Oct

09

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 9, 2014

Monitor Photos/Susan Harrison A T-bone collision on Third Street Oct. 3 sends a young woman to the hospital with multiple injuries. Police seek the driver of the red truck, who fled the scene on foot.

Monitor Photos/Susan Harrison
A T-bone collision on Third Street Oct. 3 sends a young woman to the hospital with multiple injuries. Police seek the driver of the red truck, who fled the scene on foot.


By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–Police are seeking the driver of a northbound red 1994 Chevy pickup on Third Street after it crashed into a passenger car having failed to come to a stop at the traffic signal at the intersection with Andrew Street Friday.
The driver fled the scene in front of Goodwill on foot around 4:30 p.m.
The 23-year-old woman driver of a 2007 Chevy Malibu was transported by ambulance to Athens and then to Tyler after her westbound vehicle was T-boned on the driver’s side.
She suffered multiple injuries and underwent at least one surgery. She is still hospitalized in Tyler.
The driver of the truck attempted to stop too late at the red light, Police Chief Keith Bradshaw said. He fled the scene, leaving behind his driver’s license. Police are seeking him, but are witholding his identity.
Earlier on Friday, another collision on Third Street in Mabank snarled traffic and kept police officers busy.
In the morning during school traffic congestion, a female high school student was northbound and making a left turn onto Mason Street from Third on her way to school.
She was struck by a small pickup truck. Her passenger and the driver of the truck were both transported by ambulances to nearby hospitals.
“Both vehicles were moving through the intersection on a yellow light,” Bradshaw said. “The student driver failed to yield the right of way.” Her name was not released.

Oct

05

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 5, 2014

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–Mabank Police Chief Keith Bradshaw said his department received a positive identification on the body of a deceased man found by his men Sept. 18 in the middle of a field between the city park’s southern baseball fields and the shopping complex containing Goodwill and the Dollar General Store.
It is the body of Louis Prince, 45, a Mabank resident.
Bradshaw said no foul play is suspected at this time. Prince was filed as a missing person Sept. 9, Bradshaw said and had been missing since Sept. 6.
Bradshaw was notified of the positive identification Sept. 22, he said.
“At this time, no cause of death has been named,” he said. Toxicology reports are still pending.

Sep

28

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 28, 2014

By Erik Walsh
The News Staff

ATHENS–A burn ban in Henderson County is reactivated.
This time for 28 days, unless the county gets significant rainfall.
Henderson County Commissioners approved the ban 4-1 on Tuesday, after Fire Marshal Shane Renberg warned them of a recent increase in the number of fires calling for emergency service. Precinct 3 Commissioner Ronny Lawrence opposed the move.
The average moisture reading on an 800-point scale is 647 in Henderson County, Renberg said. The county is projected to be at 689 on the Keetch-Byrum Drought Index in two weeks.
Only 19 of Texas’ 254 counties are above 600. Seventy counties are currently under a burn ban, including surrounding Kaufman, Navarro and Ellis counties.
In other action, commissioners:
• approved a contract with Clifford Power Systems to continue to perform the annual inspection on the generators at the Henderson County Justice Center at a cost of $1,347.
• approved right-of-way permits for O’Brien Energy to bore under a road in Precinct 4.
• approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Star Harbor for labor and equipment to repair Land Cove and Hickory Circle.
• authorized payment of bills totaling $251,430.
• renewed liability insurance from the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool.