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Sunday, September 5, 2010

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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 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 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 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.

  ‘Sparkler bomb’ found in mailbox
By Julie Vaughan
Monitor Staff Writer

CANTON–A postal worker delivering mail on Van Zandt County Road 4404 Aug. 24 got a surprise when she opened the mailbox to find a strange object which ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives) agents are now calling a sparkler bomb.
Just after 9 a.m., Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Crumpler was called out to investigate the suspicious object, which was called in as a pipe bomb.
Crumpler went out to the scene and was also convinced the strange object needed special attention from ATF agents, so ATF personnel from Tyler, as well as the Garland Bomb Squad, were called out to investigate.
“The postal carrier found it in the mailbox and then told the homeowner,” Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Reedy said.
“The ATF did confirm it was some form of a bomb,” Crumpler said.
Agents called the suspicious object a sparkler bomb, which Reedy described as being sparklers bundled together to form an explosive device.
Reedy said this is only the second explosive device found in a mailbox in the last few years, and the last was found to have gun powder and nails in it.
The sheriff’s office, along with ATF, will continue their investigation into who placed the bomb in the mailbox and Reedy said fingerprints will be taken in an effort to locate the person responsible for building the device.
“These type of devices are explosive. They are not a toy,” Sheriff R.P. “Pat” Burnett said. “We will continue to work with the ATF to discover who the perpetrator is.”

 

Burn Ban extended to Sept. 30
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KAUFMAN–The end of August brought no measurable rain to Kaufman County, thus commissioners decided not to lift the ban against outside burning of brush or trash in burn barrels.
Commissioners also granted an extension of the burn ban through September, as county fire marshal Larry Ewing said the dryness was severe.
He further requested the item be put on the agenda each week just in case the weather improved. Commissioners will not meet on the Monday, Labor Day holiday. The next meeting is Monday, Sept. 13.
In other business, commissioners:
• chose dates in addition to regular holidays for court and county offices to be closed. They are Nov. 12 and 24, Dec. 20 and 21 and Jan. 3. The additional closures days are meant to allow the county to adopt a no-growth budget.
Commissioners will announce other closure dates for 2011 at a later time.
• decided to participate in a bridge replacement program of the Texas Department of Transportation. Three bridges were selected for repair – one each, located in precincts 2, 3, and 4.
• chose Coast 2 Coast Rx Card for prescription services.
•approved an interlocal agreement with North Central Council of Governments for 9-1-1 service, equipment, addressing and database maintenance.
• approved property for tax resale located in Precinct 3.
• accepted the treasurer’s report for July, presented by Johnny Countryman.
• accepted report presented by Marilyn May on the status of the grant application and on recycling plant statistics for Aug. 2009 through July 2010.
• approved budget transfers.
• paid bills totaling $329,771.17.

Stop wildfires before they start
According to the Texas Forest Service Predictive Services daily fire activity is normal for this time of year, department head Tom Spencer told Henderson County Commissioners Tuesday.
With the transition into fall with its cooler temperatures and wetter conditions should make conditions less ideal for wildfires. But that is still weeks away.
“Grass this time of year still burns. It doesn’t matter if its 10 acres or 100 acres. It’s still a dangerous situation. Any fire can be a dangerous fire. People just need to be aware,” he said.
The Texas Forest Service offers the following tips for wildfire provention:
• Propane tanks should be far enough away from buildings for valves to be shut off in case of fire. Keep area around the tank clear of flammable vegetation
• Store gasoline in an approved safety can away from occupied buildings.
• All combustibles such as firewood, wooden picnic tables, boats and stacked lumber should be kept away from structures.
• Clear roof surfaces and gutters regularly to avoid build-up of flammable materials such as leaves and other debris.
• Remove branches from trees to a height of 15 feet or more.
• In rural areas, clear a fuel break of at least three times the fuel length around all structures.
• Have fire tools handy such as: ladder long enough to reach your roof, shovel, rake and a bucket or two for water.
• Place connected garden hoses at all sides of your home.
• Assure that you and your family know all emergency exits from your home.
• Ever family member should know all emergency exits from your neighborhood.

Seven Points sets National Night Out
Special to The monitor
SEVEN POINTS–Tuesday, Oct. 5, neighborhoods throughout Seven Points are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 27th annual Nation Night Out (NNO).
This is a crime and drug prevention event.
NNO, which is sponsored by National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Seven Points Department of Public Safety, will involve more than 14,625 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.
National Night Out is designed to:
• heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
• generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts,
• strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
• send a message to criminals, letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, residents in neighborhoods in Seven Points and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors and police.
Participants are encouraged to organize a block party.
Get to know your neighbors so you can know who and what to look for in your neighborhood.
From 5-8 p.m. the Seven Points Department of Public Safety will be hosting a “National Night Out” event at the city park (next to city hall).
A variety of activities are planned.
They are:
• free bicycle registration,
• free drawings for coupons from local businesses,
• inflatable rides, activity booths, vehicle displays and much more.
For more information on this year’s exciting event, contact Seven Points officer Perrini at (903) 432-2111.

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 I’m 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. I’ve had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If you’d 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 dogshsccl@yahoo.com.
 

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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