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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 welcome.
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 Tool.
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 to attend.
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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Celebrity dance concert fundraiser set
Monitor Staff Reports
TOOL-Alternative rock and roll is coming to Tool with a live concert from an up and coming band out of Fort Worth. An added feature is autograph signing with the “Dina Garcia” character from Disney’s Shake It Up hit television dance series, played by Plano resident Ainsley Bailey.
The SWAGS, a group gaining notoriety at fundraisers and special events performing obscure music from popular music groups, like The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, are joining with the Log Cabin Swingers to revitalize interest in dance. Part of their popularity with audiences is the way the band engages the audience by inviting audience members to join them in a number of their songs with singing and dancing.
A dance concert fundraiser is set for 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22 at Promenade Hall in Tool. The featured performers are related to a Log Cabin Swingers member and will perform in an effort to build the dance club’s membership in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
“We’ve chosen songs with a retro sound and a positive message you can dance to,” vocalist Pete Gargiulo told The Monitor. The SWAGS also perform some of their original music, as well as songs from a newer generation, such as “Good To Be Is…” by Backyard Fire Tire.
Though playing as a group for only a little more than a year, The Swags were recently listed as 46 on the rock chart for Fort Worth.
Made up of an active group of professionals ages 40-50, the five-member band offers a combination of alternative country and rock-n-roll that’s been dubbed “rock-try.”
When he’s not playing guitar and songwriting, Gargiulo is an executive with JHP Pharmaceuticals, joining him as songwriters in the group are rhythm guitar player and lead vocalist Warren Cook, who is a creative director with Jamison Advertising Group and lead guitarist/background vocals Mike Terry, a Lockheed-Martin executive. Keeping the band tight are drummer Steve Pierce, an executive with BNSF railroad, and bass player/background vocals Curt Rode is an English professor with Texas Christian University.
Video clips of their performances may be viewed at reverbnation.com.
Actress Ainsley Bailey has appeared in six episodes of the popular dance show Shake It Up, and comes from the Disney film set to support the fundraiser. Bailey was recognized while attending a Malakoff Football game this past season, and saw the Jan. 22, dance concert as an opportunity to meet with fans of the show and pass out signed photographs.
Concert organizer Cedar Creek Lake resident Clifton Peach hopes her attendance will attract young people and their families to an afternoon of music, dance and fun.
“We’re also going to have a few numbers or “tips” that will introduce people to the fun of square dancing,” Peach said. “There will be something for everyone.”
Tickets are on sale at the door for $5. Ample parking is also available at Promenade Hall, located on State Highway 274 in Tool. As always, Promenade Hall is a smoke-free environment and non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks will be provided.

 

MHS automotive program receives $7,500
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Mabank High School’s Career & Technical Automotive Program was recently awarded a $7,500 grant from the Collectors Foundation.
The funds will assist in the purchase of a paint booth to not only expand the restoration program but also assist in providing engaging, hands-on instruction allowing students the opportunity to learn restorative skill sets that will assist them in their chosen careers and promote their participation in local area car shows.
Collectors Foundation is an educational grant-making organization funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve youth development and the long-term interests of the collector vehicle and classic boat communities.
For more information about the Foundation, go to www.collectors-foundation.org.
For more information about MHS’s Automotive Program, contact Leonard Eason, Automotive Instructor, or Shela Koskelin, Career & Technical Coordinator, at (903) 880-1600.

 

Taxes due January 31 without incurring late fee
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Kaufman County Tax Assessor-Collector Dick Murphy wants to make sure everyone’s tax season is as merry as it can be. And that means avoiding penalties.
Murphy stresses that county residents should be sure they receive their annual tax statements, as missed statements are the number one reason people get penalized for late payments.
“People need to know if they don’t get a tax statement, they need to call us and find out why,” Murphy said.
“If you don’t get a tax statement, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay.”
Even if the taxpayer did not get a notice, a 7 percent late penalty as of Feb. 1, remains.
According to Murphy, there are several reasons why a statement may not have been delivered.
Some statements are returned by the post office because of bad addresses. In other cases, a county resident’s property taxes may have been paid by a mortgage company for years. When the mortgage is paid off, the tax office may not have the property owner’s mailing address.
“Sometimes it can be the silliest of things that causes problems,” Murphy said. For instance, several years ago one statement went out to an address in San Diego, Texas, near Corpus Christi but the zip code was for San Diego, Calif.
It was returned to the tax office, the zip code changed and mailed again. In another case, a street in the Heartland subdivision in the western portion of the county had the same name as a street in Forney. The developers changed the street name but the tax office didn’t find out about it. If the taxes aren’t paid, then the statements go to the county’s law firm for collection.
Notices were mailed out Oct. 6, 2011, and should have been delivered.
If a county resident has not received a tax statement, they should call the tax office at (972) 932-0288 or go to http://kaufmantax.net  to find the amount of the tax bill.
 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

We 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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com

 

 

 

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