Sports and Outdoors


 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.00
Water Temperature:
62 degrees - top
degrees - bottom




Purtis Creek Kid Fish set Saturday
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Purtis Creek State Park and Wal-Mart will host the annual Kids All-American Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7.
Kids of all ages are invited to try their luck in snagging a fish from the Purtis Creek State Park fishing pier or the lake banks, with prizes going to the biggest fish.
In addition, there will be a casting contest, paddle boat races, fish painting, a climbing wall, an archery alley, face painting and a toss-a-fish game, among other contests.
A free hot dog lunch and prize awards wind up the event.
Bring your fishing pole – no fishing license is required.
Kids 12 and under are admitted free to the park, while adults and youth over 13 pay a $2 park entry fee.
An auction will feature a Remington Model 870 shotgun, a guitar autographed by Ray Wylie Hubbard and a football autographed by Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo.
Also up for auction are hats singed by bass tournament professional anglers.
The event is jointly hosted by the Friends of Purtis Creek State Park and Wal-Mart of Gun Barrel City.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Monitor File Photo
Gun Barrel City Lakeview Elementary first-grader Whitney Bradshaw holds
up a fish during the 2007 Kids All-American Fishing Derby at Purtis Creek
State Park. Last year’s event drew a record turnout of more than 250 youngsters.

EHS senior signs soccer letter
with Lon Morris

Courtesy Photo
Eustace High School senior Adrienne Rhodes (seated) signs a letter of intent
to play goalie for the Lon Morris Junior College Lady Bearcats women’s soccer
team. Witnessing the signing are (standing, from left) EHS soccer coach Cody
Taylor, parents Jerry and Lisa Rhodes, EHS principal Stan Sowers and soccer
coach David Beverly. Established in 1854, Lon Morris is the only two-year Methodist
college west of the Mississippi River, and the only surviving pre-Civil War college
in East Texas. About 450 students attend Lon Morris, with 95 percent living on
campus in Jacksonville. The Lady Bearcats compete against Navarro College in
Corsicana, Northeast Oklahoma State, Ranger College in Ranger, Hill College
in Hillsboro and Texas College in Tyler.


Upcoming games




June 26-28
53rd Mabank Rodeo


June 14
Saturday Fun Sail 11-2

June 28
Saturday Race Day
(10 a.m. Don’s Port)

*District contest


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