Sunday, August 12, 2007







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 Tuesday.
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 development.
• approved a plat for phase I of the Lone Star Subdivision in north Mabank.

Communities mark National Night Out
Communities 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.

ABOVE & 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 watch issues.






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 reception.