Feb

23

Posted by : admin | On : February 23, 2017

Special to The News
ATHENS–A Log Cabin man, suspected of murdering his wife, has been indicted.
Daniel Joesph Scott, 28, was indicted for the murder of Alicia Scott, 29, who was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound Dec. 28, 2016.
Formerly Alicia Weaver, she was a graduate of Kemp High School.
The accused is being held on a $3,500,000 bond. He is one of 43 indicted by the Henderson County Grand Jury Feb. 17 including 14 cases indicted under seal.
Others indicted by the grand jury include:
1. Aaron Sean Short, 28, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
2. Temple Andrew Gough, SR, 43, indicted for Injury to a Child
3. Arthur Edward Carpenter, 62, indicted for Aggravated Sexual Assault
4. Khomenique Latoia Thompson, 37, indicted for Assault
5. Shyanna Josey, 22, indicted for Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility
6. Russell Glen Levescy, 57, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
7. Cody Glenn Sims, 18, indicted for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
8.James Donelle Cumby, 33, indicted for Failure to Comply with Registration Requirements
9. Clinton Keith Holmes, 50, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
10. Brad Lee McCarty, 30, indicted for Burglary
11. Bobby Don Jackson, 24, indicted for Manufacture or Delivery of Substance in Penalty Group One
12. Jason Charles Rhea, 40, indicted for Failure to Comply with Registration Requirements
13. Lisa Michelle Goodwin, 32, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
14. John Grig Kincheloe, JR, 58, indicted for Manufacture or Delivery of Substance in Penalty Group One
15. Debra Sue Kincheloe, 54, indicted for Manufacture or Delivery of Substance in Penalty Group One
16. Austin Gustavo Mendoza, 26, indicted for Evading Arrest or Detention
17. Gentry Jomal Canady, 25, indicted for Theft
18. Justin William Deans, 36, indicted for Driving While Intoxicated
19. Ashley Michelle Kleinmann, 46, indicted for Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear
20. Troy Allen Alldredge, 46, indicted for Assault
21. Craig Steven Richardson, 43, indicted for Injury to Disabled Individual
22. Nicholas Francis Landi, JR, 25 indicted for Aggravated Assault
23. Amanda Gail Morgan, 35, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
24. Paul Alton Ely, JR, 49, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
25. Joseph Adam Parrott, 33, indicted for Unlawful Possession of Firearm
26. George Ramon Perez, 34, indicted for Unlawful Possession of Firearm
27. Traunjanique Chantel Rose, 19, indicted for Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility
28. John Edwin Mitchell, 28, indicted for Manufacture or Delivery of Substance in Penalty Group One
29. Charles Thomas Lastowski, JR, 34, indicted for Manufacture or Delivery of Substance in Penalty Group One
30. Raymond Leo Clary III, 47, indicted for Assault
31. Corey Vance Johnson, 24, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
32. Michael Edward Sargent, 24, indicted for Assault
33. James Randolph Sockwell, II, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
34. Silvia Maryann Morris, 32, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
35. Benny Wayne Whatley, 42, indicted for Evading Arrest or Detention
36. Randall Gene Looney, 23, indicted for Aggravated Perjury
37. Kerry Wayne Clark, 55, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
38. Randy William Allen, 47, indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance
39. Richard Dean Garner, 22, indicted for Burglary
40. Robert Kenneth Chapman, 35, indicted for Evading Arrest or Detention and Manufacture or Delivery of Substance in Penalty Group One
41. Dylan Thomas Hoggett, 19, indicted for Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility
42. Thomas Dalbert Hamilton, indicted for Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Possession of Firearm

Feb

16

Posted by : admin | On : February 16, 2017

The News Staff Reports
CORSICANA–Jalie Dawson was the hero the Malakoff needed after nailing shot in the closing seconds of the Lady Tigers 48-46 Bi-District playoff victory over Maypearl Feb. 13 at Navarro College.
The Lady Tigers fell behind in the contest early, as Maypearl jumped out to a 14-8 lead in the first quarter.
Maypearl kept adding to the lead early in the second quarter until two free throws from Dawson brought Malakoff to 24-16, with 4:21 remaining in the first half. The lead continued to crumble, then Dawson took Malakoff within one point, 24-23, with two more free throws with 2:05 remaining.
In the third quarter, the defensive pressure picked up for both teams as Maypearl outscored Malakoff, 7-5, for a 40-35 lead.
In the fourth quarter Maypearl led by as much as 42-37 before the Lady Tigers made their final comeback. Maypearl tied the game at 46 with under 30 seconds remaining, then Dawson nailed the game-winning shot.
Dawson led the way for Malakoff with a game-high 20 points.
Kamry Hurd had 12,  junior Charlsey Stearman had five, junior Nakeya Kelley had four and freshman Sha’Kera Thompson had two.
Maypearl had three points from Creech and Meredith Keasler and two from Alyssa Holder.
Malakoff (19-10 overall) will face the winner of the Little River Academy-Whitney contest later this week in the area round.

