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
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 Commissioners 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
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
Kaufman County Commissioners 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.
Kaufman County Beautiful needs help
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMANAre you tired of seeing discarded tires, furniture, old appliances and just
plain trash by the side of the road or in a creek as you drive by?
Do you wonder if what people dump in yards and creeks ends up in the lake where you fish?
Do you want to have a say in decisions related to illegal dumping, cleanup of trash,
recycling of paper, plastic, cardboard and unwanted electronics?
Do you want to help make a difference in Kaufman County with how we get rid of hazardous
waste and unwanted items that the trash disposal company wont pick up?
Do you want to help keep Kaufman County beautiful (and clean) in your neck of the woods?
Are you concerned about other environmental matters in Kaufman County?
Do want to help teach people how to protect our water, lakes and streams from the garbage
we dump while keeping costs low?
If you answered yes to at least one of the above questions, the Kaufman County
Environmental Co-op, a member-owned organization, needs your help!
We currently have two (2) openings on the board of directors for representatives from
The qualifications are: you must live in Precinct 4, be a member of the Co-op (dues are
$12 per year) and be willing to set aside the third Thursday of each month for a board
If you are, or if you know someone who might be, interested in helping us, please contact
Executive Director Marilyn May at (972) 524-0007.
If you are unable to serve on the board, please consider joining the Environmental Co-op.
Dues are $12 per person for an individual membership. Corporate memberships are also
The Co-op was started in 1998, and is member-owned, member-controlled and
member-supported, with a mandate to implement Kaufman Countys 20-year Solid Waste
The Co-op is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with all donations tax-deductible.
Some of the services and accomplishments we offer are citizens trash and recycling
convenience stations in Kemp, Terrell, Kaufman and Forney; education programs for children
and adults; the Stop Illegal Dumping Program; periodic electronic recycling events;
presentations to civic organizations and a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site at
the Kemp Eco-Station.
For more information about membership, please call the Environmental Co-op at (972)
Bynum presents treasurers office
statistics to Chamber
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITYA quick run-down on just what the treasurers office does was
the gist of the program presented to area chamber members and guests by Henderson County
treasurer Michael Bynum.
The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerces monthly luncheon took place Feb. 11
at Vetonis Italian Food Restaurant with 78 people attending.
It is the treasurers duty to disperse the monies collected to all
entities, Bynum said.
His office also handles the jury funds, writing out the checks to jurors when they serve,
It is the treasurers office that sends out the bid forms to the banks when it is
time to select a depository bank for the county, he explained.
Our office handles the payroll, sending out 460 paychecks each week, Bynum
The office also oversees the employee retirement program, he added.
Bynum also touched on the Prosperity Bank Building purchase in Athens.
The building is needed for space, he said. It will cost a little over $2
million, and we will not have to raise taxes to pay for it.
It will take about 60 days for the deal to go through, but it will take almost a
year before the county can take possession, he said.
Bynum said his name is on the ballot for the November general election, adding he has no
In other business, members:
heard the February Business of the Month is KCKL 95.9 radio station
were told the Mabank Area Good Samaritans food bank is looking for donations, as
supplies are not meeting a greatly increased demand for food.
Rotarians hear referees adventures
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITYHe began with the story of being awakened at 2 a.m. by a phone call
from his concerned son.
That was the time a bomb went off at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, killing two
people and injuring 111, Jim Evans, a professional referee, told members of the
Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake at their weekly luncheon Feb. 12.
Evans went on to say he was one of hundreds of volunteers at the event.
I volunteered as a drug tester, and ended up helping in a lot of other
capacities, he recalled. I picked up trash, seated people and spent a lot of
time swapping and collecting more than 400 pins.
Among the spectators he seated were movie star Jack Nicholson and veteran television
newscaster Tom Brokaw.
They arrested Richard Jewel (for the bombing), but he was exonerated many years
later, after they caught the real bomber, he explained
Evans said life is not always easy as a referee.
I have been threatened, snowballed and had other things thrown at me, he
laughed, adding he was never injured as a result of a confrontation.
This years winter Olympics will be unique for Canada, he said. The
event will have 25,000 volunteers.
Rotarians heard bits of trivia and statistics concerning the 2010 Olympics.
The competition includes 86 events with 258 countries participating, and a half-million
visitors will watch the action in person, he said.
The oldest event is curling and will include 40 to 41 American participants.
The newest sport, snowboarding, will feature several American participants.
Competitors from Texas are expected to do well in the speed and distance skating, he
In other business, Rotarians:
were reminded the next Celebrity Waiter committee meeting is set for Thursday,
March 11. The event takes place in August at the Athens Country Club.
|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 Im 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. Ive had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If
youd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many animals at
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