Aug

11

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 11, 2011

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It took 23 years, but a man wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child in Henderson County was reportedly arrested in New Mexico this week.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reported that Carson Hall, 69, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from 173rd District Court in Athens in 1988.

The Current-Argus story says Hall was convicted of indecency with a child in Cherokee County in 1984.



Because of a scheduling change, tonight is the first big Friday night of the year for Malakoff.

The Tigers will take on Cayuga in their first scrimmage of the year starting at 7 p.m. This is Malakoff’s “detergent and soap” game, with Coach Jamie Driskell asking fans to bring either a box of detergent or a couple of bars of soap (they need detergent more). The soap is a boon for the program and helps all of athletics with the tight budget.

Over in Cross Roads, The Lady ‘Cats will play host to Oakwood with JV action starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Saturday sports schedule will be very busy:


  • Malakoff Volleyball: Eustace Tournament, V, TBA

  • Cross Roads Football: Hawkins Scrimmage, there, 10 a.m.

  • Cross Roads Volleyball: Eustace Tournament, there, JV, TBA

  • Cross Roads Volleyball: Fairfield Tournament, there, V, TBA

  • Trinidad Football: Dallas Covenant Scrimmage; there, 10 a.m.




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Aug

10

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 10, 2011

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Malakoff’s Trevor Chambers carries the ball during the Black and White Scrimmage last Saturday. The Tigers get to go against a real opponent for the first time this Saturday morning when they scrimmage Cayuga here at home, starting at 9 a.m. The varsity and JV will alternate during the scrimmage.

This will be the Tigers detergent-soap scrimmage. Coach Jamie Driskell asks fans to bring a box of detergent or some bar soap (they need detergent more) to use in the athletic department. This is the kind of thing that can really help a program, particularly during a tough budget year.


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Aug

10

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 10, 2011


Joseph B. Touchet, 71, of Malakoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.

He was preceded in death by parents, Joseph Elais and Nelia Touchet; brother, Alfred Touchet; and sister, Emily Touchet.

He is survived by three children, Mitzi Johnson, Matt Touchet and Lisa Murray; five grandchildren, Aaron Touchet, Zach Johnson, Matthew Touchet, Kate and Clarie Murray; a great-granddaughter, Kyra Touchet; brothers, Joseph Elais and A.J. Touchet; sisters, Virgie Lemaire and Dorthy Touchet; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Service will be Friday 11 a.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home 403 E. Royall Boulevard Malakoff, TX 75148 in Malakoff. Interment will follow at Post Oak Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Kimble officiating.

Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Services are under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.

Aug

09

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 9, 2011


Jessie Mae Williams crossed from life to eternity Aug. 5, 2011 in Dallas. She was born Jan. 6, 1926 in Tennesse Colony, Texas, to Dan and Mary Polly Hill Sanders. She has lived in Malakoff since 1963. She is a retired school teacher from Ferris, Texas.
Mrs. Williams was a member of many organizations, Essence Club, Top Ladies of Distinction, ETA Phi Sororitey Inc Epsilon Chapter, Eastern Star Lodge, Calanthian Lodge, Usher Board and Womens Auxillary, Senior Womens Citizen Arts and Craft Club.
Survivors are her four daughters, LaNell (Cookie) Williams, Brenda D. Williams, Ilef M. Williams, Sheila S. and husband James Cleaver; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Mary Polly Sanders; husband, Cad Williams Sr.; sons, James O’Lester Williams and Cad Williams Jr.; five brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 at Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.
Service will be on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at 11 a.m., First Baptist Church, 220 Mitcham St. Malakoff with Rev. Robert C. Hodge officiating.
Interment will follow at New Hope #1 Cemetery in Tennessee Colony.
Online condolences can be made atwww.tomlinsonfuneral.com.
Under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.

Aug

09

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 9, 2011

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While the Dow Jones melted down in New York yesterday, area residents were dealing with the results of their own local meltdown.

A piece of equipment at a Cross Roads electrical substation (pictured above) caught fire Sunday night, causing nearly 1,200 homes to lose power. By 5 p.m., all but a handful had their power back — but it was still a tough day in the Cross Roads-Shady Oaks area.

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Aug

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 8, 2011

Nearly 1,200 households in the Cross Roads area – including Shady Oaks and up FM 753 to at least the TVCC ranch – have been without power since about 10:30 last night, according to the Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative website.

TVEC first reported that the power would be back on by this morning, but is now saying it won’t come on until noon.

TVEC said the outage is because of “an equipment failure” at the substation.

Residents in the Cross Roads area took to Facebook and reported the substation was actually on fire, and some reported explosions.


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Aug

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 8, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff
CROSS ROADS – Aug. 8, 2011 — Nearly 1,200 households lost power last night when a substation in Cross Roads caught fire, according to Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative officials. The substation is located about halfway between Shady Oaks and Cross Roads ISD.
Outages were reported as far as Cayuga, and area residents said they saw the fire and heard an explosion from as far away as two miles.
The fire reportedly started in a piece of equipment called a regulator – which helps regulate the flow of voltage – and then spread to the wooden structure of the substation, which holds up lines and switches.
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Monday morning, officials did not know what caused the regulator to ignite, but the record heat and prolonged drought are suspected.
Monday, literally dozens of TVEC and Oncor (which actually owns the equipment) employees were working to install a mobile substation to restore power. After the temporary substation is in place, work will start on the permanent structure.
Officials say they hope to have power restored by 5 p.m. today.
For those who are stuck at home with no power or water, First Baptist Church of Malakoff has opened its doors today. If you need a place to go, Pastor Nathan Lorick said come to FBC.
Another option for those needing help because of the power outage is calling 911, according to Henderson County Emergency Management Coordinator Joy Kimbrough.
Area residents took to Facebook last night to discuss the situation, and several families either checked in at a hotel last night or purchased a generator this morning.

