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.
hear boat safety tips
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITYLaughter at someone elses expense may not be the kindest, but
it always makes one feel better to learn others can make the same dumb mistakes that you
Willie Moore of Lynns Marine called the mistakes he made stupid.
He went on to tell members of the Cedar Creek Lake area Chamber of Commerce things to
check to make their boating safer.
Moore was the keynote speaker at the monthly Chamber luncheon and described his shock when
his boat passed him going about 30 miles an hour on one of his road trips.
You really do need that safety chain, he explained, then added to also check
lug nuts and tires on the boat trailer.
Be sure to bring along a flashlight (with fresh batteries) and a cell phone, he added.
In addition to the cell phone in case of an emergency, have an emergency plan and an
emergency contact number, he advised.
Boaters need to learn the rules and laws of the water.
It is a law that children 13 and younger wear their life jacket, and there must be a life
jacket on board for everyone else when the boat is underway, he said.
In other business, members:
heard the Brookshires Grocery stores in Seven Points and Mabank were named
June Business of the Month.
were reminded of Eustace Pioneer Day Saturday, June 19.
were reminded of Business After Hours at Triple N Ranch at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June
were reminded of the annual Mabank Western Week and Rodeo Monday through Saturday,
June 21 -26.
heard the Gun Barrel City July Fest and Concert in the Park is set for Saturday,
were reminded to mark their calendars for the Red Hot 18, Chamber golf
tournament set for Monday, July 26.
Gardeners hold free summer workshop
Special to The Monitor
BEN WHEELERWhether you need to improve your current garden, plan to start a second
crop, or plan to start a new one in the fall, attending the free Henderson County Master
Gardener (HCMG) workshop Thursday (today) is an excellent way to get you started on the
road to success.
The workshop will be presented at 6:30 p.m. by Jim Bundscho, manager of the Ben Wheeler
Community Garden and Education Center, located at 1270 Farm-to-Market 279 in Ben Wheeler.
Last September, the garden you see in the photograph shown with this article was part of a
six-acre plot of two-foot-tall Bermuda grass.
Bundscho is a man who lives to teach and share, has total respect for the environment and
says he can fix anything thats been broken.
He can obviously, as demonstrated in the photo, make the desert bloom.
He came to East Texas from the Houston area, where he had worked to help create
Houstons largest Farmers Market.
He worked with the Montgomery County Ag Extension Office in Conroe designing and
installing drip irrigation systems, as well as rainwater collection systems.
He was an active member of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners.
Bundscho will take the workshop attendees through the steps he used to create this garden
The steps will begin with the elimination of grass at the site (would you have thought of
cardboard?), recommendations for soil testing, and include his method of irrigation,
fertilizing, bed formation, composting, use of compost, trenching, planting with seed and
transplants, spacing, pest control, harvesting and successive (doing it again) planting.
His January planting of cilantro, arugula and mixed lettuce seed survived the snow.
Every practice he talks about can be used in every garden, from a small home plot to the
acre he is now working, and you can see the result.
Every step in the process is important, though Bundscho experienced one step creating his
garden that he may not recommend.
His garden was visited by a runaway herd of cows that thoroughly stomped the ground before
being rounded up.
He discovered later that the germination was better in the footprints that the cows had
left behind, because they had, of course, compressed the ground!
The HCMG will be serving up cold squash soup made from the center garden vegetables, as
well as some raw veggie treats to be dipped in a homemade crudite.
In addition, Nina Ellis of the HCMG will help Bundscho create a demonstration garden of
native plants at the Center this fall.
This is the second workshop in the HCMG Summer Series offered free to the public.
For further information on the Series, check the HCMG website at Henderson.co.tx.mg.org or
call the AgriLife Extension Office at (903) 675-6130.
Mabank High School honored
Special to The Monitor
MABANKMabank High School has been awarded the National High Schools That Work (HSTW)
Gold Improvement Award for 2009-10.
Mabank is one of only 12 schools from the 1,300-plus strong national network of HSTW sites
that has received this recognition.
Congratulations to the staff and leadership at Mabank for earning this title.
The dedication and hard work of the MHS faculty and staff is continuing to make MHS
one of the best schools in the nation, principal Brad Koskelin said.
A team of school leaders, counselors, and teachers will accept this award at the HSTW
National Conference in Louisville, Ky., in July.
The award is sponsored by the Southern Region Education Board.
The Southern Regional Education Board is a multi-state compact for education, founded in
High Schools That Work, launched in 1987, is the largest high school improvement effort in
the United States.
Criteria for the award is:
HSTW site improved mean score in reading, mathematics and science by at least 10
points from 2008 to 2010 on the HSTW Assessment,
at least 50 students completed the 2010 HSTW Assessment (or at least 75 percent of
the senior class if it is fewer than 60 seniors).
participated in both the 2008 and 2010 HSTW Assessments,
population assessed both years is comparable Met state AYP or had a graduation rate
of at least 85 percent (state-reported data) and
did not earn the Pacesetter Award in 2010.
|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 email@example.com.
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