Feb

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 17, 2016

Mabank Fire Dept 2016 Awards Banquet 462

Monitor Photo/Fred Carter
Brother Mabank firefighters name Jody Farrell “Firefighter of the Year” during their annual banquet Feb. 13 at the Mabank Fire Station.

Feb

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 17, 2016

U.S. 175 wrong-way crash kills 21-year-old

Monitor Staff Reports
CRANDALL–Two are dead after a fiery, wrong-way crash on U.S. Highway 175 in Kaufman County late Friday night.
Crandall police said the wrong-way driver was spotted driving recklessly in the City of Kaufman prior to the crash.
Police had both directions of Highway 175 closed, but it was reopened by Saturday morning.
Crandall police confirm that an SUV was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 175 in Crandall when it struck a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle struck was 21-year-old Juan Coreas who was on his way home from work, driving behind his friend and co-worker. His friend was able to swerve and avoid the collision.
Eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 175 were closed in between Farm-to-Market (FM) 148 and Bud Stoy Road. Westbound was reopened at approximately 12:30 a.m. and eastbound was reopened at 3:05 a.m.
The Crandall Fire Department, Kaufman Fire Department, and Seagoville Fire Department responded to the crash along with the Crandall Police Department, Kaufman Police Department, and Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office.
The identity of the SUV driver had not been released by press time, Tuesday.

Jan

22

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 22, 2016

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Monitor Photo/Robyn Wheeler
Prior to giving her “30 second elevator speech,” Take Action with Teresa Domestic Violence Advocate Teresa Hawley Howard (left)practices her handshake with Launch It owner Stacie Flowers.

By Robyn Wheeler
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–Launch It Owner and Business Counsultant Stacie Flowers of Gun Barrel City held an Introduction to Business Workshop at the Tri-County Library Jan. 18.
“I help individuals start, build and grow their business,” Flowers said.
Flowers and the participants discussed how to create a “30 second elevator speech” and then record it on video.
“Elevator speeches should not sound practiced or rehearsed, even though the are,” Flowers said. “We help you sound natural and flowing.”
Other topics discussed included business marketing and budgeting, setting personal and business goals, and setting deadlines.
“If you would like to begin your own business but you’re not sure what to do, we can help you brainstorm and figure out where you talents lie,” Flowers said.
The next Introduction to Business Workshop is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 at the Tri-County Library.
For more information, call Flowers at (214) 502-7166 or go to www.launchittoday.net.