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.
||Milton honored as
Mabank 09 Firefighter of the Year
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANKWith the youngest member watching via the Internet, Mabank Volunteer Fire
Department members honored assistant chief Dameon Milton as the 2009 Firefighter of the
Year Saturday night.
Milton was the departments top volunteer responder during the year, nearly 100
members and guests heard during the gathering at the new Mabank Comfort Suites
hotels meeting room.
Master of ceremonies Robert Munden told the gathering the department had 35 active
members, each averaging about 9½ years of experience.
The youngest member, Cody Myrick (fire chief Ricky Myricks son), watched the event
on a laptop computer through an Internet connection while stationed at the U.S. Marine
Corps base at Camp Lejune, North Carolina.
Cody Myrick worked his butt off during the six months before he reported for
military duty, Munden said, and wound up as No. 10 on the departments top 10
Other members on the list were Wayne McKenzie II, Michael Rowan, Kenneth Tanner, Donald
Gordon and last years Firefighter of the Year, Mike Bass, at No. 5.
The top five responders were Daryl Landrum, Daryl West, Paul Hightower and Milton, Munden
Ricky Myrick was noted as the departments longest-serving member, with 33 years of
During the banquet, the departments auxiliary members were recognized, and each were
presented with a small decorative axe pin to wear.
During 2009, the department held its first community-wide disaster drill, touted as a
Agencies from around the county and across the community responded to a simulated
disaster, despite bone-chilling temperatures that morning, Munden reported.
The department held three annual fund-raisers this year with plans for a fourth.
Were going to add a golf tournament this year, Munden said.
Munden offered special thanks to the Gun Barrel City and Kemp fire departments,
recognizing fire chiefs Joey Lindaman (GBC) and Brian Beavers (Kemp).
Department members, starting with the newest members, include Ricky White, Kenneth
Otterline, Tobe Williams, John Monteau, Kenneth Tanner, Chris Kemp and Jim Vess.
Also, Paul Hightower, Donald Gordon, Robert Munden, Cody Myrick, Mike Bass, Dameon Milton,
Dennis Youngblood and Beau Duke.
Also, Daryl Landrum, Lupe Garza, Mat Ewaskiw, Josh McKenzie, Jason Neighbors, Andy Jeffers
and Randy Munden.
Also, Daryl West, John Sullivan, Jim McKee, David Owens, Wayne McKenzie II, Kyle McAfee,
Jeff McKenzie, John Holcomb, Michael Rowan, Kenneth Richman, Johnny Adams and Ricky
Each member was recognized, and received two T-shirts afterward.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Most of the 35 active members of the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department gather around
the Year Dameon Milton (center, with axe) at the conclusion of the department's
annual banquet Saturday.
The departments auxiliary and board members for both the southeastern Kaufman
County and southwestern
Van Zandt County emergency service districts were recognized during the event.
Eustace wins traffic safety grant
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACEThanks to the superb efforts of Eustace reserve police officer Mike Tayem,
the Eustace Police Department was awarded a device to clock speeds of vehicles on its most
vulnerable streets school zones.
The portable device is called a Speed Sentry, and its made by All Traffic Solutions,
who offered the state-of-the-art unit through a national grant program.
Were very happy to assist communities such as Eustace with keeping its
citizens and children safe, All Traffic Solutions co-founder Ted Graef said during a
presentation Friday to school and city officials.
I commend Mike Tayem for seeking safety solutions at no cost to the taxpayers,
mayor Laura Ward said.
The lightweight unit is mounted on a bracket, attachable to any signpost. When not in use,
it can be carried or stored in a simple canvas satchel.
Drivers see their speed posted on a sign like this and check their speedometer and
then slow down, Tayem said. Its like having another police
The display has a number of features. It can be programed to clock speeds only up to a
certain point, to avoid creating a speedway in the late hours, Graef said.
In addition, it runs on a battery that recharges overnight. The speed sentry is also
tamper-resistant and theft-proof.
I think it has a great deal of potential, Eustace ISD superintendent Dr. Coy
Holcombe said. The people that Ive talked to noticed it immediately and
checked their speed. Its already having the desired effect.
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Eustace city and school officials welcome the presentation of the Speed Sentry
Friday. Eustace was one of two school districts to win a national grant. Pictured
are (from left) Eustace High School principal Stan Sowers, mayor Laura Ward,
assistant schools superintendent Janet Beasley, Ted Graef of All Traffic Solutions,
reserve police officer Mike Tayem, superintendent Dr. Coy Holcombe, Holly Walker,
representing chief Robert Walker, primary school principal Dianne Shaffer and Sgt.
ECC directors approve general managers
By Gregori Starrett
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITYEast Cedar Creek Fresh Water Supply District directors reviewed 2010
goals at their Feb. 17 regular meeting.
General Manager Bill Goheen told board members he plans to install additional water main
valves throughout subdivisions and rehabilitate sewer manholes.
He also wants to maintain the current rate of 12 percent water loss, while seeking to
reduce that number.
Goheen added that he sees the need for a strong public relations campaign.
Board members heard the district submitted a revised map to the Texas Water Development
Board on the pending purchase of Mabank water meters located in Gun Barrel City.
Gun Barrel City is trying to block this purchase, believing that it would be in the
citys best interest to receive its water supply from Eustace.
At issue is whether Gun Barrel City has a standing to be a party to this Sale Transfer
Merger between Mabank and the district. (For more on this issue, see Feb. 21 issue of The
In other business, board members:
agreed to renew Goheens contract.
set the districts biennial election for Saturday, May 8, to fill four board
Those seats are currently held by Helen Tipery, board president David Burch, Richard
Watkins and Howard Smith.
appointed Henderson County election supervisor Denise Hernandez as the
districts election administrator, and authorized her to appoint judges and clerks
for the election.
reimbursed $20,703 to budget line items out of Operating Reserves.
chose Conway Company CPAs to perform the annual audit covering fiscal year 2009.
agreed to limit the amount of time that district personnel spend producing or
duplicating public information for a requestor in a 12-month period
authorized Terra Renewal Services to remove sludge from the Brookshire water
treatment plant clarifier ponds, with a cost not to exceed $14,000.
chose KSA Engineers to conduct research and prepare a cost study on projects and
directed the Finance Committee to research and renew two CDs.
|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