Feb

16

Posted by : admin | On : February 16, 2017

By Pearl Cantrell
The News Staff Writer
STAR HARBOR–The Star Harbor City Council agreed to file for a grievance hearing with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) through its attorney over new sewer rates the City of Malakoff is charging under new contract terms.
Star Harbor has been adamant in its rejection of the new contract and is developing plans to construct its own wastewater treatment plant. A committee formed for this purpose gave its report to the council on Monday. The council named Wasteline Engineering Inc. out of Aledo to be its design firm.
The January bill to Star Harbor has gone from $3,400 a month to $15,485. In addition, the council has agreed to continue to pay the City of Malakoff the customary amount and bank the rest in an escrow account. Councilman Duane Smith opposed the move.
One of the residents, who is a lawyer, pointed out that if Star Harbor pays the increased amount it could be construed as acceptance of the new contract.
Council member Warren Claxton told the council that under Chapter 13 of the Texas Water Code (TWC), the city could appeal to the PUC on the grounds the new rate is unfair, unreasonable and discriminatory. Claxton pointed out that it discriminates because Star Harbor’s rate doesn’t consider the community provides its own maintenance of sewer lines, reducing (I & I) water inflow (from storm water) and infiltration (from ground water). Thus, it is not being treated equally with other customers outside the city limits. Star Harbor charges each of its taps an additional $15 a month to maintain the lines.
“It’s unfair, too,” Claxton said pointing out the increase from $10.43 per sewer tap for first 1,000 gallons to base rate of $47.50 represents a 355.4 percent increase. The next 1,000-gallon increment costs $14.04. Extrapolated out to three and four thousand gallons a month demonstrated a 624 percent increase from $10.43 to $75.58 for 3,000 gallons; and a 759 percent increase from $10.43 to $89.53 for 4,000 gallons of wastewater. “Surely, they haven’t been taking our $10.43 a month per tap fee for the last two years at a loss?” queried city treasurer Don Ellis.
“At those rates, just over two years we would have enough to build our own sewer plant,” Councilman O.R. Perdue said.
Star Harbor produces its own water for residents. It sends a quarterly report to the City of Malakoff reporting the amount of water delivered to residents in Star Harbor, some of which have septic tanks. From this data, the city formulates the charge, divided among 326 taps comes to $10.43 a month for the past two years, or $3,400 to the city, plus a 1 percent administrative service charge.
“It’s incumbent upon Malakoff to come back to justify this rate increase,” Claxton said. Council members repeatedly wanted to know what it costs Malakoff to process a thousand gallons of wastewater. They also agreed the city was entitled to make a reasonable profit. After a lengthy discussion, the council approved the sending of a letter to the City of Malakoff, demanding it justify the new rate and be willing to negotiate with the City of Star Harbor on a new contract.
However, Star Harbor residents say there is a 10-year history of attempts to negotiate a new wastewater treatment contract before the former 30-year contract ran out without success. “In fact, Malakoff did not even present us with their original ‘new contract’ proposal until several months after the old contract expired,” Mayor Dr. Walter Bingham wrote in a letter sent to all residents. “Most recently, we have had our attorney directly involved in the negotiating attempt but Malakoff has rebuffed any counter proposal we have made other than an out clause after a 10-year lock and has notified us that the new rate will be used as the calculation of our sewage bill beginning Jan. 1, contract or no contract.”
In related business, the council approved the hire of four laborers to complete smoke testing on sewer connections with 192 homes to locate areas of I&I, so these can be corrected. “Last month, we tallied nearly 21,000 gallons of rain water we sent to the wastewater plant,” utility/golf maintenance director Tommy Posey said.
Resident Selwyn Wilson pointed out that Star Harbor residents need to continue the relationship they have had with the businesses and people of Malakoff. “We use the same grocery stores, banks, insurance professionals; I’m sure the citizens of Malakoff don’t know this is going on. We want to continue a cooperative relationship. We’re just asking for information.”

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2017

The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–Seven Malakoff Tigers received postseason praise on the 2016 Padilla Poll Class 3A, Division I Coaches All-State football team.
The seven players will receive a certificate for making All State.
Representing the first team was senior wide receiver Q.T. Barker. Second team selections went to senior Larry Coker on offense, senior Payton Lowrie on offense, junior Judd Miller on offense and senior Tyler Russell on offense. Seniors Danyal Littleton and Jack Patton were named to the second team defense.
The Offensive Player of the Year went to Muleshoe senior Beto Diaz, while the Defensive Player of the Year went to Brock senior Zane Young. Mineola coach Joe Drennon was named Coach of the Year.
On the 2016 All-East Texas Football Team released by the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Coker was named as a second-team offensive lineman and honorable mention defensive lineman. Barker was named second-team wide receiver and honorable mention defensive back, Littleton was named second-team defensive lineman and Russell was named second-team defensive back.
Lowrie was named honorable mention offensive lineman, Miller was named honorable mention quarterback and senior CJ Overton was named honorable mention defensive lineman.

