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Page 12A - The News Friday, December 7, 2012 STAAR (Continued from Page 1A) ever seen any of the STAAR end-of-course tests," he said. "We are doing our best and flying blind." Cross Roads ISD Super- intendent Clay Tompkins said the decision "will cer- tainly make grade calcula- tions much less complicat- ed for uS this year." "We are now hopeful the Texas Legislature will move to eliminate this cumbersome require- ment," he said. "1 have to Win think this is an indication that our leaders in Austin are beginning to hear the concerns of parents and educators regarding the enormous amount of man- dated testing and all the re- quirements tied to that testing." Local school districts still have the option to move forward in utilizing the 15 percent rule should they choose. However, last year more than 1,100 of the state's 1,200 school districts elected to defer. (Continued from Page 1A) way into the championship game by beating East Texas Christian, 62-33, in the first round before edg- ing Elkhart, 55-49 in Round 2. Damontes Dowell was the leading scorer for the Tigers in all three games, and averaged 22 PPG for the tournament. The Tigers will be playing in the Frankston tournament this week- end, while the JV Tigers will be in action in the LaPoynor Tournament. NLINE AT al Business Hours 9 a.m. t0 1 p.m. Monday - Thursday 903-489-0531 * Fax: 903-489-2543 815 East Royall, Suite 6, Malakoff, TX 75148 Texas Press Association Member 2012 Granite Countertops Installed sq ft COURTESY PHOTO Consolation Winner The Malakoff Lady'l'cjers won consolation at last weekend's Eustace Touma- ment. After falling to Fruitvalle, 30-18, to start the toumament, the Lady "l- jers roared back to beat Quinlin Boles, 44-10, and then Trinidad, 47-8. For the toumament, the Lady "l-jers were led by Plandreika Jackson with 26 points. Hayley Thomas had 19, Sierra Perez 18, Candace Denis 17, Kiana Reed 15, and Brenda Cruz 2. The Lady T ers will play host to Cross Roads Friday, Dec. 7, with JV action to begin at 5 p.m. quality service you can trust! Granite Countertops Tile HArdwoods Carpet .. Laminate - Professional Installation MONDA Y-FRIDA Y 9AM-SPM SAT IOAM-2PM s! From Staff Reports TEAGUE -- The Malakoff Tigers lost a 47-45 heartbreaker to the Teague Lions Tuesday night. The Tigers' record stands at 3-2 to start the year. The Tigers got off to a slow start, trailing the Lions 9-4 after the first quarter and 22-12 at the half. The Tigers were a dismissal 4/22 shooting in the first half. "It was our poorest half of the year, but thank goodness for two halves of basketball," said Head Coach DeArtis Nicker- son. The Tigers came out to play the third quarter, outscoring the Lions to only trail 35-30 going into the final stanza. The fourth quarter was much of the same with the Tigers pulling with one point at 41-40 with two minutes to play, but Malakoff could not get over the hump. DaMontes Dowell led the Tigers with 20 points. Justin Gerich added 8 points, Jared Givens 6, Marcus Dowell 4, Car- rington Manning 4, and Keonte Ross 3. PAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENT 9 $57.00 Auto Acquisition Event Opens To Public Cars Starting at $4,995.00. Staff Writer Curt Lentz Terrell, TX Due to the national increase in defaulted automotive loans, banks are having to store and stock pile vehicles that at one point and time had owners with good credit. Mark Gathright, Pre-Owned Sales Manager of Randall Noe Pre-Owned, was asked for help in stor- ing and disposing of the desired inventory. "Helping the banks is the right thing to do. After all, I can't count the number of times that they have loaned money to custom- ers of ours that were turned down all Over town." Vehicles included in this event will be domestic and import- ed sports cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and trucks, many still under factory war- ranty. Craig Baker, Used Car Manager, ex- plained, "this is a great deal for bargain hunters. Simply pick- out one of the 450 ve- m Rim "Vehicles may be sold for pennies on the dollar/" - Mark Gathright Preowned Sales hicles that have been traded, repossessed or purchased from around the country, pay a $57 acquisition fee and start making payments. This is not a lease program." "The banks are making buy of a life- time offers, this mak- ing it very attractive for the person who wants a super clean safety inspected car or truck." Baker con- tinues, "First of all we mark down all prices up to $1,800 below Blue Book value and also include up to a 100,080 mile warran- ty on many of those cream puffs, at no charge to the bwer. Last, but not least, huge discounts will be given to whoever wants to pay cash." This sales event runs from Thursday, December 6th to Thursday, December 12th. It will be open to the public and prom- ises to be the biggest thing Terrell has ever seen! "If anyone has doubts I will be more than happy to show them the N.A.D.A. val- ue on the vehicle that they are interested in." During this one time only sales event, cars that normally sell for five to ten thou- sand dollars will be sold for three to five thousand, even cars for $4,995.00. Bank Reps will be on hand to help pre approve you before the sale. Baker went on to say, "Even with slow, no or bad cred- it, the banks will do Whatever it takes to loan good people with bad credit money, provided they are cur- rently employed." Randall Noe Pre- Owned is located at 108 Hwy. 205 Terrell, Tx 75160. Any phone calls should be direct- ed to Craig Baker at 888-235-8662. 1005 South 3rd Street Mabank, Texas 75147 @ Copy~ht 2012 FLR LLC. All Rights Re~erved. 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