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  • Abilene ISD administrator charged with having sex with student

    Published On: Dec 17 2014 04:49:08 PM CST
    Updated On: Dec 18 2014 08:34:56 AM CST
    Michael Trook mug shot

    Michael Trook

    ABILENE, Texas -

    A former administrator at Holland Medical High School in Abilene ISD has been charged with improper relationship between teacher and student, according to documents filed in 42nd District Court.

    The charge against 29-year-old Michael Trook -- who resigned Wednesday as dean of health sciences at the school -- constitutes a second-degree felony.

    Trook was booked into the Taylor County Jail late Wednesday afternoon. His bond was set at $50,000, jail records show.

    He posted bail and left the jail about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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    An administrator at Holland Medical High School in Abilene ISD is no longer employed with the district for what Superintendent Heath Burns said is an “embarrassment to me and other Abilene ISD team members.”

    In a letter to parents, students and staff at Holland Medical School on Wednesday,  Burns said Michael Trook – dean of health sciences at the school – admitted to “having engaged in inappropriate, unprofessional and unethical conduct.”

    In a news release, Burns said Trook resigned Wednesday.

    "We have been in communication with the Abilene Police Department as to possible criminal implications," Burns said in the news release.

    It wasn't immediately clear exactly what Trook admitted to doing.

    (CLICK HERE to read Burns' letter in its entirety)

    In the letter to parents, students and staff at the school, Burns said that the behavior first came to his attention Wednesday morning.

    Burns said the district is “committed to working with the Abilene Police Department and other agencies as investigations ensue.”

    “He will suffer significant consequences for the choice, and he is no longer welcome on school premises,” Burns said in the letter.

    "As in all cases, our primary concern is our students. Counselors and support professionals will be made available all day on Thursday and Friday. They will remain available on an as-needed basis. Mr. (Gail) Gregg will remain principal of Holland and has committed to being very present and involved in the daily activities."

    In closing, Burns said: “Like you, I am deeply saddened by this tragedy as we enter the Christmas season. Please keep faith that our district will deal with such challenges by being open and honest. You have my assurance that Holland Medical High School will remain a premier school in AISD and in West Texas. Please do not hesitate to call upon any of us if you need support.”

    Trook was a former associate principal at Abilene High School. He has been with the Abilene Independent School District for three years and at Holland Medical High School since July.

  • Abilene police execute search warrants in school administrator sex case

    Published On: Dec 18 2014 05:29:33 PM CST
    Updated On: Dec 19 2014 08:48:42 PM CST
    Michael Trook mug shot

    Michael Trook

    ABILENE, Texas -

    The Abilene Police Department executed two search warrants Friday in connection to the Michael Trook adult-student sex case.  Police did not specify where.

    Trook, 29, ex-dean of health sciences at Holland Medical High School in the Abilene Independent School District, admitted to having sex with a student earlier in the week.

    Police said social media posts have shown that Trook's actions were "common and known."

    Based off social media posts and interviews, police said they will further investigate the allegations.

    According to police, some AISD administrators have also been questioned in the case, providing new information that could potentially lead to additional interviews and evidence.

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    The Abilene Police Department believes there may be "additional victims who have not come forward” in the case of a former Abilene ISD administrator who resigned Wednesday and was charged with improper relationship between teacher and student.

    Michael Trook, 29, the ex-dean of health sciences at Holland Medical High School, told AISD leaders that he had an improper relationship with a student.

    After resigning, he was arrested and charged by Abilene police. He was jailed and released after posting $50,000 bail Wednesday night.

    "Investigators received information today which leads them to believe there are additional victims who have not come forward," an Abilene police news release said Thursday.

    Abilene police are urging parents and students who have information about a victim to contact the Abilene Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (325) 676-6610.

  • Multiple vehicle accident on Winter's Freeway holds up traffic

    Published On: Dec 19 2014 07:34:35 PM CST
    Updated On: Dec 19 2014 07:53:05 PM CST
    ABILENE, Texas -

    Traffic is backed up and moving slowly on Winters Freeway in Abilene heading south, after a multiple-vehicle accident.

