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SEE INSIDE FOR MORE! School Calendars, Page 5B Summer Football Camp, page 1B 1 Athens and Malakoff VOLUME 110 NUMBER 31 2019 MediaOne L.L.C. Friday, August 2, 2019 2 Sections 75 cents Special to The News HENDERSON COUNTY-One of- Henderson County's K-9 Deputies discovered illegal drugs in a vehicle which was pulled over in Athens for a routine traffic violation July 30. Laurinda Davis, 57, and Dante Johnson, 46, were both arrested for having contraband. "We have two K-9 teams working the n '' Cou ty, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said. "And they have proven each and every day to be the valuable drug interdic- LAURINDA DAVIS DANTE JOHNSON tion deputies I hop.ed K-9 Kan. During the they would be." open air sniff around the It all began when Dep- vehicle, Kan alerted on uty David Robertson the odor of narcotics. stopped the vehicle on Then with probable Tyler Street in Athens cause, Deputy Robertson for a traffic violation, searched the vehicle. The driver and pas- He found a pipe loaded senger began to act sus- with enough metham- piciously, so the Deputy unloaded his partner lan Introduces new staff members at meeting eral projects that the firm By Denise York has completed for Texas The News Staff Writer cities Texarkana, Demon ATHENS-Athens and Greenville. The ex- City Council authorized pected timeline is 14-15 City Elizabeth Borstad months, Leisner told to execute a contract the council. Four public with Norris Design for Master Plan Update and Review at the July 25 meeting. Norris Design Representative Rick Leisner addressed the council. Leisner said that assessment, we get to partnering with Norris understand the commu- Design, which is a de- nity as well as you all sign and planning firm, do. The second phase wouldbe Catalyst Com- is once we establish a mercial, aMarketAnaly- set of goals and objec- sis firm which would tives for the community, provide fiscal input data we then come up with and KSAto provide civil three different scenarios, engineering work that People like to pick from would especially be im- different options and portant when planning many times from those meetings are expected, as public engagement is important to the success of the project. "The first phase is looking at project ini- tiation and community transportation, i3-" Leisner pointed to sev- : =--'.--, ' - The News Photo/Denise York Athens welcomes new ,Code EnfOrcement Officer David Campbell, Photo/Denise York Athens welcomes new 'Public Works Director Tim Perry. Ms. Maria' ugll The News Staff Reports need to give the seller (including jeans and an exemption certificate shorts), dresses and uni- TEXAS-Just in time to buy qualifying items forms, both for school for the frantic Back-to- tax free: and work. Shoes, in- Schoolshopping frenzy, Texas Comptro!ler eluding tennis shoes, the state coml troller's Glenn Hegar said, As are tax-exempt, as well office announces the Texas families begin annual sales tax holiday the process of replacing begins Friday, Aug. 9 their beach towels with and ends at midnight lunch boxes, the sales Sunday, Aug. 11. Dur- tax holiday is the per- ing this annual sales tax holiday, you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100)tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business inTexas. In most cases, you do not feet opportunity to save some money on supplies families need before the school bell rings. As a I know how these expenses can add up." Clothing includes typical items like socks, underwear, shirts, pants as boots, but athletic footwear such as cleats are taxed. Belts with attached buckles are tax free, but belt buckles alone are taxed. Most ac- cessories like hair bows, headbands, purses and wallets are taxed. School supplies priced under $100 qualify for exemption including binders, backpacks, Sales tax ~U; See page 6B The News Photo/Russell Sleton Ms. Maria visits with Justin Carpenter (center) and Paxton Eads, wearing astronaut helmets, during "Cool School by Ms. Maria," part of the Henderson County Clint Murchison Memorial Library Summer Reading Program July 25. See more photos on page 6B. Local students head back to school The News Staff Reports students returning teachers and reduced Monday, Aug. 5. This absences. There is a H E N D E R S O N is the first year for nine-page document on sition back for some COUNTY-With hot the school district's the website to help ex- students. weather and Summer four day instructional plain the program and Eustace ISD re- in full swing, our at- week, passed last year answer questions. See turns to classes the tention is turnedback for a three-year pi-, following week, to learning as local lot program. Benefits Malakoff ISD and Wednesday, Aug. 21. students head back the school expects to Trinidad ISD begin Cross Roads ISD to school this month, see are better teacher Wednesday, Aug. 14. begins their school First in line is recruitment and reten- The mid-week begin- year Thursday, Aug. first week of school, helping ease the tran- Special to The News MINNESOTA-A pair of boys will have a spectacular fish story to tell their classmates when they return to school. And, says the Association of Mature !American Citizens J Athens ISD, with tion, better prepared ning makes for a short 22. (AMAC), they'll have the video to prove that they indeed did catch a more than six-foot long sturgeon. Fourteen-year-old Owen Sanderson and 12-year-old Mac Hoek- stra of Edina, Minn. say they used a rope with a slip-knot to lasso and land their monstrous catch. They then re- leased the fish back into Minnehaha Creek. The proud dad of one of the boys used his cell phone camera to record the event. LABEUNG FOR iN 8/ 19