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Thursday, September 23, 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.

  Jury hands drug dealer 40-year jail sentence
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–A Henderson County Jury sentenced a Tyler man to 40 years in prison Sept. 16 for his possession of nine grams of cocaine in a parked car in Brownsboro.
After four hours of deliberation, a jury in Judge Mark Calhoon’s 3rd District Court sentenced 43-year-old Marvin Lewis Thompson to what amounts to life in jail after finding him guilty the day before.
“This sentence sends a message that the citizens of Henderson County will not tolerate drug dealers,” district attorney Scott McKee said. “I am very happy with the outcome of the case and the sentence, and am grateful to be able to present our cases to people who truly care about our community and answer the call of jury service.”
According to McKee, the drug enforcement unit is out beating the bushes.
“They are in this office on an almost daily basis turning in cases for prosecution,” McKee said. “Narcotic cases are a top priority with both the sheriff and I.”
Drug Enforcement Unit officers acted on information received July 23, 2007, and located Thompson parked at the Union Hill Baptist Church in Brownsboro.
At the time, Thompson admitted to having marijuana in his vehicle, but a search of Thompson’s vehicle located 9.16 grams of cocaine and more than $1,000 in cash.
All of that was seized, and Thompson was charged with a first-degree felony offense of possession with intent to deliver.
During the punishment phase of the trial, assistant district attorneys Bridget Bateman and Lauren Melhart presented evidence on Thompson’s prior prison sentence for the same offense in Smith County, where he received a 10-year term.
Thompson had also been charged with evading arrest during an attempted traffic stop for speeding while out on bail. Thompson fled through both Henderson and Smith counties, eluding police for about 30 minutes.
Once caught and arrested, Thompson was found with a quantity of cocaine and $1,000 in cash, the result of narcotic activity.
Bateman told the jury in closing arguments that Thompson was a drug dealer, whose behavior was never going to change.

Tool renews trash pickup pact
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

TOOL–Trash collections in the city have been fairly acceptable, with few complaints from residents, Tool Mayor Mike Black noted Thursday.
For that reason, council members were ready to renew a contract with Allied Waste for solid waste collection, as well as the once a month collection of recyclables.
Allied Waste representative Laura Capehart asked the council not to approve the contract outright.
“There have always been a few questions in the past, and we would like to give you a chance to ask those questions and settle any issues that may arise,” Capehart said.
The council members tabled the decision and authorized negotiations, as requested by Capehart.
Allied has been the city’s waste collection company since 1995. Capehart pointed out while the cost of living has gone up, the company has requested only a few small increases in its fees.
In other business, council members:
• heard the second annual Tool Fall Fest is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Oran White Civic Center.
The event is always very popular, as it is a safe and fun way to keep children safe on Halloween.
“Last year, more than 200 parents filed through the door, and it was almost 9 p.m. when Mayor Mike Black was seen at Walmart buying more candy,” assistant city secretary McKenzie Blazer said.
Volunteers who are willing to come a little early and stay a little late are really needed, she added.
• heard the recent MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Boot Drive was a success.
The boot drive netted $834.15, Fire Chief Mike Howell said.
• named The Monitor as the city’s official newspaper for fiscal year 2011.
• approved the renewal of Resolution 2010-05R: TxCDBGP, to designate authorized signatures for the community Development Block Grant Program, contract No. 71069.

‘Bra’s for a Cause’ set for Sept. 26
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–The Henderson County Woman’s Council of Realtors will host its first local fund-raiser “Bra’s for a Cause,” benefitting cancer research.
The event will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Cedar Isle Restaurant.
Great food will be provided by Cedar Isle restaurant and entertainment will be provided by Dino “Danger” Perelli and a tap dance group from Dallas. A local Zumba demonstration is expected.
“Bra’s for a Cause” is a well known national fund-raiser for cancer research, and it will be a great event to host locally.
Sue Stalcup and Jill Brown are the event chair and co-chair, while the live auction is headed up by Lajean Fenske and the silent auction by Diane Medlyn.
Please contact the committee members if you would like to participate or make a donation to the event. It will be greatly appreciated.
Several local businessmen have agreed to model the artistic and locally designed bras, while the bra`s will be auctioned off during their runway walk by a live auctioneer.
The committee person in charge of making and designing the bras are Carie Goodrich and Debbie French, please contact them if you are interested in helping out.
Posters are available at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake, as well as tickets for the event.
Ticket price is $25 per person. A pink sponsorship for $500 is available.
It includes a reserved table for 10 and individual/business advertising and promotion.
Tickets are also available at the following locations; Johnson and Monroe, Excite Realty, Complete Fitness, Century 21, Solar Screen and Coldwell Banker Realty.

 

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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