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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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Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies teamed up with Athens Police Officers early this morning July 27 to stop the possible burglary of a business.
Two suspects were charged with criminal trespassing with a deadly weapon and possession of illegal drugs.
Henderson County Sherriff Botie Hillhouse said Alex Balajadia, 18 of Longview and Austin Barton, 20, of Tool were arrested shortly after midnight at the Athens Tractor Supply on U.S. Highway 175.
Deputies Keon Mack and Vann Vanderburg took both men to the Henderson County Sherriff’s Office. Barton was charged with criminal trespassing with a deadly weapon (a shotgun). Balajadia was booked for criminal trespassing with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence.
Athens Police were the first to arrive on the scene and quickly detained the men. Officer J. Hutchinson found what appeared to be marijuana in the back of his police vehicle where he was holding Balajadia.
Deputy Vanderburg discovered what appeared to be additional marijuana in Barton’s vehicle.
“This is exactly the kind of cooperation Sheriff Hillhouse is hoping for between law enforcement agencies,” said Major Bryan Tower. “Working together we are making Athens and Henderson County a clean, safe place to work and live.”