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
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 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each
month. For more information, please call 887-1087. The public is invited
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 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 Management
District #4 meets at 7 p.m. the third
Tuesday of each month at Oran White Civic Center in Tool.
Henderson County Historical Commission
meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
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 attend.
Tool City Council
meets at 7 p.m. in the OranWhite Civic Center the third Thursday of each
month. For more information, please call 432-3522. The public is invited
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.
Districts honor teachers
for appreciation week
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Area school districts are taking special care to thank
their teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-9.
Dinners and banquets have been scheduled around the lake to let the
teachers and employees know how much they are appreciated:
• Trinidad Independent School District teachers enjoyed a luncheon
catered by Danny’s barbecue.
• Malakoff ISD held its appreciation banquet April 30. It was catered by
Athens Cafe Restaurant in Malakoff.
• Kemp ISD superintendent and board members have plans to honor their
• Eustace ISD is having its employee appreciation banquet Thursday
(tonight). They will pass out service awards.
Mabank ISD held its Employee Appreciation Banquet April 30. Everyone
enjoyed a meal catered by Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant with pizza and
deserts prepared by Chartwell’s Food Service employees.
Students and classes of all districts are also contributing by preparing
gifts and notions for teachers.
Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Mabank Independent School District honored its campus Teachers of the
Year at its
annual appreciation banquet April 30. Pictured are (from left) high
Sherry Beck, junior high Mandi Brown, intermediate school Charlotte
Elementary Kristin Clark and Southside Elementary and District Teacher
of the Year
Melissa Smith. Not pictured is Lakeview Elementary teacher Kathy Runyon.
Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Mabank Superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall (left) congratulates 25-year
Cindy Stout for her years of service to the district.
Women’s Club treated to
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMP– Spring is the time for changing one’s wardrobe and Gayle Robinson
of Gilbert & Jones hosted a colorful, stylish presentation of what’s
popular, as well as fashionable, this year.
Members of the Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club were not only the audience,
but also modeled the new colorful clothing items.
The event took place at the Cedar Creek Country Club April 28.
Models for the 2009 Fans of Fashion show were Claudette Allsup, Beth
Brown, Jenny Beth Duncan, Jeanie Hulsey, Joyce Kinsey, Rita Liacono,
June Tinsley, Carol Meyer, JoAnne Tuttle, Annette Wilkerson, Marge
Williamson, Betty Wise and Jean Wright.
Models were assisted by Vanetta Miller and Carroll Morriss and
coordinated by Aulsine DeLoach.
Members were reminded the next meeting will be a week early, Tuesday,
May 19, to accommodate the Memorial Day holiday.
Beth Brown shows off a dressy silk blouse adorned
with a matching beaded necklace.
County OKs first prisoner pact
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
ATHENS–Henderson County Commissioners approved the county’s first
contract for housing out-of-county inmates in the newly expanded jail.
Smith County wants to transfer about 20 of its female prisoners from the
Kaufman Law Enforcement Center to Henderson County.
The contract is at the same rate of pay as the Kaufman facility –
$38/day – and Smith County is providing the transportation, Maj.. Kevin
Haynes told commissioners Tuesday.
“This will save them money on their transportation costs, because we’re
closer,” Haynes said.
“Is there no other interest in our jail? We’ve got more than 100 empty
beds, don’t we?” Precinct 3 Commissioner Ronny Lawrence asked.
“We haven’t had a lot of positive feedback right now,” Haynes answered.
“No one is in real need of switching to us right now.”
“This is a test to see what kind of job we are able to do,” Sheriff Ray
“We’re also exploring (housing) federal inmates,” Nutt added. “Federal
jail standards are lower than state ones and they pay $53 per day.”
“We’re late coming on line,” Haynes said, noting Smith County also
houses inmates in Gregg County (Longview).
“Leon and Freestone counties are sending inmates to Groesbeck, and
they’re not going to change unless given a reason to change,” Haynes
The contract form approved earlier by commissioners was accepted by
Smith County’s legal team.
However, Smith County officials wanted Henderson County to approve the
agreement first, before presenting it to their own commissioners for
final approval, Haynes explained.
“Really, they didn’t want any changes?” Judge David Holstein asked.
“Makes you wonder if that’s a good thing or not.”
In other business, commissioners:
• proclaimed May as “Elder Abuse Prevention Month” and May 10-16 as
“National Nursing Home Week.”
Adult Protective Services representatives told commissioners there are
6,400 disabled adults in the county and 15,828 citizens over age 65.
In the last year, APS has taken in 535 cases and confirmed 358 cases of
abuse. Currently, the agency has 605 clients receiving services.
Cedar Lake Nursing Home director Douglas Humble said his facility is
really celebrating the residents of Cedar Lake Nursing Home.
“We’re bring the community inside the nursing home, which itself is an
important part of the community,” Humble said.
The proclamation encourages citizens to visit or volunteer at a local
nursing home, to bring cheer to its residents and appreciation to those
who care for the elderly.
• decided to retain the county’s current bank depository, First State
Bank, and also its sub-depositories, Citizens State Bank and Prosperity.
• reappointed Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library
directors for another term. They are Charlotte Owens, Dan Weber, Stewart
Cochran and Terry Warren.
• approved budget amendments, with Lawrence opposed. The amendments
included transferring $80,000 from last year’s construction budget to
this year’s to pay a jail expansion bill from Templeton Construction for
$122,000 in change orders approved by the county.
• paid $184,695.60, as a quarterly payment due the state, with Lawrence
• paid bills totaling $272,331.09.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Nelson. I am a
beautiful male Dachshund. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. So far, I seem pretty laid back
and gentle. I am a wonderful boy looking for my new forever
My name is Oreo. I am a beautiful
female black Lab. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I seem to get along with other
dogs. I need help with leash training. I have been started on my
shots and need to be fixed. I am a beautiful girl looking for my
We are a whole litter of Shepherd
mix babies. We were brought to the shelter by animal control, so
we have no history. We have been started on our first set of
shots. We are good kids looking for our new forever homes.
I am a beautiful Border Collie,
who is four months old, or so. I was brought to the shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. I have not been at the
shelter long, so not much is known about me. I am a beautiful
kid looking for a new home.
Pictured are just a few
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.
For further information
visit our website at