Nov

07

Posted by : admin | On : November 7, 2012

For the second time in four years, the alcohol option was narrowly approved in Malakoff.

Tuesday, voters OK’d the sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption only by a 285-263 margin.
In practical terms, the measure will allow liquor stores (not just beer and wine) in the city.

In Trinidad, voters approved the sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption by a larger margin. There voters voted yes 203-107.

Nov

07

Posted by : admin | On : November 7, 2012

Cross Roads ISD election results

Bond
For: 408
Against: 503

School board (top 4)
Giles – 383
Robertson – 382
McCurley – 332
Himes – 295

Harmon – 176
Cole – 257
Norwood – 264
Weaver – 154

Nov

06

Posted by : admin | On : November 6, 2012

Malakoff School Board Election .. Final Results (top 3)

Rick Vieregge – 1,204
Billy Sparks – 1,097
Michael Monroe – 213
David Hennessee – 75
Stacey Killough – 9

Nov

06

Posted by : admin | On : November 6, 2012

Boxes Reporting: Final … 27 of 27 reporting

Sheriff
Ray Nutt (R) 20,941
Bill Burton (D) 6,126

Tax Assessor
Milburn Chaney (R) 21,799
Bryan Barker (D) 5,340

Pct. 1 Commissioner
Scotty Thomas (R) 4,795
David McGlaun (D) 1,539

Constable Pct. 5
Brad Miers (R) 4,035
Rick Simmons (D) 1,301

Closing the Range
For 14,242
Against 7,920

Oct

22

Posted by : admin | On : October 22, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan – The News Staff

It is time to go to the polls again.

Early voting in the November General Election will get under way Monday, Oct. 22 and run through Friday, Nov. 2.

Early voting in Henderson County will be at the following locations:

– Seven Points City Hall, 428 E. Cedar Creek Pkwy, Seven Points, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– Chandler Community Center, 811 Hwy 31 East, Chandler, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

– Henderson County Election Center, 201 E. Larkin Street, Athens, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

While the big item is the Presidential election, there are also contests for sheriff, commissioner, tax assessor, and constable.

There are also several important local elections on the ballot. There will be school board elections in Malakoff and Cross Roads, plus there will be liquor election in Malakoff and a bond election in Cross Roads.

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Oct

12

Posted by : admin | On : October 12, 2012

This week’s editions of The Malakoff News and The Athens News are now on newsstands and posted online.

Stories of interest in Malakoff include:

  • The Malakoff City Council approved raising water rates
  • Malakoff Education Foundation kickoff scheduled
  • Groundbreaking held at Tool Elementary
  • Domestic Abuse Violence Awareness Month

Stories in Athens include:

  • AISD Superintendent Dr. Robert Steeber resigns
  • Trouble at The Family Peace Project
  • Dave Campbell named to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
  • Young Republicans club reborn
  • Domestic Abuse Violence Awareness Month

You can read all the complete stories, plus columns from Loretta Humble, Emily Lundy, Buddy Hazell, and Clara Jo Davis, here.

Oct

08

Posted by : admin | On : October 8, 2012

Here come the Tigers (playing with a little technology).

 

Oct

08

Posted by : admin | On : October 8, 2012

Athens resident Mike Peek (far left) poses with his crew before the NFL Week 4 preseason game in Green Bay, Wis., Thursday, Aug. 30. Peek was selected as one of the replacement referees while the NFL went through a labor dispute with the regular referee’s union. (Courtesy Photo)

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

ATHENS — The first thing you notice in Mike Peek’s office are the game mementos. One from a Class 2A state title game here, another from a Class 3A title game there, a couple from NCAA playoff games.

Then you see the one with the NFL logo from 2001; that one is the biggest and gets a wall to itself.

But it is the little ones, obvious gifts from friends and family, that tell the real tale. Ceramic snowmen and a frog and a troll and a pinata and what looks like a cookie jar, all dressed like referees.

The personal gifts tell you about a lifelong passion rather than some momentary accomplishments, and for Peek the passion has been refereeing football. For going on 42 years, from middle school to the Dallas Cowboys opener 11 years ago, he’s called games at every level. He’s officiated at the college ball for 27 years, 13 in the Division 1 Southland Conference.

Because of the labor dispute between the NFL and the league’s referees this year, he earned a second shot at the big time and was the head linesman for three preseason and three regular season games before the two sides came to an agreement last week.

He called games at historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Soldier Field in Chicago, and was even under the lights in prime time for Monday Night Football.

“I asked the supervisor when the thing first started, ‘Where would I want to go (to officiate) if I could go to one place?’ He said Green Bay,” Peek said. “We got to talking, and he said the next closest place, because of the history, would be Soldier Field.”
“So you talk about lucky, I got to go to Green Bay and then Chicago.”

READ THE REST OF THE STORY IN OUR ONLINE EDITION.

Sep

21

Posted by : admin | On : September 21, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

ATHENS — The Henderson County Performing Arts Center (HCPAC) will turn 50 in 2014. Supporters want to make sure the anniversary year isn’t also the theater’s final year.

Tough times economically and dwindling crowds have the theater in a difficult place financially.

“We’ve gone through a couple of really lean years because of the economy, but we’ve always been able to bounce back,” said HCPAC Director Dennis Gilmore. “But we’re like any other small business in the economy today, and that is you just keep holding on hoping it is going to turn around and to date it hasn’t turned around.”

The struggles aren’t because of a lack of effort. Two years ago, the HCPAC started its Legacy Program.

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Sep

01

Posted by : admin | On : September 1, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

The Malakoff Tigers are off and running.

The Tigers drilled Mabank 21-7 Friday night to open the 2012 football season, mainly by pounding the ball on the ground behind the offensive line of Isreal Chavez, Nelson Ochoa, Diego Medina, Jordan Harris, and David Havlik.

Malakoff took the opening kickoff and went 56 yards in 11 plays — with Damontes Dowell scoring from eight yards out to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead — and never looked back.

Dowell picked up 59 yards on 8 carries before injuring his hip in the first half.

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