Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Local News

July 22, 2013

Dallas man arrested here on drug, bond charge

Athens — A 26-year-old man remained in the Henderson County Jail for narcotics and bond forfeiture charges after a traffic stop on Emma Street on Friday night.

Michael Zachary Compton of Dallas was booked into the Henderson County Jail for possession of a controlled substance (one gram to four grams), and failure to identify himself as a fugitive.

Bond on those charges was set at $10,000. An additional $500,000 bond was set on the bond forfeiture that stems from to a previous possession charge.

Compton was also held without bond on two motion to revoke community supervision charges, stemming from previous drug possession arrests.

Compton pled guilty to manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in Dallas in May, 2005 and was sentenced to eight years confinement and eight years probation.

According to APD reports, Officer Jonathan Hutchison stopped Compton at 9:40 p.m. on Emma Street. A run of Compton’s identification revealed that he was wanted on warrants from Henderson County and Dallas County. He was transported to the Henderson County Justice Center for booking.

APD also logged an arrest following a disturbance call from  the New Haven Apartments on Jonathan Street at 1:37 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. An unknown female contacted APD and reported that a man wearing blue jeans was beating a vehicle with a bat. Police learned that Kody Burden had been seen running from Jonathan Street.

Sgt. Jason McEntire responded to the area of the apartments, along with Cpl. Dana Dykes and Officer Marshall Passons.

Officers located and arrested Burden, who was charged with criminal mischief $1,500 to $20,000 and evading arrest with previous convictions.

Burden remained in jail on Monday, with bond set at $9,000.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 2726192_300x300.jpg Darin Karl found Thursday on Cedar Creek Lake

    The body of a 42-year-old man who had been missing in Cedar Creek Lake was recovered on Thursday.
    The drowning victim was identified as Darin Lynn Karl of Kemp. According to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, Karl and his nephew were fishing near Cedar Creek Country Club when the boat overturned, ejecting the men. 

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif AISD approves moving monthly meeting, additional drug testing

    Discussion on meal prices for the 2014-15 school year was pulled from Thursday's Athens Independent School District Board of Trustees agenda but other items were approved that will bring about change in the district.
    By unanimous decision, the school board approved changes to the scheduled date for its monthly meetings; additional drug testing on the high school campus and modification to the graduation policy.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 drugs.tif Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 26

    On Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Athens Police Department and Keep Athens Beautiful will host the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, giving the public its seventh opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • ADR logo.tif Feud between Tool VFDs extends to city council

    The two volunteer fire departments in Tool have been dueling for 11 years. The feud between the two departments started in 2003, when the citizens of Tool voted to establish Emergency Service District No. 4. According to reports, this was about the same time the Tool Volunteer Fire Department was established.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Would Lake Athens residents suffer if city controls water?

    Members of Lake Athens Property Owners Association have been watching the dispute between the City of Athens and the Athens Municipal Water Authority uncertain of how this will affect their future.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Hot issue

    The two volunteer fire departments in Tool have been dueling for 11 years. The feud between the two departments started in 2003, when the citizens of Tool voted to establish Emergency Service District No. 4. According to reports, this was about the same time the Tool Volunteer Fire Department was established.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Surplus property to be moved or demolished

    Athens Independent School District purchased property at 404 Royall Street during its March school board meeting with the intent to square off property previously purchased by the district.
    During Thursday's school board meeting, a unanimous decision was made to designate the property as surplus and advertise the home to be moved or demolished.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0077.JPG Taste of Home Cooking School

    The Taste of Home Cooking School was held Thursday at the Cain Center. Hundreds attended the events that was sponsored by Cole A/C and the Athens Daily Review.
     

    April 19, 2014 6 Photos

  • ADR logo.tif City, AMWA differ on future management of water supply

    The 57-year relationship between the Athens Municipal Water Authority and the City of Athens grew stormy in 2013 because of a disagreement over who should pay certain bills.
    The difference-of-opinion led to the Authority filing suit against the city last December, and the city responding by setting the wheels in motion that slated a May 10 election to decide whether to abolish AMWA.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-18 Easter.jpg Excited and ready

    Lexie and Isabella Hawkins are excited and ready for the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 9 a.m. in Kiwanis Park.  Bicycles, rabbits and lots of Easter Eggs will be waiting for you. Everyone is welcome, and of course the Easter Bunny will be there.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo