Sunday, April 18, 2010





Athens man charged with cattle rustling
Monitor Staff Reports
HARDEMAN COUNTY–An Athens man could face up to life in prison after being arrested in West Texas this week for cattle rustling.
Carl Wade Curry, 43, was arrested in Falls County Monday by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills. Curry was transported to Hardeman County jail.
Curry was arrested in connection with the theft of 420 head of cattle in Hardeman County, and also faces seven other charges in Smith, Tarrant, Montague, Hopkins, Bexar and Atascosa counties. He also faces two charges in Louisiana. All but two of the charges stem from cattle theft.
“Curry has been on the run for quite a while,” said TSCRA Special Ranger Scott Williamson. 
Curry was charged with theft after he created a fraudulent identity in an attempt to purchase cattle. 
Curry is currently being held on a total of $1.7 million in bonds. 


Malakoff ISD locks down school campuses
Monitor Staff Reports
MALAKOFF–For a little less than two hours, all school campuses in the Malakoff ISD were locked down as a precautionary measure, from noon until 1:30 p.m.
Superintendent Dr. John Spies reports a threat of violence at the high school caused the action.
In a press release, Spies said a high school student reported that “some people were on their way up to Malakoff High School with a gun to ‘get the student.’”
Upon learning of the threat, the high school reported it to the superintendent, who immediately called for the district-wide lockdown, while law enforcement was contacted.
Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt placed an officer at each campus and opened an investigation.
It was determined that no threat was made and that no schools were in danger.
The lockdown was cancelled at about 1:30 p.m.


Flamingos flock city
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–If you wake up and find a flock of pink lawn ornaments on your property, you’ve been “flocked.”
Consider it a happy greeting for your day from someone supporting the Kemp High School Band.
Through Friday, April 23, $20 will buy you a 12-flamingo flock to any address in the school district (with perhaps a few exceptions) for 24-hours. Or, to insure the flock does not descend, $40 will gain a reprieve.
Flock requests can be made to any band member, who are selling the opportunities.

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