The holidays are officially over now with the kids returning to school. Welcome back to the real world!
This is Week 2 of 2019 and Christmas is just 351 days away, so while we wait here are 5 Things We learned last week.
1. Readers really like stories about crime.
I went back and reviewed the top posts on our Henderson County Now website for 2018 and found out the top posts were dominated by crime stories and obituaries. Of the year’s Top 50 posts, 24 had to do with crime and 19 were obituaries.
The top ranking story that wasn’t in one of those categories was the post about Athens ISD considering a four-day instructional week. That post came in 24th.
Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said Henderson County Crime Stoppers organization is offering up to $10,000 to anyone with information leading to the arrest or conviction in the case of a double murder last week south of Chandler.
“Crime Stoppers has proven to be useful tool in these types of investigations, and I am hopeful that anyone with relevant information will step up and help put a murderer behind bars,” Hillhouse said.
Beverly McBride, 17, was found Dec. 10 inside a residence in the 20000 block of Woodridge West. She was found deceased with a gunshot wound.
Her father, Gabriel McBride, 47, was found in the residence with a gunshot wound and was in and out of consciousness and airlifted to UT Tyler hospital where he later died.
“While we are conducting our investigation, anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-545-TIPS or our Office at 903-675-5128,” the Sheriff said.
Hillhouse said his Office is being assisted in the case by the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Rangers.