    Police say the accident happened around 6 p.m. on the Winter's Freeway overpass at the Southwest Drive exit. Authorities on the scene tell KTXS least nine cars were involved.

    A baby and its mother had to be taken to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

    We have crews on the scene. We will continue to update you on the accident as we continue to learn more information. Police are asking drivers to keep moving and not to rubberneck.

  • Abilene man, woman arrested for shooting at victim, ramming into car

    Published On: Dec 19 2014 12:40:52 PM CST
    Updated On: Dec 19 2014 12:41:58 PM CST
    ABILENE, Texas -

    An Abilene man and woman have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    According to the arrest reports, 18-year-old Lewayne Mayes shot at a victim on the 1700 block of Mockingbird Lane.

    The bullet allegedly struck the victim's vehicle, hitting the driver's side door.

    After the victim was shot at, reports said 27-year-old Mary Savord used her vehicle to ram into the victim's car.

    Both Mayes and Savord are being held at the Taylor County Jail on $60,000 bonds.

  • Recording-breaking Abilene High receiver named 1st-team All-State

    Published On: Dec 18 2014 09:26:25 AM CST
    Updated On: Dec 18 2014 07:00:28 PM CST
    ABILENE, Texas -

    Record-breaking Abilene High receiver Reese Childress has been named to the first-team Class 6A all-state high school football team.

    Including the playoffs, the senior Childress had 122 catches for 1,571 yards, both Abilene High records.

    Two other players -- defensive lineman Miguel Espinoza and linebacker Ronnell Wilson -- received honorable mention honros.

    Here is the Associated Press story announcing the honors in its entirety:

    The 2014 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 6A all-state high school football team, released Thursday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.

    FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

    Linemen:

    - KEJUAN KING, DeSoto, Sr. -- 96 percent grade, 92 pancakes, no sacks allowed for team that averaged 50 points and 550 ypg

    - GREG LITTLE, Allen, Jr. -- 85 knockdowns, 95 percent grade for team that averaged 527.4 yards per game

    - MJ MORRIS, Waco Midway, Sr. -- 98 percent grade, 76 pancakes, 1 sack allowed

    - JUSTICE POWERS, Cedar Hill, Sr. -- 112 pancakes, no sacks allowed for offense that averaged 489.6 ypg

    - MAEA TEUHEMA, Keller, Sr. -- LSU commit, 108 pancakes.

    Receivers/ends:

    - REESE CHILDRESS, Abilene, Sr. -- 102-1,240, 19 TDs receiving

    - JALEN GUYTON, Allen, Sr. -- 63-1,326; 15 TDs receiving

    Quarterback:

    - KYLER MURRAY, Allen, Sr. -- 174-265-2,971, 32 TDs passing; 874 yards rushing, 18 TDs; 37-0 as a starter

    Running backs:

    - SOSO JAMABO, Plano West, Sr. -- 190-1,952, 38 TDs rushing; 3 receiving TDs

    - TREVOR SPEIGHTS, McAllen Memorial, Jr. -- 213-2,467, 29 TDs rushingÂ

    - CHRIS WARREN, Rockwall, Sr. -- 207-2,085, 31 TDs rushing, 2 receiving TDs

    Kicker:

    - PARKER DAVIDSON, Plano West, Sr. -- 8-10 FGs, 2 FGs longer than 50, 64-65 PATs, 40 touchbacks

    Offensive Player of the Year: Kyler Murray, Allen

    ___

    FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

    Linemen:

    - JORDAN ELLIOT, Houston Westside, Jr. -- 78 tackles, 31 TFL, 12 sacks, 2 FR, 6 batted balls, 9 FF or tips for INTs

    - TROY IRBY, SA Northside Brennan, Sr. -- 62 tackles, 20 TFL, 6 sacks, 12 FF, 4 FR, defensivee TD

    - DU'VONTA LAMPKIN, Cypress Falls, Jr. -- 81 tackles, 16 sacks, 38 TFL, 8 FF

    - JALEN SCOTT, North Mesquite, Sr. -- 109 tackles, 20 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 FF, 2 PBUs

    Linebackers:

    - KEITH BATISTA, Houston Langham Creek, Sr. -- 115 tackles, 12 TFL, 2 sacks, 4 FF, 2 INTs

