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f Y . ':: i .! 1...? L. . , - , '4 , / PRESS IATION 1976 Single Copy YEAR No. 32 MALAKOFF, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY- August 11, 1977 New School .Finance Bill AL INMON, center, purchased the Tiger season tickets opening the three Tickets are available at the high school office. Pictured with Inmon is high school principal Jack Fry, left, and Tiger Coach Donny Anderson. [Staff Photo by Ann Rounsavall] Suit Commissioners Subpeonaed Collector Keith Hearn and they are in an incorporated of cities. Blakeney said he Pritchard and Abbott assess- cit should make no difference thought new measurements County Com- ment firm, schedules or docu- to commissioners as long as should be made, using the their week ments on the value of real the roads are dedicated to the same methods for all pre- Monday when property in Henderson connty, cincts. erved with sub- County and other data. A point of controversy be- Members of PPOA res- in district Adds To Local Budget The Texas Legislature de- vised a school finance plan in special session which will add an additional $88,000 to the coffer at Malakoff Schools this year. The figure sounds pretty good until the related expenditures are tallied, to the tune of $77,000 for Mala- koff ISD. Superintendent Jack Mur- ray told members of the bill "didn't hurt us", but added that it will do little to help keep up with spiraling costs of education. Murray said that the $11,000 figure would help to pay increases in utilities which are given a preliminary bud- get figure of $7,000, and will enable trustees to have the roof repaired on the high school building without a bond election, if budget esti- mates prove accurate. Trustees expressed their pleasure with the work sheet which projected balances in all accounts at the close of school next year. In addition, repair of the roof within the framework of the budget without an additional bond was considered a major ac- complishment. Preliminary. figures call for the money to be borrowed for the repair, The subpeonas were served tween PPOA members and ponded that roads that had and paid off as a short-term 15 at 10 a.m. prior to a regular meeting of commissioners Monday and not been maintained by the., in we, re i%sd .0issiQershere a larg in previ.ous, nlexgs i.LJae ? ho t be. proected pendi) with the tax group of Cedar Creek Lake unequal division of mileage in the measurement, regard- tures for the year were at suit filed by residents and President's and Mobile Property Owners Association who are members appeared before by Attorney Joe the court requesting better roads in the lake area. to appearing, Discussion between the must also pro- group and commissioners records of centered around the legal meet- aspects or responsibilities of and documents roads that are incorporated of improved cities that are dedicated as assess- county roads. tax roll, corres- Oran White of Tool said that the equali- everybody living in Tool pays Tax Assessor- county taxes and the fact that and funds between the four precincls. Commissioner Ned LaRue said that he had measured mileage in Precinct 2 at over 500 miles and said that he had included city streets in his measurement. Commissioner Jim Blaken- ey of Precinct 1 said that he had measured the roads in his district at his own expense in January, but that his figure of 216 miles did not include roads in incorporated limits MCLAIN and other members of the staff at Malakoff Library have had their of work recently with the arrival of 613 newly donated books. less of whether they were dedicated to the county or not. Commissioners approved a motion to re-measure all roads in the county according to a policy to be established by the court. Judge Henry King, a re- tired judge who lives in the Cedar Crek Lake area, told the court that he would be in Dallas Tuesday and would See COURT, Page 2 Malakoff Receives Grant Funds The Environmental Pro- tection Agency announced last week the approval of an augmentation grant in the amount of $124,888.00 for the City of Malakoff, according to an announcement from Con- gressman Sam B. Hall, Jr. The augmentated grant supplements a previous grant for $620,317.00 for construc- tion of a wastewater treat- ment facility. The total amount awarded is $745,205.00. Tiger Ticket $1,072,062 with projected re- venue at $1,091,207 maintan- ing the current tax rate. In addition to current bud- geting, trustees requested long range planning for the district be included in future projections, and asked Mur- ray to have the school archi- tect prepare recommenda- tions for improving the ap- pearance of the front of the high school building and to devise plans for design of the vocational buildings. Trustees took a step-by- step look at the preliminary budget, which includes a $25 across the board raise for school bus drivers. Bus drivers are paid according to the miles of their route, a system devised last year. The proposed athletic bud- get of $12,000, not including gate receipts, will begin the year with a $3,000 deficit from last year. Trustee Homer Ray Trimble requested that the board be supplied a complete budget for that department including projected receipts and expenditures from gate funds which were estimated at $21,000. The athletic budget re- Sales Are presents receipts and expend- itures from all athletic partic- ipation at the school, in- cluding, football, track, basketball, volleyball and other sports. Bids will be opened for repair of the high school roof at a meeting September 2 at 7 p.m. Engineering estimates for costs of the job are near $40,000 and trustees expect to use some $6,000 currently in the building fund to pay a portion of the cost. Trustees also set a public budget hearing for August 15 at the administration building at 7 p.m. Third Quarter Report Following executive session for the discussion of person- nel the board approved hiring James Potter as elementary physical education teacher, James E. Harris as junior high English teacher and high school history teacher, and Jewell Lee Cotton for high school English and Spanish. City Overcomes Deficit Malakoff City. officials re- joiced at a third quarter budget report presented by Eleanor Robertson Monday night. The report indicates