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Hogg & Sons Book Bindez , I': Spz'tr.aport, Ntch. 928h TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION 1980 "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" cents single copy NUMBER 12 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1981 the deadline for filing neared can- lOcal elections increased. As morning candidates who for places on the ballot are election will be held April 4 from until 7 p.m. list of area elections, positions and candidates that y follows: CITY OF MALAKOFF Places of Mayor Howard Julian C.L. Nichols and Er- will be up for election in the The election at Malakoff city hall. Mayor Howard Julian will on the ballot by Joe B. and only one candidate had two posts open on the coun- C. L. Nichols had filed MALAKOFF I.S.D. will be open on the ballot I.S.D. The seats held by and Charles Morman, both terms, will be filled. Voting the Tool City Hall and the aldermen for two-year terms on April 4th. Elmer Finley and Roy Baxley are In city, school elections retiring at the end of their terms in April. Dr. Noble HodRe is offering to serve another term Ul)On expiration of candidates who have filed was not his present term in April. Lewis Buck, available at press time. Graham T. (Johnny) Johnson and Dr. CITY OF STAR HARBOR Hodge have filed for a place on the Voters in Star Harbor will elect three ballots. By PAT HARRIMAN The Henderson County Com- missioners Court unanimously voted to increase the over-65 homestead exemption from $5,000 to $25,000 of the ax -Collect y mith Hughes, Pryor and Anding have filed for re-election, and other hopefuls are Mark Davis and Bill Hope. TOWN OF TRINIDAD The race for mayor of Trinidad has drawn three hopefuls. Placing their names on the ballot are candidates Jerry Taylor, Freeman Miller and Johnny Pete Airheart. Incumbents Erma Dickey and Arthur Arnold have both filed for re-election but have drawn no ODl~onents. TRINIDAD I.S.D, Two three year terms will be up for election in the Trinidad I.S.D. vote. The terms of Bill Green and Bobby Roun- savall will expire. Also on the ballot will be the unexpired term of B.W. Tatum who resigned the position due to ill health. The election will be held at the school. Incumbents Rounsavall and Green County employees are now covered until they are 70 instead of 65. Only two county employees are affected by this change, so the cost to the county will be $1.78 per month. The ammendment also included :i~:~/,~'~i~ 'i/( ~: -~ ~, ~ T i :: : ....... : 7: have filed for re-election, and James increasing the amount of each era- Elementary School cafeteria. Johnston has filed for the un.expired told the court the exemption increase ployee's life insurance from $2,500 to C ' harles Morman has flied term. was needed to offset the county's in- $5,000 which will cost the county $183 creased assessed values, per month. on to his post on the board, CANEY CITY CITY ELECTION The commissioners also amended the The court also agreed to pay a total of candidates who have filed are The terms of mayor and two two-year county group term life insurance $2,498 for three parcels of land needed !/' lawayandLarryMassingill,terms of councilmen will be on the program; approved the parcel for the right-of-way for FM 2215 in CROSS ROADS I.S.D. ballot in Caney City. The two year term agreements for the right-of-way on FM Berryville and $375 to James Berry, the Places of Don Hughes, James of Mayor Dottle Hale and position of 2215; approved bids for four new county right-of-way agent. .... Ranee Anding will be up for Bob Garrett and Melvin Langley will be sheriff's Cars and four new radar units Kinabrew Chevrolet was awarded in the Cross Roads I.S.D. open for election. The election will be for the Highway Patrol; and appointed the bid for four new cars for the Will be .in the homemaking held at Caney City city hall with Bobhie members to the library, child welfare sheriff's department. The Kinabrew at the school. Incumbents Anderson as election judge. Names of and the Levee Improvement District 3 bid was $32,228. Eaton Motor Company boards, turned in a bid of $31,782. "When the legislature passed Senate The Eaton bid was for cars with 252 Bill 621, the county went to 100 percent cubic inch, four-barrel carburetor valuation Jan. I, 1981," Mrs. Sz th engines and the Kinnabrew bid was for said. "We were using a 20 percent cars with 350 cubic inch, V-8 engines. ...... valuation and this increase is neededto Henderson County Sheriff Charlie keep taxes and exemptions equal." Fields told the court he thought the t, of,, What about people under 66.department needed the bigger engines Precinct I Cornmissioner JimBlakercmy because of the amount of traffic it III asked, handles in the county. "When we set the rate this summer," The county