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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 the second and fourth Tuesday of each month 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 Oran White 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.

  HC Realtors recognizes 2009 top earners
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–Despite the slow economy in much of the nation, local Realtors totaled more than $35 million in real estate sales in the lake area in 2009. RealtorsRookie.jpg (156778 bytes)
The annual Henderson County Board of Realtors Awards Banquet recognized top earners at a celebration at The Jalapeno Tree Feb. 10.
The group was joined by affiliate members, who were given special recognition, for a surprise total of 59 people present in the small meeting room.
The Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee (TREPAC) presented Rep. Betty Brown with a donation of $1,000.

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
AT RIGHT: Realtor Hollie Martin was named Henderson Countie Rookie of the Year during the awards banquet Feb. 10.

 

Eustace gets new postmaster
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

EUSTACE–There’s an old saying that states “the third time is the charm,” and for Earl Wayne Beets, the new postmaster in Eustace, it really was.
“I’m home. I’ve been trying to get here for 23 years,” he said.
“This has been a goal of mine. This was my third bid (for the postmaster’s job),” he added.
Beets is a 1969 graduate of Eustace High School, and attended Stephen F. Austin State University to obtain his bachelor’s degree in accounting and government.
He started working for the U.S. Postal Service in January, 1987, carrying mail for two years in Dallas.
For a time, he was employed by the post office as an accountant, when he suddenly faced a transfer to Minneapolis. He decided it was time to change positions.
“I put in to be a postmaster, and served in various offices, including nine years as postmaster at Mount Alba,” Beets recalled.
But Eustace was his home, and that’s where he wanted to work.
“I graduated school here, got my Social Security number here and signed up for the draft in Eustace, and I wanted to be the postmaster in Eustace,” he explained.
He did get to work in Eustace for brief periods, serving four different times as the OIC (Officer in Charge).
Since July 9, 2009, he has served as the OIC for Eustace, formally taking over as postmaster Jan. 30.
“The Eustace post office serves the city of Eustace and four rural routes,” he said.
The post office also manages 420 post office boxes, with a combined total of about 2,200 mail customers.
He married an almost hometown girl, Lola Ferrell of nearby Malakoff, in 1974. They have five grown children, four sons and a daughter.
When asked about his hobbies, Beets said he lives about two miles out of town on 80 acres, where he raises about 40 head of cattle.
With a little nudging, Beets admitted he plays the piano and organ for his church, the Payne Springs Assembly of God.
Leaving a son to tend the cattle, he and Lola take off for the Rocky Mountains on occasion.
“We camp every summer in Wyoming, Montana and other places in the Rockies,” Beets said, adding they had been to Glacier National Park about 15 times.
When the kids were younger, he said, they tried about every type of camping, from a pop-up camper to a ground tent.
“But today, we have a fifth-wheel (camper),” he said.

Councilman resigns; replacement chosen
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

SEVEN POINTS–The Seven Points City Council accepted the resignation of member Michael Lowe and accepted Claudette Alsup as a replacement until the May 8 election.
Mayoral candidate Wanda Nichols opposed this action from the floor, feeling the seat should remain empty until the election.
Councilman Tommy Taylor suggested the council would profit from another woman’s point of view, and proffered Alsup’s name as a suitable replacement. The motion was unanimously accepted without further discussion.
The council dealt with Michael Tayem’s request that the city use Henderson County to run its early voting for the May 8 city election in a similar brisk manner.
Tayem felt that since the city secretary is hired by the mayor, that her involvement in the city election would constitute a conflict of interest.
After defending the city secretary’s honor, Councilwoman Cheryl Jones asked if Tayem had looked into the cost of doing as he suggested.
Tayem said he did, but he didn’t have the exact figures. He remembered the cost to be about $4,000.
“For an unfounded accusation, the city is supposed to spend $4,000?” asked councilman Hank Laywell. Tayem felt it was not an unreasonable request.
Mayor Gerald Taylor said, “We’re not required by law to do so,” which closed any further discussion.
In other business, council members:
• adopted the National Incident Management System ordinance.
• approved a variance request from Dusty Sherwood, owner of the Causeway Marina.
• decided to ask County Commissioner Joe Hall for assistance with the Nob Hill Grant to repair certain streets.
• authorized reserve officer Darrel Dean to fill an open position in the police department as a full-time officer.

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
The domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and so on. My name is Domino, and I got my name not only because I’m black and white like a domino tile, but also because my outgoing, cheerful personality causes my doggie roommates to smile. This also causes our human friends to smile, which even causes the kitties in the cat room to smile.
I am an 8-month-old male Pointer/Terrier mix. I love children, other dogs, and even get along great with kitties. I’ve had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If you’d like to experience the domino effect, I am sure to put a forever smile on your face when you take me to my forever home.
I currently live with a foster family, so if you would like to meet me, call my friends at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake at (903) 432-3422 to make an appointment. You can also email them at dogshsccl@yahoo.com.
 

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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