Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at approximately 2:12 a.m. the Gun Barrel City Police Department received a call from a 33 year old white male who resides at 107 Wren, Gun Barrel City. He reported he had been stabbed by a known perpetrator who was still on the scene.
Sergeant Richard Widener and Officer Cody Dickerson, with the Gun Barrel City Police Department responded. Michael Main, with the Mabank Police Department, also responded to the call.
Upon arrival officers located the suspect and the victim outside the residence. A white female was found inside the residence. Officers observed the victim to be lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds and cuts to his upper torso.
The suspect was subsequently arrested and transported to the Gun Barrel City jail, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-family violence, a first degree felony, and two misdemeanor charges.
The white female was also arrested and transported to jail. She was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-family violence and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, a third degree felony.
Officer Ken Bee, Assistant Chief of Police Larry Warrick and Investigators Bill Crawford and Monte Mansfield assisted at the scene.
As officers processed the crime scene it appeared that a struggle occurred inside the residence. Evidence showed that the victim was stabbed in the living/dining room area of the home.
The victim was subsequently transported by air ambulance to the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler where he is in ICU and listed in stable condition. The names of all involved parties are being withheld as the offense is currently under investigation and no family have been notified as of press time.
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Third elementary school to replace Athens Intermediate School
The Athens Independent School District school board approved campus realignment Monday that will go into effect for the 2015-16 school year.
While full details of the plan are still being discussed, the district unanimously approved adding a third elementary school, while doing away with the intermediate level.
Laying Splash Pad bricks
Workmen from Rosenberg’s Outdoor Designs of Athens are shown installing bricks purchased by individuals, businesses and other organizations at the Kiwanis Park Splash Pad. Shown, left to right, are: Nick Rosenberg, owner of the company; Jonathan Perez and Gutierrez Concepcion.
Burton’s severance approved
The Athens City Council on Monday narrowly approved a budget amendment from reserves, to fund a severance package for City Administrator Pam Burton who is retiring at the end of 2014.
Mayor Jerry Don Vaught and council members Monte Montgomery and Tres Winn entered yes votes, while Joe Whatley and Charles Elliott opposed the adjustment.
Sanders readies proposed budget
Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders has his proposed budget ready for submission, with the numbers reflecting revenues slightly above last year.
Academically-weighted courses discussed at CRISD meeting
A concern about how elective courses in the Cross Roads Independent School District are academically-weighted was discussed at Monday night's school board meeting to determine a student's class rank.
The board of trustees decided to let the issue extend to a further meeting to work on rewording the change in the student handbook.
McDonald’s coming to Mabank
The corner of North First Street and North Third Street in Mabank is about to look a lot different as a construction crew broke ground Monday.
A formal ceremonial groundbreaking will be held within the next week to welcome McDonald's to the location just off of Highway 175.
Funeral held for 15-year-old drowned Eustace student
Funeral services were held on Sunday for a 15-year-old Eustace student who drowned Thursday evening after diving into Cedar Creek Lake.
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigated the drowning. According to reports, a medical emergency call came to 9-1-1 shortly after 5 p.m. from Timber Bay in the Payne Springs area.
PSCA seeks new student enrollment
“Striving to make a difference in each child for eternity,” reads the motto of one local private school seeking new enrollment.
Payne Springs Christian Academy is looking to enroll new students for the 2014-2015 school year.
“We are in need of some kids this year,” said Amanda Beets, a mother of one of the school's current students.
Lightfoot-Miller Cemetery to dedicate historical marker
The Texas Historical Commission, Henderson County Historical Commission and descendants of those who are buried in the Lightfoot-Miller Cemetery invite the public to the dedication of a historical marker at the property.
The observance is set for 10 a.m. on Aug. 2.
‘Party for the Paws’ event great success
The Henderson County Humane Society in Athens as well as Beckham are continuing to celebrate results of the Party For The Paws fundraiser. Beckham is a dog that was recently adopted from the HCHS.
HCHS Treasurer Ellen Barton commends those who were involved in the event’s planning and execution.
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