Westbrook finished with a time of 5:10.60. Little River Academy’s Jenna Brazeal finished second with a time of 5:09.54 and Villareal took another gold with a time of 5:09.03.
Malakoff Tiger Q.T. Barker was fourth in the 100-meter run, missing a medal by just .09 seconds. Barker ran a 10.90, trailing Crockett’s Demarcus Richardson’s 10.81. Danny Gray of Dallas Madison won gold in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.70.
Larry Coker finished ninth in the discus with a throw of 137 feet, 10 inches. Schulenburg’s Josh Brown won gold with a throw of 176 feet, six inches.
Trinidad Lady Trojan Erica Airheart finished fifth in the Class A triple jump with a distance of 34 feet, seven and a half inches. Ella Anttila of Jonesboro won gold and set a state meet record with a distance of 39 feet, one and a half inches.

May

18

Posted by : admin | On : May 18, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
RED OAK–One tough inning cost the Malakoff Lady Tigers in their 4-2 loss to Grandview in the regional quarterfinals May 12 in Red Oak.
The Lady Tigers gave up four runs in the fourth inning to the Lady Zebras, the only inning Grandview scored in, but it was enough to propel them to the next round.
The Lady Tigers came out swinging against the District 17-3A champion Lady Zebras, scoring two runs in the first inning to take a quick 2-0 lead. Chyann Jarrett was hit by a pitch to start the inning and moved to second on a bunt single by Claire Spivey. Abby Terzis doubled to left to drive both runners in for the lead.
The game stayed 2-0 until the bottom of the fourth inning. Brooke Prewitt reach on an error and scored on a single by Alexis Galvan to cut the Lady Tiger lead to 2-1. After an error brought in another run, Kami Flores singled to score Galvan to give Grandview the lead. A single by Emily Little scored the fourth run of the inning for the Lady Zebras.
The Lady Tigers threatened in the fifth inning, getting two runners on after a double and a walk, but Grandview pitcher Brooke Blackwell struck out the next two hitters to end the threat.
Spivey finished the game 3-3 with a run scored and a walk, Abby Terzis was 1-4 and drove in the two Lady Tiger runs, Jarrett scored the other run for the Malakoff. Chaney Tart pitched a complete game, giving up four runs on five hits while striking out four and walking one. Only two of the runs were earned.
The Lady Tigers end their season at area champions and regional quarterfinalists with a record of 24-8-1.

May

18

Posted by : admin | On : May 18, 2017

Malakoff ISD Superintendent Randy Perry (right) presents a certificate of appreciation to Assistant Superintendent Sybil Norris for her outstanding work in applying for and acquiring grants for the school district.

Malakoff ISD Superintendent Randy Perry (right) presents a certificate of appreciation to Assistant Superintendent Sybil Norris for her outstanding work in applying for and acquiring grants for the school district.


By Denise York
The News Staff Writer
MALAKOFF–Malakoff ISD board members heard about stellar achievements from Agricultural Science Teacher Kenneth Hancock at the May 15 meeting.
Hancock, along with several of his students gave a compelling presentation highlighting their record year in achievements as well as the year-after-year growth of the program. Currently, they have 158 students in the FFA roster.
Hancock then submitted a list of needs of shop equipment badly in need of replacement, a list of eight items with five being highlighted as immediate needs. “Most of the equipment,” Hancock said, “was in use when you were students,” addressing the board.
All the items submitted included a low bid and a slightly better option. There was some discussion as to whether the better options would last longer and therefore make better sense. Questions also came up as to shipping costs. The top five need samounted to $49,523.50 and $69,377.50 if items six through eight were added in. After discussion of going with the better items in some cases, the total came to $82,877.
MISD Business Manager Kim Spencer pointed out that none of the bids had been run through her office and that there may be discounts not taken into consideration in the proposal. The board agreed to table the request and revisit it when more complete information was available. The target date is the next board meeting June 19. Superintendent Perry added “We would like this to be in place for next year’s class.”
The board took action on the proposal for covered batting cages, going with a 70’ by 70’ metal enclosure to be located between the softball and baseball fields so that both can take advantage of it. The enclosure will allow the students to practice in wet weather and when the fields are muddy. The board approved the bid submitted by Hayes and Company for $82,475.30. The proposal included an eight-foot high fence to keep out possible vandals.
In other business, the board:
• approved an Interlocal Agreement with Trinidad ISD and Murchison ISD for Special Education Services and
• awarded a Depository Contract to continue with First State Bank of Malakoff.

