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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Commissioners hear plans
for religious retreat facility
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
KAUFMAN–A mission-oriented complex named Gospel for Asia has
been on the drawing board for some time, and plans are now
being completed for the facility.
Details of the construction plans were provided to Kaufman
County Commissioners by Todd Wintters P.E. with Engineering
Concepts at the commissioners’ April 26 regular meeting.
“I just wanted to update you on the details on what the
plans are,” Wintters said.
The 275-acre project is located in the Shadow Lake
subdivision in Precinct 3, just off County Road 2965.
Wintters said the project architect has been hired, and
plans call for the infrastructure (streets and utilities) to
be put in this coming fall, before building any structures.
Included in the overall design are a chapel and a dining
hall, each with the capability of seating 500 people,
Also in the plans are two structures (at least) that will be
two stories tall – a dormitory and an office building.
Private residences will be included, but not for sale to the
general public, he explained.
The mission-type organization is moving to the area from
Carrollton, Wintters said. Plans call for the complex to be
finished by the end of 2013 or sometime early in 2014.
In other business, commissioners:
• agreed to post “No Parking, No Stopping and No Standing”
signs on a portion of CR 314 near U.S. Highway 80 in
“The (school) buses need the room to negotiate that area,”
County Judge Bruce Wood explained.
• accepted the March tax assessor/collector report as
presented by Richard Murphy. Collections are 1 percent above
the collections for March, 2010, he said.
The property tax collected for the general fund totals
$27,447,815, or 92 percent of the levy, he said. Road and
bridge taxes total $2,659,665.
• approved a variance request for two homes in Oak View
Ranch, Phase 2A.
The problem stemmed from county subdivision regulation
changes that occurred in 2006. The developer was still using
regulations from 2002, commissioners heard.
Future homes in the subdivision will be set back to the
50-foot line as now required, commissioners were told.
• awarded an annual contract to Bluebonnet Waste Control of
Dallas for waste hauling from the Precinct 4 Convenience
Station near Kemp.
• awarded a contract for waste hauling for this weekend’s
county-wide clean-up to Bluebonnet Community Waste and Total
• approved two expenditures exceeding $15,000 – fixing the
boiler at the sheriff’s Department ($16,420.28) and
upgrading computer equipment at the courthouse ($16,941.12).
• heard a short update on census data as it relates to
redistricting county precincts.
“The plans or a model should be coming down pretty soon,”
The plans may call for about 17,000 voters to be moved from
Precinct 2 to Precinct 3, he added.
• heard a major failure in the air-conditioning chiller
system on top of the courthouse may require repairs costing
from $50,000 to $75,000.
The a/c unit is covered by insurance, Wood said, and the
item was tabled for discussion at the commissioners’ next
• tabled action on installing permanent lighting on the
Vietnam Memorial Wall and to complete the back.
• paid bills totaling $396,965.84.
56th Mabank Western Week
set June 20-25
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Plans are now underway for the 56th annual Mabank
Western Week activities June 20-25, featuring the
traditional rodeo, parade through downtown and Western Week
games at the Pavilion.
Sponsored by the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department, Western
Week activities open with the selection of the Rodeo Queen
Monday, June 20.
The queen will be announced at the Queen’s Dinner, 7 p.m.
Wednesday at the Mabank Fire Station.
Queen nominees are now being sought. Girls from grades 8-12
are eligible, but must have access to a horse and western
wear for the entire event.
Queen entries must be turned in to the Mabank Fire Station
no later than Monday, June 13. For more information, contact
Johnny Adams at (903) 880-3858.
Traditional games open the Mabank Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, capped at 8 p.m. with the always competitive bed
races. For more information on the bed races, contact Mat
Ewaskiw at the Mabank Fire Station, (903) 887-4747.
Mabank Rodeo will feature stock provided by Hat Brand Rodeo
Company of Corsicana. Books will be open from 6-10 p.m.
Monday (RS and TE); for rodeo entry information call (903)
Cowboys and cowgirls are reminded UPRA and CPRA dress code
will be enforced and negative Coggins tests must be
Entry fee is $80 for most events, with novice barrels
offered each night for a $5 entry fee. An additional $400
will be added to each event.
Events scheduled include calf roping ($100 entry), breakaway
roping, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, team roping ($100 per
man entry), ladies open barrels, bareback bronc and bull
Rodeo action gets underway with slack competition at 8 p.m.
Thursday, followed by performances at 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday at the Andrew Gibbs Memorial Arena.
Admission to the rodeo will be $5 for adults and $3 for
children 6-13, with children under 5 admitted free. Kids are
invited to join the calf scramble each night. A dance at the
Pavilion will follow the Saturday night performance.
The traditional parade through downtown is set for 5 p.m.
Saturday, with line-up at 4 p.m. at the rodeo arena. Prizes
will be awarded for best western theme float or wagon – $100
for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third place.
Parade sign-up forms are available at the Mabank Fire
Station, and are due at 2 p.m. Saturday.
80th Fiddlers Reunion set
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Downtown Athens will be dancing to the music all day
Thursday and Friday, May 26-27, with the 80th annual
Fiddler’s Reunion congregating around the courthouse square.
A traditional 7 p.m. jam session caps Thursday’s events,
before competition gets underway at 9 a.m. Friday.
Men’s competition will be divided into four age groups – 18
and under, 19-30, 31-65 and 65 and older, while one ladies’
group is planned.
Each group awards cash to the top five competitors, and the
five first-place winners will compete in a 5 p.m. playoff
for the grand champion title.
Following the competition at 8 p.m., the annual street dance
will be held in front of the bandstand on the west side of
For more information, call (903) 675-1859 or toll-free (888)
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.
information visit our website at petfinder.com