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December 3, 1981     The Malakoff News
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IZA--The Malakoff News, Thursday, Dec. 3, 1981 come By JOHN H. COX Citizens of Henderson County should get accustomed to Seeing the name of Houston Lighting and Power Company (HL&P), its sister, Utility Fuels In- corporated, and parent, Houston In- dustries Inc., because to paraphrase a post World War II Ford advertisment, "they're in the county's future." A profile of what Houston Industries is might give an insight as to what ef- fect the company may have on local economies. With over 55 billion kilowatt hours, HL&P ranks nmnber six in the nation in amount of power sales. Peak demand of power is now at 10,800 megawatts. To put this number in perspective, Texas Power and IAght, the company which supplies electricity to Athens and much of the surrounding area, had 26.5 billion kilowatt hours of power sales at the close of 1980 with 5,861 megawatts of peak demand. From 1976 until today, HI2 P's growth in the area of power sales has been over 35 percent. Approximately eighty incorporated municipalities as well as about the same number of unincorporated areas are recipients of these 55 billion kilowatt hours of power. Geographically, the service area covers Harris County (Houston) and the neighboring counties of Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Waller. Within this 5,000 square mile area, HL&P sends energy to over 1.1 million individual customers. Of that total 971,000 are residential, 133,000, com- mercial, 1,700 industrial in addition to numerous cities and towns. The 35.,000 acre Maiakoff-Cayuga lignite field will become one of many dots on a map indicating where fuel is derived to fire the generating facilities needed to supply the unquenchable Trinidad School Menu Dec. 7th-! lth Monday: ~Chili dogs, baked beans, potato tots, cookies, milk. Tuesday: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, cut green beans, cake, hot rolls and butter, milk. Wednesday : Vegetable soup, crackers, sandwiches, cookies, jello, milk. Thursday: Chili mac, french fries, green peas, hot rolls and butter, canned fruit, milk. Friday: Hamburgers, salad, french fries, baked beans, jello, milk. demand of Houstonians for electricity. Management of two subsidary companies of Houston Industries, Utility FueLs Inc. (UFI), and Primary Fuels Inc. (PFI), have been assigned the task of finding fuel deposits for the power plants and also, when necessary, for transporting that fuel to those plants. PFI is concerned with fuels (natural gas and oil) which, in the past, have provided up to I00 percent of the energy needed to run the generating units. Presently, 42 plants use gas, off or a combination to generate power. As the price of these fuels increased and the supply became more uncertain, other sources were turned to. Among these other sources were coal, lignite and uranium. UFI is concerned with the development of these energy fuels. From as far north as Montana, UFI personnel have discovered and in- stigated coal production. At present three coal fired power plants are on line with another scheduled to start up in 1983. So massive is the operation that UPI owns or leases amost 2,600 railroad freight cars which transport the coal from Montana and Wyoming to the plants in Texas. The Maiakoff-Cayuga field will operate as a part of UFI. Transporting coal adds to the ex- peuse of supplying electricity to HIA P's customers. Building and operating plants close to home and within short distances from fuel sup- plies is definitly the better way to go. Therefore, the parent company is in the process of building two lignite plants in Limestone County and will begin a plant near Malakoff, using the abundance of lignite owned by North American Coal Corporation. By 1967 and 1988, the Limestone facilities are scheduled to be available for peak demand; the local facility, 1989 or 1990. Projected expenditures for plant construction (including nuclear) by 1983 are almost $1 billion. DeAYALA VISIT On Sept. 22, 1775, DeAyala visited the coast of San Francisco, Calif., explored the bay and returned to Monterey, then the capital of the province. THREE-WINNER PHOTO IN 'M The first photograph of a triple dead heat in a horse race was made June 10, 1944, at Aqueduct Race Track in New York. Airmail service wbs introduced in 1913. HOUSTON LIGHTING & POWER COMPANY'S Malakoff Electric Generating Station to be built three miles southwest of Malakoff will consist of two 690,000- kilowatt lignite-fueled generating units. Estimated cost of the project is Richard W. Moore, formerly of Malakoff, has been named as an adver- tising representative for Country World, a weekly newspaper dedicated to agriculture and rural life in Nor- theast Texas. Moore, 37, former area manager with Olin Corporation, is planning, develpoing and selling advertising for Country World, which was introduced in November, Kelly J. Boldan editor and publisher, said. An independent, rual oriented newspaper, Country World has a cir- culatien of over 25,000 and is devoted entirely to agriculture life, said Clarke Keys, president of Echo Publications Company of Sulfer Springs.A new division of Echo Publishing, Country World is the only newspaper com- pletely dedicated to these pursuits in Texas. A regional newspaper, Country World covers the seven-county area of Delta, Franklin,Hopkius,Hunt,Raius,Titus and Wood counties in Northeast Texas, one @ joins tember, Moore has helped in the research, planning and development of a market profile study and advertising campaign for the newspapre. He is now involved in developing and selling ad- vertising for Country World. For the past five years, Moore was involved as owner-operater of his trucking firm which was based in Mabank. Prior his trucking business, he was employed for ten years with Olin Corporation, a multi-diversified chemical company. In his last two years with Olin, Moore was as area sales manager, in the agriculture division of Olin Cor- poration, responsible for a five-state region. Priop to that, he spent eight years as a field representative in Oklahoma for Olin. A native of Malakoff, Moore recieved of the most productive agricultural regions in the state ranked second only to California in total agricultural prodution. Since joining Country World in Sap- The first coin-operated telephone was installed in the Hartford Bank. Hartford, Connecticut, by the Southern New England Telephone Company in 1889. $2,055,000,00e with construction to begin in late 1983. first unit is expected by 1989 with the second by 1990. {Courtesy photo ) a bachelors degree-majoring in agriculural education from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in 1966. Santa Letters to be included in special section The arrival of December reminds us all that it won't be long until Santa Claus makes his annual visit on Christmas Eve. Area children are reminded that their letter to Santa should be sent to The Malakoff News, where it will be published in our Christmas issue and then for- warded on to Santa for his use. Letters to Santa should arrive at The News no later than Dec. I0 to be included in the special Christmas section. Mail your letter today to The Malakoff News, Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148. Dec. 7th-I Ith Monday-burritos with cheese, Spanish rice, beans, peach slices, milk Tuesday-BBQ on buns, baked beans, pear halves Wednesday-pizza with salad, buttered corn, ding, milk Thursday-frito pie wi cheese, pinto beans, cornbread, jello, milk Friday-beef and vegetS crackers, sandwiches, milk JUNIOR HIGH & HIGH Baskets served with * hamburgers *chili dogs *submarim Occasional SNA{ Snack cakes, Choice of milk Breakfast served daily at s] Some African Zaire, Mall and Sudan are: fl h-d the size of the States. 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