will spend $11,730 for four- County Judge Winston Reagan said, new range master radar units from 55 "we'll adJustthe rate down." Limited, which was the only bid sub- Mrs. Smith said taxes would be mitred. The price includes free in- same with the exemption increaN ," , allatlon, motu ta and cables, a two * the rate adjustment, r year warranty and very by March C. Allen, tax assessor-collector for the Malakoff Independent School , announced today the availability of a 12 page pamphlet which may help on their property taxes. Wnphlet explains how the property tax system in Texu epamtm and savings available tocitisens. "There may be a little increase (in was developed by the State Property Tax Board in accordance taxes)," Mrs. Smith said, "but not provisions of the Property Tax Code, which was passed by the 66th much." In 1979. Reagan told the court the bill did not gible for a $5,000 school homestead exemption and include any relief for veterans. disabled and those or older may qualify for an ad- "We have no control over this property. ere 65 older on January I of this year are also intitled to exemption," Mrs. Smith said. "The state said we're going to have a lot of tax bill for their house and yard. The elderly must make mad vets, but they need to go to the to get the freeze in 1961 or retain on acquired in 1979 or 1980," the legislature." In other business, the court amended District provides by the couty's group term life insurance. $7,500 exemption from market value for parsons aged and an additional $10,000 exemption from market value for taxpayers disability exemption. and ranchers have the option of having their agricultural land productivity rather than market value. for exemptions and productivity valuation, however, application made to the school tax office before the districts rendition period ends 1981. Clyde Alexander was appointed to the Levee Improvement District 3 board. John Yarbrough had said that he wanted to be released from the board. The court wanted to increase the number serving on the board from three to five, but were told by Jack Life, the district's attorney, they could not make such a change without holding an See COUNTY, page 12 r residents are encouraged to review the pamphlet and make sp- ur all tax relief to which they are entitled before the rendition period information please feel free to contact the office located at 107 or call 489-1536. services for Texas Ranger held at 4 p.m. Feb. 26, 1981 in Malakoff under the direction of died Feb. 24 in a after a brief illness. Patrolman Whitehead transferred to Midlothian in September of 1968. received a Ten Year Award from tim Patrol for faithful service to the people of the State of Texas. While working as a Ranger Whitehead was involved in the II day a member of the Depar- . 1974 Huntsville riot, Three armed Safety for the past 21 ich were with the Houston District. was appointed to the in 1971. There are only the State of Texas, and a member one must have of law enforcement work to the applicant must appear before an inter- Austin. tistinguished himself as before joining graduation from high years in the including a tour of duty aircraft carrier USS Mid- entered the Highway Patrol after receiving his the service. prison inmates led by Fred Carruco captured 12 prison employees and barricaded themselves in the prison library. Three teams of hand picked officers were selected to get the hostages out and subdue the prisoners, including Whitehead. He was involved in the final shoot-out that ended in the death of Carrasco and another prisoner. Whitehead was trained in fingerprint and identification, terrorists tactics, and was an instructor in quality shooting for the State. Funeral services for Mr. Whitehead were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Garden in Houston with Rev.James Cagatham officiating. Arrangeh ents there were under the direction of Pat H. Foley Funeral Home in Houston. Department of Public Safety servic were conducted at both funeral and graveslde rites. Whitehead was born March 20, he graduated from the He was stationed at for 16 months after transferred to Pecos in Walton in Van Zandt County. He wu and a Pecos Deputy Sheriff the son of former Henderson County lone of the FBI's most wanted Chief Deputy and onetime Malak f March, 1966. The man, Police Chief Truman Whitehead and KELLY WHITEHEAD FBI's list of Top the late Jennie Byron Whitehead. in connection of 18 In addition to his father and step- in the state of Califor- mother, Sylvia, Mr. Whitehud is sur- capture, Whitehead and vived by his wife, Mrs. Patsy received a Law Enfor- Whitehead of Houston; a son, Michael the Pecos Optimist Whitehead, U. S. Navy; and a sister, Mrs. Freddie Christian of Eanis. "I~RINIDAD MENTOR LARRY CUMBY slipped the final ~'~rd t,.m lh~ rim amongst enthusiastic Trojan backers following the Trojan.