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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 21, 2017


Special to The Monitor
LITTLE ELM–The Crappie Anglers of Texas (“CAT”) held its Annual Junior Angler Tournament on Lake Lewisville Saturday, June 3. A total of 16 Junior Anglers showed up for a great day of fishing, fun, fellowship and plenty of excitement! We had seven kids in the 10 & under division and nine kids in the 11-17 division. The kids could weigh in their five biggest crappie. All the kids had a great day on the water, in the rain, and the tournament was loaded with smiles, fun and good food. After the weigh in, the kids enjoyed pizza and drinks while they told “fish tales.”
Here are the results for the 10 & under age group: First place in the 10 and under division went to Payton Reeve with a five-fish stringer weighing 4.40 pounds. Her prize package included a $150 Toys R Us gift card, a $25 First Place Bonus Sponsored by Kevin Kubiak & Matthew Carroll, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a nice trophy. Sage Sims won second place with his winning stringer of four fish that weighed 3.04 pounds. Sage won a $125 Toys R Us gift card, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Langdon Froebe hooked third place with his three-fish weighing in at 2.88 pounds. His prizes included a $100 Toys R Us gift card, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Eliza Belcher netted fourth place with her two crappie weighing 1.56 pounds and took home a candy basket from Jalopy Joes, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy.
First place in the 11-17 age group went to Brea Calton with a five-fish stringer weighing 5.89 pounds. Her prize package included a $150 Amazon gift card, a $25 first-place bonus sponsored by Kevin Kubiak & Matthew Carroll, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Brea also won the Big Fish award for her crappie weighing 2.03 pounds! She will receive a free mount of her prize winning big crappie from Fin & Bones Taxidermy in Killeen, Texas. Cindy Gann took home second place with her winning stringer of five fish that weighed 5.03 pounds. Cindy won a $125 Amazon gift card, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Hayden Standerfer netted third place with his five fish weighing in at 4.17 pounds. His prizes included a $100 Amazon gift card, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Jaleigh Hopkins hooked fourth place with her five-fish stringer weighing 4.08 pounds and took home a candy basket from Jalopy Joes, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy.
Ryan Tijirena won a free guided fishing trip donated by professional crappie fishing guide Tommy Ezell, Coley Baker won a $25 Walmart gift card and Chris Schroeder won a $25 Amazon gift card. Other prizes that were given out were: super soakers, Nerf guns, water shooters, water frisbees and super-sized bubble packs.
Crappie Anglers of Texas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sport of crappie fishing. With over 280 members nationwide, CAT has been instrumental in gaining national attention for crappie fishing in Texas and continues to develop its member’s knowledge of crappie fishing through educational meetings, seminars and fishing tournaments. All CAT tournaments pay back at least 100% of the anglers’ entry fees.
For Information, go to the CAT website (www.crappieanglersoftexas.com) or contact:Jay Don Reeve, 903-887-0334 or jay@reeveaugustine.com

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 21, 2017

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–According to Mabank Police Chief Keith Bradshaw, one man was sent to the emergency room in Gun Barrel City and then flown to the East Texas Medical Center Trauma Hospital in Tyler, following the 11:30 a.m. collision, just north of Mabank on State Highway 198 in front of S&W Automotive.
A North Park resident was found dead at the scene. Fifty-seven-year-old Henry Bolden had been driving northbound in a 2001 Chevrolet Celebrity toward Canton at the time.
Mabank area resident Aaron Cline, 39, was southbound toward downton Mabank when the two cars collided left-front to left front. No witnesses were reported having seen what happened. At presstime on Tuesday, police didn’t have enough information to speculate on the cause of the crash. Mabank officer Kenneth Otterline is heading up the investigation. “It could be a week or more before we know more,” Bradshaw said.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 21, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–Mabank and Gun Barrel City employees will take the field June 29 to battle in the first annual Mabank vs. Gun Barrel City Softball Competition. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Mabank Field number five.
Mabank Mayor Jeff Norman and Gun Barrel City Mayor Jim Braswell met for the first time in 2014. A friendship developed between the two at that time. The two mayors talked many times of ways a closer bond might be drawn between the two cities. Even though both cities compete for new businesses coming to their respective cities, both men felt that both cities could benefit in some ways if a closer working relationship were established between the two towns.
The softball game between the two cities involving city employees from both towns was an idea the mayors thought might help the relationship grow.
The mayors are hoping this will be an annual event with the first to be played June 29 in Mabank. If the enthusiasm shown by the city employees this year is any indication, next year the game will travel to Gun Barrel City.
There will be raffle prizes for those attending. The grand prize will be a 50” color TV. Other prizes will be given away as well. Concession stand will be open.
Both cities encourage everyone to come out and have fun and support your home team.