May

11

Posted by : admin | On : May 11, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
WAXAHACHIE–The Malakoff Lady Tigers continued their winning ways, beating Whitney 5-2 and 11-4 to complete the sweep of the Wildcats and advance to the regional quarterfinals.
The Lady Tigers will face District 17-3A champion Grandview at 7:30 pm. tonight, May 12 in Red Oak. The series will be one game, so the winner will move on to play in the regional semifinals next week.
In the first game of the series, Chyann Jarrett was 2-4 with two runs scored and Chaney Tart finished 2-3 with a walk and two runs scored, as well as driving in a run. Abby Terzis, Cheyanne Robertson and Hannah Terzis each had a hit in the game, with Hannah Terzis adding an RBI. Joey White scored the other run for the Lady Tigers.
Malakoff wasted no time getting on the board in the first inning. Jarrett singled to short to start the inning and advanced on an error by the shortstop. Tart drove home Jarrett with a single to left to give the Lady Tigers a 1-0 lead.
Whitney answered in their half of the inning, plating two runs on a walk, a sacrifice bunt, a single and a triple that drove home both runs.
The Lady Tigers tied it in the third when White walked, went to second on a groundout and scored on Abby Terzis’ double.
Malakoff struck for another run in the fifth. Tart doubled, moved to third on a couple of sacrifices and scored on a Hannah Terzis single to left.
The Lady Tigers added two insurance runs in the seventh. Jarrett singled, Tart walked and two runs scored on two errors by Whitney. Tart threw a complete game, giving up two runs on three hits, walked three and struck out eight for the win.
In game two, the Lady Tigers’ Jarrett and Claire Spivey each went 2-4 with a run scored and two RBIs to help Malakoff in the sweep. Robertson and White both finished 2-3 with a run scored, Jaci Spiva was 1-3 and scored two runs, and Tart and Abby Terzis both finished 1-3 with a run and an RBI each. Jewell Jones drove in a run in the game as well.
Malakoff trailed 1-0 heading to the bottom of the second, but scored twice to take the lead. Robertson singled to begin the inning. After two were out, Spiva walked and White singled to load the bases. Jarrett singled to center to drive in two runs.
The Lady Tigers added three more runs in the fourth. Spiva doubled, White singled and Spivey doubled to drive in two runs. Spivey scored on a single by Tart for a 5-1 lead.
Malakoff broke the game open in the sixth. Jarrett doubled and Tart walked to put two runners on. Abby Terzis singled to drive in Jarrett. Tart scored on an error by the third baseman and Terzis scored the eighth run of the game on a fielder’s choice by Jones. Whitney scored three times in the seventh on a single, a double and a home run, but could get no closer.
Tart pitched another complete game for the win, giving up four runs on 10 hits, walking three and striking out three batters.

May

04

Posted by : admin | On : May 4, 2017

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By Rollin Hadsell
The News Staff Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Lady Tigers advanced to the area round of the UIL state softball playoffs after sweeping Blooming Grove April 27 and 29. The Lady Tigers won game one 10-2 on Thursday and came back on Saturday to shut out Blooming Grove 4-0.
In game one, the Lady Tigers pounded out 13 hits, including nine in the fifth and sixth innings, when they blew open a 3-2 game with seven runs to take a 10-2 lead. Chaney Tart was 2-4 with three runs scored and four runs batted in, including a home run. Joey White was 3-4 with three runs scored and Chyann Jarrett finished the game 2-4 with two runs scored. Abby Terzis was 1-1 with a run scored and two RBIs., Cheyanne Robertson was 1-4 with a run and an RBI, Hanna Terzis finished the game 2-4 with a run batted in and Jaci Spiva was 1-3 with an RBI. Jewell Jones also had a hit for the Lady Tigers.
Tart got the win for the Lady Tigers, pitching all seven innings and giving up only two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out 10 Blooming Grove hitters.
In game two Saturday at Blooming Grove, Tart pitched a complete-game shutout to wrap up the series for the Lady Tigers. Tart gave up only four hits, walked two and struck out 10 in the victory. Claire Spivey was 2-4 with a run scored, Tart was 1-3 and drove in a run, Hannah Terzis finished with three hits in four at-bats with a run batted in and Abby Terzis was 1-4 with a run scored.
The Lady Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first on a double by Spivey and an RBI single from Tart. The score stayed 1-0 until the sixth, when Malakoff added another run on a double by Hannah Terzis a walk from Jones and a single by E. White to make it 2-0. The Lady Tigers got two insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Abby Terzis singled with two outs, moved to second on a catcher’s interference, putting Robertson at first and a double by Hannah Terzis. An RBI single by Spiva made it 4-0.
The Lady Tigers are now 22-7 on the season and will play Whitney in the area round of the playoffs. Game one will be at 7 pm. Friday, May 5, in Waxahachie. Game two will be at noon Saturday in Waxahachie. Game three, if necessary, will be played 30 minutes after the conclusion of game two.

Apr

27

Posted by : admin | On : April 27, 2017

The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–Lady Tiger Chaney Tart threw a complete-game four-hit shutout in Malakoff’s 4-0 victory over Athens April 21 in a warm-up game for both teams before starting bi-district play.
Tart was dominant in the game, throwing only 91 pitches, striking out five and walking two. Offensively, Tart was 1-2 with a run scored and drew a walk. Abby Terzis led the Lady Tigers by going 2-3 with a run scored and three RBIs. Athens’ Kristin House also threw a complete game, giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits, walking four and striking out two.
The Lady Tigers wasted no time getting on the board, scoring two runs in the first inning. Chyann Jarrett walked on four pitches to start the inning. With two outs, Abby Terzis singled to score Jarrett. Cheyanne Robertson walked and Terzis scored after moving to third and then home on two passed balls.
Malakoff made it 4-0 in the bottom of the third. Joey White singled, moved to second on a Tart walk and both runners scored on an Abby Terzis double to left.
White went 1-3 with a run scored and Jaci Spiva was 1-3 for the Lady Tigers. Jarrett walked twice and scored a run and Robertson drew a walk in the game.
For Athens, Tyler Greene, Bianca Garcia and Jennifer Bradford each finished the night 1-3. Bailey Collins was 1-2 for the Lady Hornets. Athens falls to 11-14 on the season. The Lady Hornets will face China Spring in a best of three series. Game two will be played April 28 beginning at 5 p.m. Game three, if necessary, will begin 30 minutes after game two concludes.
The Lady Tigers improve to 20-6-1 and have won 14 straight games. Malakoff’s last loss was a 7-6 loss to Class 5A Mansfield Summit March 4.
The Lady Tigers will play Saturday, April 29 in game two of their bi-district playoff series against Blooming Grove. Game two will begin at 1 p.m. with game three starting 30 minutes after game two if necessary.