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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 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 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 Tool.

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 attend.

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 property taxes?
Pay them now to avoid an extra 15-20 percent penalty
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 additional penalty.
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 1.
By making even a partial payment, taxpayers can avoid the 15 percent to 20 percent-plus penalty on the amount of the partial payment.
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 taxes.
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 Center set
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 student performance.”
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 Baylor University.
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 Oct. 1.
 

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

We 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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