Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is:
62 degrees - top
62 degrees - bottom
Purtis Creek Kid Fish
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
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
State Park. Last year’s event drew a record turnout of more than 250
EHS senior signs soccer letter
with Lon Morris
Eustace High School senior Adrienne Rhodes (seated) signs a letter of
to play goalie for the Lon Morris Junior College Lady Bearcats women’s
team. Witnessing the signing are (standing, from left) EHS soccer coach
Taylor, parents Jerry and Lisa Rhodes, EHS principal Stan Sowers and
coach David Beverly. Established in 1854, Lon Morris is the only
college west of the Mississippi River, and the only surviving pre-Civil
in East Texas. About 450 students attend Lon Morris, with 95 percent
campus in Jacksonville. The Lady Bearcats compete against Navarro
Corsicana, Northeast Oklahoma State, Ranger College in Ranger, Hill
in Hillsboro and Texas College in Tyler.
53rd Mabank Rodeo
Saturday Fun Sail 11-2
Saturday Race Day
(10 a.m. Don’s Port)