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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, please call 425-4702. The public is invited to attend.

Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High School Library. For more information, please call 425-7131. The public is invited to attend.

Gun Barrel City Council meets in Brawner Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 887-1087. The public is invited to attend.

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 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 first, second, third and fourth Monday of each month at 9:45 a.m. in the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. 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 498-3191. The public is invited to attend.

Kemp Independent School District meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Board Room in the Administration Building. For more information, please call 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 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 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 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 451-9229. The public is invited to attend.

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 Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 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 432-3522. The public is invited to attend.

West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call 432-3704. The public is invited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

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Cedar Creek Watershed sets agricultural workshop
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Officials with Texas AgriLife Extension, Texas AgriLife Research, the USDA-NRCS, and the Kaufman- Van Zandt Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct a free full-day workshop in Able Springs on Friday, Feb. 11.
The workshop will take place at the Able Springs Fire Department, located eight miles north of Terrell at 30000 FM 429 North.
Producers within Kaufman, Van Zandt, Rockwall, and Henderson County are invited to engage in presentations on soil fertility, pastureland erosion and nutrient conservation practices, brush control, riparian health and feral hog abatement.
The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a barbecue lunch compliments of the North Central Texas Water Quality Project.
The Texas Department of Agriculture has approved five hours of CEUs for private pesticide applicators and 5.5 hours of CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors.
“The future of water quality for Cedar Creek Lake depends on the stewardship of the watershed agricultural producers,” said North Central Texas Water Quality Project Watershed Coordinator, David Waidler.
“This workshop will assist with informing local farmers and ranchers of how we can work together.”
This workshop is made possible with funding from the USDA-NRCS, as well as a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) nonpoint source grant awarded to the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center-Dallas by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Other key partners supporting watershed protection efforts include Tarrant Regional Water District and the Kaufman County Soil and Water Conservation District. The workshop is also supported by the Kaufman County Livestock and Forage Committee.
For more information on the meeting and to register for the event please contact the Kaufman County AgriLife Extension Office at (972) 932-9069 or email sbburden@ag.tamu.edu.

 

‘All You Can Eat’ fish fry set Feb. 4
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–The Knights of Columbus and St. Jude Catholic Church will host an “All You Can Eat” fish fry to be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday Feb. 4, at the St. Jude Catholic Church located on Luther Lane behind Pizza Hut in Gun Barrel City.
The fare includes catfish, French fries, drink and home baked goodies as long as they last.
The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 and younger children eat free.
All profits will benefit local state and national charities.

 

Rotarians hear advantages of new Education Foundation
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–The Mabank Education Foundation has already begun its work, having presented seven grants to teachers and projects at three Mabank Independent School District campuses.
Foundation board member Andrea Pickens explained the concept behind the 501(c)(3) non-profit charity to members of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake during the club’s weekly luncheon Friday.

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake welcomes two new members with an installation ceremony at the club’s weekly luncheon Friday. Pictured are (from left) new member Gary Johnson with sponsor Lew Talbot, Rotary president Dale Molander, and new member Michael Washington with sponsor Lee Montgomery.

The grants help teachers with study projects, by providing funds for things the school district might not be able to purchase, Pickens explained.

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Rotarian Andrea Pickens, a member of the Mabank Education Foundation Board, outlines duties and goals of the foundation during the club’s weekly luncheon Friday.

“The next call for grant applications is in March, with the awarding to take place in April for the fall semester,” she said.
Another advantage lies with the donors themselves, she said.
Donations to the school always go into the general fund, but donations to the Foundation can be designated for specific items or needs, Pickens said.
“The theme for the foundation is, ‘Enriching Education From the Foundation Up,’” she added.
So far, the largest donations have come from the students themselves.
Proceeds from last September’s annual Spirit Week fund-raiser went to the Mabank Education Foundation.
“They presented the Foundation with $50,000,” Pickens explained.
In other business, Rotarians:
• heard the next book giveaway is at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Kemp Primary School.
• welcomed two new members, Gary Johnson and Michael Washington.

 
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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