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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.

  Tickets on sale for Polar Express
Special to The Monitor
PALESTINE–Tickets are on sale now for the seventh annual Polar Express Train Ride benefiting Anderson County Champions for Children.
Boarding starts at 5 p.m. with departure at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5- 6.
Prices are $25 for children 2-11 years and $38 for 12 years and older.
Children under 2 travel free but must be held on the lap.
There is one climate controlled car for an additional $5 per ticket on a first-come first-served basis.
Checks should be made payable to Anderson County Champions for Children.
Questions may be directed to ancocfc@embarqmail.com   or (903) 723-5567, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.
Your past and continued support is greatly appreciated.
Do not forget to wear your pajamas!

 

Realtors hear work imminent on pipeline to Cedar Creek Lake
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–It has been in the works for a long time, but now a new pipeline from Lake Palestine to Cedar Creek Lake is almost a reality.
“The pipeline construction is set to start within the year,” Cedar Creek and Richland Chambers lakes district regional manager Buckley “Bucky” Butler said.
“Residents here probably won’t see a difference in the lake level. The pipeline will not make this reservoir a constant level lake,” Butler explained.
Butler was the main speaker at Wednesday’s monthly luncheon of the Henderson County Board of Realtors. He brought the audience up to date on requirements for lake property owners.
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Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
The Henderson County Board of Realtors elected officers for the coming year at Wednesday’s meeting. Pictured are (from left) president Robert McAtee, vice president Curtis Webster, secretary Marsha Bourne, treasurer Sandra Ayers and two directors, Angie Tuley and Steve McAtee.

A new regulation pertaining to septic systems will increase the amount of land needed in newly platted developments, Butler pointed out.
The rules will not affect grandfathered (existing) lots, he said.
“Developers coming in who buy up property with plans to re-plat into smaller lots should check on the rules first,” Butler said.
Grandfathered lots will remain at the one-half to one acre requirement, while the new regulation will require new developments with septic systems to have lots of one to two acres.
Also, septic system surface irrigation will no longer be allowed, Butler pointed out.
Approximately 110 million gallons of water are pumped from the lake daily, Butler said, but he noted evaporation is what lowers the lake level in hot weather.
Butler has been with the Tarrant Regional Water District for 27 years.
The district is not part of the city of Fort Worth, nor Tarrant County, he explained.
Butler is a Mabank High School graduate, and has degrees in both environmental biology and business management.
In other business, members:
• elected a slate of officers for 2011 – president Robert McAtee, vice president Curtis Webster, secretary Marsha Bourne, treasurer Sandra Ayers and two directors, Angie Tuley and Steve McAtee.

 

Ghost Walk looks at Kaufman’s past Oct. 9
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–The Kaufman County Historical Commission presents the fifth annual “Ghosts of Kaufman County Past” ghost walk on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Kaufman County “Poor Farm,” located at 3600 S. Houston St. in Kaufman.
Tours begin at dark (between 7 and 8 p.m.) and every 25 minutes thereafter.
The ghost walk stops at 16 scenes, re-enacting historical characters from the county’s colorful past.
This year, there will be scenes depicting early county settlers, politicians, murders, thieves and other “scalawags.”
Also hear from soldiers and civilians as they remember the early war years. And you won’t want to miss the grand finale, “Rosie the Riveter,” portrayed by Marilyn Rowden.
The Ghost Walk, written by Jean Ann Ables-Flatt, will again be produced and directed by the very capable actor of screen and stage, Ron E. Harris.
For more information, call (469) 376-4121 or e-mail kchc@kaufmancounty.net.  Reservations are required.
Tickets may be purchased from Books & Crannies in Terrell, 209 W. Moore Ave. (972) 932-5481 and from the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce, 2100 S. Washington, (972)932-3118.

 

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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