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 second and fourth Monday of each month in
the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. The public is invited
to attend. Call for times, (903) 498-2013, ext. 2.
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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Do you owe delinquent 2010
Pay them now to avoid an extra 15-20
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Taxpayers who have not paid their delinquent 2010
taxes by Thursday, June 30, will – by law – then owe a large
What’s at stake? A tax bill that would have been $100 in
January if paid on time, has grown to $115 with penalty and
interest through June and will grow to $142 on Friday, July
By making even a partial payment, taxpayers can avoid the 15
percent to 20 percent-plus penalty on the amount of the
Any payment will save you lots.
Missing the June 30 deadline will be costly, because any
balance remaining on July 1 will incur the penalty.
The tax office accepts full or partial payment of property
Taxpayers may use any combination of credit cards and for
payment online at www.officialpayments.com or at
1-800-272-9829, both using Jurisdiction Code 6382.
A non-refundable surcharge of 2.5 percent will be added to
each credit card payment transaction processed.
Grand opening of Senior
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Kaufman County Senior Citizens Services Inc. extends
an invite to the grand opening of Senior Center at the Ball
Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7.
The Senior Center is located at 405 West Walnut in Mabank at
the George Watts Park, where the old YMCA was.
Lunch will be provided by the city of Mabank. Please RSVP
for this event by calling (972) 563-1422 or (903) 887-3241
by Sunday, July 3.
Holcombe named Region 7
Superintendent of the Year
Monitor Staff Report
KILGORE–Region 7 Education Service Center announced June 9
Eustace Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Coy
Holcombe was named the Region 7 Superintendent of the Year.
Holcombe will represent Region 7 as its nominee for the 2011
Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Texas
Superintendent of the Year.
“I have never, in 28 years in business, known of anyone
other than Dr. Holcombe who can utilize all operational
assets to accomplish so much with so little in many
instances. He continually oversees all aspects of the
facilities to the very best outcome,” one Eustace ISD school
board member told the selection committee.
Holcombe assumed the EISD superintendent’s position in 2001
and has led the district in implementing numerous components
to improve instruction and fiscal management.
Recently, the EISD earned an Exemplary rating for the
district for the first time, along with having three
campuses rated Exemplary.
According to his application, the EISD has an 86 percent
economically disadvantaged population and one of the lowest
target revenues in state funding at $4,747.
Under Holcombe’s guidance, the district completed a $13
million bond package that included additional classrooms on
each campus, addition of a new competition gym and an
athletic field house. This was the first major renovation to
the high school since it was built in 1984.
Holcombe has more than 25 years of education experience, and
17 years of administrative experience serving at Eustace,
Evant, Mart and Groesbeck ISDs.
According to an application submitted by the EISD board of
trustees, “Dr. Holcombe is constantly searching for ways to
improve the educational system at EISD. He is very forward
thinking in the use of technology to impact instruction.
“He obtained significant private grants to fund a laptop for
each teacher, counselor, and administrator in the district.
This is also a teacher retention program in that at the end
of three years with the district, the laptop belongs to the
staff member,” the application noted. “An additional grant
and local funds have been utilized to provide each classroom
with a projector and Promethean Board as means to increase
One board member said “I have owned three businesses with as
much as 400 employees and $9 million in revenue, and can say
that Dr. Holcombe, without a doubt, is the most organized,
most efficient leader I have known.
“His overall attention to detail, deeply dedicated
personality, and continually caring attitude have time and
time again aided the board in making timely, correct and
focused decisions that have directly and positively impacted
the total school district operations,” the trustee added.
Holcombe received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech
University, Masters of Education Administration from
Tarleton State University and Doctorate of Education from
Holcombe is married with two daughters. He is a member and
on the finance committee for the First Baptist Church of
Eustace. He is also a volunteer coach for the Tri-County
Soccer League and the Eustace All-Sports Association.
Superintendent of the Year candidates are nominated by their
respective school board, but respective school board members
are not allowed to be on the panel of judges.
A panel of judges consisting of regional school board
members and TASB representatives select the winner on the
basis of his/her responses to a series of essay questions.
Each regional winner’s application will be sent to the TASA/TASB
annual convention, where the state winner will be announced
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.
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