Aug

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 8, 2011


Charles Leland Foster,

Aug

04

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 4, 2011


Dear Editor,
When I heard a debt deal passed the House, which cuts almost nothing from the budget and creates the ominous “Super Congress” we’ve been hearing about, I was certain Jeb Hensarling would have voted against it. Alas, I was wrong. Hensarling voted for the bill, and his Athens office told me that even though the Super Congress provision was in it, he felt it was a step in the right direction because taxes were not raised. This bill cuts the 2012 budget, which will have a $1 trillion deficit, by only $22 billion. No programs were ended, and the cuts touted by the bill in the amount of $917 billion over ten years aren’t really cuts at all. Those “cuts” represent cuts in the CBO baseline, which means spending still increases over time. The Super Congress created by this legislation will streamline the process by which deficit spending is approved. It will mean that if your representative isn’t in this new Super Congress, he/she won’t be able to debate or propose amendments to any bill authorizing more deficit spending. In short, our “leaders” in Washington don’t want to deal with all this debt ceiling hubbub again. They want to get it done FAST. It would appear that Rep. Hensarling has forgotten what compromise really entails. He has instead supported a bill that addresses none of the problems we’ve been discussing during the entire debt ceiling debate, and ensures that there will be no future debates on the debt ceiling, at least not as prominent as this last one was.
Clint Stutts
Malakoff

Aug

04

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 4, 2011

Trust me. A woman’s greatest concern about her appearance is her hair. With beautiful, healthy hair, short or long, a woman has confidence with the knowledge something about her is right.
A baby girl born with natural curls makes everyone happy except the baby when she gets in elementary or junior high. Maybe the curls are unmanageable, will go only in one direction. A little older, this curly-top learns she can buy items to straighten her hair. Maybe someone else will actually iron her hair on an ironing board for her. Then there are curling irons especially for straightening hair.
When I first witnessed two of my granddaughters actually straightening beautiful wavy hair for the first time each, I wanted to cry or hurt something. Here I was, paying big bucks for beauty shop perms that never lasted over five months. I had to wear much hair spray, even slept with devices on my head to make sure some stray, playful wad of my coiffure didn’t train the wrong way.
Of course, there are stylists, which I’m still searching while I have hair, who know how to cut the locks in the way they grow or look best. These experts are difficult to find or know we would not like the outcome and do the best they can with what is in front of them on someone’s head – unmanageable hair.
In the late seventies, I decided which way my hair grew and still does. From the crown on top of my head, my hair comes forward. Therefore, the bowl-shaped cut is for me, but this isn’t one bit flattering for my face, just my hair.
When I was born a long, long time ago, all mothers wanted girls with a curl. I had little hair, no curls at all. Then one would form itself on the top of my head. Mother had my picture taken several times to prove this.
My mother said she cried many times because I had thin, straight hair with little opportunity for making me cute. In one picture I have, my hair is rolled in three big curls with three bobby pins, and I am 3.
Then came home permanents. I had one in the fall and another in the spring. These concoctions burned and dried out my hair. More frizz than curl.
As I became a high school graduate and even older, shorter styles were popular. One came from a beauty shop plus the permanent, and some days I didn’t mind going out in public. I learned a few roller tricks, too. I never opted for anything extreme.
Look in annuals or yearbooks from the past. If it is you with some trend or out-of-this world style, what will you say to your children’s questions? Why did I ever think I could wear my hair, especially short, parted in the middle?
Some older women I knew, born in the early 1900s and a little later, were really hair-savvy. They wore medium-to-short wavy hair, soft enough to see in black and white pictures. They were always well groomed. Their crowning glory will never really become laughable or obnoxious.
Of course, as a young mother and a teacher, I was part of that “standing” appointment once a week for a haircut and style, lots of teasing for hair volume, and an entire can of hairspray on that result to keep it that way. Nothing was done to the hair until the next week. If the head itched, a rat-tail comb was poked straight end first to scratch the spot. Not everyone’s hair stayed perfectly pruned, but oiliness wasn’t much of a problem, and we could always run by the shop for a touchup if something important was occurring.
Sometime we rolled our hair on empty bathroom tissue cardboard in later years, or on brush rollers, even sponge ones. One of my husband’s brothers pulled a stunt on his wife and almost didn’t survive it. While he was working in a new town, the Welcome Wagon had invited his young wife to a beauty shop for a free do. When she came home to surprise her husband, she could hear the shower running and went in that direction. As she approached the shower, her husband stepped out of nowhere and pushed her head first into that shower as the style of her locks went down the drain.
Only in my years of senility have I decided what I should have done decades ago. Go with the hair the Good Lord gave me. If my hair has no curl of its own, I will wear it straight. I have wash and wear strands, and I feel free with extra time to admire other women’s hair. It’s said American women wash hair too often, taking out the hair’s natural goodness. I try to skip a night. But at least my hair is my own, not held in place by sticky material. I can get up and go thirty minutes earlier, and I don’t cry as often whining, “What can I do to make my hair look right.”
Perhaps other areas of my life need a similar treatment in various ways. Go with what I came with. Can’t hurt. Might help.