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.
||EISD okays new math
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACEA new math program will be put in place at the Eustace Intermediate School
next fall, and likely will be extended into the Middle School a year from now.
Eustace School Board members voted unanimously to purchase the Reasoning Mind math program
for fifth and sixth grade students for the 2010-11 school year.
Trustees also allowed up to $37,500 of the purchase price to come from fund balance, if
Superintendent Dr. Coy Holcombe said activating the new math study program will involve
purchasing some new classroom computers at the Intermediate campus.
By this time next year, well probably be able to extend this (program) into
the seventh grade, Holcombe told the trustees.
Action on the math program, which had been discussed for some time, capped a fairly
routine, if lengthy (nearly four hours) regular session for the trustees June 15.
In other business, trustees:
changed Student Accident Insurance carriers, as they accepted a bid from Hibbs
Hallmark Insurance for the 2010-11 school year.
Holcombe reported the districts current student insurance carrier, Texas Kids First,
also presented a bid, adding both bids were very similar.
However, Holcombe pointed out the Hibbs Hallmark bid was almost $3,000 less, even though
TKFs bid was just $1 more than last year.
I see no difference in coverage, and weve worked with Hibbs Hallmark
before, Holcombe said.
took a number of personnel actions following a 100-minute closed session.
Board members accepted resignations from high school teacher Rob Tyner, newly hired high
school teacher/coach Kris Jones, Primary School substitute Polly Shumate, Primary School
teacher Judy OCasey and high school instructional aide Karen Walter.
Trustees hired Stephen Hardy as a PE teacher/coach at the Middle School, Amanda Jones as
an English teacher at the High School, Diana Buchannan as a Special Needs bus monitor,
Clare Bradburn as a teacher at the Primary School, Emily Blackshear as a teacher at the
Primary School and Molly Taylor as a teacher/coach at the Middle School.
Trustees also accepted the proposed salary schedule for Auxiliary and Professional staff,
as amended, and approved the list of transfer students as presented.
heard Holcombe present reports on (1) the preliminary budget from the Van Zandt
County Appraisal District for 2011; (2) preliminary TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge
and Skills) scores; (3) 2010-11 Perkins Planning Amounts; (4) PaySchools; (5) summer
office hours and (6) the summer meal program.
reviewed revisions to Local Policy EIC, Student Code of Conduct and Student
Handbook, but took no action, as it was the first reading.
agreed to buy MCS software for Point of Sale use in the cafeterias.
Holcombe said the existing software was too old to fix, and said the $9,097.50 cost would
come out of the food service budget.
heard Holcombe report attendance during the just-ended school year was excellent,
at 96.49 percent for the year.
Enrollment is also up, to 1,451 students on the last day of school, compared to 1,426 in
I hope that (growth) will continue through this summer, he said. It will
certainly make budgeting a lot simpler.
OK more parking
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMPSufficient parking or the lack of it at Yellowjacket Stadium for
football games and other large events has been one subject that will quickly stir the ire
of local residents.
At their June 22 meeting, Kemp Independent School District trustees agreed to rock
in an open tract of land to create more parking next to the softball/baseball
This will take care of parking for regular games only, maintenance director Dewey Haley
warned, adding there was room for approximately 250 vehicles in the suggested site.
Trustees agreed, and began a discussion concerning parking for the once-every-four-years
homecoming celebrations Oct. 8.
No matter what we do, we are not going to have enough parking for homecoming,
KISD superintendent Dr. Peter Running declared.
There is additional room in another nearby field, weather permitting, Haley
However, the possibility (maybe likelihood) of heavy rain in early October could turn that
field into a muddy mess, Haley reminded trustees.
During another short discussion, trustees noted a number of people have said they liked
the shuttle bus system running from the Mabank Junior High parking lot used
in the past.
Trustees agreed that might be the best approach.
In other business, trustees:
heard the financial report, tax collection report and investment report from
business manager Kim Johnson.
The financial report for May shows the district in approximately the same position as last
year at this time, she said.
The tax report for May showed collections at 89 percent.
That is the highest it has ever been for the end of May, Johnson said.
On the investment report, interest rates are up slightly, and the checking account is also
earning a small amount, she added.
heard the ADA (average daily attendance) final report from Dr. Debra Airheart.
The average ADA was 1,531 students on all campuses, but the final report for the end of
the year showed a total of 1,485 attending KISD.
We will do our budget on that number, she explained.
approved the band taking a school bus to Weatherford, Okla., even though the trip
is not a school-sponsored event.
approved submitting an application for low attendance day to be excluded from the
approved the renewal of the Workmans Comp contract as presented.
approved the Board Operations Procedures as presented.
heard the May Board Buzz report.
I thought it went very well, trustee Jim Collinsworth said.
It was a better exchange with the community than I have ever seen, new trustee
Chip Chambers said.
Music, fun, food, fireworks set for GBC July
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITYIn the past, Gun Barrel Citys Fourth of July Festival has
consisted of vendor booths and a fireworks display.
This year, the city stepped it up and organized a Concert in the Park,
featuring four up-and-coming bands Bart Crow, Johnny Cooper, No Justice and Derek
Sholl. They will entertain you for hours, after which the fireworks display will light up
Gates will open at 3 p.m., with the first concert starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be
available at City Hall for $10 until Friday, July 2. Tickets purchased at the gate will be
$15, with children 5 and under admitted free. All military/veterans are free with proper
Dont forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on! Canopy tents will be
allowed towards the back of the concert arena, so as not to obstruct anyones view.
No coolers are allowed.
Booths for arts and crafts will be set up outside the entrance to the concert arena and
will include Scentsy candles, chunky jewelry, Beautification Committee cookbooks, purses,
flip flops, a Presley Reed fundraiser booth and more.
Also, there will be a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids, as well as plenty of good
Youll find food vendor booths selling burgers, hot dogs, corny dogs, nachos, chopped
beef sandwiches, sausages-on-a-stick, Cajun pulled pork sandwiches, gumbo, smoked chicken
quesadillas, catfish and snowcones. Water, sodas and beer will also be sold.
The citys main goal is to get people to Gun Barrel City, to stay in the citys
hotels, shop in the citys stores and eat in the citys restaurants to
make Gun Barrel City be the place to be on July 4th weekend not only this year but
for years to come!
This is also an opportunity to help our community. Ritas Club has a scholarship
program which benefits Mabank, Eustace, Kemp, Malakoff and Trinidad schools. With the sale
of beverages at the July 4 Festival, Ritas Club will give a student from each school
a $1,000 scholarship.
Event T-shirts will be sold for $12, and all proceeds will go to Matthew Muses Fight
Against Autism Fund.
Matthew was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy
seems to give children the most improvement. This therapy helps Matthew Learn How to
Learn, and he has shown amazing progress.
All proceeds, after expenses, from July Fest will go towards the Gun Barrel City Miracle
League, which is a ball field for those with disabilities, along with a proposed new
Planners have strived to make this event affordable and fun for everyone, and hope you
enjoy this event as much as they have enjoyed organizing it for you!
Visit the event website at www.gunbarrelcityfestivals.net for all the details.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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