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- The Southern Gateway To Cedar Creek - 50 ................................................................ AUTO""MtX ED PDC 793 9M-'LL TOWt,,I PAPERS 217 W COTA ST :SHELTON ,~,";4. _c6584-~63 d,M,,#,,lHl,nli,j,Pill,il,',#,##l,npli,#,lh VOLUME 103 NUMBER 45 2012 MediaOne L.L.C. Friday, December 7, 2012 1 75 cents ByMichaelV. Hannigan State gives districts right to cut 15 percent rule "Governor Perry and Commis- The News Staff sioner Williams seem to think The Governor wanted it; the nor Rick Perry asked for the for this school year relieves That's two years of STAAR, we have not seen enough of the Commissioner of Education rule to be deferred, some of the pressure being felt and two years the rule has been STAAR end-of-course tests to gave it to him. Under the State of Texas As- in Texas districts as we continue deferred, hold our students accountable Texas Commissioner of Edu- sessments of Academic Readi- the transition to a more rigorous . Area superintendents certain- on their course grade and cred- cation Michael L. Williams an- ness (STAAR), which went into accountability system,"ly are happy with the decision, its." nounced last Friday that the effect last year, a student's score Williams said. "I believe that the deferring of "1 want to remind our state will defer the so-called "15 on the STAAR end-of-course You might remember the 15the 15 percent rule for our 9th Malakoff community that no percent grading requirement" exams count as 15 percent of percent rule from February of and 10th graders is a positive teacher or administrator has for the current school year. The the student's final grade, this year, when it was deferred decision," said Malakoff ISD action came a day after Gover- "Deferring the 15 percent rule for the 2011-12 school year. Superintendent Randy Perry. See STAAR, Page 12A Parade, downtown events set for Dec. 8 By Erik Walsh The News Staff Malakoff residents and visitors will be in for a day of free family fun beginning at~ a,m. Saturday, Dec. 8, whenthe MalakoffChristmas parade and downtownTe~L tivities get under way. The festivities, organized by the Malakoff Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Malakoff, begin at First Bap- tist Church Malakoff, where parade contestants will meet up and settle in for the route through town. An hour later, at 10 a.m., the parade will begin. There will be plenty of candy for the kids and interesting floats for all to see and enjoy. When the parade is finished and run its course, the fun isn't done. Beginning at 11 a.m. in the pocket park (lo- cated downtown Malakoff on Terry Street), carolers will be spreading Christmas cheer, along with more music and dancing. There will be face painting and pictures with Santa and Frosty the Snowman. Free cider will be available to further the Christmas atmosphere and enjoy- ment. Sales and drawings will be held all day at participating businesses, including: My Favorite Things, Lindy Mall, Antiques on Royall, Country Chicks, Berry Lamber, Brookshire's and Voyles Paint and Body. Verse Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32 ISSN: 1050-8937 * Published weekly by Me- diaOne L.L.C., 815 East Royall Blvd., Suite 6, Malakoff, Texas 75148. In Henderson County, sub- seription rates are $26 per year and $22 per year for senior citizens (65 years and older). Texas out-of- county subscriptions are $30, and out-of-state sub- seriptions are $40. Entered as periodicals at Malakoff, Texas 75148. POS STER: Send ad- dress changes to: The Malakoff News, 815 East Royall Blvd., Suite 6, Malakoff, "-- Texas 75148. Any erroneous re- fleetion upon the character, stand- ing or reputation of any person, ' firm or corporation which in the columns of this ed being brought to the at- tention of the publisher. i i;i MICHAEL V. HANNIGAN PHOTO The Malakoff Tigers filled up the All-District Israel Chavez, Defensive Lineman of the squad for District 7-2AA, which is not sur- Year Keonte Ross, linebacker Cesar Garcia. prising considering this year's team earned Second Team selections included (third row, the school's fourth-straight winning record, from left) offensive lineman David Havlik, fourth-straight playoff appearance, and sec- defensive back Jordan Harris, and defen- ond straight season with a playoff win. sive back Stephan Woffe. Honorary Mention Leading the list, which was released this were (top row, from left) defensive back week, were (front row, from left) Offensive Marcus Willingham, defensive back Braylon MVP DaMontes Dowell and Newcomer of Cable, offensive lineman Diego Medina, of- the Year Marcus Dowell. First Team selec- fensive lineman Emanual Gonzales. Not tions included (second row, from left) quar- pictured are Second Team tight end Bran- terback Tate Taylor, receiver/defensive back don Davis. Terrance Scott, offensive/defensive lineman Pq Tigers open season with tournament win From Staff Reports The Malakoff Tigers tipped-off their season in fine fashion, winning the annual Eustace Bas- ketball Tournament last weekend. The Tigers beat host Eustace, 66-52, in the championship game to take the title. Malakoff blew open a close game in the third quarter by outscoring the Bulldogs 28-14 in the stanza and racing out to a 15-point lead it never relinquished. The Tigers were led by DaMontes Dowell with 20 points, Keonte Ross 17 points, and Carrington Manning 16 points. Marcus Dowell pitchedin with 9 points,while Jared Givens and Israel Rivera had 2 points each. The Tigers earned their See WIN, Page 12A The Malakotf T ers stace Toumament. took COURTESY PHOTO first place in the recent Eu- contact Angela Penland (903)489-0531