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 OranWhite 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.
||Sewer upgrade gets
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANKMabank City Council members authorized the citys engineering firm to
begin the bid process for improvements to the sewer plant March 2.
KSA Engineering informed the council that the plans have gained state approval and that
the grant from the state is also ready.
The council expects to open bids in June.
Mabank Volunteer Fire Department training officer and former Henderson County fire marshal
John Holcomb introduced several firefighters who had completed new training levels.
The council expressed their appreciation for the efforts and training these volunteers
take on to serve their community and the surrounding area.
I still dont think we give enough recognition to firefighters and city
workers, councilman Tim Johnson said.
He described the quick response recently of firefighters to a heart-attack victim he
You just dont know how much it means when you or someone you know needs their
help, he said.
In other business, council members:
called an election for May 8 to elect three council members. Seats now held by
Shannon Steakley, Dennis Terry and Tim Johnson are up for re-election.
approved an interlocal agreement with Kaufman County for road maintenance
approved the resale of property located at 212 Jurassic Circle in North Park per a
bid proposed to the Kaufman County Tax Office for $6,059.56.
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Mabank Volunteer Fire Department training officer John Holcomb (left) and fire
chief Ricky Myrick (right) present firefighters Johnny Adams, Daemon Milton,
Michael Rowan, Donald Gordan and John Sullivan with certificates for completing
ISD taxpayers wait until last day to pay taxes
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANKTax collections for the Mabank Independent School District looked a little
different this year than in years past.
The Jan. 31 deadline to pay property taxes fell on a Sunday, and folks paying their taxes
took advantage of that by paying 2009 taxes Feb. 1, which still allowed them to avoid the
penalty for paying late, MISD school board members heard Feb. 22.
The 68 percent collection for January was low, but the amount deposited for the
first week in February was the largest ever, assistant superintendent of business
Scott Adams said.
In other business, trustees:
called the annual trustee election for Saturday, May 8, and established early
voting times and voter locations.
Trustees up for re-election are Tyson Johnson (Place 3), Gary Sapp (Place 2) and Darrell
Kinnard (Place 1).
approved dance/drill constitution amendments as presented.
approved the 2010-11 high school course guide as presented.
Trustee Darrell Kinnard voiced concerns that Mabank High School students might not be
getting the higher math needed for pre-med and other types of career fields.
Students in junior high need to start taking Algebra 1 in order to take calculus in high
school, he said.
Curriculum director Dena Mojica explained steps are being taken to encourage the junior
high students to be aware of the need for higher math courses.
Also, high school students are able to take college classes in while still in high school,
she pointed out.
approved the textbook certification proclamation as presented.
ratified the County Extension Agent letter.
The action was needed in order for students participating in FFA events to not be counted
absent while out of class attending such events.
TEA (Texas Education Agency) wants it (the letter) to be board approved, Adams
approved an amendment to Mabank ISD Policy DEA (local), which refers to paperwork
on a teachers previous employment records.
Currently, MISD gives employees four months to get previous records transferred, but the
state asks districts to give them unlimited time to procure their records from former
named Smith, Lambright and Associates, P.C. as the auditors for the school year
ending Aug. 31.
approved a TEA waiver application for low attendance day. The action pertains to a
related H1N1 influenza low attendance day.
approved the dual-credit (high school and college) course stipend for teachers,
based on the total number of students enrolled in the course.
heard Good Friday, April 2, will be a bad weather make-up day.
Superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall explained the day, which normally would be a student
holiday, was set aside as a bad weather day when the calendar was being discussed last
heard the annual area chamber of commerce banquet is set for Monday, March 15, at
the Cedar Creek Country Club.
approved contract renewals and/or extensions for assistant superintendents,
directors, principals and assistant principals as presented.
authorized six elementary personnel slots, to be filled as needed.
Weather creates tons of road repairs
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
KAUFMANWhether they belong to cities, the county or the state, roads and highways
are deteriorating fast after a cold and wet winter.
Kaufman County Commissioners discussed how bad the weather has affected roads in their
precincts at their Feb. 22 meeting, and all commented on how far behind their repairs
Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Deller asked to hire two people for road crew help.
I have $10,000 in my budget for part-time help. We are so far behind, I need to have
another man helping with patching, he said.
Other commissioners agreed, saying they probably soon will be considering the same action.
Not only are the county-maintained roads in trouble, but commissioners discussed
state-maintenance problems, saying Farm-to-Market 148 and others are in desperate shape.
And their (the states) budget is about like ours, from what I hear,
Precinct 2 Commissioner Ray Clark said.
In other business, commissioners:
approved an interlocal agreement with the North Central Trauma Regional Advisory
Council to install teleconferencing equipment in the Emergency Management office.
The sheriffs department will have access to the equipment, which will be in my
office, director Kathy Morris said.
renewed membership with the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas
and paid $1,200 in dues.
accepted reports from the auditor and tax assessor-collector for January.
The month of January showed a 77 percent collection rate, which Dick Murphy said is
not too good.
He pointed out the amount of taxes collected Feb. 1, as citizens rushed to beat the
deadline, was considerably better.
proclaimed the week of Feb. 21-27 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in
proclaimed the week of March 14-20 as Poison Prevention Week in the
paid bills totaling $477,830.04.
|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