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.
programs set at Tri-County Library in Mabank
Special to The Monitor
MABANKDru Woods, storyteller, will be the special guest at the Tri-County Library,
132 E. Market St., Mabank at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 17, for the Summer Reading Club,
Catch the Reading Express.
All children are encouraged to come and enjoy her special presentation, Ride the
Reading Express Train for Adventures and Wonder.
She is a professional storyteller with a program designed to motivate reading and to
instill an appreciation of literature and storytelling.
With her 30 years of experience teaching speech and theater, Woods brings a creative and
enthusiastic atmosphere to each event. Music and puppetry are incorporated to bring a
magical experience to the listeners.
Remember too, Monday games, new ones and old favorites and fun on the AWE Learning
Wednesdays, Ms. Crowden and friends with the Approved Reading List, and some really fun
surprises for kindergarten through 4th grade.
Fridays, Ms. Lindas animated stories and songs with fun crafts for ages 3 and up.
All are at 10 a.m.
Snacks will be served each day.
Coupons for free treats given on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Monday, Wednesday and Friday events will continue through June only.
Enter drawing for bicycle donated by Walmart at every event, including Thursdays.
Drawing will be Thursday, July 29.
Foundation created to raise money for
Special to The Monitor
MABANKA group of community leaders has formed an education foundation to provide
funds for innovative and creative programs not currently funded by the Mabank ISD general
The mission of the Mabank ISD Education Foundation is to enhance community support and
expand resources that enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize opportunities for
all students in the Mabank Independent School District.
The steering committee of the education foundation includes Andrea Pickens, David Nowell,
Scott Adams, Cindy Holstein, the MISD school board president Kenneth Odom and schools
superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall, representing a broad range of people from the
We have identified those with a commitment and willingness to donate ones time
and energy to help raise the dollars needed to provide instructional enhancements to the
districts students, Pickens said.
The Foundation is an autonomous corporation, separate and distinct from the Mabank ISD,
We are not trying to replace state aid or local tax funding, so monies collected
will not become part of the general budget, he explained.
However, our current budget does not allow for many of the enhancements that are
critical to providing our students with many of the tools they need to enhance their
learning. he added.
The groundwork for the foundation started almost a year ago with a concerned group of
business people, educators and residents.
The idea of the foundation grew from an expressed need for supplemental funds and a
growing awareness of the popularity of foundations in public schools, Marshall said.
We brought in Foundation Innovation LLC, a firm that specializes in developing
educational foundations to help ensure we meet our goals and objectives, he added.
Foundation Innovation has worked with many communities and school districts in Texas and
other states to establish foundations to benefit public school systems.
According to Laurie Cromwell, of Foundation Innovation, Following in the footsteps
of public universities and colleges, K12 school districts and their local communities are
establishing their own foundations to leverage private dollars and expand opportunities
for their teachers and students.
There are currently hundreds of education foundations set up in Texas and the number
continues to grow, she reported.
We are very excited that community members have organized to help attract private
funds for our cause, she said.
And we look forward to working with the Foundation to determine the most appropriate
distribution of these monies, she added.
The Foundation will seek gifts in the form of cash contributions, property, will bequests,
insurance policies, and memorials and tributes, all of which are tax-deductible.
Plans to finance small grant programs for innovative classroom projects and the
development of major projects are under discussion for foundation sponsorship.
Every day this week, exciting programs
are on tap at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTSWhat do gardens, snakes, trains and martial arts have in common?
Theyre all taking place at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake starting Monday, June 14.
At 10:30 a.m. the fun begins with Gardening With Miss Jean. Everyone loves
worms or will before the day is out at Miss Jeans garden.
Tuesday, June 15, the ultimate Snake Encounter program with Daryl Sprout will have you
aching to read more about it. Sprout combines comedy and magic in his educational
presentation. And yes, hes bringing at least 14 of his snake friends. You wont
be able to take your eyes off his cast of boas, anacondas and other snakes.
Trains, trains, trains! On Wednesday, June 16 Miss Linda and Mr. Russ will bring a very
special reading hour with toy trains running along miniature tracks in the community room.
Be sure to join the Reading Express!
Tae Kwon Do hits the mats at the Library on Friday, June 18 at 1 p.m.
Williams Tae Kwon Do will demonstrate a variety of Karate skills and tells how
martial arts not only keeps your body in shape but instills self confidence and a healthy
Dont miss this action-packed, uplifting program.
For more details about the entire Summer Reading Program call the Library at 903-432-4185.
|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