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.
sought on area transportation needs
By Michael V. Hannigan
Monitor Staff Writer
CEDAR CREEK LAKEHenderson County residents are still being asked to help with a
study researching public transportation needs.
As part of the study, officials with the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the East
Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG), and county government held a public meeting in
Malakoff July 15.
Unfortunately, almost no one attended, not even members of city government.
The study, which included four other meetings around the county like the one in Malakoff
and a couple of surveys, aims at finding the best use of the limited public transportation
resources in the county.
Officials said 4,500 surveys have been mailed out in the county. Others can access the
survey by going to www.tiny.cc/county.
The effort is geared toward developing protocols for duplicating the study in other
counties under the ETCOG umbrella, and eventually around the state.
TTI, the agency conducting the study, is a member of the Texas A&M University System
and the largest participant in the Texas Department of Transportation research program.
The agency lists its mission as solving transportation problems through research, to
transfer technology, and to develop diverse human resources to meet the transportation
challenges of tomorrow.
At the conclusion of the study, TTI officials say they will release a series of reports
detailing the results.
Despite the lack of interest shown July 15, the Malakoff area seems to have a natural need
for public transportation.
According to figures provided by TTI (which attributed the numbers to the 2000 Census),
the Malakoff and Trinidad area has the highest percentage of households without a car,
along with Moore Station, at 7.5 percent or higher.
The area, including Log Cabin, also has a high percentage of disabled residents (20
percent or more).
ETCOG does currently provide public transportation in the county through its GOBUS
program. Residents can get a ride any where in the county from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday, with 24-hour notice.
The buses also run to Tyler on Tuesdays. Cost for a round trip is $4 (or $2 one-way).
To schedule a trip, call by 2 p.m. for next day service. Call toll-free (800) 590-3371.
Celebrate Dance Day July 31
Special to The Monitor
MABANKLeslie Dare of The Dance Connection recently announced plans to celebrate
National Dance Day July 31.
As announced by Nigel Lythgoe on the popular So You Think You Can Dance as
part of his commitment to support dance education and physical fitness in the United
States, National Dance Day is a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation
young and old to move.
Dance is a medium of expression and storytelling, which through shows like So
You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) has proven its value in bringing individuals from
all walks of life together through a positive platform that has no boundaries, and
cultivates imagination and passion, Lythgoe explained. Most importantly,
National Dance Day is intended to promote health and wellness nationwide.
To celebrate, The Dance Connection is hosting an open house with free dance classes,
performances and refreshments at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31.
Class offerings at presstime include clogging, hip-hop, tap, belly dance, ballet, musical
theater dance (pending), Zumba (pending), pre-school dance and mommie and me.
In addition, Dare invites all dancers and would-be dancers to learn a simple, short
hip-hop dance created for the event by SYTYCD choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha, and
perform it all together in downtown Mabank.
View and learn the dance on-line at www.fox.com link, or on YouTube, or join others at The
Dance Connection to learn the dance, and then perform it, filling Market Street in
downtown Mabank with dance.
For a schedule of the days events or more information, check on-line at www.danceconnection-mabank.com or
call (903) 880-9999.
Pirates and wenches to aid Rotary Celebrity
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
CEDAR CREEK LAKEThe doors will open early at 5:30 p.m. for the 14th annual Celebrity
Waiter Dinner taking place at the Athens Country Club Saturday, Aug. 7.
Attendees will undoubtedly dress the part for this years fun theme of Treasure
A recruited group of celebrities will serve the pirates and wenches and take their
The volunteer waiters include Robert Blaase, David Beery, Scott Confer, Lance Gooden, Jeff
Helm, Fred Kurlander, Catherine and Dick LaBlanc, Dr. Roberto Loar and Richard Sanders.
Also, Jerry Scott, Jack Scroggins, Sue Stalcup, Dr. Damon Stephen, Jeff Van Horn, Katie
Veach, Steve Moore, Elian Haan-Baake, Lange Svehlak, Jill Browne, Shelby Adams, Tonya
Chapman, Peggy Swierc, Dian Jones and Gail Robinson.
While tickets are $60 each, waiters can charge for items to help them raise
additional funds at their tables.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake is hoping to best last years fund-raiser
earnings. The more than $25,000 earned paid for 30 individual scholarships of $500 each
for local graduates.
Other donations go to both The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points and the
Tri-County Library in Mabank, contributions to food banks, and the purchase of
back-to-school clothes in the Rotarys Klothes for Kids program.
Cocktails are served until dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the live auction, with items such
a trip to Branson, Mo., and
an autographed football.
The event is always a fun-filled occasion even as it earns money to support Rotary
projects throughout the year, event co-chairman Barbara Turner said.
While the club has some really great things to auction off, we are still expecting
and looking for people to donate additional packages, she noted.
Entertainment is by the very popular Dino Danger Perelli for this the biggest
party of the year, with a dance floor and DJ to add to the evenings celebration.
There will also be a silent auction providing something for everyone.
Rotary clubs are the worlds oldest service club, founded Feb. 23, 1905, by attorney Paul
Harris and three friends, coal merchant Silvester Schiele, mine engineer Gustave E. Loehr
and tailor Hiram E. Shorey.
The members chose the name Rotary because they rotated the club meetings among
each members office.
The Rotary National Association formed in 1910, and in 1912, the first club outside North
America was chartered in London. The Dublin club was organized before the London club, but
received its charter after the London Club.
In 1922, the name Rotary International was adopted, and by 1925, the membership had grown
to 200 clubs with more than 20,000 members.
Today there are more than 33,000 clubs internationally with more than 1.2 million members.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was formed in 1986. Dr. Damon Stephen is one of the
No tickets will be sold at the door all tickets must be purchased in advance
through one of the Celebrity Waiters or by calling either Peggy Price at (214) 536-5626 or
Barbara Turner at (903) 498-4636.
There are also sponsorships available ($250, $500 and $1,000) by calling the above
|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