that barring unforseen- problems the projected $11,000 deficit in the budget will be overcome by the end of the year. Further indications from the most recent report indi- cate that the city will be able to assume the added bond payments next year with no trouble. City Manager John Lott told the council that if the budget trend continues through the last quarter of the year the city will realize a $12,000 overage in the general fund which will allow the financial structure to pick up ments. Lott said that most all de- partments are running below budget on expenditures, and have done so without causing a decline in city services offered. Prior to hearing the third quarter report the council held a public hearing on the proposed budget for 1977-78. If adopted, the budget will allow the tax rate to be lowered for the 1977-78 taxing year from $1.50 to $1.42. Tax revenue will increase from $70,000 to $84,878.54 with the decrease due to increased evaluations. The proposed budget will again be under discussion by the council at the August 22 meeting. In other business the coun- cil passed a resolution ex- empting the city's partici- pation in the Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund. The fund, established by law in the recent legislature, would provide insurance protection and retirement benefits for volunteer firemen and police- men at a cost of $12 per month per individual. Mayor Inmon read a letter received from the Athens from the Trinity River Police Department express- Authority who advised local ingtheir appreciation to Chief officials that the legislature Richard Wilson for his assist- has appropriated $900,000 for ance during the Blackeyed the Trinity River project Pea Weekend in Athens, and design. Chip Wins! Chip Harris continued his winning streak at Park Cities in Dallas last week taking three first place wins. Don Norwood also remained in the winners column, with two fourth place wins. Chip took a first in the 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke, and 100 individual medley. Don pMeed frth in 50 backstroke and 50 freestyle. The meet was the last session for the summer. Chip and Don will both be swimming for the Corsicana YMCA Aquatic Club during the winter season. Annuals Are Here Annuals have arrived at Malakoff Schools and may be picked up at the high school office from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each weekday. Those who bought annuals are urged to bring their receipts to the office to pick up their annual. Special Meeting A special meeting of the Malakoff Band Club has been called for Tuesday, August 30 at 7 p.m. at the Band Hall. Band parents are urged to attend the meeting so that preparations for the first football game can be complet- ed. The concessions staff will he appointed at the meeting, and club president Mrs. Mary Helen Jetter said that mem- bers are aiming at the most successful year ever. Cross Roads School Teachers will be in-service at Cross Roads School August 15-26, before students arrive for the first day of school August 29. Monday, the 29th will be a full day of school, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Busses will run and food services wilt be available. Classes will dis- n,, for the davat 3:.D.m.. Meetings Set The Star ilarbor City Coun- cil will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 12. Malakoff School Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, August 15 at the school administration of- fice. The Trinidad School Board will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, August 15 at the high school office. The Cross Roads School Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the school Monday, August 15 in regular session. The Trinidad Town Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. at City Hall Tuesday, August 16. Rotarians will meet at noon Tuesday for their regular luncheon at Rob's Kitchen. School Days Conference periods for stu- dents in grades 9-12 at Mala- koff High School will be held Thursday, August 11 begin- ning at 8:30 am. For further information students may call the high school office, Begins Annual Underway Pre-season reserve seat ticket sales for the Malakoff Raising Drive Library As- annual fund Underway dur- of August. holds spe- the group as raise $2,000 in new book needed for local keep the library aember of the 'y Sys- that has books to the this year alone. taembership in the local library of new books. In addition to the new books added last week, which in- cluded best-seller fictions like Upstairs, Downstairs, Rich Man, Poor Man, and The Money Changers, the Library is expecting shipment of com- plete sets of the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Alfred Hitchcock mystery stories on the junior level. The summer reading pro- gram for youngsters has been highly successful, with 16 pre- schoolers, 46 first through seventh graders, and 20 high school age students partici- pating. Mrs. McLain said that some of the readers have finished 30 to 40 books throughout the summer months. Another new service offer- ed by the Library is the film service available to local organizations. Residents of Cedar Lake Nursing Home have been receiving film through the service at no cost. In addition to the fund raising drive now underway members of the library staff have issued a welcome for anyone who wishes to volun- teer their time in classifying and coding books. Tiger's six home games are underway until August 26. Mayor Al Inmon purchased the first set of tickets opening the three week sales period. Tickets are $1.75 for adults for pre-game sales and $1.00 for students. At the gate all tickets will be $2. Reserve seat ticket holders from last year have the option to re-purchase their same seats. Tickets for the six home games will be $10.50. The Tigers began workouts Monday with 27 varsity boys ready to play. Coach Donny Anderson said the Tigers will he working hard to make the 1977-78 season a good one for players and fans alike. Tickets are on sale at the high school office. FORMER MALAKOFF MAYOR Neal Lawson, left, and former city councilman Marcus Jordan were honored with plaques of appreciation at the Lion's Club meeting Thursday night. Mayor Ai inme-n, center, made the presentations. [Staff Photo by Ann Rounsavall]