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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 Oran White 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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Comptroller releases water use study, predicts another record drought
Special to The Monitor
AUSTIN–The state comptroller recently released a study on the effects of the severe 2011 Texas drought in The Impact of the 2011 Drought and Beyond.
Also included in this analysis is current and future water resources in the state and innovations being used in Texas and elsewhere in the Southwest to address the water use crisis.
“Planning and managing water use will be of utmost importance for the state’s growth and prosperity,” comptroller Susan Combs said.
“While recent rains have helped put a dent in drought severity in different parts of the state, we’re not out of the woods. Texas is prone to cycles of drought which makes it important for residents, businesses and state and local governments to manage water use. Every Texan has a stake in water issues the state faces,” Combs added.
The 2012 State Water Plan predicts water demand in Texas will rise 22 percent by 2060. Meteorologists foresee another record drought, like that seen in the 1950s, which could cost Texas businesses and workers nearly $116 billion in lost income.
The Impact of the 2011 Drought and Beyond looks at innovative water management solutions such as aquifer storage and recovery, used in cities such as San Antonio. In addition, it looks at the use of treated wastewater for irrigation and the conversion of brackish groundwater into drinking water (desalination).
“We also contacted water planners in New Mexico and Arizona cities which have grappled with water issues since the 1980s and ’90s,” Combs stated.
“Their strategies range from diversified water portfolios that draw water from different sources, to rebates for landscaping with native, drought-tolerant plants.
This water report helps give valuable insights as Texas looks for a broad range of solutions to water issues,” Combs concluded.
The Impact of the 2011 Drought and Beyond can be found at http://www.window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/drought/.
 

Education scholarships available to students
Special to The Monitor
HENDERSON COUNTY–Scholarships are now available for students planning to pursue a major in education or a teaching degree in a subject with teacher certification.
Student applicants must graduate from a high school in Henderson County and attend a college or university in the summer and/or fall of 2012.
For the past 14 years, the Henderson County Retired School Personnel Association (HCRPA) has been presenting scholarship awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 to high school seniors.
Scholarship winners may attend any number of different colleges and universities. Trinity Valley Community College also provides a matching grant for any student enrolled at the campus.
Applications may be found at each high school campus in Henderson County with the administrator designated to handle college scholarships.
Application instructions must be followed closely. Members of the teacher group will review the completed applications and select the recipients. Announcement and presentation of scholarships will be held at the Retired Teacher’s Scholarship luncheon in May and also at the high school awards assemblies.
Funding for the scholarships is provided by private sources and donations and by The Cain Foundation.
Scholarships are awarded based upon character, community involvement, writing skills, participation in campus activities, scholastic achievement and desire to be involved in the field of education upon college graduation.
 

 

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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com

 

 

 

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