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.
Discover the Pinnacle Club
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–Discover the prestigious Pinnacle Club near Eustace, which
offers a picturesque view overlooking Cedar Creek Lake.
The Pinnacle Club not only has a desirable 18-hole golf course, but
offers fine dining, a pro-shop, swimming pool and tennis courts.
Edith Hicks (left), Sean Price, Pinnacle Club events director Jerry
Francis, Pinnacle Restaurant Chef Nat and new managing general partner
Michael Slingerland (right) enjoy the club's upgraded main bar and
dining room open to the public with specials throughout the week.
Reservations may be made at (903) 451-4653 ext. 224.
Recently, the Pinnacle Restaurant and Club introduced its new
managing general partner Michael Slingerland and proprietor Wendy Thomas
Rhodes, Pinnacle Club business consultant Carl Thomas, events director
Jerry Francis and director of golf Tim Lawson.
The Pinnacle Restaurant and Club has upgraded its main bar and dining
area and offers a wide range of activities for its members who will
receive membership discounts, as well as be open to the public.
The Pinnacle Restaurant and Club invites you through the month of
August, where you will find many activities and fine dining to satisfy
Monday’s we offer steak and grape by the ounce, Tuesday’s Karaoke Night,
Wednesday’s Bingo, Thursday’s Texas Hold’em, Friday’s Meet and Greet in
the 19th Hole, Saturday a guest band will be featured by the pool, 4-6
p.m. and 8-10 p.m. and Sundays’s $1 dogs and $1 drafts are featured.
The Pinnacle’s 19th Hole offers happy hour each evening from 5-8 p.m..
Activities begin at 7 p.m. each night.
Reservations for dinner can be made by calling the Pinnacle Restaurant
at (903) 451-4653 ext. 224.
For more information or general questions, contact Jerry at
Come and check us out.
We, the staff and management at the Pinnacle Restaurant and Club, look
forward to serving you.
New program to help make wise
By Katie Phillips
KC extension agent
KAUFMAN–Nutrition classes are being offered locally to help residents
learn how to plan and serve healthy meals.
The classes are based on the recommendations of MyPyramid, which was
developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The series of classes begin from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the
Kaufman County Extension office.
Those attending the class will learn how to apply three keys to good
health: variety, moderation and physical activity.
“There is no ‘perfect’ food that will give you all the nutrients you
need,” nutrition specialist Sharon Francey Robinson with Texas AgriLife
Extension Service said.
Although many foods are rich sources of certain vitamins and minerals,
every food lacks some of those essential nutrients.
“If you eat only a few kinds of foods, you’re missing out on some
important nutrients that you need to remain healthy,” Robinson said.
Robinson advises people to eat a variety of choices from all five of the
food groups illustrated in MyPyramid.
Another important key to eating healthfully is moderation, Robinson
“When shopping or eating out, select foods and beverages with the least
amount of saturated or trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, added sugar or
alcohol,” she advised.
Another important part of feeding your family is finding bargains at the
This can be a challenge, especially if money is tight.
Three ways that consumers can stretch their food dollars are by planning
meals, shopping from a list and choosing store brands instead of
national brands, Extension nutrition specialist Jenna Anding said.
“They can also use unit pricing to compare prices,” she added.
To learn more about feeding your family in the best way possible and to
get healthy eating tips, contact Katie Phillips, County Extension agent,
(972) 932-9069 and ask about nutrition education classes available in
Education programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all
people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Kaufman County now has CodeRED, an emergency notification
CodeRED also has a severe weather warning feature that citizens can
subscribe to if they would like to receive an automated phone message
when severe weather threatens the area.
To subscribe to the weather warning feature, log onto the Kaufman County
website at kaufmancounty.net and
click on Weather Warning underneath the CodeRED icon located at the
bottom left side of the Kaufman County home page.
CodeRED has about 20,000 published phone numbers in its database for
If you have an unpublished number or just use cell phones, please enter
your phone numbers on the CodeRED site so that you can be contacted in
case of an area-wide emergency and subscribe to the weather warning
feature if you desire.
If you need assistance with the website or do not have access to the
Internet, you can contact the Kaufman County Emergency Management Office
at (469) 376-4124.
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