Jan

26

Posted by : admin | On : January 26, 2017

Malakoff HIgh School Senior Julia Walden is one of 295 students out of 2,222 chosen to participate in the 2017 Asssociation of Texas Small School Bands All-State Band.

Malakoff HIgh School Senior Julia Walden is one of 295 students out of 2,222 chosen to participate in the 2017 Asssociation of Texas Small School Bands All-State Band.


The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–Malakoff High School senior and member of the “Pride of Malakoff High School Band” Julia Walden, has been chosen for the 2017 Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) All-State Band.
More than 9,000 high school band students across Texas auditioned in 22 regions for a place in their respective all-region bands. The top chairs in each region advanced to one of five area auditions in the state. Of those 2,222 students, only 295 were selected for all-state honors.
Walden plays the flute under the direction of Band Director Chad Bentley and is also a private student of Sue Bugg. This is her first time to perform as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band.
Walden is the daughter of Curtis and Tawna Walden of Malakoff and enjoys playing in the East Texas Youth Orchestra as well as performing as a part of the Malakoff Theater Troupe. Her other interests include Journalism.
Bentley, who in his high school days was one of only five others who made All-State Band from Malakoff, said, “We are extremely proud of Julia and all she has accomplished. She has worked very hard for many years and deserves this honor.”
The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio from Feb. 8-11 and present a concert on Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. Joseph Missal of Oklahoma State University will be the clinician-conductor. The symphonic band will premiere a piece by Johnnie Vinson, commissioned by ATSSB for the event.

Jan

19

Posted by : admin | On : January 19, 2017

Youth of tomorrow with their candles flames burning in honor of Rev. Dr. King; a man they can other hear aboutand learn about the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement.

Youth of tomorrow with their candles flames burning in honor of Rev. Dr. King; a
man they can other hear aboutand learn about the struggles of the Civil Rights
Movement.


By Delanda S. Johnson
Special to The News
MALAKOFF–This Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday was filled with gospel music and a strong message about Dr. King and the comparison with Jesus Christ.
On Saturday Jan. 14, Johnson Chapel A. M. E. Church’s “Annual Gospel Explosion” honored Rev. Dr. King with local choirs, solos and a powerful mime by Malakoff High School Senior Xavier McCullar.
On Monday, Jan. 16, the Henderson County Black History Committee held its “Annual Candlelight Vigil” to give the congregation time to reflect and honor an American hero.
Associate Pastor Larue Rockhill Baptist Church Rev. Rickey Johnson, used a theme “Love Your Enemies,” from Luke 6:27-31.
Rev. Johnson said that Rev. Dr. King was a man who was always out to help someone else and noted that Rev. Dr. King would turn a negative into a positive. Rev. Dr. King stood up for what he believed in and he paid a high price for his convictions, death.
“Just like Jesus, a man who stood up for what He believed in. A man who would always turn the other cheek. Jesus, a man who taught us to love our enemies; also to know that we must treat others as we would like to be treated. Jesus paid a high price for his convictions, death. He died for all of our sins and if we want to see Jesus, we must love our enemies,” said Rev. Johnson.
“Rev. Dr. King died for civil rights and equality for African Americans. Jesus died for all of mankind. However, both men had the same message, ‘Love thy neighbor as thy love thyself,’ added Rev. Johnson.

Jan

19

Posted by : admin | On : January 19, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
The Malakoff Lady Tigers dropped a district contest to Teague, 50-42, Friday in Malakoff.
The Lady Tigers were led by Kamry Hurd with 13 points. Jalie Dawson had 12, Taliha Dora had seven, Nakeya Kelley had four and Charlsey Stearman and KeiKei Walker had two each.
The boys team also fell to the Lions, that game by the score of 73-61.
The Tigers were led by Tyler Russell with 21 points. Katoriuhn Dewberry had 12, Danyal Littleton and Breashawn Williams had seven, JaQuaylon Hart had six, QT Barker, Jake Lee, Kadderious Thomas and AJ Cook had two.

