MHS math teacher named to Dean’s Roundtable

Press release

The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University will honor 21 transformational leaders at the 2018 Dean’s Roundtable to be held on Friday, May 4, at the Hildebrand Equine Complex in College Station, Texas.

Among those honored will be math teacher Barbara McCreary from Malakoff High School.

“Barbara McCreary is the best math teacher I have worked with in over twenty five years of education. She is truly deserving of this award, and many others,” said MHS Principal Martin Brumit.

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Around the Town: Looking for trees and talking to Jessica

Jessica Crye with Sam.

By Loretta Humble/Around the Town

Do you have any trees you’d like to get rid of? Particularly any dead ones that aren’t rotten yet. However, Jimmy Carter might be interested in talking to you about whatever you have. If you have one that just recently fell down because of the wind and rain, he would probably like to look at it. Now these trees have to be big enough to make some boards out of, and they need to be fairly easy to get to. And for all I know there may be some kinds of trees don’t make good boards. I guess I could ask him that.

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Malakoff students inducted into National Honor Society

Malakoff High School’s National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Monday, March 26, 2018. President Cheyenne Robinson, along with officers Trinity Beck, Alyssa Taylor, and Eden White, as well as current members Abby Burns and Ari Tart, welcomed some of the best and brightest students of Malakoff High School into the National Honor Society.

Inductees are: Trinity Beck, Hayden Bradshaw, Bailey Burke, Colby Calhoun, Brenna Dixon, Wyatt Dixon, Adonia Dixon-Thomas, Evan Dunacusky, Madelynn Dunklin, Abbey Harris, Heather Hernandez, Michelle Khun, Ashley Lopez, Bailey Miller, Gabby Moreno, Shae Rimpel, Noah Russell, Joey White, Madison Wilbanks, and Pāton Willbanks.

Pictured are, front row from left, Joey White, Madison Wilbanks, Pāton Willbanks, Heather Hernandez, Gabby Moreno, and Bailey Miller; middle row from left, Michelle Khun, Madelynn Dunklin, Ashley Lopez, Bailey Burke, Abbey Harris, Brenna Dixon, Shae Rimpel, Trinity Beck, and Adonia Dixon-Thomas; back row from left, Wyatt Dixon, Evan Dunacusky, Noah Russell, Colby Calhoun, and Hayden Bradshaw. (Courtesy photo)

Around the Town: Lessons from the cow

By Loretta Humble/Around the Town

I passed that cow as on my way to town the other morning and laughed. Then I thought about it and turned around to try to get a picture. In my haste to catch her in the act, I kind of stopped in the road. Brandon Huls caught me at it and told me to stop playing in the road. The lighting wasn’t right, but I think you can get the idea. (By the way, she was not stuck. I watched her straighten up and turn around and go right back.)

I posted the picture on Facebook, saying I was thinking about a column about the grass always seeming greener, I got some good responses. My daughter Tina Norwood didn’t try to get a parable out of it. She suggested maybe the cow was looking for some grass that hadn’t been used for a bathroom.

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Around the Town: Searching for the first wild violet

Note: I meant to send you breaking news last week–I had just discovered the wild violets were out. But now it is old news, because last week when I thought I hit SEND I must have hit SAVE DRAFT. At least that is where I found my column, but by then I was too late. Sorry about that. — Loretta

By Loretta Humble/Around the Town

I was sitting here trying to think of something new to tell you. Then it hit me that maybe I should report on the progress of spring at the farm. I knew it was getting close because last week I put on a dress and wore it all day.

Last summer I told you everybody, even men, should be wearing comfortable dresses. Nothing else is as comfortable or practical as a dress in the summer. Then winter came, and I dug out baggy pants and sweaters, and forgot what a dress was. But last week I put one on and it felt great. That was my first clue that spring was nearly here. And I knew exactly where to look to find out for sure.

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