After my initial post, another birder and I searched Lamar for the Swallow-tailed Kite until we were sent home by the terrible hail/wind/rain storm that lasted for what seemed like hours; the hailstones were golf-ball sized and larger at my home and we still have very turbulent skies as I write this.
The finder of the kite, Bryant Will, has been unable to upload his photos to me, so I will post a couple of my own. FYI, another birder and I will be out early in the morning looking for this bird and will post immediately to COBIRDS if we find it. As a side note, I had a Broad-tailed Hummingbird, male, in my yard just before the storm. Thank you.