Man dies in wreck
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–A Mabank man was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision at
the intersection of Farm-to-Market roads 90 and 1391 Friday.
Jerry Ray Bolding, 60, was eastbound on FM 1391 and failed to brake at
the intersection with FM 90 around 5:30 p.m. just as Jamie Sapp, 24,
also of Mabank, approached the intersection, according to a Department
of Public Safety accident report.
Bolding was killed at the scene when his 2004 Ford Focus collided with
Sapp’s southbound 2005 Chevrolet CTA.
Justice of the Peace Johnny Adams pronounced the death.
Sapp was taken to Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman with
non-life-threatening injuries. She is the daughter-in-law of Mabank
school trustee president Gary Sapp.
City oks $5.4M bond
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Mabank City Council approved the refinance and purchase of
new bonds amounting to $5.4 million for general city improvements
The move provides the money needed for upgrades to the water and
wastewater systems, drainage structures, streets and city park, city
administrator Louann Confer explained.
On the advice of bond managers, the city decided to roll existing bonds
accruing 4.5 percent to5 percent into 20-year obligations with a 4
percent interest rate.
The funds will be available Nov. 1.
Are any repairs for Third Street planned?
Not with these funds.
Third Street or State Highway 198 is the responsibility of the Texas
Department of Transportation, Confer answered.
However, a recent meeting with them revealed plans to widen and repair
Third Street being bid in December, she said.
“I understand there are still issues with certain electric and
communication utilities,” she said.
In other business, council members:
• authorized Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corp. to enter into a loan
agreement with Betco-Cedar Creek Housing for a tax-credit housing
• approved a plat for phase I of the Lone Star Subdivision in north
Communities mark National Night Out
gather to kick off new season of
crime watch with National Night Out activities.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Enchanted Oaks Volunteer Fire
Department chaplain Don Chapin (left) points Henderson County Deputy
Sheriff Mitch Baker toward the chili for his hot dog during the EOVFD’s
first observance of “National Night Out” Tuesday.
& AT RIGHT: Tamarack neighbors gather at the community center to get
better acquainted around a fried chicken dinner. Henderson County
sheriff’s deputy Jannell Dunnington (ABOVE) stands to address crime
Gift presentation to ECO-station
Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Rep. Betty Brown (left) visits the Kemp Eco Station to present a Texas
flag flown over the Capitol in Austin to Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim
Deller. Members of the Environmental Co-op staff, director Brenda
Murphy, and Vicki Davis with precincts 3 and 4 staffers join in the