American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City is offering free
peer-to-peer support workshops for military-related Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. For
information call J.D. at (903) 288-5354.
Kemp July Fest
The Kemp July Fest is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Kemp
City Park. Parade begins at 5 p.m. The theme this year is
“Water,” with a lot of water games planned. Other events include
booths, crafts, food, games and lots more.
A Lakeway Estates board of directors is hosting a special
meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at 201 Meadow Drive in Tool
to consider a street name change for the club president. For
information call treasurer Glenda Rushing at (903) 432-2879.
The Hillcrest Baptist Church is presenting Pandamania Vacation
Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 11
- 15, ages 3 to sixth grade. The church is located at 909 N.
The Westside Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 14 (and every Thursday) at the Cedar Creek Bible
Church Activities Building, 700 North Seven Points Boulevard.
Seniors 55 and older in the Cedar Creek area are invited to join
in games, fun, food and fellowship. For information call (903)
Parrot Head Run
The annual Parrot Head Poker Run registration is set to start at
Don’s Port Marina at 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, July 16. Finish
at Cedar Isle Restaurant with live band from 4 to 9 p.m. “Bad
Monkeys - Jimmy Buffet style. For information call (903)
The American Indian Cultural Society, Inc. is hosting the annual
“Battle of the Neches” memorial ceremony. Events begin at 1 p.m.
and ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, about 85 miles from
Dallas, off SH 64 to Redland (look for sign), turn north (left)
onto Van Zandt CR 4923.
For information, directions or to RSVP, call (903) 425-8581 or
The Rootseekers Genealogy Society meets at 7 p.m. Monday, July
18, at Tri-County Library, Mabank. Margaret Ann Trail and Faith
Gilbreath will discuss displaying your genealogy work. Meetings
are open to the public. The genealogy room at the library is
open from 9:30 to noon Tuesdays.
Volunteers are on hand to help anyway they can.
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Woman charged with
Monitor Staff Reports
LOG CABIN–A Log Cabin woman has been charged with the murder of
her 76-year-old spouse.
James Harold Robinson was found dead June 30 with a single
gunshot wound to the chest at the couple’s home on Cherokee
Lane. According to an initial police report, he was lying in a
A .38 caliber revolver registered to 69-year-old Eula Kate
Robinson was recovered from the scene. According to Log Cabin
police chief Wayne Nutt, Eula Kate placed the 9-1-1 call, he
responded to just before noon.
“They apparently had been arguing,” Nutt said. A source close to
the family had told Nutt the two had been together for more than
35 years, Nutt said.
Eula Kate was booked into the Henderson County Jail in Athens
without incident and is being held on a $250,000 bond.
Crime scene investigators from the Henderson County District
Attorney’s Office assisted Nutt in processing the location.
Police officers from Malakoff, Caney City, Eustace and the
sheriff’s office also responded to the call.
The body was transferred to Southwest Institute of forensic
Science in Dallas for an autopsy.
Two held after raid
Monitor Staff Reports
PAYNE SPRINGS–An early-morning raid led to the arrests of two
people and the seizure of suspected marijuana June 26.
About 7:15 a.m., Henderson County Warrant Officer Billy Jack
Valentine, along with Capt. Bryan Tower, Sgt. Mitch Baker and
deputies Kyle Pochobradsky and Kevin Adair served a felony
arrest warrant at a residence on Summer Lane, near the
The arrest warrant was for Jon David Youngblood, 30, of
Malakoff, on a parole violation, Henderson County Sheriff Ray
Nutt reported in a news release issued Tuesday.
During the raid, officers observed marijuana and drug
paraphernalia in plain view, but deputies were denied permission
to search the residence, Nutt reported.
Maj. Botie Hillhouse filed an affidavit for a search and arrest
warrant, which was signed by Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace
Deputies executed the warranted search and recovered an
additional quantity of marijuana in a bedroom of the resident,
identified as Margie Elizabeth McCarley, 53.
Both McCarley and Youngblood were transported to the Henderson
County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana under two
McCarley was officially confined late June 27 afternoon and
released four minutes later after posting $3,500 bond.
Youngblood also had a $3,500 bond set for the marijuana charge,
but was denied bond on the parole violation warrant, and
remained jailed as of presstime Thursday.
Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
Monitor Staff Reports
CHEROKEE SHORES–A traffic stop inside the Cherokee Shores
subdivision near Payne Springs June 26 resulted in the driver’s
Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenny Collard initiated the
traffic stop along Choctaw Road on a white Dodge four-door sedan
near 5:30 p.m., county sheriff Ray Nutt reported in a prepared
news release issued Tuesday.
While speaking with the driver, identified as Billy Jack Lewis,
52, of Gun Barrel City, Collard noticed a large sharpened curved
blade with a handle on it in the driver’s side door panel, Nutt
Collard asked Lewis to step out of the vehicle, in case there
were more weapons inside, and a radio check revealed Lewis’
driver’s license had been suspended, and that he had a lengthy
Lewis gave Collard permission to search the vehicle, and the
deputy located a small silver cannister with a screw-on lid that
contained a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine.
Lewis was arrested for possession of a controlled substance,
less than one gram, and was transported to the Henderson County
Jail. Lewis was released the next day after posting $7,500 bond.