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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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Three TVCC students build NASA rover
Special to The Monitor
HOUSTON–Three students from Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) traveled to Houston to build a working space rover March 22-23.
Caleb Winkowski of Palestine, Cassie Starek and Ryan Massengale, both of Gun Barrel City were all granted this rare experience and privilege.
More than 300 students across the state participated in the two-day on-site event at the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC).
TVCC students were accompanied by drafting instructor Donnie Fulford and were offered an opportunity to interact with each other while learning about careers in science and engineering.
The students also formed teams and established fictional companies to research Mars exploration.
Each team had to organize a company to develop a prototype rover. This included creating an organizational chart, budget, line drawing of the prototype and show how it overcame problems of communications, propulsion, security, etc., in prepared presentations.
“The students got to see how NASA goes about developing new vehicles, as well as the engineering and business aspects associated with a project,” Fulford said.
“However, it’s not all work. They were also taken on a tour of JSC. This included visits to places like the mock-up facility and mission control,” he added.
The Community College Aerospace Scholars is a state program meant to encourage community and junior college students to enter careers in science and engineering and ultimately join the state’s highly technical workforce.
For more information about the program, go to www.cas.aerospacescholars.org.

 

RootSeekers learn about first Kemp family
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–Rootseekers has acquired a copy “John McDougal, Sr. His descendants and Relatives From Florida to Texas” for their library and anyone wishing to take a peek is welcome.
The book was written by Kemp-natives Clifton Smith and Francis Reasonover, when they combined their research regarding John McDougal, one of the first men to establish residency in the city of Kemp.
Clifton spoke to the Rootseekers Genealogical Society about his many years of research and the planning and headaches encountered preparing the book for publication.
John McDougal was born in Scotland around 1793 and came to this country with his family in 1814. They first settled in Cumberline County, N.C., but eventually traveled to and settled in Kemp. McDougal married Katie Black and raised six children.
This family was one of the first families of Kemp and descendants reach all across the Tri-County area and elsewhere.
For more information, go to www.Rootseekers.org.

 

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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