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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 City Hall, 1716 W. Main, 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 1720 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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TVCC receives energy award
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Almost two years have passed since Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) and Athens Independent School District (AISD) joined a program that would save both organizations money on their energy costs.
When the two groups began working with Energy Education of Dallas to take an in-depth look at their electricity costs, it was just the start of what school officials hoped would be a successful program.
The gamble paid off in a big way.
In the 22 months since the college has begun to implement changes, TVCC has spent $300,000 less on its electric bill than it would have without the program. The college has made changes in its energy policies which are used on all four of its campuses.
Monday night, Energy Education recognized the efforts of TVCC to reduce its energy consumption by presenting the college with than award for Energy Stewardship.
The award, presented at a recent TVCC Board of Trustees meeting, recognizes an organization’s efforts to implement an innovative, organizational, and behavior-based energy conservation and management program.
“You have a unique program,” Kaufman County judge Bruce Wood said.
“Most of our programs do not work together with an area high school. It has been a successful program,” he added.
The program is centered on the work of Shawn Leis, Energy Education specialist for TVCC and AISD.
Leis conducts energy audits to ensure that students and faculty are comfortable during class times and scheduled activities, but that energy is used only as necessary.
He works to motivate everyone in the organization to use energy wisely and practice smart energy strategies.
‘This energy program is an excellent vehicle to assist our personnel in practicing good stewardship. The willing participation of virtually every staff person adds to our success,” TVCC president Dr. Glendon Forgey said.
According to a recent press release about TVCC’s award, Energy Education administrators said the energy reduction program is succeeding because it has widespread support throughout the college.
“Trinity Valley Community College president Dr. Glendon Forgey, the board members and administration are demonstrating wise fiscal and environmental stewardship by implementing this unique organizational behavior-based energy conservation program,” chairman and founder of Energy Education Dr. William S. Spears stated.
“Using human resources to reduce energy use saves natural and financial resources for the organization and the community.”
In 26 years, Energy Education has worked with more than 1,200 educational and ministry organizations, helping clients save more than $2.6 billion in utility costs.
Energy Education has been recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy with their highest honor, the 2011 Energy Star Award for Sustained Excellence.

 

Pet foster family classes set
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake needs volunteers to foster dogs and cats. At this time of year, a large upsurge in pregnant dogs and cats are being brought to the shelter as well as motherless litters.
The shelter environment consists of many barking dogs and people coming and going. This can be very stressful for a pregnant or nursing mom and her litter. In addition, many of these young animals do not have the developed immune system to the organisms that older dogs and cats do.
Volunteers need available time, desire and resources to become a foster family.
That can mean the difference between life and death for many young puppies and kittens.
Once the litter has been weaned, the foster family notifies the shelter and mom dog or cat is given a spay date and available for adoption through the shelter.
Puppies and kittens stay on in the same foster home until they are the correct age and size for adoption (kittens more than 3 pounds).
For more information about the foster program, all are invited to attend a meeting at the shelter Thursday March 22.
Meetings are held at 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Pre-registration is required due to the limited space for each session.
To pre-register, call Lynn Ackerman at (214) 502-6567.
If you are interested, but cannot attend one of these sessions, call Lynn and another day will be arranged.

 

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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