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
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
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.
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The Visiting Nurse Association of Kaufman County needs hospice
volunteers who want to help terminally ill patients and their families.
An 18-hour class in volunteer hospice care will be taught from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. six days, Aug. 11-13, and 18-20.
The class will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 208 S.
Houston Street in Kaufman.
Topics to be covered include the interdisciplinary team, spiritual and
cultural diversity, family dynamics, and bereavement. Training is
provided at no cost.
Volunteers are an essential part of the hospice team and help in many
Direct care volunteers provide emotional support, caregiver relief, and
assistance with errands.
Bereavement volunteers help comfort grieving family members,
co-facilitate grief support groups, and assist with semi-annual
Administrative volunteers help with clerical duties and other program
To register for the hospice volunteer training class, contact Beverly
Harris, VNA of Kaufman County Hospice volunteer coordinator, at (972)
962-7500, 1-(800) 345-0576, or
Country music at Mill Creek
Special to The Monitor
CANTON–Mill Creek Ranch, in partnership with The Ranch
Radio of Corsicana and Fort Worth, has been planning a Texas Country
Music Festival for Friday and Saturday, July 24-25.
“The original plan was to have a day-long music festival at the resort
amphitheater, but based on recommendations from the radio station, we
decided a ‘Texas Country Under the Stars,’ weekend event would be more
enjoyable this time of year,” event planner Ashley Smith said.
“The resort’s goal is to bring great music to East Texas three to four
times a year and this will be the kickoff event,” she added.
Friday night, the resort will host an intimate VIP function, selling
limited tickets to the public.
“We want one night of this exciting weekend to be spent enjoying Texas
Country in the serenity of our award winning park, that flows into our
Saturday night ‘bash’ at the Mill Creek Ranch amphitheater,” Smith said.
Friday evening at the resort, guests will enjoy Whiskey Fish, Rich
O’Toole and Deryl Dodd on a hillside stage by the Grand Lodge Lake.
Saturday afternoon, resort guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an
intimate afternoon acoustic show featuring Jamie Richards.
Shuttle busses and discount tickets will also be provided to Wired Zip
Lines for any guests who would like to add some fun adventure to their
Texas Country Weekend.
The event will end Saturday evening at the amphitheater with a blowout
concert featuring Aaron Watson, Jamie Richards and The Cody Riley Band,
two of which are tops on the Texas Country Charts.
To celebrate this fun event in style, concert guests will enjoy
excellent food and a concert East Texas will remember for a long time.
There are 100 RV sites and 33 cottages available for weekend rental.
This is the perfect way to enjoy an all-inclusive weekend of good music,
great Texas beauty with all of the details taken care of for you.
www.theranchsummerbash.blogspot.com. for more information, or
call Mill Creek Ranch at (903) 567-6020.
100 student conference held
Special to The Monitor
AUSTIN–In celebration of the University Interscholastic League’s (UIL)
centennial anniversary, the UIL hosted an Elite 100 Student Leadership
Conference in Austin June 14-16.
Rustin Pool, a 2010 Mabank High School senior, was chosen as one of the
100 students from high schools across the state of Texas to attend the
The best and brightest students from Texas convened in Austin to help
set the tone for interscholastic activities for the next 100 years.
“The Elite 100 Conference is more than just a chance for our youth to
learn from us. It is a chance for us to learn from them,” executive
director of the UIL Dr. Charles Breithaupt said.
“This conference allows us the unique opportunity to interact directly
with the students from across the state to formulate new ideas about how
the UIL can continue to thrive in the next century,” he added.
Students attended leadership workshops, participated in community
service projects with East Austin elementary schools and generated plans
for the UIL with ideas about how to improve the League.
The best student presentations were given to the UIL Legislative Council
at its annual meeting June 16.
The UIL legislative council meeting was held at the AT&T Conference
There was a symbolic march down University Avenue, representing the
transition from one century to the next.
The students arrived at the AT&T Conference Center to be greeted by the
legislative council and received the gavel that will officially kicked
off the UIL’s Centennial Celebration for the 2009-10 school year.
High schools represented at the conference are: Aledo, Angleton,
Atascocita, Austin Westlake, Ballinger, Bridge City, Bronte, Buffalo,
Comstock, Corpus Christi Calallen, Crawford, Dallas Highland Park.
Also, Dallas Jesuit College Prep, Denton Ryan, Denver City, El Paso
Coronado, Elkins, Farwell, Fort Bend Austin, Friendswood, Frisco, Galena
Park North Shore, Gilmer Union Hill, Granger, Grapevine, Houston
Bellaire, Houston Cypress Ranch, Houston Langham Creek, Idalou, Iowa
Park, Jayton, Jefferson, Jewett Leon and Katy Taylor, Lampasas.
Also, Laredo Alexander, League City Clear Creek, Lewisville, Liberal
Arts and Science Academy, Lindale, Lindsay, Livingston, Lockney, Lometa,
Lubbock Roosevelt, Lucas Lovejoy, Mabank, Martin’s Mill, McAllen,
McKinney, Mesquite Poteet, Mission Sharyland, Morton, Navasota, New
London West Rusk, North Mesquite, Northwest, Palmer, Pleasanton, Port
Neches-Groves, Poth, Quanah, Rivercrest and Rogers.
Also, San Angelo Central, San Antonio Brandeis, San Antonio Clark, San
Antonio Cole, San Antonio Highlands, San Antonio Marshall, San Antonio
O’Connor, Seagoville, Silsbee, Sinton, Stafford, Temple, Three Rivers,
Tomball, Vanderbilt Industrial, West, Willis and Wimberley.
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