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- The Southern Gatewo', To Cedar CreekLake- Malakoff -Cross Roads- Trinidad-Star Harbor- Coney City - Log Cabin - Payne Springs- E tace- Tool VOLUME 102 NUMBER 40 ~ 2oll MediaOne L.LC Friday, October 7, 2011 ~ Section malakoJ]hewsmet 75 cents Campaigns open up be bre start of primary season By Michael V. Hannigan I~he News Staff Filing hasn't even opened yet for next year's Republican and Democratic primary elections and already both the area's incum- bent state representatives have drawn oppo- nents. In District lO, State Rep. Jim Pitts will ihce T.J. Fabby. In District 4, State Rep. Lance Gooden will go against Dr. Stua~ Spitzer, Because of redistricting, starting next year the Cedar ('reek Lake area will cover both districts, District t0 will include Malakofl: Trinidad, and the west side of the lake up to Seven Points. Caney City, Cross Roads and the rest of Henderson County remains in Dis- trict 4. MalakofPs new representative, Pitts. has been in the Texas Legislature since 1992 and this past session was the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Pitts lives in Waxahachie but has also had a home in Star Harbor for the past 20 years, according to his chief of staff; and his mother and sister currently live there. tte was named one of Texas' best legisla- tors in both 2005 mad 2009 by Texas Month- ly magazine. Pitts will :lace 30-year-old T.J. Fabby, who Na Tea Party supporter and according to his website he started the Ellis Count5," Conserv- atives in 2009. He and his thmily lives out- side Waxahachie. "My cmnpaign is tbcused on three issues," Fabby told the Cedar Creek Republican Club last month, "life, liberty and property." "Our liberties are being threatened every day in this country and in this state." he con- tinued. "because government is getting mo big. When government grows, freedom shrinks." In District 4. Gooden =s coming off his first session as a legislator. He is from Terretl. As a freshman. Gooden was a member of the }louse Appropriations and County Affairs See PRIMARY, Page IIA ..................... TMN TALKS Get tickets for Xbox raffle A raffle to benefit Cheramie Surls stem cell treatments is being held. The grand prize is a new Xbox 360. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be pur- chased at Athens Navy & Pawn or 1 Stop Tire in Athens. The drawing is scheduled for Dec. 23. you." Luke 6:27-28 Malakoff Homecoming Court MICHAEL V. HANNIGAN PHOTO Malakoff ISD homecoming activities will take place before the start of the Malakoff- Teague game Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. MHS Homecoming Court for 2011 includes: dukes on the bottom row from left, freshman Marcus Dowell, sopho- more Jordan Harris, junior David Havlik; dutchesses seated from left, freshman Raylee Stearman, sophomore Kendall Bruton, junior Holly Davies; senior queen nominees third row from left, Tayler Grayer, Aly Stams. Molly LaRue, Kelsie Schulte; senior king nomi- nees top row from left, Kash Armstrong, Kameron Fletcher, Colt Morrison, Garrett Air- heart. Not 0ictured, king nominee Jacob Teague. Exes, historical society set for weekend From Staff Reports The Malakoff Exes and the Malakoff Historical Society will be holding events during Malakoff Homecoming weekend. Oct. 7-9, The Historical Society' will have ma open house at its new location and museum in the H.L. Flagg House, The house was built in t920 and is to- cated at 207 East Main Street next to the railroad tracks. Open house will be Friday and Saturday from l 0 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from I-4 p.m. Please call Pat lsaacson at See PLANS, Page IIA COURTESY PHOTO Students from the Malakoff High School agriculture pro- gram help clean up the grounds around the Malakoff His- torical Society museum located at the H.L Flagg House, 207 East Main Street. Young Farmers rodeo slated for Saturday From Staff Reports with the crowning of the Princess nominees are Kin- Get ready to saddle up.Queen, Junior Queen andleigh Anding and Made- The MalakoffYoung Farm-Princess. lynn Dunklin. ers Fall Stampede Queen nominees are Sta-The Kid's Rodeo will be, Junior/Open Rodeo will be ciann Hurt, Madison at 7 p.m. The events avail-; held Saturday, Oct. 8. Lewis, and Courtney Wal- able for the young kid's' The event, sponsored by lace. The Junior Queen will be Dummy Ropingtbr Summit Modular Transport nominees are Brooke Berry LLC. will begin at 6 p.m. and Allie Dalrymple. The See RODEO, Page I1A Fill Tiger Stadium Friday night's Matakoff-Troup game isn't just homecoming - it is the start of the Tigers' district sched- ule, Malakoff fans are urged to come out to make noise, a lot of noise, to support the Tigers. Malakoff has never made the playoffs three consecutive years, and the 4-1 Tigers have a chance to make his.- tory this season. It all starts for real tonight against Troup (3-2) at 7:30 p.m. VFDs to be honored Malakoff ISD wilt honor area volun- teer flreflghters at Friday night's home- coming game All firefighters and their families will get in free (just wear one of your VFD t- shirts). Also. between the first and second quarters, MISD will take up a collection for members of the Malakoff and Tool VFDs to say thank you for all their work. Girls set to Dig Pink Not everything will be at Tiger Stadium. The Malakoff ISD girls athletic depart- ment will be teaming up with Eustace to raise money for the "Dig Pink" campaign. The Dig Pink match will b6 Friday in Malakoff starting at 4:30 p.m Donations are still being accepted; call Coach Emily Mar- tinez at 903-489- 1527 or email her at emily.martinez@m FIRST STATE, Member FDIC * H~. 31 E~, Mahkoff, 90M89-1188 2"a Annual Malakoff Exes Saturday, October 8 Country Oaks Golf Course Cross Roads Prizes for 1st & 2rid place teams, closest to pin & longest drive Entry Fee: Members $40: Non-Members $50. ,,~.~=~t, incl, lunch. Hole sponsorships available-call ~,~.'~~, '~,, for info. Register at " or contact Bill Mullins at 903-879-1312 ~'0~'" ~ 0'0'~0=" 0'" \~ benefit scholarship ~.~nd 214 N. Martin wvvw.cofcmalakoff, com SurMay ~ Listen In: BiNe Class 9:30 am B:30 a,m. Sundays V~rship '10:30 a,m. & 6 p.~,KCKL 95,9 FM Wearte~day 7 p.m. KLVO ~4"i0 AM