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.
shop opens in Mabank
Groovy Grounds is gaining ground with customers
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANKNow instead of traveling to Terrell or the Dallas Metroplex when you long for
your coffee fix from Starbucks, you need go no further than Third Street (State Highway
198) in Mabank. Theres even a drive-thru.
All your favorites are there, with extra espresso, or if you like it more on the sweet
side, a shot of syrup. If youd rather have your sweets in the form of blueberry
muffins, bagels and cream cheese, Greek yogurt, cookies or fresh sugar-free fruit pies,
youll find that here, too.
In fact, the cake-like sugar cookie is a bite of Christmas all year long, and folks come
by just to get them. (Better come early for these, they go fast.)
There are also chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal and raisin cookies. Those on the Weight
Watchers program will appreciate that a slice of fruit pie is worth only two points.
Now, maybe your coffee break should include a comfy couch, pretties to look at and Wi-Fi
connectivity; well youll find all those here, too.
In fact, the décor and roomy red couch will make you feel as though youve stepped
into the Central Perk of the television series Friends.
Thats the look we were after, co-owner Cheryl Nekuza said of the
revamped living room in what once was the Birdhouse Bed and Breakfast. If Starbucks
has it, we have it. And our baked goods dont cost as much as theirs, Nekuza
She didnt want to compete with the recently opened Comfort Suites. So one day, just
seven weeks ago while on her way to a hair appointment, she thought of opening a coffee
shop. She spoke of it with her daughter, Emily, who has a culinary degree as a pastry
chef, and her nail stylist friend, Kelly Hamilton.
Well, Hamilton has wanted to open a coffee shop since she moved here 13 years ago. She
even had a name all picked out.
Making it a family project, in no time at all The Birdhouse B&B morphed into Groovy
Grounds. Look for the sign and colored flags on the east side of the street north of the
Mason Street (Bus. 175) intersection.
The downstairs is taken over by the comfortable coffee shop, kitchen and coffee brewing
room, just off the kitchen.
On display throughout are beaded jewelry, home décor, personal care products and baby
shower gift items. In the back is Hamiltons roomy nail salon, forcing her customers
to smell the coffee aroma and walk by the buffet table, where the delectable pastries go
hand-in-hand with a warm cup of Joe.
Groovy Grounds is open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. 2 p.m. Saturday,
A 2004 Mabank High School grad, Emily is the production chief who grinds the beans, and
keeps the smell of freshly baked goods mingling with the fragrance of fresh ground roast
Some of the flavored coffees offered include White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Frappe and
Caramel Mud Slide. The featured coffee of the day may be viewed on Facebook just
search for Groovy Grounds, or you can give call (903) 887-1242.
For those who arent coffee drinkers, there are fruit smoothies and flavored Chai
(tea). In an effort to draw on the after-school crowd, the shop has a Wii gaming system
and Guitar Hero, available to paying customers, Cheryl Nekuza said.
Five upstairs bedrooms are being leased a month at a time, she said. Wouldnt
you know, as soon as we change from being a bed the calls for reservations come in,
she laughed. But, we think this will do better than the B&B did.
Be sure to give them a try, and tell your friend who complains of the lack of a good
coffee house to check them out, too. Youll be glad that you did.
Area Revival starts Sunday
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMPThe Kemp Area Ministerial Alliance, made up of various Cedar Creek Lake area
churches, are hosting a revival at Yellowjacket Stadium starting Sunday and running
through Wednesday, June 9.
Each evening, the formal worship services start at 7 p.m. Kemp High School band director
Jimmy Polk will serve worship leader.
Evangelist Joe Thomas of Watauga will be the featured speaker of the evening.
Presenting churches include Calvary Baptist Church, First Assembly of God in Kemp, First
Baptist Church of Kemp, First United Methodist Church in Kemp, Hillcrest Baptist church,
Lighthouse of Praise, Lion of Judah Church, Living Word Church, New Beginnings Baptist
church, River of Life Church, Tolosa Baptist church Trinity Baptist, Trinity full Gospel
Church and The Masters Touch church in Seven Points.
If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then bring a friend, neighbor or
co-worker and introduce them to Christ. Better yet, let us all be in prayer that God
begins a movement in our area and that we, his people, will return to him, director
Robert Long said.
He was referring to II Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my
name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Bring the children an hour earlier Monday night, so they can enjoy a magic show and
Tuesday night at 6 p.m., area youth can come early and enjoy free pizza.
Barbecue will also be available for purchase prior to the start of services each night.
St. Jude Festival set for June 5
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITYSt. Jude Catholic Church, 172 Luther Lane in Gun Barrel City (behind
Pizza Hut), will hold a festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the church.
It will feature an evening of music at 6 p.m.
Events will be free pony rides courtesy of Knights of Columbus and the parish, dunking
booths, cake walk, face painting, various games, crazy hat contest, train rides, music,
craft booths, petting zoo, free blood pressure screening, blood bank on-site, Cub scout
kite display and child ID by the Mabank Police Department.
There will be an array of delectable delicacies including, but not limited to, barbecue,
Mexican fare, popcorn, snow cones, pulled pork, etc.
If you wish to have a booth, call (903) 887-1452.
|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