Sep

15

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : September 15, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

KERENS — The Malakoff Tigers forced five turnovers and picked up more than 350 yards on the ground in their 44-28 win over Kerens Friday night.

Malakoff (3-0) has won the last four meetings between the traditional rivals. This year marked the 74th edition of the Trinity River Rivalry.

The Tigers, down 28-27 midway through the fourth quarter, broke the game open when they scored two touchdowns and a safety in 1:09 of game time.

Kerens (1-2) had broken on top early in the fourth quarter when Kevin Townsel intercepted Tate Taylor and danced down the sidelines for a touchdown. It was the Bobcats’ first lead since early in the first quarter.

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Sep

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : September 8, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

WAXAHACHIE – It looked like the Malakoff Tigers stayed on the bus for the first eight minutes of the opening game of the Dale Hansen Classic Friday night, spotting Italy a 15-0 lead.

It might have been the worst stretch of football played by the Tigers during the Coach Jamie Driskell era, with the Malakoff offense gaining nine yards, no first downs and a lost fumble in two possessions, while the defense gave up 135 yards and two touchdowns to the Gladiators.

Then Malakoff showed up. Actually, that is an understatement. The Tigers physically dominated Italy, pounding the Gladiators along both lines of scrimmage on their way to a 64-36 blowout win.

“We showed a lot of character and we kept our head in the game,” Coach Jamie Driskell said afterward. “It is a game of momentum and we fought back to get it and we held on.”

Not just held on, but put up the fourth-highest point total in school history and the most points since a 70-point outburst in 1990.

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Aug

24

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 24, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

The City of Malakoff has increased its annual mosquito spraying program because of the threat of the West Nile virus.

An outbreak of West Nile virus in Dallas County has killed 10 and left more than 200 sick this year. Last week, the first case in Henderson County was confirmed in Eustace.

Malakoff Public Works Director Tim Whitley said the city sprays for mosquitoes every year, but usually only about twice a month. For the last month, the city increased that to twice a week, and Whitley said they were planning to spray three times this week.

“We’re just trying to do the best we can for our city,” Whitley said.

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Aug

17

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 17, 2012

By Michael V. Hanniga

It is easy to call Nathan Lorick a rising star. The 31-year-old was recently elected to be the evangelism director for the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention after five years as pastor at First Baptist Church of Malakoff.

Do the math, and you will quickly find that he took over the church at the ripe young age of 26. During his time, the church saw growth in all the ways churches often like to measure growth: new buildings, new programs, new members, new baptisms. On the personal front, Lorick picked up not one, but two, doctorate degrees (one honorary) and became the national face of the culture wars last December during the county controversy over the nativity scene in Athens.
So it is easy to call Nathan Lorick a rising star; everybody does.

Everybody except himself.

“I’ll tell you who the star is,” he said during a wide-ranging interview this week. “It is my wife. She put me through school, she answered my kids’ questions when I wasn’t there, she told me not to quit when I wanted to, she has always willingly followed, and I wouldn’t have had any accomplishments if she wasn’t there.”

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Aug

17

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : August 17, 2012

By Erik Walsh
The News Staff

Voters in Malakoff will not just be deciding on a president come November. Liquor is back on the ballot.

The issue is the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption. In practical terms, if approved liquor stores will be allowed in the city.

On a 3-2 vote Monday night, the Malakoff City Council adopted a resolution to include the liquor option on the Nov. 6 ballot. There was no debate prior to, or following, the vote and the council moved on to the next item quickly.

The two no votes — which came from council members Jeanette King and Jerry Savage — were largely symbolic. The city was required to approve the election because a petition with signatures representing 35 percent of the registered voters who cast a vote in the last gubernatorial election was filed.

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Jul

23

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : July 23, 2012

The Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church Outreach Malakoff this year again will be distributing school clothing and startup school supplies. Parents or guardians of children in need should contact the Mary Queen Of Heaven parish office to make an appointment. Call-in time will begin Aug. 1 through Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. The office is closed on Mondays.

Please give number of children and sizes. Distributions will be made on Friday, Aug. 17 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment only.

Call 903-489-2366.

Apr

13

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : April 13, 2012

The Malakoff Middle School girls track teams competed at district recently:

Our 8th grade girls were runner up.
The team members are :
Kiana Reed: 2nd Shot put, 3rd High jump, 1st 400meter relay, 2nd 800 meter relay, 5th 200 meter dash
Queen Jackson: 5th shot put, 4th discus
Kaitlyn Harris: 4th high jump, 6th long jump, 1st 400 meter relay, 2nd 800 meter relay. 4th 100 meter hurdles

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Apr

13

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

MMS 8th grade boys track team

The Malakoff Middle School 8th grade boys track team recently finished second in its district meet. The team also won the Eustace and Malakoff meets this season. Individual results from district are below:

2400m run
3rd Andy Garcia 9:01
5th Daniel Romero 9:34
6th Matthew Rodriguez 9:37

400m relay 6th
Dylan Grim, Ryan Robinson, Wade Horn, Trey Jackson

110m hurdles
3rd Jake Woolverton 19.26

800m relay 2nd 1:43
Dylan Grim, Ryan Robinson, Wade Horn, Trey Jackson

300m hurdles

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Apr

13

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

Malakoff Middle School boys 7th grade track

The Malakoff Middle School 7th grade boys competed recently at the District Track Meet. This meet concluded the season for the middle school track teams. The 7th grade boys had an outstanding season winning 2 meets this year.

The 7th Grade Boys District Track Meet Results
Overall Finish 3rd Place
Buffalo-148
Eustace-121
Malakoff-114
Teague-107
Leon-86
Mildred-23
Blooming Grove-14

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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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