Thursday, November 4, 2010




Delivery men chased off by gunfire
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Reporter

KEMP–A man has been charged with deadly conduct after firing a gun over the heads of two pickup and delivery men Monday.
At presstime Tuesday, bail was yet to be set for Michael Bobo, 59, according to the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office.
Bobo is the landlord of a rented residence on Bernie Road, just off County Line Road (CR 4044), near Seven Points.
When employees of Customer’s Choice in Gun Barrel City arrived to pick up some returned furniture, Bobo brought out a .38-caliber pistol and fired it over their heads.
Needless to say, the delivery men Casey Cundiff and Tim North quickly returned to their truck and waited for the police to arrive.
Customer Choice manager Brian Hall told The Monitor the tenant had called the store to come pick up the furniture because he was moving.
“They weren’t behind on their payments,” Hall said.
“But when our guys arrived, the landlord, who lives next door, came toward them and fired a gun from about six feet away,” Hall added. “Our guy said he could feel the wind from the bullet blow past him.”

Halloween eve wreck causes hurt

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Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
First Responders treat victims at a crash scene near the Family Dollar Store at 735 West Main Street in Gun Barrel City Saturday. The 2002 Silver Mazda Protege (above) was totaled when a 2005 white Chevy Trailblazer driven by Casey Lynn Spalding failed to yield the right of way when making a right turn into the far left lane (improper lane turn), crushing its right front. ABOVE: A First Responder holds a victim's head to staunch the bleeding, while a second responder checks her vitals. A 1-year-old was also in the car and was taken to the GBC Emergency Room, along with five others from the accident. Though the accident practically halted eastbound traffic for 15-20 minutes, no one was seriously injured. According to the police report, seven persons in all were involved in the collision.

Taylor wins KISD seat
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–With more than 70 percent of the voters in both Henderson and Kaufman counties voting a straight Republican Party ticket by the 10 p.m. posting, the election results were pretty predictable.
If you were a Republican, you got in, and that reflected the statewide outlook, as well.
Closest to home, the Kemp School Board’s newest member is businessman John Lane Taylor. He ran against former board trustee Curtis Donovan.
Taylor’s wife, Bobbie, is very active with the Kemp High School Band Booster Club, and the couple’s two children have attended schools in the district, with a son in high school.
Taylor will serve the remainder of Scott Clearman’s unexpired term. He resigned after moving out of the district.

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