Mar

24

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 24, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
CANTON–The Mabank High School girls golf team competed in the Canton Invitational Tournament on March 21 and came away with the first-place trophy in the tournament held at Van Zandt Country Club. The team shot their best score of the season with a combined 369.
The Lady Panthers golf team set its best team score previously at the Lindale Tournament that was held at Hide-A-Way Lake on Feb. 27. Mabank took second place at that tournament.
The Canton Invitational win was the teams’ third consecutive first-place finish, as they had previously won the Martin’s Mill tournament at Twin Lakes on Mar. 10 and the Kaufman Tournament held at Cedar Creek Country Club Mar. 6.
The team members consist of Macy Brockman, Haley Mashburn, Madison Brown, Elizabeth Hardy, Kathryne German and Hanna Smith.
The Lady Panthers will be in action next at the District tournament April 3 at Van Zandt Country Club.
The Lady Panthers are looking to return to the Class 4A girls state golf tournament after qualifying for the tournament last season.

Mar

24

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 24, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–Gun Barrel City Police arrested a man for outstanding Possession Controlled Substance warrants, then found heroin, a semiautomatic hand gun, and other drug paraphernalia in his vehicle March 18.

Contact was first made with the suspect at about 6:30 p.m., when Officer Nicole Chambers was patrolling the 800 block of West Man Street in Gun Barrel City and saw a driver of a 2012 Dodge Ram truck asleep in his vehicle.
According to the police report, Chambers made several attempts to make contact with the sleeping man, later identified as Jeffrey Johnson.
The computerized check of Johnson revealed he was wanted by Collin County for an outstanding warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance. The warrant was confirmed and Johnston was placed under arrest.
Upon further investigation, Officer Chambers located a small blue container that contained a brown powdery substance believed to be narcotics, along with drug paraphernalia and a small caliber semiautomatic hand gun.
A field test of the substance, came out positive for heroin. Total weight of the substance with the container totaled 23.1 grams.
Johnston was also charged with Possession of Controlled Substance which is a second degree felony.

Mar

22

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 22, 2017

Funeral services for Tracy L. Hyre were held March 19, 2017 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Lonnie Mosley officiating.
Tracy was born on June 29, 1943 in Weston, W. Va., to parents Matthew John and Helen Pearl (Imboden) Hyre and entered into eternal rest on March 16, 2017 at the age of 73.
Tracy loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He couldn’t stop talking about his fishing trip to Alaska with his brother Steve. Tracy was a machinist by trade and a very hard worker. He also loved being a prankster and making people laugh.
He gave his life to Jesus on March 13, 1964 at Waxahachie Central Baptist Church by Bro. Bill Beck at a morning service. For several years, Tracy was the leader over Jesus Connection Clothing and Food Pantry. He was a true servant who touched many lives and helped people in numerous ways. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Eustace. Tracy was an amazing Christian gentleman who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Once mentioned that his greatest accomplishments are knowing God and raising a family, he did both.
Tracy was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Sue Hyre, grandchildren Chelsea and Dwayne Hyre Jr., and brother Stephen Lawrence.
He is survived by his loving wife Betty Hyre of Eustace, children Cynthia Cash of Athens, Dwayne Hyre and wife Michele of Garland, Pamela Peterson of Mabank, Lynda Slay and husband Donald of Eustace and Tracina Jackson and husband Jay of Jacksonville, Fla., step-children Barbara Myer and husband Tim of Eustace and Traci Splawn and husband Brian of Seven Points, grandchildren John May and wife Jenny, Joseph May, Brandi Alman and husband Andrew, Brittany Peterson, Amber Rivera and husband Jonathan, David Slay and wife Heidi and Samantha Slay, step-grandchildren Stephanie Byrum, Jamie Myer and Jessica Myer, great-grandchildren Ethan, Connor, Emmerson, Lauren, Drake, Sebastain, Caleb, Emily, Matthew, Julius, Brodie, Dillon and Finley, step-great-grandchildren Jackson, Leah and Novie, brothers Donald Lawrence and wife Sue of Garland, Paul Lawrence of Dallas and Thomas Lawrence of Log Cabin City, sister-in-law Kris Lawrence of Fresno, Calif., numerous nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.