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.

READ MORE IN OUR ONLINE EDITION.

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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May

22

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : May 22, 2012

The Malakoff News is now posting the entire newspaper online each week. If you look on the right hand side of the page, you will see a graphic of the newspaper. Click on that and you will be taken to where you can read the entire newspaper, and can even read the back issues.

Because of this, we will no longer be posting stories separately to the web. For daily updates, comments and photos, please check out our Facebook Page.

Apr

06

Posted by : admin | On : April 6, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

It is livestock show time in Henderson County, when area residents celebrate the passing of a farming tradition on to youth.

But this year’s show comes in the shadow of worry over federal bureaucracy and possible changes to a way of life.

In September 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to child labor regulations for kids under 16.

“Children employed in agriculture are some of the most vulnerable workers in America,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis when the proposal was announced. “Ensuring their welfare is a priority of the department, and this proposal is another element of our comprehensive approach.”

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Feb

17

Posted by : admin | On : February 17, 2012

Malakoff residents will be seeing an increase on their Allied Waste bill following Monday’s Malakoff City Council meeting.

Residents will see a .48-cent increase and businesses .69 cents.

The city did not have a choice in approving the rate increase because of the current contract.

Council member Pat Isaacson said: “Every council member said the same thing. ‘We don’t want to vote for this, but we don’t have a choice.’”

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2012

Malakoff basketball is going to the playoffs – boys and girls.

The Malakoff Lady Tigers finished the season last Friday with a 52-43 loss in Leon, but earned its second consecutive playoff appearance for Coach Emily Martinez a week earlier.

The Lady Tigers will face Dallas Life in bi-district action 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Ferris High School.

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

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2012

Filing for municipal and school board elections in Henderson County opened this week and will run through March 5.

Voters will go to the polls in Malakoff, Log Cabin, Gun Barrel City, Chandler, Athens and Athens ISD.

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

Jan

31

Posted by : admin | On : January 31, 2012

Jan

20

Posted by : admin | On : January 20, 2012

The Henderson County Black History Committee held its annual candlelight event in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday night at New Hope Corinth CME Church in Malakoff. The guest speaker was the Rev. Marcus Jones of Mt. Providence Baptist Church of Athens, who preached on “turning the world upside down.” The event brought community leaders such as (above from left) the Revs. Joey Baggett, Bill Burton and Derryl Jackson.

Jan

02

Posted by : admin | On : January 2, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan

The final 2011 edition of The Malakoff News is on the stands, the traditional time we release the Top 5 Stories of The Year.

I select the stories based on three factors: the number of people impacted, the amount of media coverage, and the amount of discussion generated in the community.

Every year I put together this list, and every year I am amazed at the type of stories that come out of our small community. There are two stories on the list this year that received not only state, but national attention. One was even picked up overseas.

But the top spot didn’t go to either of those stories. Instead, the top story was the resolution of a long-running controversy.

1. ROCK BUILDING REOPENS

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Malakoff ISD’s Old Rock Building has been on this list, and that in itself makes it worthy of the top spot. There have been more stories written, more arguments between

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