~ :~!~-:tl victory over the Mildred Eagles in the District 43A title game played at Navarro ('ollege's Bulldog Gymnasium Friday. The championship-clinching ~,in m~rked the first district title for the two-year Trojan coach and sets '*1~ a Tri~idad-I~tl'oynor hi- district clash Tuesday, March 10, in Athens. Cumby is a gr~td~:~le ~f i,aPoynor High School. See story, page 5. (Staff photo hy Ann Rotmsa vail) The Malakoff News will begin run- ning local candidates' election announ- cements on a weekly basis beginning this week and continuing through March 26The- announcements'pNill include a picture of the candida[{ and a story. Candidates are asked to come by The News office during the hours of 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays to have their pic- ture taken for the announcement. Can- didates should call for an appointment, 489-0531 to make all appointnr~ent with a photographer for tl~(~ picture. Information f(Jv ~he ~Aet:tion story should be brought with the candidate to The News office whe:~ having their' pic- ture taken. The candidate should provide inforrnati(,r~ corlcerning per- sonal background, views on the office seeking, past political experience and reasons for running fnr of fief,. Calendar of events ============================================================== ::: .... : MEETINGS The Malakoff Lions Club regular meeting will be held March 5, 1981 at the Lions Den at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to be present. Malakoff City Council will meet in regular session Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the municiple complex. Masonic Ledge Study C~ub will meet Monday, March 9, at 7 p.nL The regular stated meeting of the club will be Thursday, March 12, at the lodge hall. Malakoff Rotarians will meet at noon Tuesday, March 10 at the tlarbor House Restaurant for their weekly luncheon. Timber Trails 4-H Club will meet Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Lions Den in Malakoff. The Henderson County Republican Women's Club will meet at the home of Mary Tarrance, 705 Belmont Drive, Athens, at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 11. Katie Dillard and Stella Smith will serve as co-hostesses. The business meeting will begin prom@.t tl, U a.m. Thomas Earl Williams, Athens City Attorney, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be "Wills and Probates." All members are urged to attend and bring a prospective member. NEEDLEWORK SHOW The Friends of the Library will sponsor a Needlework Show March 16-28 at the Malakoff Public Library. Anyone interested in displaying some of their work in the show should contact Betty Thomas, 489-1330, Miriam Ilunt, 489-0931 or Mary Gerard, 489-0562. SENIOR CITIZENS TO HEAR TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Counselors will be in Malakoff Tuesdays until April 15th at the Nutrition Cen, ter, Methodist Church Annex, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Everyone is invited to attend the sessions, where tax counseling for the elderly, a program jointly sponsored by the American Association of Retired Per- sons/National Retired Teachers Association and Internal Revenue Service, will provide free tax information and assistance for individuals 60 and over. The tax eotumelors are volunteers specially trained to handle tax problem and tax forms of particular importance to the older taxpayer. 303 BOMB GROUP PLANS REUNION The 3 rd Bomb CN'oup (H) Association is looking for all WWll airmen (air. crew and suppor~t) ~,ho served with the 303rd Bomb Group (H) in Molesworth, England I942 a15. Former members of the 303rd are asked to contact Joseph Vieera, 6400 Park Street, Hollywood, FI. 33024, for further information. Other former 8th AF during WWII may write to 8th Air Force Clearing House, 3911 NW 173rd Terrace, Opa Locka, FI. 33055, RAINFALL REPORT Bro. E. P. Allen reports that the average rainfall in February for the previous nine year registers at 2.61, February, 1981 rainfall @as 2,23. "We got a good start on March," Bro. Allen said. He reported that .72" of rain fell Sunday, the first day of the month. SPECIAl,, BASKETBALL GAME The Malakoff High School Athletic Department will sponsor a Comedy Basket- ball Game featuring the Globetravelers versus the Malakoff Local All Stars: The game will be played Thursday, March 12, 1981 at 7:00 p.m at the High School Gym. Tickets will be $2.00 in advance and $3.00 at the door. They can be purchased at Malakoff High School or at the Athletic Field House Office. The famous Globetrotters are America's most exciting basketball show, They, feature Rex "Showboat" Jones, the clown magician of basketball and Goose, Jr., the world's greatest bali handler. They will also perforn :* :' Cir ele in Darkness Under Black Lights.