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Friday, July 28, 2006 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 9A Gus with mom. COURTESY PHOTO Special to The News Caldwell Zoo in Tyler wel- comes its newest arrival, Gus, a 125 pound male re- ticulated giraffe born July 8 at approximately 4 p.m. Gus is currently available for public viewing inside the gi- raffe building. Zoo visitors are encouraged to come welcome the zoo's new resi- dent. "The entire staff is excited about the newest addition to our zoo family," said Execu- born calf to fall 5 to 7 feet to the ground. The calf stands within two hours of being born to find its mother's milk. The Caldwell Zoo follows recommenda- tions for breeding and hus- bandry listed in the Giraffe Population Management Plan created by the Asso- ciation of Zoos and Aquari- ums' Wildlife Conservation and Management Commit- tee. Caldwell Zoo is located at five Director Hayes Caldwell 2203 Martin Luther King "As always with a new ani- Blvd just off Gentry Park- mal birth, staff from all de- way, easily reachable from Chief Continued from page 1A drew from consideration af- 2004, the city combined the ter he was named police chief posts of police chief and cify in Marlin. Marlin, a city of ap- manager. City officials have proximately 6,300, is located said they will not combined about 30 miles southeast of those two positions this time. Waco. The city administrator's po- The search for a police chief sition is currently being shared began in March when former by Director of Public Works Police Chief Joe Cantu re- Glen Herriage and City Sec- signed. Cantu decided to stay, retary Ann Barker, both of however, and rescinded his whom carry the title co-city resignation. In May he re- administrator. signed again, this time for Sgt. Don Covey is serving good. as interim police chief until a When Cantu was hired in replacement can be found. Trinidad Continued from page 1A Resource Management is the The Office of Rural Commu-' administrator of the grant. The nity Affairs is a state agency, grant is a Small Town Environ- created in 2001 by the 77th ment Program (STEP) grant Legislature to ensure a continu- from the Office of Rural Corn- hag focus on rural issues, moni- munity Affairs and is worth torgovemmentalactionsaffect- about $208,500. ing rural Texas, research prob- Resource Management Ad- lems and recommend solutions, ministrative Assistant Shelia and to coordinate rural pro- Gibson Puetz said the grant is grams among state agencies. for "low to moderate" income Since its inception, the agency families and requires at least has worked to strengthen rural some volunteer time from the communities and assist them grant recipients. At this point, with community and economic however, the actual form the development and health care by volunteer work will take has not serving as the central source been decided, for rural programs, services, and "Once we get everybody's activities so that governmental names in and we see how many resources are delivered effi- people are interested, it will give ciently and with the best pos- us a better idea of what we're sible results for the state's ru- going to need to do," said Puetz. ral residents. Seam Continued from page 1A partments are talking about the U.S. Highway 69 exit off ; sistent with this scam, I encour- formation security or the scam ~t and several are coming by Interstate 20. I fnr a aniok n~kl" CaldwallTnn whichhe~ran age them to report it to the De- may contact 1-800-FED- -1 r- ~'-" partment of Veterans Affairs or INFO (333 4636) There are ,Gus is the 19threticulated 50 years ago as the back- " - ,oiraffe born~ at Calttwelt yard menagert~of~e~,endarv contact my Dallas office." : .~ more than26 million veterans ' Zoo Hismother is five vdar Tyler 1f~nessma~ dhi-;~~ Amencans with questions o~ngt~12ai~t~, l .cludlr~ old Eth- 1 also born at lanthr0'oist ~"~ K~Caldwell, is/|C ncerns about either the over 1.7 rmllion m Texas and Y, P . Caldwell Zoo, and his father one of the finest small zoos,- breach in veterans affatrs in nearly 55,000 m the 5th district is Ratnses, on loan from the in the country with more Miami Metrozoo. The than 2,000 animals repre- Caldwell Zoo currently has senting 250 different spe- 2 male and 3 female gi- cies. The Caldwell Zoo is raffes, including Gus. The open daily from April 1 giraffes are located in the through Sept. 30 from 9:30 zoo's East Africa exhibit, a.m. to 6 p.m and Oct. 1 The standard gestation for through March 31 from 9:30 a giraffe is 12 to 15 months, a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Zoo is The mother gives birth while closed Thanksgiving, Christ- standing up, leaving the new- mas and New Year's Day. Nuisance Continued from page 1A son per precinct to be in charge of getting this done. We're not so concerned with ticketing we just want to know when these problems are go- ing to be abated. "We want better enforce- ment and to be better in- formed." County Judge David Hol- stein assured Gulletson the county would provide the in- formation requested. Bruce Thurston nominated volunteer firefighter Gina Helderlein to the county's Emergency Services District No. 4 board. The nomination would fill the seat left vacant by Steve Countryman, who re- cently resigned citing conflict- best candidate at this time. "I'd like to see (Helderlein) in there eventually, but in light of the problems we're having I think (Hash) is the better choice," Hall said. Commissioners approved Hash for the seat. Commissioners also ap- proved on Monday: * the County Treasurer's re- ports for May and June; * a written draft of the county's Prisoner Work Pro- gram Policy; * a Quit Claim Deed to JHRINV, Ltd RNRINV, Ltd Deanna Womack and Michael Womack on land vacated by the construction of CR 3506; * bids on recycled road ma- ing obligations. "I visited with (Helderlein) and I'm impressed with her knowledge," Pet. 1 Commis- sioner Joe Hall said. "The only disconcerting thing is we've had problems in the past with meetings. Volunteer firefighters are hard to get a hold of." Hall told commissioners he's also interviewed Gary Hash, who he thought would be the terial and the Justice Center's food service; and * county expense payment totaling $224,718.34. Henderson County Commis- sioners Court meets every Monday at 9 a.m. in the com- missioners courtroom on the first floor of the Henderson County Courthouse, on the square in downtown Athens. Meetings are open to the pub- lie. ::::::~ ::i:::i !:::