    - BRANDON DURMAN, Tyler Lee, Sr -- 149 tackles, 11 TFL, 2 sacks, 3 PBU

    - RICHARD MOORE, Cedar Hill, Sr. --Â 118 tackles, 20 TFL, 10 sacks, 7 FF, Texas A&M pledge

    Defensive backs:

    - KAHLIL HAUGHTON, Waco Midway, Sr. --81 tackles, 4 INTs, INT return for TD, 5 FF, 5 PBU

    - JARED MANNON, Wolfforth Frenship Sr. -- 43 tackles, 7 INTs

    - MASON RAMIREZ, Round Rock, Sr. -- 107 tackles, 7 INTs

    - NIKO SMALL, Arlington Bowie, Sr. -- 120 tackles, 7 TFL, 6 INTs, 6 PBU, 3 blocked kicks, 3 defensive TDs

    Punter:

    - TAYLOR DUNLOP, Hurst Bell, Jr. -- 52 punts, 41.3 avg., 14 inside 20

    Defensive Player of the Year: Niko Small, Arlington Bowie

    ___

    SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE

    Linemen:

    - Clarence Henderson, Dallas Skyline, Jr.; Connor Lanfear, Buda Hays, Sr.; Patrick Vahe, Euless Trinity, Sr.; Toby Weathersby, Spring Westfield, Sr.; Connor Williams, Coppell, Sr.

    Receivers/ends:

    - DaMarkus Lodge, Cedar Hill, Sr.; Emmanuel Moore, Justin Northwest, Sr.

    Quarterback:

    - Zach Hall, Tyler Lee, Jr.

    Running backs:

    - Rodney Anderson, Katy, Sr.; E.J. Davis, Alief Elsik, Jr.; Aca'Cedric Ware, Cedar Hill, Sr.

    Kicker:

    - Patricio Botello, SA Northside Brandeis, Sr.

    ___

    SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE

    Linemen:

    - Zach Abercrumbia, Dallas Skyline, Sr.; Isaiah Chambers, Aldine MacArthur, Sr.; Lonzell Gilmore, Spring, Sr.; L.J. Mason, Keller Central, Sr.

    Linebackers:

    - Louis Hamilton, Alief Taylor, Jr.; Joshua Nguyen, Odessa Permian, Jr.; Anthony Wheeler, Dallas Skyline, Sr.

    Defensive backs:

    - Joey Benitez, Edinburg North, Sr.; Andy Chelf, Southlake Carroll, Sr.; Rodney Clemons, Katy Taylor, Sr.; Matthew Wright, Round Rock McNeil, Jr.

    Punter:

    - Haygen Tibbetts, Belton, Sr.

    ___

    HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

    LINEMEN: Keaton Bates, Arlington Lamar; Gunnar Chance, Denton Guyer; Randy Crystian, Cedar Hill; Conner Dyer, Mesquite Horn; Beau Hott, Plano; Dakota Laws, Denton Ryan; Austin Meyers, Manvel; Sergio Morales, Weslaco East; McKenzie Nworah, Manvel; Tres Perez, CC Carroll; Fabian Ramirez, PSJA North; Bobby Reynolds, Keller; J'Don Robinson, Dallas Skyline; Austin Sargent, Rockwall; Zack Shackelford, Belton; Tato Sipili, Arlington Sam Houston; Terrence Steele, Cibolo Steele; Mitchell Watanabe, SA Northside Brennan; Alec Wesling, SA Reagan.

    RECEIVERS/ENDS: Kofi Boateng, Arlington Lamar; Xavier Castille, Rockwall; Keith Corbin, Beaumont West Brook; Erik Corona, Laredo United; Reed Klubnik, Austin Westlake; Luke Mayock, Fort Bend Clements; Trelen Norton, Houston Langham Creek; Xavier Ortiz, SA Northside Stevens; Richie Rodriguez, EP Eastwood; Landon Sawyer, San Angelo Central; Anu Somoye, Alief Taylor; Jarrison Stewart, Mesquite Horn; Wanya Ward, SA East Central.

