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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Nation readies for 10th
anniversary of 9/11
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–With the 10th anniversary of the events of
9/11 fast approaching and the inaugural opening of the
memorial museum at ground zero in Manhattan taking place,
national attention is beginning to build in anticipation.
Several big commemorations are in the works for the
anniversary across the country, including one at The Alamo
in San Antonio to coincide with the actual time of day the
terroristic events started to unfold that resulted in the
death of nearly 3,000 American civilians, during a time of
peace at the hands of Islam extremists.
Several television channels will be covering some of these
The National Geographic Cable Channel begins a series of
programs starting today (Sunday, Aug. 28) at 10 p.m. ET with
an interview with former president George W. Bush in a first
time telling of behind-the-scene events from his unique
The following night it presents what the CIA knew at the
time and on Tuesday, Aug. 30, a host of vignettes answering
the question: Where were you (when the Twin Towers were hit
by hijacked passenger airplanes)?
On July 11, visitor passes to ground zero went on sale and
by day’s end passes for nearly the entire week of Sept.
12-19 had been sold.
A commemoration ceremony on the day of Sept. 11 at the World
Trade Center site has been restricted to families of the
fallen in the attack.
Due to ongoing construction, the site can hold only 1,500
people. Not even survivors of that horrific day will get to
attend nor rescue personnel, but they may attend other
ceremonies held elsewhere such as at the Washington National
Major television networks and cable channels are expected to
televise many of these ceremonies taking place on Sunday,
Locally, the VFW Post 4376 is planning a small gathering in
Seven Points. If other groups or churches plan to hold
commemorate events, contact The Monitor by e-mail before
Sept. 3 for publication in the Thursday, Sept. 8 issue.
Deadlines are changed due to the Labor Day holiday.
Eustace students to ride
By Robyn Wheeler
Monitor Contributing Writer
EUSTACE–Eustace students will be traveling in style this
year on three new buses.
School board members unanimously agreed to purchase three
new school buses for 2011-12.
Each new bus will feature air conditioning as well as
outside and inside storage racks. The new buses are
replacing three buses that are more than 25 years old and
will be auctioned off once the new buses have arrived.
Board members speculated during their Aug. 16 regular
meeting they will have to replace more old buses in the
After a lengthy discussion, the board agreed to purchase the
buses outright, rather than finance them over time.
This avoids paying over $21,000 in interest and leaves money
left over to hire one new teacher should the need arise,
superintendent Coy Holcombe said.
The proposed school district budget for 2011-12 is a little
over $10 million, the same as last year. Student enrollment
is not expected to increase much over last year, Holcombe
Board members also agreed to freeze salaries at current
levels across the board. “This move saves the district
$50,000,” Holcombe noted.
Holcombe also congratulated teachers and students on
achieving a Recognized accountability rating for the
The Texas Education Agency awarded an Exemplary rating to
the Intermediate School.
After explaining that the Eustace High School, Middle School
and Intermediate school passed the Adequate Yearly Progress
report, Holcombe stated. “We are doing what’s right for our
kids. We’re not trying to push them into taking tests
they’re not ready for nor are we trying to pull kids down to
take tests that are too easy. We are doing right by our kids
and I can live with that.”
In other business, trustees:
• accepted the lowest fuel bid from Borders and Long,
• amended the budget by $15,000 to meet higher utility bills
and allotted $360,000 towards Special Education. The money
will be used to purchase new educational equipment,
materials and instructors salaries,
• agreed to keep the current proposed tax rate of $1.04 for
Maintenance and Operations plus 24 cents per $100 valuation
to serve the debt,
• sold four more lots in Indian Harbor, accepting low offers
on all of them. The board is considering doing the same for
seized or abandoned properties in Cherokee Shores.
CCL Garden Club sets
workshop ‘Recycled/Reseen’ for Sept. 2
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–Recycled/Reseen will be the hands-on workshop
project at the regular meeting of Cedar Creek Lake Garden
Club starting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Library
at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points.
Participants should bring an old shirt or smock and a pair
This is the first in a series of Design through Discovery
Adventures, and we will make a seasonal birdhouse out of
recycled natural and man-made materials.
Our gardens are a capsule education in horticulture and our
gardens are only a small manifestation of the art and
science of gardening and growing in our own life-experiences
and aesthetic development.
Our first hands-on project will be the creation of a
birdhouse. Hopefully, it will inspire each of us to focus on
the effects and products of a disposable world, help us to
find beauty where most folks find none and integrate a
usable and decorative object into our gardens or landscapes.
Workshop facilitators will be Gail Haynes, Donna Malik and
Interested individuals are cordially invited to attend.
To ensure we have enough materials for everyone, please call
Gail Haynes at (903) 498-6544, prior to Tuesday, Aug. 30, to
make a reservation.
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