Extreme Home Makeover,
Cedar Creek Lake style!
Monitor Photos/Kim Vincent
Laster knew her church was cooking up a fixer-upper for her while she
was away this past weekend staying with relatives in Dallas, but she was
still stunned at the results of the extreme home makeover of her old,
falling-down single-wide on Prichett Lane in Seven Points. Christian
Life Center Pastor Barry Boatright (right below) escorts Laster to see
the results of their labor of love Monday night. “We just wanted to help
her have a safe, clean place to live,” Boatright said.
Drive-by shooting injures woman
Monitor Staff Reports
CHEROKEE SHORES–Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is
investigating a drive-by shooting in Cherokee Shores late Friday.
Resident Kimberly Jones, at 252 Cherokee Shores Dr. heard gunshots fired
around 11:25 p.m.
Thinking someone was shooting at her dog, she went outside.
“She heard a shot and felt a burning in her leg,” sheriff’s office
spokesman Lt. Pat McWilliams told The Monitor.
Investigators found 10 or 12 bullet holes in a pickup tailgate,
When investigators arrived, they reported the wound, which she had
wrapped in a towel, had stopped bleeding. She was transported to ETMC
“We have no suspects,” McWilliams said. “An older model white car was
seen in the area.”
Anyone with information are urged to call investigator Wick Gabbard at
(903) 675-5128 or call CrimeStoppers at (903) 675-TIPS (8477).
Garvin awarded Star of Texas
Monitor Staff Reports
AUSTIN–Gov. Rick Perry presented the Star of Texas Award to Kaufman
County Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth Garvin in a ceremony at the state
capital in Austin Sept. 11.
Deputy Constable Vanessa Clemmo, other support staff and Texas Ranger
Richard Shing witnessed the award ceremony.
Garvin was nominated for the prestigious award by Sgt. Jolie Stewart of
the Kaufman County Crime Division, who also attended.
Garvin was just one of many peace officers, firefighters and other
emergency medical First Responders who received the Star of Texas Award
for being injured or killed in the line of duty, including investigator
Paul Steven Habelt and deputy Tony Price Ogburn of Henderson County.
Before the awards presentation, Perry gave a very sincere and heartfelt
address thanking all the nominees, and reminding those in the audience
of the personal sacrifice each of the nominees endured.
Garvin was shot and seriously wounded in the line of duty June 14, 2004.
The incident resulted from a traffic stop just west of Kemp on U.S.
The shooting occured shortly after 5 p.m. when Garvin attempted to
detain a Ford SUV reported stolen from a Garland Ford dealership.
As soon as Garvin left his vehicle, he was fired on and hit three times.
Steven Diajanone Jones was apprehended, charged and convicted of
attempted capital murder of a peace officer in the incident, and is
serving a 99-year sentence.
Garvin was quoted after the awards ceremony on the phone with Precinct 4
County Commissioner Jim Deller as saying, “I was very humbled to receive
this award, and stand next to all those who were also injured or lost
their lives. I feel very lucky to be alive.”