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='-,E_f~ C.AL FOff.:t..,~ ,AVE :~",,%, OhllihlUv'd'"'llJqlUdli,uhl,.iddhiqul,U,iM < VOLUME 102 NUMBER 03 (32011 MediaOne LLC -- The Southern Gateway To Cedar Creek Lake -- Molol ff - Cross Roads - Trinidad- Star Harbor - Caney City - Log Cabin - Payne Springs - E tcw - Tool IJ .......... i ........ 1 , i i,, i .... i , Friday, January 21, 2011 J Section malakoj~, 75 e~MD. ' By Michael V. IlanniganDWI No. 2 misdemeanor filedbyDavis Davis said he has been told by The News Staff sources with the local Depart- ATHENS-WhatwastheNo. Law No. 2, and the Countydemeanor crime filed in 2010. ment of Public Service (DPS) I misdemeanor offense prose- Court. Second was Driving While In- office that locally the number of cuted by the County Attorney's Statistics do not include cases toxicated (DWI) at 396 and as- intoxicated drivers is dropping. Office in 2010? Theft by check, filed through Henderson Coun- saults were third at 296."Currently they are seeing and it wasn't even close,ty's Justice of the Peace courts. "As expected, theft by check more and more designated driv- 'Count3, Attorney Clint Davis "This is the fkst time we've would be the No. 1 by leaps and ors and people who are not over last week released a summary done this type of report for a full bounds," Davis said in an email the legal limit on stops," Davis of case activity for 2010, track- year," Davis said. interview with TMN, "bin l said. "To further this, county- ing the disposition of cases filed There were 852 cases of theft would have thought that DWI wide we did not have a single through his office in the County by check filed, according to the and assaults would have been Court at Law, County Court at figures, making it the top mis- closer.!' See CA, Page 5A City residents lose electricity Sunday , From Staff Reports It was a powerless Sunday in Malakoff last weekend. Pstt he was wil tt' electricity for Six hours last Sunday afternoon after a transformer was destroyed. Malakoff Police Chief Billy Mitchell said the tear right wheel of an 18-wheeler came off as the trucker drove through town around 12:30 p.m. "The wheel hit the curb and apparently went up high enough to take out the trans- former and break the pole," Mitchell said. Mitchell said no one was hurt in the incident. He said he was told it took so long to restore the power because a repair crew had to come from out-of-town with a new transformer and pole. Power was restored around 6:30 p.m. TVCC, ETMC create remote nursing class By Toni Garrard Clay Special to The News It turns out that ETMC Athens and Trinity Valley Community College make quite a team. Last year, the two institutions received a $138,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Co- ordinating Board, which helped finance the creation of a remote classroom on ETMC property for TVCC students See CLASS, Page 5A | MICHAEL V. HANNIGAN PHOTOS Manta Barker pours out her heart in song as held at the Henderson County Courthouse grandson Jaden Barker, 4, keeps his eyes on Monday, Jan. 17. Both graf 'morn and grand- the flame during the annual Henderson Coun- son are from Athens. ty Black History Committee Candlelight Vigil Annual candlelight vigil honors the legacy of civil rights leader By Michael V. Hannigan The News Slaty ATHENS - Area residents celebrated the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 17, by gathering at .the Henderson County Courthouse for a can- dlelight vigil. The annual event was spon- sored by the Henderson County Black History mittee. "Dr. King was a man of peace. When I was looking up and trying to research some of the things he went through, violence was never a thing with him," said guest speaker the Rev. Billy Collins. '!Sometimes we'll get real rambunctious with people. Do The Rev. Billy Collins speaks to the audience at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Can- dlelight Vgil Monday, Jan. 17. you understand that kindness is the best way to get people? You be kind to somebody mean to you, and Over a peri- od of time the meanness they had against you will start bowing down to you just be- cause you were kind." Collins has been preaching for 14 years and recently came to be pastor of New Hope Corinth CME Church in Malakoff. Monday night, he told the audience that merely coming together in the 173rd District Courtroom was a sign of King's legacy. "How is it that we can come in the courthouse, down here in Athens, Texas'? Now 1 don't know a whole lot of history of Athens, but it is like every other small town where we were always in the back room," he said. "But now is a time that we can come walk- ing up into the courthouse." See MLK, Page 5A , |~ --2 MINUTES WITH TMN Corey Jenkins ii:: Corey Jenkins, a Iongtime Trinidad ISD teacher, was named interim superintendent last month, replacing David Atkeisson. Atkeis- son leR a big job for Jenkins, con- sidering TISD was rated unac- ceptable by the Texas Education Agency last year. ,. TMN caught up with Jenkins, whose titles in- ! i clude Reverend, at a candlelight service in i of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 3% b/ TMN: How does it feel to be in that Ix itioni' after all this time? .;' Jenkins: It is very humbling, but it is very < exciting as well. TMN: Trinidad has someissues. Any about where you're going, what you're trying to do? Jenkins: Basically right now rm just twinS-: look at all the data. I'm looking at all the age-: : demic data first of all, and then also data i: i about staff makeup and things of that nature:'.-.; Hope to just take it from where it is now and:: improve it, We doo t know where that's goirl to go at this particular'point but rm just to dig my in. ' ,; = TI " .You ve been in Trk id Can ydiJ tell usa little bit aboU how, Tlili!.. about the City of Trinidad itself? Jenkins: Trinidad is my heart. I always tell people I bleed blue and gold. I was 10om and raised in Trinidad. I love it. I hope to build in .. Trinidad one day and I'm actually flattered that they'veentrusted me to this position. I!mi ready, I'm just ready. ;:; TMN: Considering the day that we're doing:. this interview, can you tell me whatDr. Luther King means to you? Jenkins: A symbol of hope; a symbol of ' :!; pride; a symbol of justice. He said, "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord." And I believe he is a forerunner of a lot of things happening and the culmination of a i lot of things happening. For me he is one of the names that just transcends time, no met-,:'. ter what generation you come up with you're.:_-. going to ' hear his name and you re going to hear his speeches and you're going to see movement, and that's been special for me. TMN: I have to ask because of the day it have we had another black superintendent in Henderson County? Jenkins: I really haven't done that research, somebody else asked me that same question: the other day, are you the first black supedn- tendent. I said I really don't know; I don't know if that's for me to look up or for body else to look up. I know I11 be one of ver ': few if we have had any and to me that's very special to me. That tells me that anything is possible. 214 N. 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