    QUARTERBACKS: Shane Buechele, Arlington Lamar; Braden Hucks, San Angelo Central; Jalen Hurts, Channelview; Kylan Johnson, Dallas Skyline; Jesse Jones, CC Carroll; D'Eriq King, Manvel; Shawn Robinson, Denton Guyer; Bo Schneider, Dallas Jesuit.

    RUNNING BACKS: Aron Dobbins, Midland Lee; Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Southlake Carroll; Vincent Johnson, Lubbock Monterey; Xavier Jones, Spring; Noah Lisk, CC Carroll; Markeith Miller, Garland; KeShawn Mitchell, Keller Fossil Ridge; Lupe Moron, Weslaco East; Michael Nelson, Garland Naaman Forest; Nicholas Pelrean, Houston Chavez; Justin Pratt, Klein Collins; Grant Sandercox, Wolfforth Frenship; Nic Smith, Arlington Martin; Anthony Taylor, Denton Guyer.

    KICKERS: Eric Carasco, Duncanville; Tony Pecora, Rockwall; Brannon Satterfield, Lake Travis; Joel Scarborough, Houston Langham Creek.

    ___

    HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE

    LINEMEN: Coleman Dennis, Wolfforth Frenship; David Dorsett, Hurst Bell; Elijah Earls, SA Northside Stevens; Ethan Englebrecht, SA Lee; Bryce English, DeSoto; Miguel Espinoza, Abilene; Tipa Galeai, Euless Trinity; Eli Howard, San Angelo Central; Scott Huntman, Coppell; Mark Jackson, Cibolo Steele; Kendell Jones, Killeen Shoemaker; Dalen Morgan, Mesquite Horn; King Newton, Southlake Carroll; Sammy Ochoa, Lake Travis; Ed Oliver, Spring Westfield; Feno Pearson, Lake Travis; Rene Perez, Weslaco; Alton Robinson, Converse Judson; Roy Sutton III, Keller Fossil Ridge; Sam Tecklenburg, Plano; Rahssan Thornton, Killeen Shoemaker; Joe Wallace, Dallas Skyline.

    LINEBACKERS: D.J. Allen, SA Northside Brennan; Bo Anderson, Coppell; James Bailey, Lake Travis; Garrett Blubaugh, Keller; Teddy Britton, SA Northside Stevens; Paddy Fisher, Katy; Hudson Hall, Austin Westlake; Hayden Harrison, Wolfforth Frenship; Bryce Hines, Keller Fossil Ridge; Jonathan Hood, North Crowley; Jeffrey McCulloch, Aldine Davis; Chris Orr, DeSoto; Dillon Owens, North Mesquite; Logan Paschal, Waco Midway; Lucas Rios, McAllen Memorial; Rick Rivera, Del Rio; Brucks Saathoff, SA Reagan; Collin Scott, Manvel; Emilio Solis, Midland; Dalton Tarr, SA East Central; Daquaylyn Thomas, Arlington Martin; Ty Thomas, Rockwall; Brandon Torres, Weslaco; Ronnell Wilson, Abilene.

    DEFENSIVE BACKS: Deontay Anderson, Manvel; Jaelan Collier, SA Northside Brennan; Ian Edwards, Denton Guyer; Darryl Godfrey, SA Northside O'Connor; Gavin Graham, Austin Anderson; Brad Ingle, Smithson Valley; Mack Kelley, Austin Westlake; Will Lockett, Manvel; Devontre McGarity, SA Northside Brennan; Jacob Murray, Coppell; Colin Padalecki, SA East Central; Cameron Price, Tyler Lee; Chris Roller, Lake Travis; Camden Ross, Keller Timber Creek; Garrett Strauss, SA Reagan; Bryan Sturges, Katy Seven Lakes; K.J. Turner, North Mesquite; Luke West, San Angelo Central; Travis Whillock, Katy; Trip White, Arlington Martin; Collin Wilder, Katy; Lucas Williams, Arlington Sam Houston; Montrel Wilson, Keller Fossil Ridge.

    PUNTERS: Drew Galitz, Garland Rowlett; Chris Robison, Mesquite Horn; Josh Stewart, Cedar Hill.

     

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