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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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Trinity Valley rodeo set for February 10-11
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–At Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC), the rodeo team celebrates Valentine’s Day a little differently.
Next weekend, the college will host its fourth annual rodeo. The event started on the same weekend as many people traditionally celebrate the lovers’ holiday and has been held the same weekend since.
The fourth annual Elder Dodge and Trinity Valley Community College Rodeo is set for Friday-Saturday, Feb. 10-11, at the Henderson County Fairpark Complex. The weekend will be filled with activities for rodeo fans of all ages.
Rodeo performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. Admission is $5. Kids 12 and under and TVCC students with ID are free.
In addition to featuring elite rodeo participants, the event is also kid-friendly. Kids Day is at noon Saturday and will feature rodeo-related activities for children.
There will also be a drawing for prizes.
“We always have a lot of fun with that,” TVCC Rodeo Coach Brent Bratton said. “It’s a great way for kids to come out and find out what we’re all about.”
More than 400 students from National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association schools around Texas are expected to make the journey to Athens next week for the event.
“We expect to have a good crowd to come cheer on the participants,” Bratton said. “I expect our (team) leaders to stay in the hunt for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) and for everyone to do their best and have a great time.”
The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) is in the middle of its season with five rodeos remaining, starting with the TVCC event. At season’s end, the top three competitors in each event qualify for the CNFR in June.
And this year, TVCC is a real force in the NIRA’s southern region. The team is currently ranked third, with several students ranked in the region in particular events.
“We still have a long way to go, but so far its been a good year,” Bratton said.
Colleges and universities expected to compete with TVCC at the rodeo are Northeast Texas Community College, Panola College, Lone Star College, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University, Hill College, Wharton County Community College, Stephen F. Austin State University, McNeese State University, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Lon Morris College and Prairie View A&M.

 

Severe storm program set
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The 2012 severe weather season is fast approaching. As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth will hold a severe weather program from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.15 at the Kaufman Fire Department in Kaufman. The program is free and open to the public.
The session is held in partnership with Kaufman County Emergency Management.
The 2012 program will discuss thunderstorm formation, severe weather production, and features associated with severe storms.
The presentation will also review tornado formation and behavior, non-threatening clues which may be mistaken for significant features, and thunderstorm safety for the family. The program will discuss spotter operations and recommended reporting procedures. The two-hour presentation will be in multimedia format, featuring numerous pictures of storms and more than 30 minutes of storm video clips.
“We have quite a bit of new material for this year’s spotter training program,” warning coordination meteorologist Mark Fox said.
“We will show some behind the scenes activity from last year’s severe weather operations, and will show how and why severe weather reports from spotters are so essential,” Fox added.
The fundamental purpose of the spotter training and of the storm spotter network as a whole remains unchanged.
“We could not do our job as well as we do without storm spotters. Radar is a great tool, but it only tells us part of a storm’s story. Spotter observations complement the data we use to analyze storms. The combination of spotter reports and radar data gives us the best possible picture of the storms and what’s going on inside them.”
Last year, 44 tornadoes were recorded across north and central Texas.
“By coming to this program, you will learn a lot about thunderstorms,” Fox said.
“Even if you don’t become an active storm spotter, you will learn about how storms work and the visual clues you can identify when storms are in your area. We will discuss severe weather safety tips. This will better prepare yourself and your family for the threats that storms pose”.
The Kaufman County severe weather program is one of more than 60 that the Fort Worth NWS Office will conduct between January and March of this year.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings, and weather services for 46 counties in north and north-central Texas.
For more information on severe weather and the National Weather Service, go online to http://www.weather.gov/fortworth.
 

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