Jan

12

Posted by : admin | On : January 12, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
ELKHART–The Malakoff Lady Tigers started quickly and never let up in their 60-17 dominating victory Jan. 6 over Elkhart at Elkhart High School gym.
The Lady Tigers improve to 13-7 overall and 3-1 in district play.
Malakoff started hot, racing out to a 17-2 lead after one quarter of play. The Lady Tigers, led by senior forward Jalie Dawson’s 18 points, kept up the defensive pressure in the second quarter.
The pressure createdturnovers by the Elkhart offens, which in turn led to easy fast break points, helping the Lady Tigers take a 37-9 lead into halftime. Malakoff led 46-12 after three quarters of play.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers wrapped up the dominating performance by outscoring Elkhart 14-5 in the frame, taking the 43-point win.
Malakoff senior Kamry Hurd had 14 points and five steals in the victory and junior Nakeya Kelley had 13 points, six rebounds and six steals in the game.
Dawson also had seven rebounds and five steals for the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Tigers will be in action at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 when they host Teague in a district battle.

Jan

12

Posted by : admin | On : January 12, 2017

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The News Staff Reports
MALAKOFF—Malakoff ISD had a big year and all of Malakoff is proud. The turnout for the rally held Jan. 7 at the Malakoff Community Center proved to all just how proud the community is.
What started out as a celebration for the Malakoff Tigers and their record-breaking year going all the way to the semi-finals, turned into a celebration for Malakoff ISD, its accomplishments and ultimately for all of Malakoff. There were many reasons for hometown pride.
MISD’s achievements include:
• Tool Elementary named a Blue Ribbon School, joining Malakoff Elementary in the honor.
• UIL – Malakoff Elementary won district, High School won second in Prose and sixth in Spelling at the State UIL meet.
• Band – First Division at Regional UIL, First Division at UIL marching contest, qualified for area placing 7 out of 22 bands.
• Theatre – won district and went to regionals in one-act play and performed another musical.
• Athletics – Cross-country went to regionals.
• Volleyball went to bi-district for the first time in seven years.
• Boys Basketball went to area, girls’ to regional semi-finals.
• Softball went to regional finals.
• Track won state I high jump.
• Golf went to bi-district.
• Tennis went to bi-district.
• Football – 13-0 year, first regional championship in Henderson County in eleven man football history.
During the three-hour event, Malakoff Mayor Delois Pagitt presented a proclamation to Malakoff Athletic Director Jamie Driskell.
The proclamation read “Presented by the City of Malakoff Governing Body honoring the Malakoff Independent School District, the 2016 Malakoff state semi-finalist football team and the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Tool Elementary School. Whereas the governing body of the City of Malakoff would like to recognize and commend the Malakoff Independent School District for its academic and athletic performance for 2016; the City of Malakoff is in strong support of the Malakoff School System and its history.
“Whereas; the dedication of hard work, sportsmanship, talent and exceptional efforts of all those persons contributing to the Malakoff Independent School Districts success to be commended; and whereas; Congratulations to the 2016 Malakoff football team ‘The Tigers,” for making history, and becoming the 2016 state semi-finalist; and coach Jamie Driskell and his staff, school administrators, teachers and parents and all supporting citizens of the City of Malakoff; and now therefore be it proclaimed by the Governing Body of the City of Malakoff that the Malakoff Independent School District, the 2016 state semi-finalist football team, and all the academic teams be honored for their successful year.
“Be it further proclaimed that the Governing Body of the City of Malakoff calls on all of our community to join the family and friends in the celebration and honoring of the accomplishments of the Malakoff Independent School District.
“Be it resolved, I have here set my hand, and caused the seal of the City of Malakoff to be affixed this seventh day of January, A.D. 2016.”

Jan

05

Posted by : admin | On : January 5, 2017

Judge Dan Moore administers the oath of office to Scott McKee as the 392nd District Court Judge in Henderson County, Jan. 2.

Judge Dan Moore administers the oath of office to Scott McKee as the 392nd District Court Judge in Henderson County, Jan. 2.

Mark Hall is sworn in as Henderson County District Attorney.

Mark Hall is sworn in as Henderson County District Attorney.

Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders administers the oath of office to Precinct 1 Commissioner Ken Hayes Jan. 2. at the courthouse in Athens. He replaces Scotty Thomas, who retired from office serviing Malakoff, Cross Roads, Trinidad, and Tool.

Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders administers the oath of office to Precinct 1 Commissioner Ken Hayes Jan. 2. at the courthouse in Athens. He replaces Scotty Thomas, who retired from office serviing Malakoff, Cross Roads, Trinidad, and Tool.

Chuck McHam (left) takes the oath as Precinct 3 Commissioner from his friend and Brownsboro High School classmate Court-at-law Judge Scott Williams.

Chuck McHam (left) takes the oath as Precinct 3 Commissioner from his friend and Brownsboro High School classmate Court-at-law Judge Scott Williams.

Mitch Baker takes the oath of office as Preinct 2 Constable, serving with an office in Seven Points, on Jan. 2 in a ceremony held at the Henderson County Courthouse.

Mitch Baker takes the oath of office as Preinct 2 Constable, serving with an office in Seven Points, on Jan. 2 in a ceremony held at the Henderson County Courthouse.