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July 10
, 2011






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AL stress support
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.

Lakeway Estates
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.

Hillcrest VBS
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. Elm, Kemp.

Westside seniors
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) 340-9672.

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) 432-2220.

Indian history
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 (903) 914-1516.

Rootseekers Society
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 husband’s murder
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 doorway.
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 Bushwhacker subdivision.
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 Milton Adams.
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 ounces.
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 arrest.
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 reported.
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 criminal history.
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.




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