East Cedar Creek Freshwater Supply District meets at
12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the ECCFSD
office on Hammer Road just off Welch Lane in Gun Barrel City.
Eustace City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Eustace City
Hall the first Thursday of each month. For more information,
call (903) 425-4702. The public is welcome
Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the
third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High School Library.
For more information, call (903) 425-7131. The public is
Gun Barrel City Council meets in Brawner Hall at 6:30
p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month. Call (903) 887-1087 for
more info. The public is welcome.
Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation meets at
1831 W. Main, GBC, at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, please call (903) 887-1899.
Henderson County Commissioner’s Court meets every Tuesday
at 9 a.m. in the Henderson County Courthouse in Athens. The
public is invited to attend.
Henderson County Emergency Services District #4 meets at
7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 525 S. Tool Dr. in
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first
Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical Museum.
Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court meets the second and
fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Kaufman County
Courthouse in Kaufman and sets a night meeting the second Monday
of the quarter at 6 p.m. Call (972) 932-0218. The public is
invited to attend.
Kemp City Council meets at Kemp City Hall at 7 p.m. the
second Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call
(903) 498-3191. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp Independent School District meets at 6 p.m. the
third Monday of each month in the Board Room in the
Administration Building. For more information, please call (903)
498-1314. The public is invited to attend.
Log Cabin City Council meets the third Thursday of the
month in city hall. For more information, please call (903)
489-2195. The public is invited to attend.
Mabank City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Mabank City Hall
the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, please
call (903) 887-3241. The public is invited to attend.
Mabank Independent School District meets at 7:30 p.m. the
fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call
(903) 887-9310. The public is invited to attend.
Payne Springs City Council meets at city hall at 7:30
p.m. every third Tuesday of each month. For more information,
please call (903) 451-9229. The public is welcome.
Payne Springs Water Supply Corp. meets the third Tuesday
of each month at 1 p.m. at the Payne Springs Community Center,
located at 9690 Hwy. 198.
Seven Points City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Seven Points
city hall the second Thursday of each month. For more
information, please call (903) 432-3176. The public is invited
Tool City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the OranWhite Civic
Center the third Thursday of each month. For more information,
please call (903) 432-3522.
West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 6
p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information,
please call (903) 432-3704.
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Unemployment benefits extended
Special to The Monitor
AUSTIN – The deadline for jobless Texans to qualify for
emergency unemployment benefits has been extended to March
This will affect approximately 78,000 people who would have
otherwise exhausted their unemployment benefits during
Congress approved the extension before Dec. 31, 2011, when
qualified claimants would have faced a gap in benefits.
Claimants should continue to request unemployment benefit
payments on their scheduled day.
The legislation did not add benefits for individuals who
have already exhausted their regular state unemployment
benefits, Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Extended
Emergency unemployment benefits are entirely federally
funded, so Texas employers will not be charged for any
claims paid on this extension.
TWC and the 28 local Workforce Development Boards remain
committed to providing work search assistance, training and
other services to unemployed Texans.
Thousands of job postings are available on TWC’s online
Claimants who currently receive benefits may find updated
information on their claims at
or call TWC’s Tele-Serv line at 1(800) 558-8321 (select the
second option for payment information or status of your
Claimants should not contact TWC to qualify for this
extension unless they’ve received a letter telling them to
Fish art contest for students
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Applications for the 2012 Wildlife Forever State-Fish
Art Contest are being accepted through March 31.
The contest is open to all students in public, private or
home schools. Entry deadline is March 31 each year.
Major changes in the contest for 2012 include permissible
size of artwork are to be 8.5’ X 11’ inches or 9’ X 12’,
creation of a k-3 grade level division for artwork only,
addition of a national prize for best essays in grade level
divisions 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 and a new category with one
national winner for best artwork and essay about an invasive
The Texas division of the contest is supported by the Toyota
Texas Bass Classic, donating cash prizes to the top three
Texas entries in each grade level.
First place, grades 10-12 receives $1,000, second place
$750, third place $500.
Prizes in the 4-6 and 7-9 grade levels are $100 for first,
$75 for second, and $50 for third.
Strike King Lures, the William E. Armentrout Foundation and
Friends of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center are
supporting the event as well.
One outstanding piece of artwork each year is selected for
the Art of Conservation Award, and a commemorative stamp
featuring the artwork is produced for sale.
Proceeds from sales of the stamp are used to fund
For free information and downloads including the “State-Fish
Art Contest Lesson Plan” as well as contest rules,
guidelines, entry information and details about the contest
changes go to
The interdisciplinary curriculum includes lessons and
activities, a species identification section profiling each
state fish, a glossary and student worksheets.
Wildlife Forever is a non-profit multi-species conservation
organization located in Brooklyn Center, Minn., dedicated to
conserving America’s wildlife heritage.
Working at the grassroots level, Wildlife Forever has funded
conservation projects in all 50 states and supports habitat
restoration and enhancement, land acquisition, research and
management of fish and wildlife populations.
Riders wanted for Indian reenactments
Special to the Monitor
MABANK–The Apalachicola Band of Creek Indians in Mabank is
organizing a “Pony-Warrior Rider Society” to perform in
Western Day and holiday parades, and other community events
and fund raisers.
The society’s goal is to preserve the rich Indian history of
the area through costumed reenactments of native life.
Riders do not have to be Native American, and there is no
age restriction. However children and youth must have
parental consent to participate.
For more information, call principle chief Mary Sixwomen at
(903) 880-0240 or send a post card to 113 N. First St.,
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
have many animals at the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
in Seven Points
in dire need of a good home.
Please call or stop by the Humane Society today
and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
is located on
10220 County Road 2403 in Seven Points.
For more information, please call
(903) 432-3422 after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
information visit our website at