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
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
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
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
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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Come to a father-daughter
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The Athens Christian Preparatory Academy is holding
its third annual father-daughter ball from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
tomorrow (Friday), Feb. 11, at the Eastern Hills Church of
Themed a Cinderella Fairy Tale, the special community event
has grown each year.
Henderson County father figures who wish to celebrate their
young ladies up to age 14 are invited to participate.
Preparatory students plan, decorate and host the ball.
Students will also serve refreshments and dance relief when
the “princes” need a rest.
Cost for the event is $25 a couple and $5 for each
The price includes light refreshments and special parting
gift. Photos are available at an extra cost.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or from the school
office, located at 1200 E. Corsicana St. in Athens.
Call (903) 386-0400 with questions or need for additional
ET auto, cycle show set
Feb. 18-20 in Tyler
By Jenny Jordon
Special to The Monitor
TYLER–The East Texas Crisis Center is gearing up for the
2011 East Texas Auto & Cycle Show, a fund-raiser benefitting
women in domestic crisis. The East Texas Crisis Center is
based in Tyler with community outreach offices in Athens,
Mabank and Van Zandt County.
This year’s special feature of automobiles is a collection
of 18 Model T and Model A Fords.
Other entries include a rare 2011 Mercedes Benz Gullwing; a
1932 Boyd Coddington roadster; a 1928 Peerless and a 1941
Ford convertible – the last two are first-prize winners at
the National AACA Shows.
There will also be a 1956 Cadillac convertible; a 1963
split-window Corvette; a 2006 Ford GT; a 2009 Kirkham Cobra;
and the last Viper to roll off the production line, just to
mention a few.
Enjoy a “blast from the past” with the finest collection of
vintage, classic and specialty cars, trucks and motorcycles
from every decade, live entertainment and a 2011 Mustang
donated by Tyler Ford set to be given away to one lucky
• Rock ‘n roll music by the Tyler All-Star Band
• Matt and Megan Magill performing a variety of music,
including country legends Johnny Cash and June Carter.
• James Wages performing “Sincerely Elvis.”
The show is set for the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler
Doors open Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., all day Saturday, 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is $12 for adults, and children 12 and under get
Visit the website
www.autoandcycleshow.com to purchase admission
tickets in advance for a reduced rate of $10, receive an
entertainment schedule and other information.
All proceeds benefit the East Texas Crisis Center.
ET Crisis Center holds
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–A 40-hour certified training course is being offered
free of charge by the East Texas Crisis Center in Mabank on
The first session is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
12 at the Mabank Fire Department.
Volunteers can still sign up to take the class by calling
The Tyler-based center has outreach offices in Athens and
one housed at the Mabank Police Department to help women
encountering domestic violence and abuse.
The Mabank office is manned by Estella Perales. “I need some
volunteers,” she said.
Currently, Perales does it all: answers phones, networks in
the community, makes referrals, gets the police involved
with critical needs, etc.
“If I had help, with just the phones, I could do so much
more,” she told The Monitor. “And so much more needs to be
Volunteers are free to set their own hours and work in the
areas they choose, she said. “We’re just glad to have them,
whenever they can give us a hand,” Perales said.
Right now there are 20 people signed up for the series of
classes, which cover the following topics:
• policy and procedure
• crisis intervention
• the cycle of violence
• advocating for victims of family violence
• working with battered women and children
• court advocacy
• advocating for victims of sexual assault
• rape trauma syndrome
• following protocol
• hospital on-call
• hotline advocacy
Special guest speakers include Henderson County Attorney
Clint Davis, forensic interviewer Sheila Durden, county
attorney Crime Victim’s coordinator Paula Odom, Help Line
director Juana Negrete and a Van Zandt County investigator.
“All our volunteers are fully trained,” Perales explained,
so they can know where to refer callers and exactly what the
procedures and protocols are to handle any situation with
which they may be confronted.
The class continues to meet Saturday, Feb. 12, March 19 and
At the conclusion, students receive a certificate of
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 petfinder.com