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
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
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
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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East Cedar Creek issues
Stage One drought plan
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–East Cedar Creek FWSD has issued Stage 1 of
the District’s Conservation / Drought Contingency Plan.
Stage 1 is the volunteer phase of the plan. Customers are
requested to restrict outside watering and conserve water
Water customers with addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8
can water on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 6 p.m. until
Water customers with addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9
can water on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 p.m. until
10 a.m. Non-essential water use, such as washing down of
driveways, sidewalks and other hard service areas should not
be done with district water.
The repair of private water line leaks is essential. The
District will provide a notice for leaks to be repaired.
“We ask all our customers to report any water leak or
suspicious areas with water saturation so they can be
investigated and repaired judiciously,” general manager Bill
Stage 1 of the District’s plan does not affect commercial
businesses, but the District does request businesses to
conserve water supply where possible.
The local water source, Cedar Creek Lake, is currently
4-feet below normal pool and with evaporation from hot
weather and drying winds, the lake will continue to decline.
Every gallon of water saved through conservation practices
will help reduce the lake’s declining pool.
If current conditions continue, Goheen predicts the lake
will drop seven feet below normal pool by October.
Currently, it is dropping a quarter-inch a day – mostly from
According to Goheen, the different stages in the Drought
Contingency Plan is triggered by rising demand against the
district’s ability to resupply. Currently, East Cedar Creek
is balanced in the demand and supply, thus the call for
voluntary reduction in water use, along the proposed
guidelines as stated above.
Mabank ISD new student
sign-up set for Aug. 2-3
All student immunizations set for Aug. 2
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Mabank ISD will hold an enrollment fair for new
students only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 and
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Mabank High
School, located at 18786 East U.S. Highway 175 in Mabank.
This district-wide registration is a one stop registration
for all of Mabank ISD campuses.
Those registering will receive information on
transportation, food service, family access and more.
Health officials will be on-site on Tuesday, Aug. 2 – only –
to administer necessary immunizations, which are available
to all students new and already enrolled.
To register, each new student should bring a:
• birth certificate
• social security card
• immunization record
• copy of parent/guardian driver’s license
• proof of residency, which can be a current water or
electric bill or copy of lease/rental agreement.
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Do you feel like you need to know more about how to
take care of your Type 2 Diabetes?
If you were recently diagnosed with or have had diabetes a
long time, you can benefit from learning the latest things
about taking care of yourself so you can reduce your risks
for complications, such as reduced vision or nerve pain.
Do you need diabetes education but find that you cannot
We know insurance or loss of a job is cutting into budgets,
but those living with diabetes need to take care of
themselves to avoid complications.
A program called Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes will be
offered from 5–9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 4–16
at Kaufman County Library, located at 3790 Houston Street.
The program is a five-class series that is being taught by a
team of volunteers who are local nurses, dietitians and
other health professionals to provide participants with the
latest information on how to better manage their Type 2
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2005,
there were more than 8,400 people diagnosed with diabetes
(8.4 percent) in Kaufman County.
Katie Phillips, County Extension Agent for Texas AgriLife
Extension for Kaufman County offers a Do Well, Be Well with
Diabetes education series.
The program has reached more than 100 people with Type 2
Diabetes and their family members.
Throughout the evaluations, class participants indicated
that their knowledge of diabetes, symptoms of dangerously
low blood glucose levels and confidence in managing Type 2
Diabetes drastically increased.
The potential lifetime healthcare cost savings, resulting
from improved management of diabetes by these participants
is an estimated $1,136,092.
Self-management of Type 2 Diabetes has changed a lot.
Come and learn how to manage life with diabetes and how to
reduce the chances for complications.
To enroll, call the Kaufman County Extension office at (972)
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
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.
information visit our website at petfinder.com