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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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Kiwanis members hear Habitat update
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–Kiwanis member Sue Cardin gave an update Wednesday, on the Habitat for Humanity for Henderson County at the weekly Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club luncheon at the Jalapeño Tree in Gun Barrel City.
The charity is something Cardin said she truly supports and as a board member spends time helping to obtain land, interviewing prospective buyers and other activities.
She also volunteers when it comes time to build the home.
She described herself as a “nester,” appreciating quiet time at home and that she wants to help others have the same privilege.
The current Habitat house under construction is a four-bedroom home being built in Athens.
“It really is the cutest thing,” she said.
A fundraiser using the house plans of the next home to be built.
Supporters can “buy a square” of the house for $37, she explained
For information or to volunteer to help build a home, call (903) 887-5055.



Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Members of the Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club enjoy lunch at the Jalapeño Tree Wednesday.

Risk of rotating power outages grows
Conserve electrical power between 3-5 p.m.
Monitor Staff Reports

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–ERCOT initialized Energy Emergency Alert 2 late Thursday.
Operators will begin dropping large commercial/industrial load resources under contract to be interrupted during an emergency.
Local utility providers are taking steps to secure distribution system load and take possible action to transfer service to non-ERCOT Control Area.
During the days ahead, power consumers can help by shutting off unnecessary lights and electrical appliances between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and delaying laundry and other activities requiring electricity-consuming appliances until later in the evening, a press release from ERCOT stated.
Other conservation tips include:
• Limiting electricity usage to only that consumption which is absolutely necessary. Turn off all unnecessary lights, appliances, and electronic equipment.
• Limiting use of the dishwasher, laundry equipment, hair dryers, coffee makers, pool pump, or other home appliances to hours other than 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. a peak time.
• Closing blinds and drapes on windows that get direct sun, set air conditioning thermostats to 80 degrees, and use fans to circulate the air.
• Using microwaves or outdoor grills for cooking to avoid heating the home.
•Minimizing the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible.
• Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.

Drought predicted to worsen this year
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–According to news reports Thursday, La Nina conditions contributing to the worst Texas-wide drought in decades may re-occur later this year.
The Climate Prediction Center issed a La Nina watch Thursday, just two months after declaring the last La Nina had ended.
The phenomenon is marked by a cooling of the tropical Pacific Ocean, resulting in less rain for southern states.
The U.S. Drought Monitor expects most of Texas to remain in exceptional drought conditions through the end of October.
Experts were trying to confirm Thursday that the current drought is the second worst in Texas history, trailing a devastating drought in the 1950s, which was also fueled by a series of La Nina conditions.
Temperatures in Dallas on Thursday were expected to reach 109 degrees, which would be a record for the date.
The unrelenting heat is predicted to cause record losses for Texas ranchers and farmers, while the state’s electrical grid will continue to be challenged by the unprecedented demand for power to keep cool.

 

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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