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Thomas shared his experi- only spend the money that learn how to be a commis- "My father being a than any other Henderson "The scheduling worked ences so far as Pct. 1 comes in--we have a bud- sioner." county commissionermade County precinct--and the out well today, but I would County Commissioner with get and stick to it." He even joked that,a big impact on he same budget to work with. like to wait awhile and see the Malakoff Rotary Club Thomas, a long timeamong all the new things to said. "I need to look at which if that is going to be c is- Jan. 29. Cross Roads resident, said learn, he showed up to his So Thomas resolves toroads haven't been serviced tentbefore I pledge mem- Thomas, who took his making good on the trust first day of court not know- do his best for the precinct, for awhile and make sure bership," he said. oath of office on New voters placed in him by ingthe Texas Pledge of Al- which includes Malakoff, they are attended to," he Thomas is available to Years Day at the county electing him commissioner legiance. Cross Roads, Caney City, said. hear concerns from Pet. 1 courthouse annex in an is a top priority. He has a "I learned it fast after Log Cabin, Star Harbor, Thomas says he is a residents and welcomes emotional swearing in, told legacy of county commis- that," he laughed. Trinidad, Tool and Seven community focused, upbeat anyone to "drop by for a Rotary members about his sioners to live up to and is Among his motivations to Points. With so many small individual and intends to cup of coffee" anytime at passion for cotnaty govern- quickly adjusting to the du- excel at being a county cities in the precinct, thevol- bring that focus to his ser- ment and his dedication to ties and responsibilities ex- commissioner include the ume of roads that need at- vice of Pct. 1. He is also See Thomas, Page 12 the people of his precinct, pected from his position, legacy left to him by his tention builds high demand considering bringing that i; By Erik Walsh welcomed their arrival and Things really took offfor The News Staff quickened their leadership Faith in Action in April of 2012, when they were al- Faith inAction has grown of the food pantry, lowed to move in the cur- from a Sunday school class' "When we got to the conviction to serve the poor food panty, they told us that rent outreach building in Old Town Malakoff with- to a countywide ministry in God had brought us to just two years, them," Teri Caswell, Faith out rent. "After we moved in, It started in 2001 when inaction director said. a group at First Baptist The folks at the Mala- more and more people wanted to get involved. It Malakoff decided theykoff food pantry were ag- wanted to do something ing and the weekly tasks of became bigger than a Sun- about feeding the hungry picking up the food and day School class and and literally put their"faith serving it were wearing on opened up to the city and in action." them and closing seemed county." So the Sunday school inevitable. After just0ne Faith in Action serves ......................... aboatl00-125 families class adopted the 1Qlalakoff month of training, the Sun- ~ , ............. food pantry as their mis- day School class took over sion. As it turns out, events its management and carried See Action, Page 12 were already unfolding that on the ministry. Volunteers like Alyn F:by (above) ,~, THE NEW~ PHOTO/ERR~WAL~H make it possible for Faith,in Action.to. -, ,, , , provide its services to Henderson County residents. Here Eby is sorting food on an assembly line to be distributed to clients. years In Will serve sexual assault and indecency with a child charges consecutively The News Staff Reports CORSICANA--Jo- seph Dauben, 31, will be serving at least 15 years in prison before he is eligible for parole after being found guilty of three counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of in- decency with a child,tively concurrently, time. a one-time occurrenceLagomarsino, granting the The ruling on his prison Judge Lagomarsino Consecutive sentencesand Dauben hadn't been court permission to ap- time was delayed until Jan. ruled that Dauben, the con- serve all convictions back- a repeat offender-- point another attorney for 25, when Navarro County troversial former online to-back, while concurrent grounds that tend to influ- the appeal. 13th District Judge James newspaper publisher, sentences are served at the ence concurrent sentene- Navarro County Pros- Lagomarsino handed down would receive the stricter same time, effectively ing. ecutor Andew Wolf said the sentence after taking sentencing of serving con- turningthe longest convic- Dauben is expected tohe was glad the ruling time to consider if secutive terms rather than tion to the total prison time. appeal the ruling and was was finalized and the case Dauben's prison time the lessweightyconcurrent Dauben's attorney ar-granted a declaration of finished. The process has would be served consecu- sentencing with less prison gued that the offense was indulgience from Judge taken over a year. THE NEWS PHOTO/ERIK WALSH Malakoff Elementary Principal Ronny Snow and Assistant Superintendent Sybil Norris show off the Distdct 13-AA UIL Champion banner during the Jan. 24 Malakoff ISD board meeting. EAST TEXAS &: FARMS Advertising Residential, Farms, Ranches, Acreage, Commercial, Lake Properties and Morel The Best Source for Reaching Buyers, Circulation 10,000 Distributed In 14 Counties REG. MOIITHLY RAI*E: I~11 pq~e" ... *2BO Half Plqie ... =lliO * Lktk to WelNdte ... qS yo/./r sa/es representaffve at