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ANN ROUNSAVALL impact on the district as far as the from auditor David Moore of Smith, amount had also increased, which I.S.D. trustees held theirnumber of new students that might be Moore and Company on the 1980 school might account for the increase in un- !what is expected to be numerous acquired could "depend largely on audit, collected taxes. on the possible impact of what Malakoff (the community) does to Moore said the district was right on The one negative point the audit men- Houston Light and Power prepare for an influx of people." Cox the money in most cases in budgeting tioned was a lack of adequate security y night during cited the need for planning for housing revenues and expenditures for the year provided by the local school depositary. eating, and development of living areas for and that the balance sheet "looks better The state requires that the bank Norman Plemens new residents to encourage them to than itdidlastyear." provide security (bonds)in the highest board that HL&P officials in- locate in the district. The budget was overspent by $1,871, amount of revenue the district would that the proposed $2.4 billion Trustees agreed that continued study he said, an insignificant amount when have deposited at one time in any year. be located within the boun- of possible impact to the district should you are considering over $1 million That was not the case during the audit Malakoff district. Plemeusbe a priority matter but that it was still dollars for the year. year when at one time the district only was told the proposal was still in too early to make any definate plans for The District has lowered loan amoun- had $189,000 in security when $250,000 stages and that site plansthe schooldistrict, ts from $101,000 to $46,000, but lost was required. Plemens was asked to start a file on ground on the collection of taxes for the Cox recommended that bookkeeper located in our district this studies and predictions concerning the year. Previous year uncollected taxes Jerry Brown check with the bank to be be in a envionable location of the plant in the area and to totaled $44,000 while the current audit sure that the proper amount was in the future," trustee Sam keep the board abreast of any develop- year uncollected taxes increased to provided in the future, ments. $82,000. In related action the board appointed president Joe Cox said that the The board was treated to a good report Moore pointed out that the tax the Smith, Moore and Company as !TEXAS PRESS "The Voice of the Lignite City" 1981 IN }lOg8 4% Sons Boom Bindery , "z . SPz'AnBlvort, Mich. 4928 See SCHOOl,, auditors for the coming year. In a review of the financial statement Mrs. Brown pointed out that at the close of November 22% of the District's current taxes had been collected. "That is a little slow," she said, "ac- cording to last year which was also a slow year." The previous year the District had collected 25% of current taxes at the close of the same period. Trustees held a second reading and approved a policy to provide a Golden Card Club for M.I.S.D. senior citizens. The new policy will allow senior citizens free passes to all school ac- tivities and encourage their par- ticipation and involvement. Plemens told trustees that there are 619 registered senior citizens (households) within the District which would mean possibly 1,000 reside in the District. The board also held a second reading and passed an update to the policy manual allowing a two year probationary period for certified per- sonnel, to meet legal requirements of Senate Bill No. 341, to approve a change in student rights and responsibilities and a change on the policy outlining corporal punishment for student discipline. Malakoff athletes will be provided an athletic banquet that is paid for by the District, trustees decided following discussion. In previous years the banquet has PAGE S cents single copy YEAR, NUMBER 50 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 SECTION A THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 1981 ~J COSTLOW was at home for the weekend and found herself the ner of the calf that raised $Z,585 in funds for the Costlow family. Pictured with at a drawing for a calf. Friends held the drawing to help the Margaret is her sister, Donna. Behind her is Lee Johnson, G. S. Costiow with on-going medical expenses as a result of an accident earlier (Margaret's father), Ki Brownlow, L. O. Robortson, who donated the calf, Glenn where Margaret received spinal injuries. She is now - patient at the Costlow (Margaret's brother) Phillip Splvey, Owen Robertson and Todd Locke. Center in Dallas and returned there Sunday afternoon. Margaret The drawing was held at Royali Chevrolet and Buick. (Staff Photo by Lori all weekend for Christmas and New Year's. The family has a goal Callaway) from the hospital of Feb. 16. Citizens State Bank was the lucky win- For bingo approval { The Malakoff News office will be closed Thursday afternoon, Dec. 24 and all day Christmas Day. We will resume regular office hours Monday, Dec. 28. By GLORIA RAMIREZ collector, said. The Henderson County Cam- Smith also added that if the JP missioners Court agreed to have an precincts are not determined by Jan. 1, election Jan. 16 to determine whether then the voter registration cards will go bingo should be legalized in Justice of out with the old precincts on them. the Peace (JP) precinct five in a regular session Monday morning. The conmalasioners received a petition signed by 167 registered voters in Malakoff, Cross Roads and Trinidad asking to hold an election for the legalization of bingo. The court decided to Consolidate the voting boxes in the city hall of Malakoff on this election day. In other business, the court dlscussed the reapportionment of the JP precincts and voting boxes in the county. These precincts and voting boxes need to be changed because of the alteration in the commissioner precincts. According to Joe Dan Fowler, county clerk, the law states that when paper ballots are being used, there can only be a maximum of 2,000 voters in a JP Fowler suggested the possibility of the