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- y VOLUME 102 NUMBER 07 @ 20ll MediaOne L.LC -- The Southern Gateway To Cedar Creek Lake --, Malakeff - Cross Reads - Trinidad - Star Harbor - Caney City - Log Cabin - Payn Springs - Emtae - Tool Friday, February 18, 2011 ' 1 Section 75 gents' , TMN TALKS Fly fishing at TFFC Fly Fish Texas brings together people who love fly-fishing and those who want to learn about it. Misa Ishimura travels all the way from Lakeview, Arkansas, to teach casting. The 13th annual event takes place March 12, 2011, at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. See story, Page 7A. Rates for Allied, Atmos change in Malakoff Malakoff residents will see a small increase in their trash and electric bills starting next month. The Malakoff City Council Monday ap- proved an increase by Allied Waste for trash pickup. Council members said they had no choice but to accept the increase because of the contract with Allied. The increase is 1.9 percent, or about 15 cents per bill, city officials said. Council members also approved a change to the city's contract with Atmos Energy Cor- poration: The change redefines how fran- chise fees are calculated and sends more money to the city. The extra franchise cost is passed on to the consumer. In a town the size of Malakoff that would be less than a penny per bill, offi- cials said. County looks to recoup bank taxes ATHENS - Henderson County wants $10,000 back from Prosperity Bank. At Tuesday's regular meeting, commissioners approved paying $25,000 in taxes on the Prosperity Bank Building for 2010. Henderson County bought the building last summer for additional office space. Prosperi- ty Bank is still occupying the building, how- ever, so at closing last year they paid just over $14,000 in lieu of the tax bill. That leaves about $10,000. The difference is because the taxes at closing were figured on the 2009 appraisal. The appraisal was increased in 2010 leading to the higher tax bill. are going to ask Prosperity for that back, because they are in the building," said County Judge Richard Sanders. By Michael V. Hannigan a huge part of the state's budget "and a lot The News Staff Nichols on water districts .................. 6A of it is from the federal level." Possibly deep cuts to education and Nichols said that federal connection is health and human services are on the table include a 10 percent reduction in Medicaid giving states trouble righ ow, He said in Austin right now because the state faces payments on top of a 1 percent cut going states are "in turmoil" because of the un, an estimated $27 billion budget shortfall into effect in September. certainty surrounding the federal health for 2012-2013, and government leaders Henderson County's State Senate repre- care law, which has come to be known aS consistently say they will not raise taxes or : entative, Sen. Robert Nichols, is a mem- Obamacare. touch the state's Rain Day Fund. ber of the Senate Committee on Health The budget cuts that have been proposed and Human Services. He said Medicaid is See NICHOLS, Page 6A The 1954 Malakoff Colored High School stale championship and Malakoff Colored High School and Lincoln High alumni basketball trophy retumed to the distri last Friday night before president; members of the alumni association surround the the T ers final home game of the season. Above Malakoff Su- group. Another ceremony will be held in July during the annual pedntendent Dr. John Spies hands the trophy to Woodrow Hog alumni association reunk)n. It is hoped that several of the play- men, a player from the 1954 team. To the superintendents right ers from the 1954 team will be on hand at that time. is Homer Ray Trimble, former Ionglime school board member advocates for children in Austin By Pearl Cantrell MediaOne LLC Members from CASA of Trinity Valley, based in Athens, visited with lawmakers in Austin for CASA Day at the State Legislature early this month. A delegation of six volunteers prepared a hallway length Memori- al Wall, illustrating the need for Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in danger or in the fos- ter care system, "lhe Wall depicted the remnants of 227 children under the age of 5 who lost their lives due to abuse and neglect in Texas last year. CASA volunteers wonk with one or two children who have had to be removed from their homes and stays with that child until he or she See CASA, Page 5A Rotary sends Baker, Jones to RYLA The Rotary Club of Malakoff sends students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp every year. Pictured above are this year's participants as they prepared to leave last Friday, Jan Baker of CRHS, left, and Lauren Jones of MHS. According to the local club's district website, "RYLA began in Australia in the 1960s as a program to identify and develop those young people with leadership skills. These young people become very positive influences and role models once they return to their schools." finds weapons at District: Nobody was ever in danger By Michael V. Hannigan The News Staff Officials at Malakoff ISD are wrestling with how to discipline a student who brought weapons school this week. Superintendent Dr. John Spi confirmed the district had an inci dent involving weapons at the campus, "which of course against the law." The name of the student and some of the details of the incident were not released because of con- fidentiality laws. 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