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July 21
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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 Thursday 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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People, Places & Events

Local libraries host ‘afternoon tea’at Seasons
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The monthly “Afternoon Tea with Christine” at the Seasons Restaurant is a joint fundraiser hosted by The Library at Cedar Creek Lake and the Tri-County Library.
Ladies are invited to dress in formal tea attire (including their tea hats) and enjoy a formal English tea service one afternoon every month.
All net proceeds will be shared equally by the two libraries.
The events will be held on the third Thursdays of each month, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning July 21 (today), and subsequently on Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.
Dates for 2012 will be announced at a later time.
Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations may be made for the limited seatings by calling Seasons at (903) 887-4077 or by e-mailing Christine Burton at aptgal@embarqmail.com
Tables of two to eight are available.
Come and enjoy the pleasure of sharing a selection of teas and several courses of English fare, including a varying assortment of appetizers, puddings, scones, sandwiches and cakes.

 

Sheriff’s office sergeant receives award
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Sgt. Robert Powers of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office received the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution Athens Chapter.
The office command staff selected Sgt. Powers for the SAR annual medal and certificate.
Sam Whitten, chapter secretary/treasurer, presented the award at a ceremony July 13 at the Henderson County Justice Center.
He noted that Powers had served his country from 1990 to 1996 in the U. S. Army.
From 2001-05, he was employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and assigned to the administration segregation department at the George Beto Unit.
In 2004, he also began serving as a reserve police officer for the city of Eustace.
It was in 2006, that he joined the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to the jail for one year.
In 2007, he became a member of the patrol division and, in 2010, was promoted to patrol sergeant.
Awardees must have made a contribution in the public safety field which exceeds the requirements and expectations of their job descriptions.
By this award, the SAR seeks to promote good law enforcement and show its high regard for those who are dedicated to the preservation of law and order.
 

 

SPCA receives custody of 41 cruelly confined animals
Special to The Monitor
WILLS POINT–An agreement was reached July 7, between the Van Zandt County District Attorney, an animal owner, judge Don Kirkpatrick and the SPCA of Texas, which relinquished ownership of 38 dogs and puppies, two turtles and one bird that were cruelly confined in Wills Point.
The animals, recently seized under the authority of the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Department from property in Wills Point, were being forced to live in feces-filled, urine-soaked conditions and did not have an adequate water source.
The current heat wave in North Texas has also put these animals’ health at greater risk.
Nineteen puppies and six dogs, mostly Chow Chows, as well as a cockatiel bird were living inside a trailer house on the property.
Conditions inside the trailer home were extremely poor, and included urine-soaked carpet, feces, high ammonia levels and a severe flea infestation.
The ammonia level inside one bedroom in the in the residence was 18 parts per million.
Although, many water bowls were visible throughout the house, no water was found in any of the bowls.
The bird did not have access to food.
Twelve more dogs were found outside, housed in a 15 foot by 20 foot pen. The pen was filled with feces and there was no food in the enclosure. Algae had contaminated the dogs’ water bowls.
One additional dog was kept inside a filthy, feces-filled horse trailer. The only food that was available to the dog was mixed in with the feces on the bottom of the trailer.
Many of the dogs had dirty, matted coats, hair loss, eye discharge, flea infestation and long nails.
“These dogs had no escape from the filthy conditions they were forced to live in,” chief investigator of the SPCA of Texas Colby Grady said. “We are pleased that we can start giving them the care and living conditions they were in such dire need of when we seized them.”
The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Department contacted the SPCA of Texas requesting assistance in seizing the animals.
The SPCA of Texas concurred with the sheriff’s department that it was in the animals’ best interest to obtain a seizure warrant and remove the animals immediately.
The animals were transported July 8, to the Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney, where they were examined by medical staff and cared for until the custody hearing.
The animals will be individually evaluated for potential adoption or placement on a case-by-case basis.
To help support the SPCA of Texas and its efforts to help abused, neglected and homeless animals or to support the SPCA of Texas’ other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org/helptheanimals
To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit our website at www.spca.org
 

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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com

 

 

 

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