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.
program set March 1 in Canton
Special to The Monitor
CANTONTwenty tornadoes were reported across North and East Texas in 2009, and
destructive windstorms, large hail and deadly flooding all made appearances in the area.
This years severe weather season is already here five tornadoes were
confirmed in Northeast Texas Jan. 20.
Are you ready for whatever this year has in store? Do you have a severe weather plan at
your home and workplace?
Can you recognize the clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding or a tornado is
possible? Do you want to become part of the severe weather warning system in your county?
As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service in
Fort Worth will answer these and many other questions at the Skywarn severe weather
program to be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 1.
The program will be held at the Sheriffs Office Training room in Canton, and is
being held in conjunction with Van Zandt Office of Emergency Management.
Discussions will include thunderstorm formation, severe weather production and features
associated with severe storms.
The presentation will also review tornado formation and behavior, non-threatening clues
which may be mistaken for significant features, seeking safety when thunderstorms
threaten, spotter operations and recommended reporting procedures.
The two-hour presentation will be in multimedia format, featuring numerous pictures of
storms and nearly 25 minutes of storm video clips.
We have some new material in the 2010 spotter training program, warning
coordination meteorologist Mark Fox said. We will present the information in the
form of a checklist for the attendees to utilize.
Most of the storm photos and video clips are different this year. We have reworked
many of our graphics, Fox added. Well have more identification cases,
and well discuss the operational aspects of storm spotters in detail.
The fundamental purpose of the spotter training and of the storm spotter network as
a whole remains unchanged, Fox said.
We could not do our job as well as we do without storm spotters, he said.
Radar is a great tool, but it only tells us part of a storms story. Spotter
observations complement the data we use to analyze storms.
The combination of spotter reports and radar data gives us the best possible picture
of the storms and whats going on inside them, he said.
The program is free and open to the public.
By coming to this program, you will learn a lot about thunderstorms, Fox said.
Even if you dont become an active storm spotter, you will learn about how
storms work, and the visual clues you can identify when storms are in your area.
We will discuss severe weather safety tips, he added. This will better
prepare yourself and your family for the threats that storms pose.
The Van Zandt County severe weather program is one of more than 55 programs the Fort Worth
NWS Office will conduct between January and early April. The NWS provides forecasts,
warnings and weather services for 46 counties in north and north-central Texas.
For more information on severe weather and the NWS, visit the Fort Worth Forecast
Offices website at http://www.weather.gov/fortworth.
Tax forms and more at Tri-County Library
Special to The Monitor
MABANKForms for filing the 2009 Federal Income Tax Return are available at the
Tri-County Library, 132 E. Market St. in Mabank.
Besides the regular 1040s and various schedules, the Farmers Tax guide, IRA-Info
Nondeductible IRAs, Investment Income and Expenses, Education Credits, Change of Address
and many other forms are also available.
While at the library, check out the newest editions added to the librarys
A new nonfiction title is Everything Will Be All Right, by Douglas Wallace.
This is his inspirational account of overcoming the extreme poverty in which he was born.
Other new nonfiction titles include: The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of
Texas, by Bryan Edward Stone, Power of the Texas Governor, by Brian
McCall and Game Change, by John Heilemann, which is an insider account of the
2008 presidential election.
New fiction titles include two new large print westerns: Hash Knife Outfit, by
Zane Grey and Outlaw Canyon, by Lewis B. Patten and two new large print
Christian books are Seeing Things, by Patti Hill and Saving
Cicadas, by Nicole Seitz.
Other fictions are: Pursuit of Honor, Kisser, Sizzle,
Unfinished Desires, Roses, Treasure Hunt, Take
One and more.
There are still some openings for Introduction to Computers, class begins
Monday, March 1. Signups are being accepted now. For more information, call the library at
(903) 887-9622 or on the web at www.tricountylibrary.org.
Whisper seemed to be a bit lazy last week after getting her rabies
vaccination, but says she knows it was necessary and forgives the one who had to give it
|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