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 attend.
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
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 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
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 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
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
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.
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Tri-County Library marks
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–From a small room in a corner of the old bank to
filling most of two renovated downtown buildings, the
Tri-County Library has come a long way in 20 years, Mabank
Mayor Larry Teague said Saturday.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Junior High choir group “Vivace” performs for
visitors at the Tri-County Library's 20th birthday
celebrations Saturday. The choir group performed several
song-and-dance numbers for the gathering.
Speaking to a mid-morning gathering marking
the library’s 20th birthday, Teague said it took the efforts
of many people over the years to enable the library to exist
in its current form, occupying two buildings on Market
Street, directly across from the Mabank City Hall.
“History has shown that (the library) is a good idea,”
Teague said. “Nearly 30,000 people visited this library in
“The city thinks that’s great,” he added. “That means
there’s 30,000 people visiting in downtown Mabank. (The
library) has become one of the greater things that the city
has ever done.”
Former city administrator Louann Confer, who died Christmas
Eve, 2010, was a champion of the library and worked hard
behind the scenes to make it succeed, Teague said.
“We’re going to try and keep that door at the city hall
open,” he promised.
The Tri-County Library is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. except Tuesday, when it remains open until 7 p.m.;
Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call (903) 887-9622.
Trustees handle personnel
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Eustace Independent School District trustees
unanimously agreed to re-employ professionals, auxiliary
directors and paraprofessionals for the 2011-12 school year
as presented at their April 19 regular session.
Trustees also approved the list of substitute employees for
the current year, as presented, following a brief closed
In other personnel actions, the trustees accepted
resignations from Shana Grant, Judith Wakefield and Middle
School principal Karyn Mullen.
Trustees also accepted the resignation of Claudia Castillo,
Diagnostician with the Henderson County Shared Services
Association (special ed co-op), effective at the end of the
current contract year.
During the past few months, Superintendent Dr. Coy Holcombe
has indicated several times he would favor the EISD
separating from the HCSSA and running its own special
The Eustace ISD will continue its contract to carry the
agency’s fiscal responsibilities until the end of August.
Trustees took formal action to approve a separation
agreement as presented.
Malakoff ISD has been named to be HCSSA’s fiscal agency for
the 2011-12 school year, Holcombe said.
In other business during the brief meeting, the trustees:
• approved the Certificate of Formation and Bylaws for the
Eustace ISD Scholarship Foundation as presented by Matt
• approved property tax sales as presented.
• agreed to extend the district’s current bank depository
• certified Holcombe as the Representative to the Regional
Advisory Committee for Region 7.
• heard Holcombe report on (1) PaySchools; (2) Microsoft
Office Specialist Exam; (3) TEA – HCSSA Reconfiguration; (4)
Contract for Services with Athens ISD; (5) Title 1, Part A
• heard Holcombe report the district’s enrollment continued
to climb. As of April 15, the Primary campus had 400
students, while the Intermediate had 338, the Middle School
320 and the High School 403 for a total of 1,471 students.
Utility turns down bid
offered on Enchanted Oaks property
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITY–East Cedar Creek Fresh Water Supply District
directors rejected a bid proposal for 14 acres of surplus
property in Enchanted Oaks.
Century 21 Real Estate agent Rick Smith said he has checked
on rural property values in Henderson County, and the
average selling price is $4,000 an acre. Property located in
Enchanted Oaks is valued at a higher rate, he added.
Following an closed-session meeting April 20, a motion was
made to reject the current proposal. Directors continue to
ask $79,000 for the property.
In other business, directors:
• authorized the general manager to purchase a
folder/inserter machine for the billing department, not to
exceed $10,800, to be paid out of the Operating Reserve
• authorized the repair of a failed weld support at the
McKay water intake to be paid from Operating Reserve Fund.
• approved an additional $715.90 for a sewer jet hose.
General manager Bill Goheen plans to join the new hose with
another section of serviceable hose together with a coupling
to produce the length needed. The purchase of a new longer
hose would have been much more expensive, Goheen said.
• amended the 2011-12 budget, concerning some wording
addressing “overtime” work.
Barring unforeseen emergencies, Goheen said he intends to
target staying within the budget amount designated.
• heard from Payne Springs mayor pro tem Michael McDonald.
He thanked the directors and the general manager for their
cooperation and help in leasing the city land to build a new
“Our final bids (on concrete and related work) are due by
the end of the week,” he said. “An official ground-breaking
will be held sometime in May.”
Payne Springs Fire Rescue and the city of Payne Springs will
share three acres the district has agreed to lease as a site
for the planned new city hall and PSFR’s third fire station
for the area.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
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 and Sunday.
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