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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 29, 2016

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By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
HENDERSON COUNTY–Henderson County’s own Chris Abadie looks to defend his X Games gold medal this weekend during the second annual Real Wake competition.
Abadie won the first Real Wake Driven by Mastercraft gold last season due to the support of the fans. He is once again asking for locals to stand behind him via their vote.
Real Wake is an all-wakeboarding video contest brought to you by the World of X Games and Mastercraft. The Fan Favorite portion of the contest is a one-round, winner-take-all cage match.
Watch the videos online, and vote for your pick to win. Voting ends at 9:59 p.m. Sunday, July 31.
The behind-the-scenes stories on the making of this contest will broadcast in an hour-long World of X Games show on ABC, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30.
Winners of the judge-awarded X Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be announced on the ABC broadcast. The Fan Favorite will be announced on XGames.com on Monday, Aug. 1.
Abadie, 28, is a member of Shredtown and his video for the X Games was filmed by Andrew Adams.
To watch the video and vote, go online to xgames.espn.go.com/xgames/real/16259637/abadie-16285918.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 29, 2016

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Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–An Arlington, man was killed and another remains in critical condition following a boating accident on Cedar Creek Lake last weekend, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Just before midnight on July 22, game wardens were called to the Cedar Creek Reservoir in the area of the State Highway 198 bridge which crosses the eastern portion of the lake in between Gun Barrel City and Payne Springs.
Lightfoot says a boat, operated by 56-year-old Larry Scala of Arlington struck the SH 198 bridge. Two of the boat’s occupants, 64-year-old Daniel Mohorc and 44-year-old Anthony Henegar, both of Arlington, were critically injured and flown to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
A short time later, Mohorc died as a result of his injuries.
Scala was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated.
Scala was transported to the Henderson County Jail where he posted a $5,000 bond and was released.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 29, 2016

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Jack D. Murphy was born on August 3, 1924, in Trumble to parents Opal (Newton) and Patrick Murphy and entered into rest on July 24, 2016, in Dallas at the age of 91.
In his younger years at Ferris High School, Jack was an outstanding running back and baseball catcher. He became known as “Red” because of the color of his hair. He went on to play semi-pro baseball in Dallas for five years.
Jack worked for TXU in Ferris for a while then for Government Agency Services, which he retired from after many years of service.
Jack was a very active and giving man. He was very close to the athletic programs at Mabank and Kemp High Schools. Jack donated money to the school lunch programs, not wanting any child to go without lunch. He donated blood at every opportunity.
Jack was a member and former director at Cedar Creek Country Club, where as an accomplished golfer he won numerous golf tournaments.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William L. Murphy.
He is survived by his sister Patsy Davis of Houston, brother Charles Murphy and wife Carol of Houston, niece Lisa Murphy of Houston, nephews Gene Kinsey of Houston, Jayson Murphy of Houston and Anthony Murphy and wife Michelle of Houston, great nieces Kim Pennington and family of Cameron and Tina Raiford and family of Lake Conroe, special friend of 44 years and neighbor Ron Jones, other loving family members and many more friends.
A memorial service is being planned at a later date at Cedar Creek Country Club.
A personal tribute can be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.