commissioners redrawtng ~the precinct lines themselves with the help of Tom Smyser, from the East Texas Council of Governments. "I'm willing to keep the court here all week to get this done," said County Judge Winston Reagan. The court also approved payment of funeral expenses for Mary Burner in the amount of I 200. The funeral ser- vices are being handled by the Euhanks Funeral Home. The commissioners approved the advertising of bids on a 1973 Chevrolet dump truck from precinct two and the advertising for bids on the purchase of a new dump truck also for precint two. On the recommendation of Com- missioner Leland Tarrant, precinct precinct. Some precincts can remain four, the court accepted the main. the same, but others must be split in tenance of streets in ColoniaIAcres. two. Tarrant said the roads have a hard. The delay in changing the JP top surface and are Just outside the city precincts is because surveying lines, limits, . which are used as boundary lines, must The commissioners also accepted the be transferred to the map which has the maintenance of East Woodvale Street new commissioner boundary lines, in the Lester Wood addition also in "There's quite a project leR," Fowler precinct four. said. Also at this time, the comm/ss/oners "Time, is running out and weve got court accepted the resignation of R.D. things we need to do. We've got to get Ballard in the maintenance depart- \ BAND CLUB BAKE SALE CANCELLED Tiger Band Booster Club Bake Sale that was scheduled for 18th, has been postponed to a future date which will be an- By LORI CALLAWAY Tom Henderson and J. Wiley Pennell, Jr. of Lone Star Gas Company met with Malakoff City Councilmen during their meeting Tuesday night requesting a 4.3 percent rate increase from the City of Malakoff. The estimated total increase in annual revenue for Lone Star Gas Co, would be $8,510. Henderson gave a brief presentation explaining the reasons for the increase. "A deficiency was found in the system and we felt like it would be better to ask for the rate increase now than to wait later on when the percentage rate would be much higher." We have not had a rate increase in the City of Malakoff stnce 1967," he added. Both residential and commercial ctmtemen in Malakoff will be affected by the increase. The effective date for the proposed change would be January 5, I~, AUSTIN- The Department of Public Safety has estimated that as many as 89 persons may perish on Texas streets and highway during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Colonel Jim Adams, DPS director, asked Texas drivers to make this holiday season the safest in recent years. "Nothing would please us more than to get through these holidays with far fewer fatalities than we project," Adams said. "We can reduce the num- ber of fatalities if more drivers will moderate their speed, refrain from using alcohol or drugs if they plan to drive and make sure everyone in the vehicle wears a seat belt." The DPS estimated that 51 persons SCHOOL DISMISSAL FOR HOLIDAYS schools will dismiss at 2:50 p.m. on Friday, December 18th for Holidays. Students will return to school on Monday, January 4, LITTLE DRIBBLER SIGN--UP of two sign-up Saturdays for the upcoming Little Dribbler season is December 19, at the cafeteria on the Elementary School cam- , enroll their youngsters between 9 a.m. and I p.m. CHILI SUPPER A.ssembly of God Chizrch of Malakoff will host a Chili Supper December 19 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, all you can eat and $3.50 at the door. Children under 12 tickets will cost $3.00 and $2.50 at a OfftC[ HOU. 'Pen on a regular basis from 9 s.m. until 4 p.m. Monday thioul[h Friday. For your con- ,i those hours to mute that your news is included. COMMUNII~ ANNOU~MEWTS are aware of your oqianization's activities, contact the Makkoff News at 4890531. For an Thursday publication it must be received at the News office by 4 p.m, on the proceeding in the DUDU#i INFORMATION news items, classified Ms and dhq~ky admrtislni for the Thursday publication dat8 o# the Malakoff the preceedini Monday. The present monthly rate for residen- tial customers is $24.70. The proposed rate would be $25.47 in winter (a $.77 in- crease) and $23.47 in the summer (a $(1.23) decrease). The present monthly rate for com- merical customers is $46.64. The proposed rate would be $50.95 in winter (a $4.31 increase) and $46.95 in summer (a $.31 increase). Pennell added that winter requires higher pressures to regulate the gas flow and also requires more labor which results in the higher rate. Councilman Tommy Tanner asked "how our (the City of Malakoff) rate compared to other cities in the Lone Star Gas Co. system." "You've got about the lowest rate in the State of Texas," Pennell answered. "We may never have to come to you See COUNCIL, page 8 o/ i~ would die in motor vehicle accidents during the Christmas holiday weekend and another 38 people would be killed during the New Year holiday weekend. Both holiday periods are 76 hours long. Adams said 64 persons died in traffic crashes during the Christmas holiday period last year. Motor vehicle acciden- ts claimed 58 lives over the New Year holiday weekend. During the first nine months of this year, 151,261 persons received injuries in Texas traffic accidents. "That's and increase of slightly over I0 percent compared'to the same period in 1960,"Adams said. "More than 19,000 of those people received serious, in- See DPS, page 8 THE SIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS are abundant In Malakoff and one that requires News office at 489-0531. these precincts settled because the ment. cards (voter registration cards) need to In his letter of resignation to the ttOyUt between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15," court, Ballard stated he could no longer Smith, county tax-assessor perform the'duties tlmt were required. special notice is the family tree of the Jim Day family. Their tree Is decorated with a collection of trains, including balls, ceramics, styrofoam and paper. Other decorations of interest can be seen on the first page of Section B of this issue of The News, (Staff Photo by Lori Callawav )