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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Pioneer Day set for June
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–Every year this day-long celebration draws crowds to
Eustace for games of skill, and unique crafts and gift
items. A day of entertainment and activities are planned,
starting with the fourth annual Pioneer Day 5K Walk/Run at 8
Once again, coach Gene Myers is heading up this event. A $20
entry fee comes with a T-shirt. The top three winners in
each age group will be presented an award following the
race. Pick up a registration form at the city hall, or call
Myers at (903) 477-1379.
After the race, the bazaar opens for browsing through arts,
crafts and food booths.
But you don’t have to wait long before the Pioneer Day
parade trots down Farm-to-Market 316 from the high school to
the town square.
Parade participants should be at the school no later than
All day entertainment is scheduled including,
demonstrations, domino and horseshoe pitching contests and
The Eustace Primary School will once again host a cake walk
around the gazebo at 10: 45 a.m.
The First Baptist Church Eustace Adult Choir takes the stage
at 11:15 a.m. This group has grown in musical ability and
expertise over the years and is a performance you won’t want
Five Tigers Dojo will once again demonstrate their martial
arts skills under sensei Ellis Beam, (903) 275-7722.
At 1 p.m., pets will be strutting their stuff in an adorable
pet show at the gazebo. If your pet has what it takes to
circle the gazebo, be sure to be there with your leash.
Questions? Call Rick and Diane Schaeffer at (903) 425-4082.
The day of festivities closes with a street dance beginning
at 8 p.m. with music provided by John Allen and the Whiplash
Three held in separate
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Three people were arrested on drug charges during the
Memorial Day weekend arising from three very different
incidents – a traffic stop, a disturbance call and a man
riding an unlit bicycle after dark.
The first incident was the traffic stop, according to
reports issued by Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt.
Around 1 a.m. May 27, Deputy David Robertson initiated a
traffic stop on a minor traffic offense on a red Geo Tracker
along Harbor Point Road, between Gun Barrel City and Mabank.
While speaking with the driver, Robertson obtained consent
to search the vehicle, and during the search, recovered two
small bags in the driver’s door area containing what was
believed to be methamphetamine.
The amount of suspected meth was less than one gram, which
is a state jail felony, Nutt reported.
Robertson arrested the driver, Karen Cullum, 40, of the
Seven Points area, for possession of a controlled substance,
and transported her to the Henderson County Jail.
Cullum was released later after posting $5,000 bond.
Late May 30, Deputy Jonathan Halbert was on routine patrol
along Double Bridge Road in the Payne Springs area when he
observed a man riding a bicycle – without reflectors or
lights – in the middle of the road.
While talking with the heavily tattooed rider, Halbert
noticed the man, identified as James Harrington, 30, was
acting very nervous and shaking.
Halbert asked for consent to search Harrington for illegal
substances, and the search produced a small plastic wrapper
containing a white crystal substance believed to be
Halbert arrested Harrington for possession of a controlled
substance, less than one gram. As of Wednesday, Harrington
remained jailed in lieu of $7,500 bond.
Late May 31, Halbert was dispatched to a disturbance at 216
Garner Drive in Payne Springs.
During the investigation of the incident, Halbert found
Latasha Hickman, 38, to be in possession of a small quantity
of suspected methamphetamine.
Hickman was released June 5 after posting $7,500 bond.
VFW slates June 25
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4376 is
dedicating a new flagpole on land set aside by Scottie’s
Exxon and the Dairy Queen in Seven Points.
The VFW hasn’t had a prominent corner since road work
realigned and widened State Highway 334 through the city,
Ladies Auxiliary president Lynn Hill said. “And our flagpole
was taken,” she added.
The post was fond of holding special patriotic tributes at
the flagpole on the corner of Kelly Lane and the
intersection. It hasn’t been able to do so for some time
But all that is about to be remedied.
Two soldiers recently returned from the Middle East are
making plans to conduct a flag-raising ceremony for Saturday
morning June 25, rededication, she said.
The ladies of VFW Post 4376 are also going to hold a bake
sale, cake walk and face painting booth for children, while
its members give the public a chance to support hospitalized
veterans through its “Buddy Poppy” campaign.
KCKL-Radio is also planning a live broadcast from the site
from 8 a.m. to noon, she said.
Even though the event is being held after June 14, the
traditional Flag Day observance, it will be honoring the
Stars and Stripes, “long may she wave,” Hill said.
“You all come out and join us in expressing our love of
country and support for our veterans,” she invited.
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