Oct

31

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 31, 2011

The Cedar Creek Cowboys

The Cedar Creek Cowboys, a Malakoff select baseball team, won the Deep East Texas World Series this past weekend in Marshall. The Cowboys were undefeated in tournament games. Pictured are, back row from left, coaches Stephen Burkhalter, Derek Rogers, David Strawn, Bill Borchardt; middle row from left, Jensen Smith, Cory Strawn, Hunter Davis, Cody Strawn; front row from left, Trent Harris, Joshua Wilson, Kobe Borchardt, Cameron Rogers, Chandler Carter, Dalton Burkhalter, and Kobey Roberts.

Oct

28

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 28, 2011

(UPDATE 10/29/11: Added photo.)

By Michael V. Hannigan

The Pride of Malakoff Marching Band received a 1st Division rating at UIL competition in Mesquite last week, earning a spot in this Saturday’s Area competition in Denton.

“The kids got out there and did a good job,” said first-year band director Darrington White.
Malakoff is scheduled to enter the field at Denton at 1:45 p.m.

Winning in Denton would mean a trip to the state competition for the band. Band competition is a little

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Oct

27

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 27, 2011

Rosemary Ferrell, left, and Cheryl Trout bag up food for the Faith in Action Outreach ‘Food for the Weekend’ program last week.

By Michael V. Hannigan

The name may have changed, but the work continues.

The Malakoff Food Pantry recently changed its name to Faith in Action Outreach to better reflect its mission.

“We are simply demonstrating the love that Jesus Christ has for all of us and we are doing our best to pass this love on to the folks in our community that are down on their luck,” said organization president Larry Albertson. “We believe the name Faith In Action Outreach does a good job of painting a picture of who we are now and what we want to become.”

Faith in Action is a non-denominational Christian organization that currently feeds around 1,000 people each month. The hungry come

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Oct

27

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 27, 2011

Here is a list of the Halloween and Fall Festival events which have been submitted to The Malakoff News.

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Oct

21

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 21, 2011

Malakoff Detective Sergeant Floyd Thomas holds his Hope Award in front of the Clothesline Project at last week’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month rally.

By Michael V. Hannigan

Malakoff Detective Sergeant Floyd Thomas recently received the Hope Award from the East Texas Crisis Center.

The award was presented at the Crisis Center’s annual Wine and Cheese event held this year on Oct. 7.
Recipients are chosen because of “their dedication in helping victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes in the community.”

In a letter announcing the award, Crisis Center Director of Outreach Donna Johnson wrote, “Officer Thomas’s work

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Oct

19

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 19, 2011

There will not be any area school board elections come May 2012 thanks to a change to the state’s election calendar.

Although all three school districts are still working out the details with their respective attorneys, the following moves are expected to be become official next month:

  • Malakoff will hold its school board elections in November of even-numbered years.
  • Trinidad will hold its school board elections in November of even-numbered years.
  • Eustace will hold its school board elections in May of odd-numbered years.

Moving the election calendar will also require an adjustment to the terms of current school board members; it is those

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Oct

18

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 18, 2011

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Malakoff Ex-Students and Alumni Association, I’d like to thank all of those individuals and businesses that made our 2011 Homecoming and Reunion weekend a huge success. The turnout was amazing with over 200 exes and guests in attendance for the game, banquet and picnic. Without the countless hours, hard work and dedication of our volunteers, board, and many others in the county, this would not have been possible. Thank you all!

With the generous sponsorships and donations we received this year, we’ll be able to continue our current scholarship commitment to MHS.

The association awarded the first MESAA Distinguished Alumnus of The Year Award to

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