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Ihh,l,I,ll,ll,Ih,ll,hllh,I,h,I,hll,h,II SMALL TOWN PAPERS 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SW SEATTLE WA 98136-t 208 -- The Southern Gateway To Cedar Creek Lakei- www.malakoffnews.net malnews(a earthhnk.net I :y Malakoff - Cross Roads - Trinidad - Star ltarbor - Caney Citv '+ Log Cabbz - Payne Springs - Tool ~ ~. + VOLUME 97 NUMnER 28 2006 The MalakoffNews Friday, July 14, 2006 malakoffnews.net 50 cents Coming events Look for Living Well in next weeks issue. MalakoffT-Ball District Tournament results next week. Malakoff Teenage Baseball/Softball Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, July 20th, 7pm at Kilman Field MYFA having garage sale The Malakoff Youth Football Association will have a garage sale for a fundmiser on July 15 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the MYFA Building on Terry St in Malakoff. Also we will be accept- hag donations on July 8 from 9 a.m. until noon at the MYFA building. For more information contact Carol Perkins at 903-489-0069 or Shonda Lewis 903-489-2757. Fund set up for family An account has been set up at First State Bank Malakoff to h cip defray the funeral costs for Joie "league. "league, who lives in the Malakoff area, was killed in an automobile accident on Loop 7 in Athens on Sunday evening. Those who wish to donate can stop by the bank, which is located on East Royall Street (Hwy. :31). 2006 Under The Lights Fall Area Sports Preview featuring Malakoff Crossroads Trinidad Coming in August Give us a call to reserve your advertising space 903-489-0531 Deaths Malinda Causey Doris Birdsong Hugh Browne J.T. Trotman Floyd Anderton Calendar Pg. 2 Opinion Pg. 4 Obituaries Pg. 6 From Staff Reports The MalakoffCity Council took a step closer to finding a new police chief Monday night. After spending nearly two hours interviewing four can- didates in executive session, the council invited two back for another interview next week Tom Hamilton and Ron Shields will be interviewed a second time 5 p.m. Monday, July 17. Hamilton is currently the Assistant Chief of Police at the Marlin Police Depart- ment. Marlin, a city of 6,300, is located about 30 miles southeast of Waco. Shields is the police chief in Brownsboro, a position he just recently accepted. Shields re- tired as an investigator from the Henderson County Sheriffls Department not long ago and has been an instruc- tor at the Kilgore police acad- emy. The two other candidates interviewed Monday were Sgt. Don Covey of the Malakoff Police Department and Benjamin Boyd of the Bastrop County SherifPs Department. The search for a police chief has been a little more convo- luted than normal for the Malakoff City Council, be- cause former Police Chief Joe Cantu resigned in March, changed his mind and decided to stay, and then resigned again in May. When Cantu was hired in late 2004, he was given the See CHIEF, Page 7 JENNIFER STONE-HANNIGAN/THE MALAKOFF NEWS Members of the Malakaff ISD school board. Tool City Council and residents of the Tool area gathered last week to celebrate the groundbreaking on the new Tool Elementary School. The new campus is scheduled to he open by the beginning of the next school year. in From Staff Reports Construction has begun on the building which will - in a year's time - house elemen- tary school students from the Tool area. "This has been a long time coming," said Superintendent Larry Hulsey at this week's grotmdbreaking for the new Tool Elementary School. The field where the school will stand was crowded Thursday as school board members, members of the Tool City Council and dozens ns on of community supporters and residents gathered to throw the first shovel of dirt in what will soon be home to students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade who live on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake. The site for the new build- ing is at the intersection of State Highway 274 and Farm-to-Market Road 3225. The financial path for the project was paved by a $10 million dollar bond passed in June 2005. The bond was earmarked to pay for con- structing both a new campus in Tool and replacing the el- ementary school which burned in 2005. "We have people in this com- munity who have been work- ing 20 years on this," said Tool Mayor Scott Confer dur- ing the groundbreaking. "I want to thank everyone in Malakoff ISD and I want to thank the voters on the west side of the lake." Dirt work was expected to being on the school this ry campus week. The project - accord- ing to contractor Langston Construction - will cost a maximum of $6.29 million to build. On the Malakoff school project, concrete was being poured on the slab this week. Hulsey has said he believes the Tool school will be con- structed more quickly than Malakoff, because the site needs less preparation. Both schools are scheduled to be open by the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year. Board upholds no-pass, no walkrule From Staff Reports The policy will remain the same. Those who do not pass the state-mandated Texas As- sessment of Knowledge and Skills at Malakoff ISD will not get to participate in graduation ceremonies. The current policy at Malakoff ISD is that stu- dents who do not pass the test do not walk with the rest of their graduating class, since they have not fulfilled all the state's requirements for graduation. School district trustees voted Monday night five to one (David Hennessee, ab- sent) to leave the district's policy as it stands. The debate over gradua- tion participation began this spring, when some of the eight students who had not passed the test and their par- ents appealed to the board for a change in the policy. Parents of students who have not passed have said their child's graduation should not hinge upon one test while teachers have said See POLICY, Page 7 ! i campus Ill From Staff Reports When Bill Morgan moves to Malakoff in the next couple of months, he will be bringing his menagerie with him. He, his wife Donna and his 5-year-old son Flint own five dogs, a show rabbit, five breeding mares and a stud horse. And if it were up to Flint, there would be more animals in the family. "Every time we go some- where, he wants to get some- thing else," said Morgan. As soon as the family finds a home with enough land, the whole crew will be moving from near Commerce, where Morgan was a principal at St. Jo ISD until he was hired in May as the principal for Malakoff's Orr campus. Morgan will serve as the principal of Tool Elementary when it opens next year. Morgan, 42, grew up around animals and the en- tire family has been involved See MORGAN, Page 7 JENNIFER STONE-HANNIGAN/THE MAI.AKOFF NEWS Bill Morgan started his new job as the principal of Malakoff's Orr campus last month. Morgan will be the principal of the Tool elementary campus when it opens. Your Home Town Bank Formerly Elliott Chevrolet GMC. ImONTIk~. BIJJ~K~ 311 East Tyler Street - Athens, Texas 75751 903-675-5115 800-436-1912 ~mw,~bathens.com. Member FD/C * H~3: 3] East, Malakoff * 903-489-1188