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iNSIDE FOR MORE! Journalist Michael Hannigan explains how social media is changing the business, page 3. Malakoff, Athens win football games, page 9. Serving Athens andMalakoff VOLUME 105 NUMBER 40 2014 MediaOne, L.L.C. Friday, October 3, 2014 1 Section 75 cents I THE NEWS PHOTO/ ERIKWALSH AT LEFT: Cross Roads High School crowed Homecom- ing Queen Kourtney Hazelip and Home- coming King Trey Hazelip prior to the Homecoming football game Sept. 26 in Cross Roads. THE NEWS PHOTO/ ERIKWALSH BELOW: Athens Homecoming Queen Bryla Barker accepts the crown as her father, Bert, watches proudly. Athens FFA members start stock show season well Special to The News ATHENS-The Athens FFA has kicked offthe fall stock show season with some outstanding early suc- cess at both the East Texas State Fair in Tyler and the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City. FFA member Casey Pitchford and his sister, Jun- ior FFA member Gracey Pitchford, took breeding beef heifers to the Okla- homa State Fair. Casey won first place and division champion with his Angus heifer and reserve grand champion with his senior yearling Santa Gertrudis. Gracey won both her class and division championship with her shorthorn heifer, She took grand champion honors with her cow-calf Santa Gertrudis. At the Junior Beef Heifer Show in Tyler, Sara Rimpel took first place with her Maine-Anjou heifer. Her sister, Shae Rimpel, placed second with her Limousine heifer. Their brother, FFA President Seth Rimpel, placed third with his Limousine heifer. At the Steer Show in Tyler, Mason Mikkelsen's Chi steer received first place in its cla s. His Charolais steer placed fourth, and his Maine- FFA, Page 12 The News Staff Reports TRINIDAD-A married couple from Kerens died as a result of a collision at the intersection of State High- ways 31 and 274 in Trinidad Saturday. Rita Wilson French, 78, a passenger in the couple's four-door passenger car, was pronounced dead at the scene, while her hus- band, Lowell Albert French, 83, died Monday from his injuries in a Tyler hospital. According to Trinidad Police Chief James Cook, the French's vehicle was eastbound and attempted to make a left turn onto SH 274 around 4 p.m.. Although he had the green light, the driver failed to yield to westbound traffic on SH 31 before negotiating th e turn. A westbound 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 one-ton truck, driven by Justino Chavez Pacheco, 22, T- boned the Ford on the front Collision, Page 12 By Erik Walsh The News Staff ATHENS-Henderson County Commissioners gave their nod of approval Sept. 30 for 4H extension agent Carolyn Tyler to change her job within AgriLife to become the agent for Family and Con- sumer Services. like like raising children, housing and environment, eating well, managing money and staying healthy," Lewis said. "Carolyn will continue to work with 4-H in some as- pects, because all agents have some 4-H responsi- bilities." Tyler_to_ok over the 4-H Tyler is- vaki g, tl=e;, aider Jaqueline Cote move after exerting as took an extension position the head of the 4H gram. Shelia Lewis, Dis- trict Extension Adminis- trator of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Ser- vice, explained to the com- missioners what Tyler's new role will be as agent for Family and Consumer Services. "Family and Consumer Sciences cover many fac- ets of home life things With McLennan County. Tyler said she will be able to help train whomever is chosen as the next 4-H agent. In other action, Com- missioners: approved Mike Groom as a new member of the Henderson Clint W. Murchison Memorial Li- Role, Page 12 The News Staff Reports ATHENS'Cody Austine Hillock, 23, was arrested Sept. 23, for theft, interfering with public du- ties and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Hillock was walking on South Palestine Street near Clinton Street in Athens around 10:30 p.m. when he was stopped by Athens Police Department Ser- geant Jason Bosher, for being a suspicious person. When Bosher asked Hillock where he had been,where he was going, and if he had any illegal weapons, contraband or narcotics, he began acting nervous and didn't an- swer. Bosher attempted to pat down Hillock and search his pockets when Hillock resisted and started a brawl. He was the.n ar- rested for interference with public duties. After being arrested, Bosher discovered Hillock had a silver Taurus Judge handgun in his possession and a checkbook belonging to a resident of Gregg County. APD contacted Kilgore Police Department, who said a checkbook and Ford F-350 truck had been sto- len in their city. APD found the truck between State Highway 19 and FM 59 on Loop 7. Arrest, Page 12 Kirsten Prausa The News (903)88%4511