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
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 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each
month. For more information, please call 887-1087. The public is invited
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 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 Management
District #4 meets at 7 p.m. the third
Tuesday of each month at Oran White Civic Center in Tool.
Henderson County Historical Commission
meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
Kaufman County Commissioner’s 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
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 7 p.m. in the OranWhite Civic Center the third Thursday of each
month. For more information, please call 432-3522. The public is invited
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.
Tyler White joins prestigious
Madison Scouts gets baritone player
Monitor Staff Reports
Mabank High School graduate Tyler White, 19, is training with the renown
Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in Wisconsin.
He is the first Mabank graduate to gain membership in the prestigious
all-male precision marching corps.
He’s attending an intensive summer camp, from May 22 through Aug 1,
learning this year’s exhibition numbers to present on national tour. He
will also compete at the Drum Corp International (DCI) championship
being held in San Antonio July 18.
The son of Elise and Kelly White, Tyler plays the euphonium, or
baritone. He is studying to become a high school band director.
Tyler first heard of the Madison Scouts from a fellow Trinity Valley
Community College band member following its fall auditions. The corps
was still short some members, and Tyler was invited to try out.
Membership involves attending monthly weekend rehearsals in Wisconsin
throughout the year, a commitment Tyler has kept by using his earnings
as a grocery bagger at Brookshire’s grocery in Mabank.
The Madison Scouts is registered with the Boy Scouts of America as
Venturers, and is founded on character building, discipline, leadership
and healthy and moral living.
Though all four of the White siblings have proven musical ability, only
Tyler is training to use his professionally. His two older siblings have
followed their parents’ vocation in nursing.
But all four have marked their affinity for music with a small musical
note tattoo behind their right ear, denoting an “ear for music,” Elise
Though musical, the Whites say Tyler had to practice diligently to reach
his goals. Elise White remembers once as a youngster, Tyler had
practiced on his baritone until his lips bled.
“This just doesn’t come easy for him. He practices and practices. He’s
just tenacious,” she said.
Besides baritone, Tyler also plays bass guitar, the trombone and has
studied a little piano.
Tyler’s family is very proud of his accomplishments and they are all
looking forward to attending the competition in San Antonio.
“Words just can’t describe the thrill of seeing these elite bands
perform and compete,” Kelly said.
Tickets are through TicketMaster; group rate discounts are available.
Fisher House gets donation
Special to The Monitor
PAYNE SPRINGS–The Fisher House™ was a recent recipient of a $2,000
donation in honor of Cedar Creek Veteran’s Foundation and the Pinnacle
Women’s Club (PWC).
This program, originating in 1990, provides a no-cost “home away from
home” to military families whose loved ones are hospitalized.
These “comfort homes” are built on the grounds of major military and VA
medical centers, and since inception, have provided three million days
of lodging to more than 120,000 military families.
“This worthwhile organization fills a need, beyond the assistance
provided by the Department of Defense and the Veteran’s Administration,
by enabling families to be close by to offer much needed tender living
care for the wounded soldiers,
PWC philanthropy chairman Colleen Hinckley said.
Arbor Day booklet helps with
Special to The Monitor
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.–The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a fun and
easy-to-use free identification booklet to help people identify trees in
a simple step-by-step process.
What Tree Is That? features advanced, hand-drawn botanical illustrations
highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species.
Recreational and professional arborists alike have called this pocket
field guide one of the most user-friendly resources to have at their
Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail to depict
natural colors, shapes and textures, so users can make a positive
species identification in just a few easy steps.
The Arbor Day Foundation now offers this booklet to help people identify
trees in Texas and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the
The booklet uses a unique step-by-step approach to identify the species
of each tree, from explaining what to look for in the shape of the
leaves and differences in the leaf stems and twig structures, to
specifics on the fruits and flowers and the details of buds and bark.
What Tree Is That? is also available as an on-line interactive version
The Arbor Day Foundation offers this unique, one-of-a-kind on-line tool
so people can identify trees using the Internet.
To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, send your name and
address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That,? Arbor Day
Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410.
You can also order the book on-line at
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
We have many animals at the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven
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
County Road 2403 in
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