Dallas, Texas (Texas News Blog) 17-year-old Bria Bradshaw will be graduating this year from high school earning a perfect attendance record. While that in itself is amazing, what is really unbelievable is that Bradshaw has never missed a day of school since she started in pre-K. While I'm pretty sure this is not a world record, I doubt if many other students have ever graduated from high school with a perfect attendance record of 62,000 hours of class without ever missing a day. Congratulation to Bria Bradshaw from Dallas. May you be a role model for future generations of kids.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Waco, Texas (Texas News Blog): 43-year-old Willie Smith Ward was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Wednesday after a Waco Texas jury convicted him of stealing ribs from a local HEB grocery store. The ribs were valued at $35. The jury of Ward's peers were not just upset with his choice to steal food, but instead seemed convinced he would continue to break the law if allowed back on the streets. Ward's criminal history contains five felony and four misdemeanor convictions.
Hardin County, Texas (Texas News Blog) 33-year-old John Cleveland was electrocuted on Tuesday while he was trying to steal wiring. His caused of death was released by Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain, yesterday. Cleveland's body was found lying next to his truck on Pineville Road near Village Mills. The truck was still running and the drivers side door was open.
San Antonio, Texas (Texas News Blog): In a bizarre story, a woman was run over and killed by her own car this morning in front of Churchill High School in San Antonio Texas. At this time it is not known, if there was someone else behind the wheel and that person left the scene or if the lady somehow ran over herself with her own car. The name of the lady killed has not been released at this time, but it was learned that her car's registered owner lives in the 11000 block of Blanco Road.
College Station, Texas (Texas News Blog): 49-year-old College Station construction worker Armando Gonzalez was killed in a workplace accident on Wednesday. The accident occurred near the Texas A&M Health Science Center on Burgess near Easterwood Airport. Police are still investigating what happened, but at this early stage it appears Gonzalez was crushed to death between two shoring panels each weighing nearly one ton. Witness said the ground was loose and something caused the shoring panels to shift resulting in Gonzalez's death. Armando Gonzalez was killed instantly, but it took four hours for rescue workers to safely remove his body from the site. Gonzalez was employed by Elliott Construction in Wellborn Texas. OSHA is investigating this workplace accident and is expected to release their findings at some future date.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Lake Palestine, Texas (Texas News Blog): Trenton Mathis, age 2, died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head Wednesday afternoon near Lake Palestine Texas. According to investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriffs Office, this accidental shooting occurred around 3:15pm at the home of the child's grandparents. EMS was called to the scene in a failed attempt to save young Trenton's life. It is not known at this time how or why the child was able to get possession of the gun. ETMC Air-1 flew Mathis to it's Tyler Trauma Center where the child was pronounced dead a short time later. Child Protective Services (CPS) has joined the Cherokee County Sheriffs Office to investigate what happened and to determine, if any legal charges will be filed against the grandparents. Trenton Mathis would have celebrated his 3rd birthday on July 5th.
Temple Texas (Texas News Blog): 27-year-old Adam Edmond Demirs was arrested on Monday after he admitted to shooting a Moody Texas businessman after an alleged road rage incident. According to police - Demirs and the owner of a tow truck company, 56-year-old Gary Martin, exchanged angry words on FM 2601 in Bell County a few days ago and that disagreement lead to Demirs shooting Martin several times in front of his tow truck. Police also said that Demirs left the scene and drove to Temple Texas where he called police and turned himself into authorities. Martin was pronounced dead by JP Ted Duffield who ordered an autopsy on his body. According to Demirs statement to police, he passed Martin on HWY 317 and sometime later he pulled over to the side of the road along with Martin. When Martin approached him, he told him not to get any closer and when he did - Demirs shot him several times resulting his death. Demirs was charged with aggravated assault in 2005, but was not sentenced to jail time. Instead, he was given ten years of probation.