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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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Reeder wins at stock show
Special to The Monitor
FORT WORTH–FFA member Dalton Reeder of Mabank was among the winners in the Calf Scramble event of the 116th Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo Jan. 31.
The calf scramble allows 16 students to compete at each of the 30 stock show rodeos and declares eight winners each performance. The contestants are high school students out to catch and halter a calf with hopes of winning a $500 purchase certificate to help buy a registered beef or dairy heifer for a yearlong 4-H or FFA project.
Winners must care for their animals throughout the year and return for the 2013 Stock Show to exhibit the animal in the Junior Heifer Show.
The best performing students are eligible for scholarship funds upon entrance to college. Last year, scholarship grants were given to 72 students totaling $135,000.
All participants who catch a calf receive a special t-shirt with their contestant number on it and those who fail to catch a calf receive a certificate for a pair of Justin boots.
The stock show features 23 days of family fun and entertainment and will host nearly 22,000 livestock entries throughout its run.
The Fort Worth Stock Show is the nation’s oldest livestock show and is currently underway now through Feb. 4 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
For performance or stock show ticket information, call (817) 877-2420 or go to www.fwssr.com.
 

 

Speed limit goes up to 75 mph
Special to The Monitor
TYLER–Good news travels fast, and motorists on Interstate highways across the state will soon be traveling even faster.
At its regular monthly meeting Jan. 30, the Texas Transportation Commission, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) governing body, approved raising the speed limit from 70 to 75 mph on more than 1,500 miles of Interstate highways across the state.
This includes more than 120 miles of Interstate 20 in East Texas.
The speed limit on Interstate 20 will be raised to 75 mph between the Kaufman and Van Zandt county line and the Louisiana border, spanning the counties of Van Zandt, Smith, Gregg and Harrison.
The new speed limits will not take effect until the speed limit signs are changed out in the next 60-90 days.
“The new, higher speed limit doesn’t take effect until the new signs are up,” TxDOT public information officer Larry Krantz said. “That’s important to note. Until those signs are changed out, the posted 70 mph speed limit is still in effect. Hopefully the new signs will be in place by May 1.”
The speed limit changes span 60 Texas counties in all, making it the largest conversion since a new law was passed last year.
The 82nd Texas Legislature passed and the governor signed House Bill 1353 which allows the Texas Department of Transportation to establish 75 mph speed limits on Texas highways providing speed studies show it can be done safely.
Since September, the agency has been reviewing existing 70 mph speed limits across the state to determine where a 75 mph limit may be safely posted. Four Central Texas highways were the first to see higher speeds after the new law took effect.
Today’s commission action brings the number of miles now zoned at 75 mph as a result of House Bill (HB) 1353 to 1,618.
TxDOT studies of speeds on U.S. Highways, state highways, farm-to-market and ranch-to-market roads are still under way.
Prior to HB 1353, Texas had 1,445 miles of 75 mph speed limits and 521 miles of 80 mph speed limits on certain state highways.
These speed limits were previously restricted to specific rural counties and highways located mostly in West Texas.
Texas now has almost 3,600 miles zoned at 75 mph or higher. “Today’s commission action also approved 75 mph speed limits on:
• I 10: 289 miles across El Paso, Gillespie, Kerr, Kendall, Bexar, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Gonzales, Fayette, Colorado, Austin, Jefferson and Orange counties.
• I 20: 423 miles across Crane, Ector, Midland, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, Nolan, Taylor, Callahan, Eastland, Erath and Palo Pinto counties.
• I 27: 109 miles across Lubbock, Hale, Swisher and Randall counties
• I 30: 139 miles across Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Titus, Morris and Bowie counties
• I 35: 106 miles across Webb, Medina, Atascosa, Bexar, Hill and Cooke counties.
• I 37: 130 miles across Nueces, San Patricio, Live Oak, Atascosa and Bexar counties.
• I 40: 166 miles across Deaf Smith, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Gray, Donley and Wheeler counties.
• I 44: 11 miles across Wichita County
• I 45: 143 miles across Walker, Madison, Leon, Freestone and Navarro counties.
• HB 1353 also eliminated night time speed limits and truck speed limits when it took effect in September 2011.
 

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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
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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.

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