Week of July 9, 2012


The Rev. Carl Anders (left) holds the 1954 Colored High School State Champion trophy along with MISD Assistant Superintendent Sybil Norris in this July 2011 file photo. The 1954 Malakoff team that won the trophy will be inducted into the Prairie View Interscholastic League Hall of Fame later this month.

Story No. 1 – 1954 team headed to Hall of Fame
: The 1954 Malakoff Colored High School State basketball champions will be inducted in the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association Hall of Fame during the group’s annual banquet July 28 in San Antonio.
Why it is important:
This is a piece of county history that’s not only about sports, but also about segregation.
Learn more:
The Malakoff News has the story.

Story No. 2 – Power outages hit Henderson County: As many as 3,000 residents in, and around, Athens were without power Tuesday after a downed transmission line took out three other electric lines.
Why it is important:
At its peak, the outage reached from Trinity Valley Community College and the Athens Square, all the way down Highway 31 to FM 753.
Learn more:
Rich Flowers at the Review wrote a story.

Story No. 3 – See you later, out-of-county inmates: The money-making part of the Henderson County Jail is closing down. The county will not be keeping out-of-county prisoners any longer — which produced revenue — because surrounding counties have built new jail facilities or undercut prices.
Why it is important:
With the county in budget mode, the loss of a revenue stream has to hurt.
Learn more:
Check it out in the Review.

Story No. 4 – Work at Bel Air continues: That pretty much says it all: Work continues at Bel Air.
Why it is important:
With about six weeks to go before the start of the 2012-2013 school year, the clock is ticking.
Learn more:
Rich Flowers over at the Review had a good week, hitting 5 Things for the third time.

Story No. 5 – When paranormal mentioned, Fuller Park pops up: A paranormal group will be holding a convention in Marshal this August, which brought up the subject of ghost stories. And how can you tell a ghost story in East Texas without mentioning Fuller Park in Athens. The answer is, you can’t.
Why it is important:
Because it’s Friday the 13th, of course.
Learn more:
The Tyler Paper is covering the haunted beat.