Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 28, 2011

By Emily Lundy

How happy I am about the weather and the rain, but here’s hoping more rain finds us. We’ve lost one pine tree, a beauty, and a magnolia tree in the back. Of course, the front array of long-planted bushes and greenery are now a pitiful brown. When we lived near Big Spring in the sixties, one city dweller with a sloping yard from his house to the street painted his “yard” grass green. He was almost famous, or his yard was.

Here it is almost November. Birthdays begin in our family

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Posted by : admin | On : October 20, 2011

Billy Fred Wray Jr.

(Update 1: Malakoff ISD reaction added.)

(Update 2: Adds name, details from Henderson County Sheriff’s Office press release, correct time MISD learned of incident, rewrites for clarity.)

(Update 3: Adds photo.)

A fugitive who fled from police during the execution of a narcotics search warrant in Tool Wednesday night was in custody Thursday morning, according to county officials.

Billy Fred Wray Jr., 45, of Mabank was arrested Thursday morning and taken to Henderson County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer. Wray also had three other unrelated active assault warrants outstanding.

The warrant was executed around 7 p.m. Wednesday at a residence off County Road 2350, west of Tool. During the search, Wray reportedly swung a machete at officers and fled the scene on foot. Officers chased him, but

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Posted by : admin | 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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