Benefit for slain deputies
set July 7
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–A program to benefit the Henderson County
deputy sheriffs killed and injured in the line of duty May 17 in Payne
Springs will be held Saturday, July 7, in Gaters Concert Hall in Gun
The program is hosted by 106.9 The Ranch and $10 tickets will be on sale
from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Prizes will be given away.
Performers will include Casey Donahew, Bart Crow Band, Kyle Hunt, Robin
English, Lauren Alexander, Wes Ball, Native Texas Band, J.D. Clark and
If you have a donation, contact Jim Nash, 106.9 The Ranch at (903)
Freshwater Fisheries will
host Smithsonian’s Exhibit
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will join 11
other Texas locations in hosting a nationally significant Smithsonian
Institution exhibit beginning Saturday, June 21.
This exhibit will be shown in maritime museums, ports, aquaria, nature
centers, schools, libraries and lighthouses. It celebrates the history,
accomplishments and scientific contributions of the nation’s first
science agency, “the Survey of the Coast,” a predecessor agency of
today’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The 20 colorful posters making up the exhibit are illustrated with
photos, charts and artwork from the Survey’s archives.
Every day, cruise ships sail from Miami; coal ships deliver to power
plants along the shores of the Great Lakes; crabbing boats harvest
Alaskan king crab in the Bering Sea; and weekenders prepare their boats
for leisurely afternoons on the Chesapeake Bay.
Each one of these mariners uses the resources of NOAA’s navigation
services to safely navigate U.S. coastal waters.
In recognition of the landmark 200th anniversary of the establishment of
the Survey of the Coast, NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling
Exhibition Service (SITES) have created the exhibit, “From Sea to
Shining Sea: 200 Years of Charting America’s Coasts.” It opens
nationwide June 21.
TFFC is one of 200 venues nationwide to be a part of this special
To view a complete list of host organizations, visit www.sites.si.edu/host/fromseatoshiningsea.htm.
In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson recognized the need to chart the
coastal waters of this country as vital to the independence and
prosperity of the economy and to the security of the fledgling nation.
Jefferson compelled Congress to pass an act establishing “the Survey of
The Survey of the Coast charted the nation’s ports and waterways,
researched physical characteristics of the ocean bottom, and explored
many of the world’s oceans.
The organization was known for a tradition of perseverance, scientific
integrity, engraving and charting skills and courage.
“This year we are proud to be holding a year-long celebration of 200
years of science, service and stewardship to the nation originating with
the Survey of the Coast,” director of NOAA Office of Coast Survey,
Captain Steven R. Barnum said.
This is one of the four offices that continues to carry out the original
“We are honored that our partnership with the Smithsonian Institution
has produced this vibrant depiction of our history to help us
commemorate this distinguished occasion,” he added.
Today, waterborne commerce remains the backbone of the U.S. economy,
contributing more than 13 million jobs and $1 trillion annually.
In the past two centuries, the Survey:
• has mapped more than 95,000 miles of coastline,
• produced more than 20,000 nautical maps and charts,
• installed more than 6,000 tide stations,
• helped predict the movement of oil spills, and
• established the Pacific Tsunami Warning System and maintained the
national network of more than 1,000 GPS reference sites.
Though methods have changed, Jefferson’s legacy lives on in NOAA’s
navigation services as it continues to benefit safety, national security
and economic competitiveness.
An agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, NOAA is dedicated to
enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction
and research of weather and climate-related events and information
service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental
stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources.
Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS),
NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 60 countries and
the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that is
as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.
“From Sea to Shining Sea” is part of a series of anniversary events
sponsored by NOAA. For more information, visit www.noaa.gov and
SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and
research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for
more than 50 years.
SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a
wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are
shown wherever people live, work and play. Exhibition descriptions and
tour schedules are available at www.sites.si.edu.
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, a Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department facility, is recognized nationally for its leadership in
outdoor and aquatic education.
In addition to 300,000 gallons of aquaria showcasing native species in
recreated natural habitats, TFFC has a production fish hatchery that
rears a substantial portion of the Florida largemouth bass stocked into
Texas public waters each year.
It serves as the headquarters for the Budweiser ShareLunker program,
which uses trophy largemouth bass to produce genetically superior
fingerlings for stocking into Texas public waters.
It also serves as a center for hunter and angler education for the
Nearly 40,000 people a year fish in the center’s stocked casting ponds,
and thousands more attend events such as Fly Fish Texas, Outdoor Fools
Day, National Fishing Day, Fireworks at the Fishery and Halloween at the
For information on TFFC programs as well as directions and hours of
operation, call (903) 676-2277 or visit the website www. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
We are over populated at the Shelter with
kittens and cats. June is ‘Adopt A Cat’ month. For the rest of
the month of June, we are giving away all cats and kittens.
There are so many animals in need of a home. Can you find it in
your heart to help one of these critters?
Pictured are just a few
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.
For further information
visit our website at